Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will host the Country Music Awards Nov. 9

By Liz Raftery
Updated September 06, 2011 09:25 AM
Credit: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

The nominations are in for the 45th annual Country Music Awards, and Keith Urban and Taylor Swift are among the recognized artists.

Leading the nominations with five each: Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley and Jason Aldean.

Country power couple Miranda Lambert and Shelton also scored individual vocal nominations, with Shelton getting a second nod for Entertainer of the Year.

The Country Music Awards will air on ABC on Nov. 9, hosted for the fourth year in a row by Carrie Underwood and Paisley.

Among the artist nominees:

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

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

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

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

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

Click here to see a full list of CMA nominations.