It’s Blake, It’s Miranda, and It’s an “Idol” Diva Face Off at today’s CMA Nominations

The current prom king and queen of country music, husband and wife duo Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton, maintain their position as a super power country couple by leading this morning’s CMA Award nominations. Both singers grabbed five nominations for this November’s Country Music Association awards while up and comer Eric Church matched their 5 nods. Grabbing three nominations apiece were Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift, Little Big Town, Kenny Chesney and Dierks Bentley. In the prestigious Entertainer of the Year category, Shelton will take on Swift, Chesney, Aldean and Brad Paisley who will also co-host the show again with Carrie Underwood... Speaking of Underwood, she grabbed her 7th consecutive nomination for Female Vocalist this morning, a category she has won 3 times, and this year may be her most dramatic battle yet. While she will take on former winners Lambert, Swift and Maritna McBride, she will also face off with Kelly Clarkson. Yes, Grammy winning pop singer and the other biggest American Idol vet, Clarkson is in the running against Underwood. Don’t be too surprised she’s here though as she had a top twenty country hit with the country version of “Mr. Know It All” this year and she won a CMA last year for her massive hit duet “Don’t You Wanna Stay” with Jason Aldean. We’ll see if either Idol lady can win on November 1st when the CMA Awards air on ABC. In the meantime, head to the CMA website here for more info and look at all the nominees below.

2012 CMA Nominations~


Kelly Clarkson
Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood


Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban


Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band


Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift


“Chief” – Eric Church
“Four the Record” – Miranda Lambert
“Home” – Dierks Bentley
“Own the Night” – Lady Antebellum
“Tailgates and Tanlines” – Luke Bryan

Music Video

Come Over – Kenny Chesney – Directed by Shaun Silva
Over You – Miranda Lambert – Directed by Trey Fanjoy
Pontoon Little Big Town – Directed by Declan Whitebloom
Red Solo Cup – Toby Keith – Directed by Michael Salomon
Springsteen – Eric Church – Directed by Peter Zavadil


Sam Bush – Mandolin
Paul Franklin – Steel Guitar
Danny Huff – Guitar
Brent Mason – Guitar
Mac McAnally – Guitar

Single of the Year

Dirt Road Anthem – Jason Aldean
God Gave Me You – Blake Shelton
Home – Dierks Bentley
Pontoon – Little Big Town
Springsteen – Eric Church

Song of the Year

Even If it Breaks Your Heart – Eli Young Band – Will Hoge and Eric Paslay
God Gave Me You – Blake Shelton – Dave Barnes
Home – Dierks Bentley – Dan Wilson, Brett Beavers, and Dierks Bentley
Over You – Miranda Lambert – Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton
Springsteen – Eric Church – Eric Church, Ryan Tyndell, and Jeff Hyde

Musical Event Of The Year

Dixie Highway – Zac Brown Band and Alan Jackson
Feel Like a Rock Star – Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw
Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die – Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg, Jamey Johnson, and Kris Kristofferson
Safe and Sound – Taylor Swift and The Civil Wars
Stuck On You – Lionel Richie and Darius Rucker

Vocal Duo Of The Year

Big and Rich
Love and Theft
Civil Wars
Thompson Square

New Artist

Lee Bryce
Brantley Gilbert
Love and Theft
Thompson Square
Hunter Hayes


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