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46th Annual CMA Awards

2011 CMA Entertainer of the Year: Blake Shelton

Winners

Entertainer of the Year

Male Vocalist of the Year

Female Vocalist of the Year

Vocal Group of the Year

Vocal Duo of the Year

New Artist of the Year

Album of the Year

Single of the Year

Song of the Year

Musical Event of the Year

Music Video of the Year

Musician of the Year

Nominees

Male Vocalist of the Year

Album of the Year

Single of the Year

Song of the Year

Musical Event of the Year

Music Video of the Year

46th Annual CMA Awards Summary

As if there was any prior doubt, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert won the November election as country music's current king and queen during the 46th annual CMA Awards.

At the 2012 ceremony at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, Shelton received his first trophy as entertainer of the year, as well as his third consecutive male vocalist of the year award. Lambert won her third straight female vocalist award, and the couple shared one of the night's most prestigious honors -- the song of the year award -- for co-writing her hit, "Over You."

Little Big Town also won in two categories -- vocal group and single of the year (for "Pontoon"). Other winners included Eric Church (album of the year for Chief), Thompson Square (vocal duo), Hunter Hayes (new artist) and guitarist Mac McAnally (who won his fifth consecutive award as musician of the year). Earlier in the day, the winners in two categories were announced on ABC's Good Morning America. Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw shared the musical event award for their collaboration on "Feel Like a Rock Star." Toby Keith and director Michael Salomon also shared the music video prize for "Red Solo Cup."