Academy of Country Music Awards Nominees

Nominees were announced earlier today for the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. The show will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7th at 8PM EST on CBS. Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan are set to co-host the ceremony.

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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

  • Lee Brice
  • Brantley Gilbert
  • Hunter Hayes


New Female Vocalist of the Year

  • Jana Kramer
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Sunny Sweeney


New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year

  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Love and Theft
  • Thompson Square


New Artist of the Year (Winners of New Male, New Female & New Vocal Duo of Group of the Year)

  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Brantley Gilbert
  • Jana Kramer


Album of the Year 

  • 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 

  • 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 

  • A Woman Like You – Lee Brice
    Composers: Phil Barton, Johnny Bulford, Jon Stone
    Publishers: 3JB Music (BMI), Adios Pantalones (SESAC), Hears That Skyline Music (SESAC), Sixteen Stars Music (BMI), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)
  • Even If It Breaks Your Heart – Eli Young Band
    Composers: Will Hoge, Eric Paslay
    Publishers: Cal IV Songs (ASCAP), Will Hoge Music (BMI)
  • Over You – Miranda Lambert
    Composers: Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton
    Publishers: Pink Dog Publishing (BMI), Sony ATV/Tree Publishing (BMI)
  • Springsteen – Eric Church
    Composers: Eric Church, Jeff Hyde, Ryan Tyndell
    Publishers: Bug Music (BMI), Ole Purple Cape Music (BMI), Sinnerlina (BMI), Sony ATV/Tree Publishing (BMI)
  • Wanted – Hunter Hayes
    Composers: Hunter Hayes, Troy Verges
    Publishers: Happy Little Man Publishing (BMI), Songs From The Engine Room (BMI), Songs Of Universal Inc. (BMI)


Songwriter of the Year

  • Rodney Clawson
  • Dallas Davidson
  • Josh Kear
  • Luke Laird
  • Shane McAnally


Video of the Year 

  • Creepin’ – Eric Church
    Producer: Iris Baker
    Director: Peter Zavadil
  • Merry Go ‘Round
    Producer: Perry Bean, Kacey Musgraves
    Director: Perry Bean
  • Tornado – Little Big Town
    Producer: Iris Baker
    Director: Shane Drake
  • Wanted – Hunter Hayes
    Producer: Stephanie Reeves, Eric Williams
    Director: Traci Goudie, Patrick Hubik
  • We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together – Taylor Swift
    Producer: John Nguyen
    Director: Declan Whitebloom
  • The Wind – Zac Brown Band
    Producer: Ben Kalina
    Director: Mike Judge


Vocal Event of the Year 

  • Don’t Rush – Kelly Clarkson Featuring Vince Gill (19/RCA/Columbia Nashville)
    Produced by: Dann Huff
  • Easy – Rascal Flatts Featuring Natasha Bedingfield (Big Machine Records)
    Produced by: Dann Huff, Brian Kennedy, Rascal Flatts
  • Feel Like A Rock Star – Kenny Chesney (Duet With Tim McGraw) (Blue Chair/BNA)
    Produced by: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney
  • Let It Rain – David Nail Featuring Sarah Buxton (MCA Nashville)
    Produced by: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell
  • The Only Way I Know – Aldean With Luke Bryan & Eric Church (Broken Bow)
    Produced by: Michael Knox
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