Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown Band Lead ACM Nominations

Written by February 1st, 2011 at 1:43 pm

The nominees are in for this years’ Academy of Country Music Awards, which will be broadcast live on CBS on April 3 from the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. Leading the pack is Miranda Lambert, who also cleaned up at the CMAs, with seven nominations, including Entertainer of the Year and Song Of The Year (for “The House That Built Me”).

Kenny Chesney and Zac Brown Band are tied with five nominations each, including Top Album Of The Year for Hemmingway’s Whiskey and You Get What You Give, respectively. Fans will decide who wins the Top New Solo Vocalist and Top New Vocal Duo categories. Cast your votes at VoteACM.com. The deadline is February 24.

Check out the full nominee list below:

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, Jared Scuillo, Justin Spillner
* “Good To Be Me” – Uncle Kracker Featuring Kid Rock (Top Dog/ Atlantic / Bigger Picture) Produced by: Kid Rock

  • Amelia Lloyd

    I hope u get the biggest award of the night I am ur biggest fan all I listen to is ur songs there the bomb I love ur music and I have a ? How hard is it to be a country singer cues I want to be one a lot it is all I want to do for the rest of my life and I am only 12 so could give me some pointers on singing love ur biggest fan Amelia

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