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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


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. Check out the full list below:

Entertainer of the Year
Jason Aldean
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift
Keith Urban


Female Vocalist of the Year
Sara Evans
Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood


Male Vocalist of the Year
Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban


New Artist of the Year
The Band Perry
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Thompson Square
Chris Young


Vocal Group of the Year
The Band Perry
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Rascal Flatts
The Zac Brown Band


Vocal Duo of the Year
The Civil Wars
Montgomery Gentry
Steel Magnolia
Sugarland
Thompson Square


Single Record of the Year
"A Little Bit Stronger" -- Sara Evans
"Colder Weather" -- The Zac Brown Band
"Don't You Wanna Stay" / Jason Aldean & Kelly Clarkson
"Honey Bee" -- Blake Shelton
"If I Die Young" -- The Band Perry


Album of the Year
"All About Tonight" -- Blake Shelton
"My Kinda Party" -- Jason Aldean
"Speak Now" -- Taylor Swift
"This Is Country Music" -- Brad Paisley
"You Get What You Give" -- The Zac Brown Band


Song of the Year
"Colder Weather" -- Zac Brown Band, Wyatt Durrette, Levi Lowrey, and Coy Bowles, writers
"Dirt Road Anthem" -- Brantley Gilbert, Colt Ford, writers
"If I Die Young" -- Kimberly Perry, writer
"Mean" -- Taylor Swift, writer
"You And Tequila" -- Matraca Berg, Deana Carter, writers


Musical Event of the Year
"As She's Walking Away" -- The Zac Brown Band & Alan Jackson
"Coal Miners' Daughter" -- Loretta Lynn, Miranda Lambert & Sheryl Crow
"Don't You Wanna Stay" -- Jason Aldean & Kelly Clarkson
"Old Alabama" -- Brad Paisley & Alabama
"You And Tequila" -- Kenny Chesney & Grace Potter


Video of the Year
"Honey Bee" -- Blake Shelton / Trey Fanjoy, director
"If I Die Young" -- The Band Perry / David McClister, director
"Mean" -- Taylor Swift / Declan Whitebloom, director
"Old Alabama" -- Brad Paisley & Alabama / Jim Shea, director
"You And Tequila" / Kenny Chesney & Grace Potter / Shaun Silva, director


Musician of the Year
Sam Bush
Jerry Douglas
Paul Franklin
Dann Huff
Mac McAnally