via press release:
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES JASON ALDEAN, TOBY KEITH,
MIRANDA LAMBERT, BRAD PAISLEY, TAYLOR SWIFT AND KEITH URBAN SET TO PERFORM
ON THE "46th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® AWARDS"
TO BE BROADCAST LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS, SUNDAY, APRIL 3
ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
Beginning March 11, Country Music Fans Have the Power to Vote
For Entertainer of the Year at www.voteACM.com
Entertainer of the Year nominees Jason Aldean, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban are set to perform on the 46th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, to be broadcast live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas,Sunday, April 3 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. The special, produced for television by dick clarkproductions, honors country music's top talent as well as the industry's hottest emerging artists.
For the third consecutive year, fans will select the winner of Entertainer of the Year. Starting Friday, March 11, country music fans can vote for their favorite artist by visiting www.voteACM.com. Fan voting for Entertainer of the Year will close during the third hour of the LIVE broadcast.
Jason Aldean is nominated for two awards, including Entertainer of the Year and Top Male Vocalist. This is Aldean's first nomination for Entertainer of the Year. Aldean won Top New Male Vocalist in 2005.
Miranda Lambert is nominated for seven awards, including Top Female Vocalist and, for the first time, Entertainer of the Year. In addition, Lambert is nominated for Single Record of the Year and Song of the Year for "The House That Built Me," and holds two nominations for Video of the Year for "Only Prettier" and "The House That Built Me." She is also 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.
Toby Keith is nominated for Entertainer of the Year. He previously won the category twice – first in 2002 and then again the following year. Keith has also won 10 ACM Awards, including two for Top Male Vocalist and Album of the Year.
Brad Paisley is nominated for two awards, including Entertainer of the Year and Top Male Vocalist. If Paisley wins Entertainer of the Year, it will be his first win in this category. Paisley has won 13 ACM Awards, including four for Top Male Vocalist.
Taylor Swift is nominated for four awards, including her second consecutive nod for Entertainer of the Year. If Swift wins Entertainer of the Year, it will be her first win in this category. Swift is nominated as an artist and producer for Album of the Year for Speak Now and also received a nomination for Top Female Vocalist. In 2009, Swift made history as the Academy's youngest-ever winner for Album of the Year when she was honored as both an artist and producer for Fearless.
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. Urban is a seven-time ACM award winner, including wins for Top Male Vocalist in 2004 and 2005, Album of the Year in 2004 and Top New Male Vocalist in 2000.
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 is the producer and Bob Bardo serves as the executive in charge of production.