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ACM Nominations Announced – Eric Church and Hunter Hayes Lead the Way

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Wednesday morning the nominations for the 48th annual Academy of Country Music Awards were announced.  Eric Church led the way with a total of 7 nominations including a nod for male vocalist of the year and single and song of the year with ‘Springsteen’.  Hunter Hayes received a total of six nominations off the strength of his huge hit ‘Wanted’.  Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift each received 5 nominations.

The show will air on Sunday, April 7th at 7 p.m. on CBS.  The entire list of nominations is below:

Entertainer of the Year

  • Jason Aldean
  • Luke Bryan
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Blake Shelton
  • Taylor Swift

 

Male Vocalist of the Year

  • Jason Aldean
  • Luke Bryan
  • Eric Church
  • Toby Keith
  • Blake Shelton

 

Female Vocalist of the Year

  • Miranda Lambert
  • Martina McBride
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Taylor Swift
  • Carrie Underwood

 

Vocal Duo of the Year

  • Big & Rich
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Love and Theft
  • Sugarland
  • Thompson Square

 

Vocal Group of the Year

  • The Band Perry
  • Eli Young Band
  • Lady Antebellum
  • Little Big Town
  • Zac Brown Band

 

New Male Vocalist of the Year (winner – Brantley Gilbert)

  • Lee Brice
  • Brantley Gilbert
  • Hunter Hayes

 

New Female Vocalist of the Year  (winner – Jana Kramer)

  • Jana Kramer
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Sunny Sweeney

 

New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year (winner – Florida Georgia Line)

  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Love and Theft
  • Thompson Square

 

New Artist of the Year

  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Brantley Gilbert
  • Jana Kramer

 

Album of the Year (Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company)

  • Blown Away – Carrie Underwood (19/Arista Nashville)
    Produced by: Mark Bright
  • Chief – Eric Church (EMI-Nashville)
    Produced by: Jay Joyce
  • Red – Taylor Swift (Big Machine Records)
    Produced by: Jeff Bhasker, Nathan Chapman, Dann Huff, Jacknife Lee, Max Martin, Shellback, Taylor Swift, Butch Walker, Dan Wilson
  • Tailgates & Tanlines – Luke Bryan (Capitol Nashville)
    Produced by: Mark Bright, Jeff Stevens
  • Tornado – Little Big Town (Capitol Nashville)
    Produced by: Jay Joyce

 

Single Record of the Year (Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company)

  • Even If It Breaks Your Heart – Eli Young Band (Republic Nashville)
    Produced by: Mike Wrucke
  • Over You – Miranda Lambert (RCA)
    Produced by: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf
  • Pontoon – Little Big Town (Capitol Nashville)
    Produced by: Jay Joyce
  • Springsteen – Eric Church (EMI-Nashville)
    Produced by: Jay Joyce
  • Wanted – Hunter Hayes (Atlantic/WMN)
    Produced by: Hunter Hayes, Dann Huff

 

 

 

Song of the Year (Award to Composer(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s))

  • A Woman Like You – Lee Brice
  • Even If It Breaks Your Heart – Eli Young Band
  • Over You – Miranda Lambert
  • Springsteen – Eric Church
  • Wanted – Hunter Hayes

Video of the Year

  • Creepin’ – Eric Church
  • Merry Go ‘Round
  • Tornado – Little Big Town
  • Wanted – Hunter Hayes
  • We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together – Taylor Swift
  • The Wind – Zac Brown Band

Vocal Event of the Year

  • Don’t Rush – Kelly Clarkson Featuring Vince Gill
  • Easy – Rascal Flatts Featuring Natasha Bedingfield
  • Feel Like A Rock Star – Kenny Chesney (Duet With Tim McGraw)
  • Let It Rain – David Nail Featuring Sarah Buxton
  • The Only Way I Know – Aldean With Luke Bryan & Eric Church

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