Kelly Clarkson Earns First Female Vocalist Nomination

Looks like Kelly Clarkson is finally going country. The talented singer-songwriter has earned her first-ever female vocalist of the year nomination with the CMA Awards. She’s up against country superstars Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, and Martina McBride for the title. The CMA Awards will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on November 1st, 2012 with Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood once again returning as co-hosts.

Kelly has released three singles to country charts in her career: two duets and a country mix of her “Mr. Know It All” lead single from her latest album “Stronger.” She has worked with Jason Aldean on “Don’t You Wanna Stay” and recorded a country duet of her hit “Because of You” with Reba McEntire.  She’s also appeared at Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton‘s shows this year on their tours to perform as a surprise guest on the superstar couple’s songs. She also served as an adviser to Team Blake on the second season of The Voice earlier this year.

While nominations are still being announced, here is so far the list of nominees for the November award show:

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

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

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

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

Album of the Year:
Chief – Eric Church
Four the Record – Miranda Lambert
Home – Dierks Bentley
Own The Night – Lady Antebellum
Tailgates and Tanlines – Luke Bryan

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

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

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:
Even If It Breaks Your Heart – Eli Young Band
God Gave Me You – Blake Shelton
Home – Dierks Bentley
Over You – Miranda Lambert
Springsteen – Eric Church

Vocal Collaboration of the Year:
Dixie Highway – Alan Jackson & Zac Brown Band
Feel Like a Rockstar – Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw
Roll Me Up – Willie Nelson
Safe and Sound – Taylor Swift & The Civil Wars
Stuck on You – Lionel Richie & Darius Rucker

Video of the Year:
Come Over – Kenny Chesney
Over You – Miranda Lambert
Pontoon – Little Big Town
Red Solo Cup – Toby Keith
Springsteen – Eric Church

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