Miranda Lambert leads ACM Award nominations

, Staff

The nominations for this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards were announced on Tuesday and Miranda Lambert led the way with seven nominations, including Top Female Vocalist and her first ever nomination for Entertainer of the Year.

Kenny Chesney and the Zac Brown Band, who will both tour together this summer, followed with five nominations each. The Band Perry and Taylor Swift each earned four nominations, while Lady Antebellum, Alan Jackson, Keith Urban, Lee Brice and Easton Corbin garnered three. The complete list of nominees for each category are available below.

Lambert will square off against Jason Aldean, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban for the coveted top prize of Entertainer of the Year, which was won by Carrie Undewood last year. The reigning ACM Top Female Vocalist will look to hold on to crown over Reba McEntire, Lee Ann Womack, Swift and Underwood.

In addition, Lambert was nominated for Single Record of the Year and Song of the Year for “The House That Built Me” and received two nominations for Video of the Year for “Only Prettier” and “The House That Built Me.” She was also nominated for Vocal Event of the Year with Sheryl Crow and Loretta Lynn for “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”

Chesney and the Zac Brown Band each were nominated for Album of the Year for Hemingway’s Whiskey and You Get What You Give, respectively. Also nominated were Lady Antebellum for Need You Know, Jamey Johnson for The Guitar Song, Taylor Swift for Speak Now and Dierks Bentley for Up On The Ridge.

In order to win his fifth consecutive Male Vocalist of the Year award, Brad Paisley will have to win over Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton, George Strait and Urban.

For the third year in a row, fans will select the winner of the Academy’s most prestigious honor, Entertainer of the Year. Fans will also be to select the winners for the Top New Artist, which will be comprised of the winners for the Top New Male, Female and Duo/Group categories, by voting at www.voteACM.com. Winners for each of the other categories will be selected by members of the Academy of Country Music.

The 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be broadcast live on CMS from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3 at 8 p.m. Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton will join forces to host the event. Presenters and performers who will appear at the ceremony will be announced at a later date.


46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards Nominees

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
Eric Church
Easton Corbin
Randy Houser

TOP NEW VOCAL DUO or GROUP OF THE YEAR
the JaneDear girls
Steel Magnolia
The Band Perry

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Hemingway’s Whiskey – Kenny Chesney
Need You Now – Lady Antebellum
The Guitar Song – Jamey Johnson
Speak Now – Taylor Swift
Up On The Ridge – Dierks Bentley
You Get What You Give – Zac Brown Band

SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR
“A Little More Country Than That” – Easton Corbin
“As She’s Walking Away” – Zac Brown Band featuring Alan Jackson
“If I Die Young” – The Band Perry
“Love Like Crazy” – Lee Brice
“The Boys Of Fall” – Kenny Chesney
The House That Built Me” – Miranda Lambert

SONG OF THE YEAR
“A Little More Country Than That” – Easton Corbin
“As She’s Walking Away” – Zac Brown Band featuring Alan Jackson
“If I Die Young” – The Band Perry
“Love Like Crazy” – Lee Brice
“The House That Built Me” – Miranda Lambert

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“Hillbilly Bone” – Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins
“Only Prettier” – Miranda Lambert
“Stuck Like Glue” – Sugarland
“The Boys Of Fall” – Kenny Chesney
“The House That Built Me” – Miranda Lambert

VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
“As She’s Walking Away” – Zac Brown Band featuring Alan Jackson
“Blue Sky” – Emily West featuring Keith Urban
“Coal Miner’s Daughter” – Loretta Lynn, Sheryl Crow and Miranda Lambert
“Cold Beer” – Colt Ford featuring Jamey Johnson
“Good To Be Me” – Uncle Kracker featuring Kid Rock

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