2012 CMA Awards Nominations
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
Vocal Group of the Year
Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band
Male Vocalist of the Year
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban
Album of the Year
Chief by Eric Church
For the Record by Miranda Lambert
Home by Dierks Bentley
Own the Night by Lady Antebellum
Tailgates and Tanlines by Luke Bryan
Song of the Year
“Even if It Breaks Your Heart” written by Will Hoge and Eric Paslay and performed by the Eli Young Band
“God Gave Me You” written by Dave Barnes and performed by Blake Shelton
“Home” written by Dierks Bentley, Dan Wilson and Brett Beavers
“Over You” written by Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton
“Springstreen” written by Eric Church, Jeff Hyde and Ryan Tyndell
Single of the Year
“Dirt Road Anthem” by Jason Aldean
“God Gave Me You” by Blake Shelton
“Home” by Dierks Bentley
“Pontoon” by Little Big Town
“Springsteen” by Eric Church
Music Video of the Year
“Come Over” by Kenny Chesney
“Over You” by Miranda Lambert
“Pontoon” by Little Big Town
“Red Solo Cup” by Toby Keith
“Springsteen” by Eric Church
Vocal Duo of the Year
Big & Rich
Love and Theft
Civil Wars
Thompson Square
New Artist of the Year
Lee Brice
Brantley Gilbert
Hunter Hayes
Love and Theft
Thompson Square
Vocal Event of the Year
“Dixie Highway” by Alan Jackson and Zac Brown Band
“Feel Like a Rockstar” by Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney
“Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die” by Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg, Kris Kristofferson and Jamey Johnson
“Safe and Sound” by Taylor Swift and Civil Wars
“Stuck on You” by Lionel Richie