Nominees for “The 46th Annual CMA Awards” named
Published: September 5, 2012 01:02PM
Updated: September 5, 2012 01:04PM
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Eric Church — in Utah in November — tops the list of final nominees for “The 46th Annual CMA Awards” with five nominations, announced this morning.

Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton each received four nominations. Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Little Big Town, and Taylor Swift each received three nominations for Country Music’s Biggest Night™.

The 46th Annual CMA Awards will be hosted for the fifth time by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood and broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Thursday, Nov. 1 on ABC .

The Final Nominees for “The 46th Annual CMA Awards” (by ballot category order):

Entertainer of the Year
Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift

Single of the Year
(Award goes to Artist and Producer(s))
“Dirt Road Anthem”
Jason Aldean
Produced by Michael Knox
Broken Bow Records

“God Gave Me You”
Blake Shelton
Produced by Scott Hendricks
Warner Bros. Records

“Home”
Dierks Bentley
Produced by Brett Beavers and Luke Wooten
Capitol Records Nashville

“Pontoon”
Little Big Town
Produced by Jay Joyce
Capitol Records Nashville

“Springsteen”
Eric Church
Produced by Jay Joyce
EMI Records Nashville

Album of the Year
(Award goes to Artist and Producer(s))
Chief
Eric Church
Produced by Jay Joyce
EMI Records Nashville

Four The Record
Miranda Lambert
Produced by Frank Liddell, Chuck Ainlay, and Glenn Worf
RCA Nashville

Home
Dierks Bentley
Produced by Brett Beavers, Luke Wooten, and Jon Randall Stewart
Capitol Records Nashville

Own The Night
Lady Antebellum
Produced by Paul Worley and Lady Antebellum
Capitol Records Nashville

tailgates & tanlines
Luke Bryan
Produced by Jeff Stevens and Mark Bright
Capitol Records Nashville

Song of the Year
(Award goes to Songwriter(s))
“Even If It Breaks Your Heart”
Will Hoge and Eric Paslay

“God Gave Me You”
Dave Barnes

“Home”
Dan Wilson, Brett Beavers, and Dierks Bentley

“Over You”
Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton

“Springsteen”
Eric Church, Ryan Tyndell, and Jeff Hyde

Female Vocalist of the Year
Kelly Clarkson
Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban

Vocal Group of the Year
Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo of the Year
Big & Rich
Love and Theft
Sugarland
The Civil Wars
Thompson Square

Musical Event of the Year
(Award goes to each Artist)
“Dixie Highway”
Alan Jackson featuring Zac Brown
ACR/EMI Records Nashville

“Feel Like A Rock Star”
Kenny Chesney (duet with Tim McGraw)
Blue Chair Records/Columbia Nashville

“Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die”
Willie Nelson with Snoop Dogg, Kris Kristofferson, and Jamey Johnson
Legacy Recordings

“Safe & Sound”
Taylor Swift (featuring The Civil Wars)
Big Machine Records/Universal Republic Records

“Stuck On You”
Lionel Richie (with Darius Rucker)
Mercury Records Nashville

Musician of the Year
Sam Bush – Mandolin
Paul Franklin – Steel Guitar
Dann Huff – Guitar
Brent Mason – Guitar
Mac McAnally – Guitar

Music Video of the Year
(Award goes to Artist and Director)
“Come Over”
Kenny Chesney
Directed by Shaun Silva

“Over You”
Miranda Lambert
Directed by Trey Fanjoy

“Pontoon”
Little Big Town
Directed by Declan Whitebloom

“Red Solo Cup”
Toby Keith
Directed by Michael Salomon

“Springsteen”
Eric Church
Directed by Peter Zavadil

New Artist of the Year
Lee Brice
Brantley Gilbert
Hunter Hayes
Love and Theft
Thompson Square