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Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton score CMA nods

For the fourth year in a row, the CMAs will be hosted by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley.

Story highlights

  • Shelton, Swift, Paisley and Aldean are leading the nominations with five each
  • Country power couple Miranda Lambert and Shelton also scored individual vocal nominations
  • The Country Music Awards will air on ABC on November 9
The nominations are in for the 45th annual Country Music Awards, and Keith Urban and Taylor Swift are among the recognized artists.
Leading the nominations with five each: Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley and Jason Aldean.
Country power couple Miranda Lambert and Shelton also scored individual vocal nominations, with Shelton getting a second nod for Entertainer of the Year.
The Country Music Awards will air on ABC on November 9, hosted for the fourth year in a row by Carrie Underwood and Paisley.
Among the artist nominees:
Vocal Group of the Year
The Band Perry
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band
Male Vocalist of the Year
Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban
Female Vocalist of the Year
Sara Evans
Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood
New Artist of the Year
The Band Perry
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Thompson Square
Chris Young
Entertainer of the Year
Jason Aldean
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift
Keith Urban