46th CMA Awards Nominations: Taylor is up for Entertainer, Female Vocalist and Musical Event

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Hello Taylor Nation!

Here at the Swift Agency, one guy who knows when to hold them and knows when he should shut up and say it already, we’re glad to report that the Princess in Red has been nominated for Entertainer of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year for the 46th CMA Awards. She also has one additional nomination for Musical Event of the Year for Safe and Sound featuring the Civil Wars, who are also up for Vocal Duo of the Year.

The Sparkly Dressed will face tough competition (if she had a nickel for every time she’s had to do that… wait, perhaps she does). Considering that most of the artists have full albums eligible, the odds are stacked against her… but isn’t that the way it always is?

Here’s the full list from CMA World.

Entertainer of the Year
Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift

Little Big Town

Single of the Year
“Dirt Road Anthem” – Jason Aldean, Produced by Michael Knox, Broken Bow Records
“God Gave Me You” – Blake Shelton, Produced by Scott Hendricks, Warner Bros. Records
“Home” – Dierks Bentley, Produced by Brett Beavers and Luke Wooten, Capitol Records Nashville
“Pontoon” – Little Big Town, Produced by Jay Joyce, Capitol Records Nashville
“Springsteen” – Eric Church, Produced by Jay Joyce, EMI Records Nashville

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Album of the Year
Chief – Eric Church, Produced by Jay Joyce, EMI Records Nashville
Four The Record – Miranda Lambert, Produced by Frank Liddell, Chuck Ainlay, and Glenn Worf, RCA Nashville
Home – Dierks Bentley, Produced by Brett Beavers, Luke Wooten, and Jon Randall Stewart, Capitol Records Nashville
Own The Night – Lady Antebellum, Produced by Paul Worley and Lady Antebellum, Capitol Records Nashville
tailgates & tanlines – Luke Bryan, Produced by Jeff Stevens and Mark Bright, Capitol Records Nashville

Song of the Year
“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

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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

(Credit: Taylor Swift)

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, ACR/EMI Records Nashville
“Feel Like A Rock Star” – Kenny Chesney (duet with Tim McGraw), Blue Chair Records/Columbia Nashville
“Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die” – Willie Nelson with Snoop Dogg, Kris Kristofferson, and Jamey Johnson, Legacy Recordings
“Safe & Sound” – Taylor Swift (featuring The Civil Wars), Big Machine Records/Universal Republic Records
“Stuck On You” – Lionel Richie (with Darius Rucker), Mercury Records Nashville

Musician of the Year
Sam Bush – Mandolin
Paul Franklin – Steel Guitar
Dann Huff – Guitar
Brent Mason – Guitar
Mac McAnally – Guitar

Eric Church

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

The 46th CMA Awards hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood airs live on November 1st on ABC at 8pm ET, 7pm CT.

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Coming up on the Calendar!

  • September 6: The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards will air live from Staples Center in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Taylor Swift is scheduled to perform.
  • September 7: The Stand Up To Cancer Telethon at 8pm EDT on all major US TV networks. Taylor Swift performs.
  • September 9: The CCMA Awards will be broadcasted live across Canada on Sunday September 9th at 8 p.m. on CBC, with encore airings on CMT (Canada) starting at 10 p.m. E.T.
  • September 10: Taylor Swift will appear at the CityTV offices in Toronto, Ontario, Canada for an interview about her upcoming album, Red. Be part of the audience by signing up for the contest.
  • September 13: Taylor Swift performs at the Citibank Hall on Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. More details at Taylor Swift Brazil.

(Source: CMA World)