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CMA nominations in five categories announced

Carrie Underwood received CMA nominatifor female vocalist year. She hosts annual award show with Brad Paisley Nov. 1 Nashville. |

Carrie Underwood received a CMA nomination for female vocalist of the year. She hosts the annual award show with Brad Paisley Nov. 1 in Nashville. | AP

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Updated: September 5, 2012 10:38AM



The nominees in five CMA Awards categories were announced this morning on Good Morning America.

Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan read out the names. Lady Antebellum was supposed to be on hand for the announcement, but the group was delayed by bad weather. Here’s what they revealed:

Female vocalist of the year: Kelly Clarkson, Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift, Martina McBride and Carrie Underwood

Vocal group of the year: Eli Young Band, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, The Band Perry, Zac Brown Band

Male vocalist of the year: Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Blake Shelton (“Mr. Lambert” they said), Keith Urban

Entertainer of the year: Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley

Album of the year: Eric Church, Chief; Miranda Lambert, Four the Record; Dierks Bentley, Home; Lady Antebellum, Own the Night; Luke Bryan, Tailgates and Tanlines

“It’s just been an amazing year,” said Bryan after the announcement, happy to be among the nominees.

Eric Church tops the list of final nominees with five. The reigning CMA Female and Male Vocalist of the Year husband-and-wife 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.

Following the announcement, Aldean and Bryan were slated to head over to B.B. King Blues Club and Grill to announce the finalists in the remaining seven categories.

Hosted for the fifth time by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, The 46th Annual CMA Awards will air live on Nov. 1 (8-11 p.m. ET) from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on ABC. — Gannett News



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