CMA Awards nominations revealed

2012-09-06 15:28
Los Angeles - Taylor Swift and Kelly Clarkson were among the nominees unveiled for this year's Country Music Association (CMA) Awards.

Five categories - Female Vocalist of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year, Entertainer of the Year and Album of the Year - were announced live on Good Morning America on Wednesday by Jason Aldean, with the singer finding himself in the running for two awards.

Taylor and Kelly will battle it out with Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride and Carrie Underwood in the Female Vocalist category, while the We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together singer is also in the running for Entertainer of the Year.

For that prize, she faces competition from Jason, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley and Blake Shelton.

Jason and Blake are also up for Male Vocalist of the Year alongside Eric Church, Luke Bryan and Keith Urban.

'You just ride the ride'

Eli Young Band, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, The Band Perry and Zac Brown Band are shortlisted for Vocal Group of the Year.

The final nominations announced in the first batch see Eric, Miranda, Lady Antebellum, Luke and Dierks Bentley do battle for Album of the Year.

Luke said of his nominations: "It's great to be recognised. It's just been an amazing year... to cap the year off with some CMA nominations is pretty amazing ... You just ride the ride and enjoy every little thing along the way."

The 46th Annual CMA Awards will air live on 1 November from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

Country Music Awards (CMA) list of nominations in the 5 main categories:

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

Click here for the full list of nominees.