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2012 CMA Awards

The complete list of winners and nominees at the 2012 CMA Awards.


Eric Church at Country Stampede 2011 Day 1

Eric Church, 2011

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Eric Church led the pack with five nominations at the 46th Annual CMA Awards. Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton were close behind, with four nods each. And just behind the trio was Taylor Swift, who secured a total of three nominations.

The awards program, which took place November 1, was hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood for the fifth year running.

Musical performers included Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, Little Big Town, Dierks Bentley, the Zac Brown Band, and Kelly Clarkson.

Here is the full list of winners and nominees:

Entertainer of the Year

  • Jason Aldean
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Brad Paisley
  • WINNER: Blake Shelton
  • Taylor Swift

Album of the Year

Single of the Year

  • Jason Aldean - "Dirt Road Anthem"
  • Blake Shelton - "God Gave Me You"
  • Dierks Bentley - "Home"
  • WINNER: Little Big Town - "Pontoon"
  • Eric Church - "Springsteen"

Song of the Year (award given to songwriters)

  • "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)
  • WINNER: "Over You" (Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton)
  • "Springsteen" (Eric Church, Ryan Tyndell, and Jeff Hyde)

Male Vocalist of the Year

  • Jason Aldean
  • Luke Bryan
  • Eric Church
  • WINNER: Blake Shelton
  • Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year

  • Kelly Clarkson
  • WINNER: Miranda Lambert
  • Martina McBride
  • Taylor Swift
  • Carrie Underwood

Vocal Group of the Year

Vocal Duo of the Year

New Artist of the Year

Music Video of the Year

  • Kenny Chesney - "Come Over"
  • Miranda Lambert - "Over You"
  • Little Big Town - "Pontoon"
  • WINNER: Toby Keith - "Red Solo Cup"
  • Eric Church - "Springsteen"

Musical Event of the Year

  • "Dixie Highway" - Alan Jackson featuring Zac Brown Band
  • WINNER: "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)
  • Dan Huff (Guitar)
  • Brent Mason (Guitar)
  • WINNER: Mac McAnally (Guitar)
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