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Eric Church leads the pack with five nominations for the 46th Annual CMA Awards, including Album of the Year for Chief. Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert each have four nods, while Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Little Big Town, Taylor Swift and Dierks Bentley each walked away with three nominations.

Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan announced the nominees for the 46th Annual CMA Awards Wednesday morning in New York City. The first five categories were announced live on ABC’s Good Morning America, with the rest delivered at a press conference later in the morning.

The 46th Annual CMA Awards will be handed out live on ABC Thursday, November 1 at 8 p.m. ET. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood host the show from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

Here is the full list of CMA nominees:

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

Album of the Year
Eric Church, Chief
Miranda Lambert, Four the Record
Dierks Bentley, Home
Lady Antebellum, Own the Night
Luke Bryan, tailgates & tanlines

Male Vocalist
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban

Female Vocalist
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

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 to Songwriter)
“Even if It Breaks Your Heart,” Eli Young Band (Artist), Will Hoge and Eric Paslay (Writers)
“God Gave Me You,” Blake Shelton (Artist), Dave Barnes (Writer)
“Home,” Dierks Bentley (Artist), Dierks Bentley and Dan Wilson (Writers)
“Over You,” Miranda Lambert (Artist), Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert (Writers)
“Springsteen,” Eric Church (Artist), Eric Church, Jeff Hyde and Ryan Tyndell (Writers)

Musical Event
“Dixie Highway,” Alan Jackson with Zac Brown Band
“Feel Like a Rock Star,” Kenny Chesney duet with Tim McGraw
“Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die,” Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg (or Lion), Kris Kristofferson and Jamey Johnson
“Safe and Sound,” Taylor Swift with The Civil Wars
“Stuck on You,” Lionel Richie and Darius Rucker

Vocal Duo
Big & Rich
Love and Theft
The Civil Wars
Thompson Square

New Artist
Lee Brice
Brantley Gilbert
Hunter Hayes
Love and Theft
Thompson Square

Music Video
“Come Over,” Kenny Chesney
“Over You,” Miranda Lambert
“Pontoon,” Little Big Town
“Red Solo Cup,” Toby Keith
“Springsteen,” Eric Church

Sam Bush
Paul Franklin
Dann Huff
Brent Mason
Mac McAnally

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