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CMA Nominations Are In! Who's Leading the Pack?

Sep 6, 2012 at 10:41 AM Chime in now


Could Taylor Swift be named entertainer of the year for the third time at this year's Country Music Awards? The nominations for the awards show have been announced, and it looks like it could be her year.

Country stars Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean visited Good Morning America Wednesday to announce the full list of nominees for the CMAs, and Swift, 22, earned some prestigious nods. The six-time Country Music Award winner is up for entertainer of the year (which she won in 2009 and 2011) and female Vocalist of the year, as well as for the musical event award along with The Civil Wars for their Hunger Games song "Safe & Sound." Swift is the only female nominated for entertainer of the year this year, though she's got some stiff competition in the form of Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton and Aldean.

But while Swift earned three prestigious nods, she fell short of collecting the most nominations. Leading the pack with five nominations is Eric Church whose nods include male vocalist of the year, album of the year for Chief, and single, song and music video of the year for his hit "Springsteen."

And following closely behind with four nominations apiece is husband-wife duo Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert. Lambert will compete against Swift, Kelly Clarkson, Martina McBride and Carrie Underwood for in the female vocalist category. She's also up for album of the year, music video of the year and song of the year for her duo with Shelton. Meanwhile, her handsome hubby's other nods include male vocalist of the year and single of the year.

For the fifth year in a row, Underwood and Paisley will host the CMAs. Tune in to see if the nominated pair will be accepting awards as well as introducing them!

The CMAs will air Nov. 1 at 8/7 p.m. on ABC. Read the full list of nominees here.

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