2012 CMA Awards Nominations: Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert Among Contenders

By: / September 5, 2012

Taylor and Conor!
Taylor Swift beachbound with beau Conor Kennedy
Taylor Swift, Blake Sheldon and Miranda Lambert were just some of the names listed on the 2012 Country Music Association nominations, announced early Wednesday morning in New York.

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
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