46th Annual CMA Awards Nominations Announced

Posted Wednesday September 5, 2012 9:51 AM GMT

We’re less than two months away from the 46th Annual CMA Awards, and this morning (September 5) Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum showed up at “Good Morning America” to announce the nominees.

Leading the pack were top names including country's royal couple, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, along with Mr Aldean, Kenny Chesney and Brad Paisley.

Prior to the announcement, Aldean explained, "The CMA Awards are ‘Country Music's Biggest Night™,’ and it's something that all of us look forward to all year. From the day the nominations are announced up until the show, there's a lot of build-up and anticipation for the Awards and also for the performances.”

"I feel honored to be able to help make the nominations announcement on ‘Good Morning America,’ and hopefully I'll get to read some of my friends' names that morning,” he added.

Lady Antebellum star Charles Kelly also noted, "I'll never forget our first CMA nomination and what that felt like. The CMAs have been really good to us the last few years, and it's still unbelievable to me when I see our name on a list of nominees. That night is always such a blast because it's your chance to catch up with everyone and celebrate Country Music and all the hard work put in throughout the year."

The complete list of nominees for the 46th Annual CMA Awards, airing live November 1st on ABC, is:


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

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
“Chief”/Eric Church
“Four the Record”/Miranda Lambert
“Home”/Dierks Bentley
“Own the Night”/Lady Antebellum
“Tailgates and Tanlines”/Luke Bryan

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