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OTRC: CMA Awards 2012: List of nominations

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, wearing a Catherine Deane dress, appear in a publicity photo for the 2012 CMA Awards. (Country Music Association)

The 46th annual CMA Awards ceremony is set to take place on Thursday, November 1, at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena and will air live on the ABC network at 8 p.m. ET.

Once again, Taylor Swift is the only female artist up for Entertainer of the Year, which she took home last year. She's joined in the category by Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton and Kenny Chesney. Aldean, Shelton, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan and Eric Church are nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year. Last year's winner for Female Vocalist, Miranda Lambert, is up for the award again this year with Swift, Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson and Martina McBride.

Relative newcomer Eric Church received the most nominations this year, in five categories including Male Vocalist, Album of the Year for "Chief" and Best Single, Song and Video of the year for his song "Springsteen."

Country singers Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley are set to host the County Music Association event for the fifth time, consecutively.

Check out the list of the 2012 CMA Awards nominees below.

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

Single of the Year
"Dirt Road Anthem" - Jason Aldean, Produced by Michael Knox
"God Gave Me You" - Blake Shelton, Produced by Scott Hendricks
"Home" - Dierks Bentley, Produced by Brett Beavers and Luke Wooten
"Pontoon" - Little Big Town, Produced by Jay Joyce
"Springsteen" - Eric Church, Produced by Jay Joyce

Album of the Year
"Chief" - Eric Church, Produced by Jay Joyce
"Four The Record" - Miranda Lambert, Produced by Frank Liddell, Chuck Ainlay, and Glenn Worf
"Home" - Dierks Bentley, Produced by Brett Beavers, Luke Wooten, and Jon Randall Stewart
"Own The Night" - Lady Antebellum, Produced by Paul Worley and Lady Antebellum
"tailgates & tanlines" - Luke Bryan. Produced by Jeff Stevens and Mark Bright

Song of the Year
"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
"Dixie Highway" - Alan Jackson featuring Zac Brown
"Feel Like A Rock Star" - Kenny Chesney (duet with Tim McGraw)
"Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die" - Willie Nelson with Snoop Dogg, Kris Kristofferson, and Jamey Johnson
"Safe & Sound" - Taylor Swift (featuring The Civil Wars)
"Stuck On You" - Lionel Richie (with Darius Rucker)

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
"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

(Pictured above: Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, wearing a Catherine Deane "Nika" dress, from the designer's Resort 2013 collection, appear in a publicity photo for the 2012 CMA Awards.)

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