Eric Church leads the pack of 2012 CMA Awards nominees with five nods. The North Carolina native is up for Male Vocalist, Album, Single, Song and Music Video of the Year, the latter three for his chart-topping hit, "Springsteen." Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton are just behind with four nods apiece, including one they share: a Song of the Year nomination for the tearjerking tune they co-wrote, "Over You."

Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan were up early to read the nominations live on ABC's "Good Morning America." The former tourmates both heard their own names called a few times. Jason is up for Entertainer, Male Vocalist and Single of the Year. Luke's Tailgates and Tanlines earned him his first-ever Album of the Year nod, and he'll compete with buddy Jason for the Male Vocalist title.

Joining Jason in vying for the CMA's top honor, Entertainer of the Year, are Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton and Taylor Swift. The 46th annual Country Music Association Awards, hosted by Brad and Carrie Underwood, will broadcast live, Nov 1 at 8:00 PM ET on ABC.

See a full list of 2012 CMA Awards nominees below.

Entertainer of the Year

Jason Aldean

Kenny Chesney

Brad Paisley

Blake Shelton

Taylor Swift

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

The Band Perry

Eli Young Band

Lady Antebellum

Little Big Town

Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo of the Year

Big & Rich

Love and Theft


The Civil Wars

Thompson Square

New Artist of the Year

Lee Brice

Brantley Gilbert

Hunter Hayes

Love and Theft

Thompson Square

Album of the Year

Luke Bryan, Tailgates and Tanlines

Eric Church, Chief

Miranda Lambert, Four the Record

Dierks Bentley, Home

Lady Antebellum, Own the Night

Song of the Year (Award goes to songwriters)

Eli Young Band, "Even if It Breaks Your Heart" - written by Will Hoge and Eric Paslay

Blake Shelton, "God Gave Me You" - written by Dave Barnes

Dierks Bentley, "Home" - written by Dierks Bentley, Dan Wilson and Brett Beavers

Miranda Lambert, "Over You" - written by Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton

Eric Church, "Springsteen" - written by Eric Church, Jeff Hyde and Ryan Tyndell

Single of the Year (Award goes to artist and producer)

Jason Aldean, "Dirt Road Anthem"

Blake Shelton, "God Gave Me You"

Dierks Bentley, "Home"

Little Big Town, "Pontoon"

Eric Church, "Springsteen"

Musical Event of the Year

"Dixie Highway," Alan Jackson and Zac Brown Band

"Feel Like a Rock Star," Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw

"Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die," Willie Nelson featuring Snoop Dogg, Kris Kristofferson and Jamey Johnson

"Safe and Sound," Taylor Swift featuring the Civil Wars

"Stuck on You," Lionel Richie and Darius Rucker

Music Video of the Year

Eric Church, "Springsteen"

Kenny Chesney, "Come Over"

Miranda Lambert, "Over You"

Little Big Town, "Pontoon"

Toby Keith, "Red Solo Cup"

Musician of the Year

Sam Bush

Paul Franklin

Dann Huff

Brent Mason

Mac McAnally

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