2012 Country Music Association Awards

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. It aired live on ABC at 8:00/7:00 PM Central. The show was hosted by Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood.

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

Eric Church led the nominations with 5, followed by Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert who had 4 each.[1] Blake Shelton was the night's big winner, taking home entertainer of the year, male vocalist of the year and song of the year. Hunter Hayes won New Artist of the Year, and Eric Church took home Album of the Year.

The International Artist Achievement Award was awarded to Lady Antebellum for spreading the awareness & appreciation for country music worldwide. It was their first win in this category.[2]


Winners and nomineesEdit

[4] 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
International Artist Achievement Award


  1. ^ http://theboot.com/cma-awards-nominees-2012/
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-02-01. Retrieved 2013-11-18.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ http://tasteofcountry.com/2012-cma-awards-performances/
  4. ^ http://tasteofcountry.com/2012-cma-awards-winners/