46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards Nominees Announced

46th Annual Academy of Country Music AwardsThe 46th Annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards will be broadcast on CBS, Live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, April 3, 2011 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT.

This year’s event is scheduled to be hosted by Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton. One of the great things about this event is that you, the fan’s, get to cast your vote for not one, but several different categories. They are: Entertainer of the Year, Top New Solo Vocalist and Top New Vocal Duo or Group. The winners of the two “Top New…” categories will then compete for the Top New Artist category which will also be open for fan voting.

Fan voting for Top New Solo Vocalist and Top New Vocal Duo or Group began at VoteACM.com and GACtv.com/ACM on January 28, 2011 and will close on Thursday, February 24 at 12 noon EST. The winner in each category will be announced in March, and will move on to compete for Top New Artist. Fan voting for Top New Artist and Entertainer of the Year begins on March 11 at noon PT at VoteACM.com. Fan voting for Top New Artist will close at 5 p.m. PT on April 3 (before the LIVE show starts) and fan voting for Entertainer of the Year will close during the third hour of the LIVE broadcast.

Here’s a list of the final nominees for each category:

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

* Jason Aldean
* Toby Keith
* Miranda Lambert
* Brad Paisley
* Taylor Swift
* Keith Urban

TOP MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

* Jason Aldean
* Brad Paisley
* Blake Shelton
* George Strait
* Keith Urban

TOP FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

* Miranda Lambert
* Reba McEntire
* Taylor Swift
* Carrie Underwood
* Lee Ann Womack

TOP VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR

* the JaneDear girls
* Joey + Rory
* Montgomery Gentry
* Steel Magnolia
* Sugarland

TOP VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

* Lady Antebellum
* Little Big Town
* Randy Rogers Band
* The Band Perry
* Zac Brown Band

TOP NEW SOLO VOCALIST OF THE YEAR (Previously Announced)

* Eric Church
* Easton Corbin
* Randy Houser

TOP NEW VOCAL DUO or GROUP OF THE YEAR (Previously Announced)

* the JaneDear girls
* Steel Magnolia
* The Band Perry

ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company] (TIE)

* Hemingway’s Whiskey – Kenny Chesney (BNA)
– Produced by: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney –

* Need You Now – Lady Antebellum (Capitol Records Nashville)
– Produced by: Lady Antebellum, Paul Worley –

* The Guitar Song – Jamey Johnson (Mercury)
– Produced by: Arlis Albritton, Dave Cobb, The Kent Hardly Playboys –

* Speak Now – Taylor Swift (Big Machine Records)
– Produced by: Nathan Chapman, Taylor Swift –

* Up On The Ridge – Dierks Bentley (Capitol Records Nashville)
– Produced by: Jon Randall Stewart –

* You Get What You Give – Zac Brown Band (Southern Ground / Roar / Bigger Picture / Atlantic)
– Produced by: Zac Brown, Keith Stegall –

SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company] (TIE)

* A Little More Country Than That – Easton Corbin (Mercury)
– Produced by: Carson Chamberlain –

* As She’s Walking Away – Zac Brown Band Featuring Alan Jackson (Southern Ground / Roar Bigger Picture / Atlantic)
– Produced by: Zac Brown, Keith Stegall –

* If I Die Young – The Band Perry (Republic Nashville)
– Produced by: Paul Worley –

* Love Like Crazy – Lee Brice (Curb Records)
– Produced by: Lee Brice, Doug Johnson –

* The Boys Of Fall – Kenny Chesney (BNA)
– Produced by: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney –

* The House That Built Me – Miranda Lambert (Columbia Nashville)
– Produced by: Frank Liddell, Mike Wrucke –

SONG OF THE YEAR [Award to Composer(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]

*A Little More Country Than That – Easton Corbin
– Composers: Rory Lee Feek, Don Poythress, Wynn Varble
– Publishers: A Sling And A Prayer Music (ASCAP), Chrysalis One Music (ASCAP), Don Poythress Songs (ASCAP), Precious Flour Music (BMI), Universal Music-MGB Songs (ASCAP), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)

*As She’s Walking Away – Zac Brown Band Featuring Alan Jackson
– Composers: Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette
– Publishers: Angelika Music (BMI), Weimerhound Publishing (BMI)

*If I Die Young – The Band Perry
– Composer: Kimberly Perry
– Publishers: Pearlfeather Publishing (BMI), Rio Bravo Music, Inc. (BMI)

*Love Like Crazy – Lee Brice
– Composers: Tim James, Doug Johnson
– Publishers: Mike Curb Music (BMI), Sweet Radical Music (BMI), T-Bird’s Music (BMI), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)

*The House That Built Me – Miranda Lambert
– Composers: Tom Douglas, Allen Shamblin Publishers: Built On Rock (ASCAP), Sony/ATV Tree
– Publishing (BMI), Tomdouglasmusic (BMI)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR [Award to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)] *(Off Camera Award)

*Hillbilly Bone – Blake Shelton Featuring Trace Adkins
– Producer: Randy Brewer
– Director: Roman White

*Only Prettier – Miranda Lambert
– Producer: Trent Hardville
– Director: Trey Fanjoy

*Stuck Like Glue – Sugarland
– Producer: Tony McGarry
– Director: Declan Whitebloom

* The Boys Of Fall – Kenny Chesney
– Producer: Don Lepore
– Director: Shaun Silva

*The House That Built Me – Miranda Lambert
– Producer: Trent Hardville
– Director: Trey Fanjoy

VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company] (Off Camera Award)

* As She’s Walking Away – Zac Brown Band Featuring Alan Jackson (Southern Ground / Roar / Bigger Picture / Atlantic)
– Produced by: Zac Brown, Keith Stegall –

* Blue Sky – Emily West Featuring Keith Urban (Capitol Records Nashville)
Produced by: Mark Bright

* Coal Miner’s Daughter – Loretta Lynn, Sheryl Crow and Miranda Lambert (Columbia Nashville)
– Produced by: John Carter Cash, Patsy Lynn Russell –

* Cold Beer – Colt Ford Featuring Jamey Johnson (Average Joes)
– Produced by: Shannon Houchins, Adrian Young –

* Good To Be Me – Uncle Kracker Featuring Kid Rock (Top Dog/ Atlantic / Bigger Picture)
– Produced by: Kid Rock –

Find out more info at: www.acmcountry.com

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