2012 Country Music Association Awards

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2012 Country Music Association Awards
DateNovember 1, 2012 (2012-11-01)
LocationBridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Hosted byBrad Paisley
Carrie Underwood
Most awardsBlake Shelton (3)
Most nominationsEric Church (5)
Television/radio coverage
Viewership13.4 million
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The 2012 Country Music Association Awards, 46th Annual Ceremony, is a music award ceremony that was held on November 1, 2012, at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee and was hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood for their fifth time together.

Winners and nominees[edit]

[1] Winners are shown in bold.

Entertainer of the Year Album of the Year
Male Vocalist of the Year Female Vocalist of the Year
Vocal Group of the Year Vocal Duo of the Year
Single of the Year Song of the Year (Songwriters' Award)
New Artist of the Year Musician of the Year
Music Video of the Year Musical Event of the Year

Hall of Fame[edit]

Country Music Hall of Fame


Artist(s) Song(s)
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
"The Only Way I Know"
Tim McGraw "One of Those Nights"
Miranda Lambert "Fastest Girl in Town"
Zac Brown Band "Goodbye in Her Eyes"
Dierks Bentley "Tip It On Back"
Eli Young Band "Even If It Breaks Your Heart"
Eric Church "Springsteen"
Taylor Swift "Begin Again"
Little Big Town "Pontoon"
Luke Bryan "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye"
Hunter Hayes "Wanted"
Keith Urban
Zac Brown Band
"Georgia Woods"
Faith Hill "American Heart"
Brad Paisley "Southern Comfort Zone"
Brantley Gilbert "Country Must Be Country Wide"
Jason Aldean "Take a Little Ride"
Carrie Underwood "Blown Away"
Kelly Clarkson
Vince Gill
"Don't Rush"
Kenny Chesney "Come Over"
Lady Antebellum
Keith Urban
Blake Shelton
Tim McGraw
Faith Hill
Willie Nelson
Tribute to Willie Nelson


Presenter(s) Award
Lisa Marie Presley Single of the Year
Jana Kramer and Jake Owen Vocal Duo of the Year
Kellie Pickler and Darius Rucker Song of the Year
Sugarland Album of the Year
The Band Perry New Artist of the Year
Scotty McCreery and Shawn Johnson East Vocal Group of the Year
Martina McBride Male Vocalist of the Year
Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere and Kimberly Williams-Paisley Female Vocalist of the Year
Reba McEntire and Tim Allen Entertainer of the Year


  1. ^ "2012 CMA Awards Winners – Full List". 2 November 2012.