The nominations for the 45th Annual Country Music Association Awards are in, and it was a great year -- especially for some of the more youthful stars in the genre. Though the
Swift, a former Entertainer of the Year winner, is up for the top prize once again this year, and tallied six overall. She's in the running for Female Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year (for "Speak Now") and Video of the Year for "Mean." She also garnered a nomination in the Song of the Year category for "Mean" and earned her final nomination for co-production efforts on "Speak Now."
Aldean, who has never won a CMA, finds himself a nominee in five categories this year -- Entertainer, Male Vocalist, Album (for "My Kind Of Party"), and also with Kelly Clarkson in two categories - Single of the Year and Video of the Year for "Don't You Wanna Stay."
Also ringing up five nominations are