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Nominees for "The 46th Annual CMA Awards" named

Published September 5, 2012 1:02 pm

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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 YearJason AldeanKenny ChesneyBrad PaisleyBlake SheltonTaylor Swift Single of the Year(Award goes to Artist and Producer(s))"Dirt Road Anthem"Jason AldeanProduced by Michael KnoxBroken Bow Records "God Gave Me You"Blake SheltonProduced by Scott HendricksWarner Bros. Records "Home"Dierks BentleyProduced by Brett Beavers and Luke WootenCapitol Records Nashville "Pontoon"Little Big TownProduced by Jay JoyceCapitol Records Nashville "Springsteen"Eric ChurchProduced by Jay JoyceEMI Records Nashville Album of the Year(Award goes to Artist and Producer(s))ChiefEric ChurchProduced by Jay JoyceEMI Records Nashville Four The RecordMiranda LambertProduced by Frank Liddell, Chuck Ainlay, and Glenn WorfRCA Nashville HomeDierks BentleyProduced by Brett Beavers, Luke Wooten, and Jon Randall StewartCapitol Records Nashville Own The NightLady AntebellumProduced by Paul Worley and Lady AntebellumCapitol Records Nashville tailgates & tanlinesLuke BryanProduced by Jeff Stevens and Mark BrightCapitol 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 YearKelly ClarksonMiranda LambertMartina McBrideTaylor SwiftCarrie Underwood Male Vocalist of the YearJason AldeanLuke BryanEric ChurchBlake SheltonKeith Urban Vocal Group of the YearEli Young BandLady AntebellumLittle Big TownThe Band PerryZac Brown Band Vocal Duo of the YearBig & RichLove and TheftSugarlandThe Civil WarsThompson Square Musical Event of the Year(Award goes to each Artist)"Dixie Highway"Alan Jackson featuring Zac BrownACR/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 JohnsonLegacy 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 YearSam Bush – MandolinPaul Franklin – Steel GuitarDann Huff – GuitarBrent Mason – GuitarMac McAnally – Guitar Music Video of the Year(Award goes to Artist and Director)"Come Over"Kenny ChesneyDirected by Shaun Silva "Over You"Miranda LambertDirected by Trey Fanjoy "Pontoon"Little Big TownDirected by Declan Whitebloom "Red Solo Cup"Toby KeithDirected by Michael Salomon "Springsteen"Eric ChurchDirected by Peter Zavadil New Artist of the YearLee BriceBrantley GilbertHunter HayesLove and TheftThompson Square