2012 CMA Awards Nominations: Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert Among Contenders
Swift, 22, is up for the biggest award of the evening, Entertainer of the Year, an award she has won twice already.
This year, she’ll face off against four men: Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley and Blake Shelton.
And speaking of Shelton, the Voice cohort picked up an impressive four nominations — the same amount his wife, Miranda Lambert, received. They’ll both compete against one another in the coveted category of Album of the Year.
Eric Church led the overall nominations, with five.
The 2012 CMA Awards air live Nov. 1 on ABC.
See a list of the major categories, below. For the full list, click here.
FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Eli Young Band
Little Big Town
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
“Four the Record”/Miranda Lambert
“Own the Night”/Lady Antebellum
“Tailgates and Tanlines”/Luke Bryan