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Taylor Swift has a chance to be named Entertainer of the Year for the second time in a row and third overall at the Country Music Association Awards.
She'll compete against previous winners Kenny Chesney and Brad Paisley, as well as Jason Aldean and Blake Shelton.
Shelton and his wife Miranda Lambert will try to win their second straight awards for best Male and Female Vocalist. Kelly Clarkson picked up her first individual nomination for best female vocalist.
Newcomer Luke Bryan was shocked when he saw his name among the nominees for album of the year.
He couldn't have been more surprised than Eric Church. He says he lost his phone while on vacation last week and didn't even know the nominations were being announced. He says his manager told him that he leads all nominees with five, including male vocalist and song of the year. Winners will be announced Nov. 1 on ABC.