Nominations Announced For The "46th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards

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February 1st, 2011

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NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR THE "46TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® AWARDS," COUNTRY MUSIC'S PARTY OF THE YEAR™, TO BE BROADCAST LIVE FROM THE MGM GRAND IN LAS VEGAS SUNDAY, APRIL 3, ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Miranda Lambert Leads with Seven Nominations; Kenny Chesney and Zac Brown Band Each Receive Five Nominations, with Zac Brown Receiving Four Additional Nods; The Band Perry and Taylor Swift Each Receive Four Nominations;

Lady Antebellum, Lee Brice, Easton Corbin, Alan Jackson and Keith Urban

Each Receive Three Nominations

Fans Will Again Vote for Entertainer of the Year;

Top New Artist Category to be Voted on by Fans for Third Year in a Row

Nominations for the 46TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, a star-studded event produced for television by dick clark productions, were announced live this morning by country superstars Miranda Lambert and Ronnie Dunn at the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum in Nashville, and broadcast live on "The Early Show."  The winners will be announced live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3(8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.  As previously announced, Blake Shelton will join forces with country music star Reba to host this year's show.

For the third year, fans will select the winner of the Academy's most prestigious honor, Entertainer of the Year; the two newcomer categories for the annual Academy of Country Music Awards — Top New Solo Vocalist and Top New Vocal Group or Duo — will also be opened up to fan voting.  The winner in each of the two newcomer categories will then move on to compete for Top New Artist, which is also a fan-voted category. Online voting for all fan voted categories will be available at www.voteACM.com.  The winners of Entertainer of the Year and Top New Artist will be announced live during the 46THANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS.

 

This morning, Miranda Lambert led with seven nominations, including Top Female Vocalist and her first ever nomination for Entertainer of the Year.  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 is nominated for Vocal Event of the Year with Sheryl Crow and Loretta Lynn for "Coal Miner's Daughter."  Lambert is the reigning ACM Top Female Vocalist.

Kenny Chesney is nominated for five awards, including Album of the Year for Hemingway's Whiskey and Single Record of the Year for "The Boys of Fall," both of which earned him nominations as an artist and producer.   He is also nominated for Video of the Year for "The Boys of Fall."

                    Zac Brown Band is nominated for five awards, including Top Vocal Group and Album of the Year.  Zac Brown Band is also nominated for Song of the Year, Single Record of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for "As She's Walking Away" featuring Alan Jackson. 
 
                    Zac Brown of Zac Brown Band also received four additional individual nominations as the producer for Album of the Year contender You Get What You Give, Single Record of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for "As She's Walking Away" and additionally as a composer for Song of the Year for "As She's Walking Away."

The Band Perry is nominated for four awards, including Top Vocal Group and Top New Vocal Duo or Group.  They are also nominated for Single Record of the Year and Song of the Year for "If I Die Young."  Kimberly Perry of The Band Perry also received an additional individual nomination as a composer for Song of the Year contender "If I Die Young."

Taylor Swift is nominated for four awards, including her second nod for Entertainer of the Year.  If Swift wins Entertainer of the Year, this will be her first Entertainer of the Year win.  Swift is nominated as an artist and producer for Album of the Year for Speak Now and she also received a nomination for Top Female Vocalist.

Lady Antebellum is nominated for three awards, including Top Vocal Group.  They are also nominated for Album of the Year as artists and producers for Need You Now.  They are the reigning Top Vocal Group.

Lee Brice is nominated for three awards for Song of the Year and as both an artist and producer for Single Record of the year for "Love Like Crazy."  This is Brice's first year to be nominated.

Easton Corbin is nominated for three awards for Top New Solo Vocalist and for Song of the Year and Single Record of the Year for "A Little More Country than That." This is Corbin's first year to be nominated.

Alan Jackson is nominated for three awards for Song of the Year, Single Record of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for "As She's Walking Away," with the Zac Brown Band.

Keith Urban is nominated for three awards, including Entertainer of the Year and Top Male Vocalist.  Urban is also nominated for Vocal Event of the Year for "Blue Sky" with Emily West.

Members of the Academy of Country Music select the nominees and winners of the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, including selection of the final top six nominees of the Entertainer of the Year category and the top three nominees in newcomer categories, Top New Solo Vocalist and Top New Vocal Group or Duo.  Presenters and performers who will appear at the ceremony will be announced at a later date.

Following is the list of final nominees. Winners in each of the following categories, except where noted, will be presented with an ACADEMY OFCOUNTRY MUSIC AWARD during the live television broadcast:

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

  • Joey + Rory
  • Montgomery Gentry
  • Steel Magnolia
  • Sugarland
  • the JaneDear Girls

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)

  • Steel Magnolia
  • The Band Perry
  • the JaneDear Girls

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

Producers: 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

Fan voting for Top New Solo Vocalist and Top New Vocal Duo or Group began at www.VoteACM.com on January 28 and will close on Thursday, Feb. 24 at Noon, ET/9:00 AM, PT.  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 3:00 PM, ET/Noon, PT at www.VoteACM.com.  Fan voting for Top New Artist will close at 8:00 PM, ET/5:00 PM, 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.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Awards counts for artists reflect categories in which they have been recognized as individuals or as part of their duo or group.  In some cases, an artist may receive more than one nomination which factors into their official count.  For example, Lee Brice received two nominations in the Single Record of the Year category — one each as artist and producer — because that category recognizes both.

In addition, the Song of the Year category recognizes the artist, composer and publishing company as a nominee but does not recognize an individual as owner or partial owner of the publishing company.

Award recipients in each category are noted above parenthetically in the Album of the Year, Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Video of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year.

As previously announced, country super-duo Sugarland will headline the first-ever ACM Fan Jam, a fans-only live concert event taking place in Las Vegas during and after the 46TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS broadcast.  The ACM Fan Jam will take place at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino during and after the ACM Awards from the MGM Grand Garden Arena, and will give fans the ultimate opportunity to be part of the LIVE telecast.  Throughout the three-hour live show from the MGM Grand Garden Arena, there will be performances from the Mandalay Bay Events Center by Sugarland and other top-tier music acts, to be announced at a later date.

The 46TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions.  Orly Adelson and R.A. Clark are executive producers, Barry Adelman the producer and Bob Bardo the executive in charge of production.

RATING:  To Be Announced

 
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