CMAs tonight: You pick the winners

2012-11-01T08:00:00Z 2012-11-24T20:04:29Z CMAs tonight: You pick the winnersBy Cathalena E. Burch Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
November 01, 2012 8:00 am  • 

Tonight's 46th annual Country Music Association awards could bring some surprises in the likes of emerging stars like Eric Church.

Could he sneak in and snag Male Vocalist of the Year honors from Blake Shelton? Or could another powerhouse that has stormed the charts and concert circuit, Jason Aldean, rise to the top.

But forget the pundits. Add a comment to let us know who you think will win. We have no prizes to offer beyond bragging rights, which, let's face it, is the best prize of all.

The show starts at 6 p.m. on KGUN Chanel 9. Here's the nominees.

Entertainer of the Year: Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton and Taylor Swift.

Female Vocalist of the Year: Kelly Clarkson, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood.

Male Vocalist of the Year: Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban.

Vocal Group of the Year: The Band Perry, Eli Young Band, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town and Zac Brown Band.

Vocal Duo of the Year: Big & Rich, Love and Theft, Sugarland, The Civil Wars and Thompson Square.

New Artist of the Year: Lee Brice, Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes, Love and Theft and Thompson Square.

Album of the Year: Luke Bryan, ‘Tailgates and Tanlines’; Eric Church, ‘Chief’; Miranda Lambert, ‘Four the Record’; Dierks Bentley, ‘Home’; Lady Antebellum, ‘Own the Night.’

Song of the Year (Awarded to songwriters): ‘Even if It Breaks Your Heart,’ Will Hoge and Eric Paslay; ‘God Gave Me You,’ Dave Barnes; ‘Home,’ Dierks Bentley and Jon Randall Stewart; ‘Over You,’ Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton; ‘Springsteen,’ Eric Church, Jeff Hyde and Ryan Tyndell.

Single of the Year: Jason Aldean, ‘Dirt Road Anthem’; Blake Shelton, ‘God Gave Me You’; Dierks Bentley, ‘Home’; Little Big Town, ‘Pontoon’; Eric Church, ‘Springsteen.’

Musical Event of the Year: ‘Dixie Highway,’ Alan Jackson and Zac Brown Band; ‘Feel Like a Rock Star,’ Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw; ‘Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die,’ Willie Nelson featuring Snoop Dogg, Kris Kristofferson and Jamey Johnson; ‘Safe and Sound,’ Taylor Swift featuring the Civil Wars; Stuck on You,’ Lionel Richie and Darius Rucker.

Music Video of the Year: Eric Church, ‘Springsteen’; Kenny Chesney, ‘Come Over’; Miranda Lambert, ‘Over You’; Little Big Town, ‘Pontoon’; Toby Keith, ‘Red Solo Cup.’

Musician of the Year: Sam Bush, Paul Franklin, Dann Huff, Brent Mason and Mac McAnally.

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