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    Eric Church, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert Lasso 2012 CMA Nominations

     Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert & Eric Church Theo Wargo/Getty Images; Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

    They're the top hats all right.

    Blake SheltonMiranda Lambert and Taylor Swift are among the biggest artists roping nominations at the 46th Annual CMA Awards, honoring the best in country music.

    Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan were on hand in New York City's Times Square this morning to announce the nominees for the five major categories live on Good Morning America. The rest of the finalists for the Country Music Awards are due to be revealed at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill later today.

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    Church led the list of nominees with five nods, including Male Vocalist of the Year; Album of the year for Chief; and Single, Song and Music Video of the Year for his hit "Springsteen."

    Hot on his heels are married country crooners Lambert and Shelton, who scored four nominations apiece including sharing one for Song of the Year for "Over You."

    Along with nabbing a nomination for Entertainer of the Year, which she earned last year as well, seven-time CMA winner Swift will face off opposite American Idol alum Kelly Clarkson and Martina McBride in the Female Vocalist of the Year category. The songbird was also nominated for Musical Event of the Year for "Safe & Sound."

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    This year's ceremony is scheduled to air live on ABC from Nashville on Nov. 1 and will be hosted for the fifth time by Brad Paisley along with Carrie Underwood.

    Here's a roundup of the nominees unveiled today:

    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
    For the Record, Miranda Lambert
    Home, Dierks Bentley
    Own the Night, Lady Antebellum
    Tailgates and Tanlines, Luke Bryan

    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 (award goes 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
    • "Over You," Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton
    "Springsteen," Eric Church, Ryan Tyndell and Jeff Hyde

    Vocal Duo of the Year

    • Big & Rich
    • Love and Theft
    • Sugarland
    • The Civil Wars
    • Thompson Square

    Musical Event of the Year

    • "Dixie Highway," Alan Jackson featuring Zac Brown
    • "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
    • Dann Huff - Guitar
    • Brent Mason - Guitar
    • Mac McAnally - Guitar

    Music Video of the Year

    • "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

    New Artist of the Year

    • Lee Brice
    • Brantley Gilbert
    • Hunter Hayes
    • Love and Theft
    • Thompson Square

    Check out pics from the 2011 CMA Awards

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