2011 Academy Of Country Music Nominees!

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46th Academy of Country Music Awards

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Miranda Lambert[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Ronnie Dunn[/lastfm] announced the list of 46th Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM) nominees on the CBS Early Show today live from the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum in Nashville.

As previously announced, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Blake Shelton[/lastfm] will join forces with country music star [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Reba[/lastfm] to host the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

This morning reigning ACM Top Female Vocalist Miranda Lambert led with seven nominations, including Top Female Vocalist and her first ever nomination for Entertainer of the Year.  [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kenny Chesney[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Zac Brown Band[/lastfm] each receive 5 nominations, with Zac Brown receiving 4 additional nods; The Band Perry and Taylor Swift each receive 4 nominations; Lady Antebellum, Lee Brice, Easton Corbin, Alan Jackson and Keith Urban each receive 3 nominations!  Here is the list!

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

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

TOP MALE VOCALIST

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

TOP FEMALE VOCALIST

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

TOP VOCAL GROUP

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

TOP VOCAL DUO

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

SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR
Award to Artist/Producer/Record Company

  • “A Little More Country Than That” – Easton Corbin (Mercury)
    Produced by:  Carson Chamberlain
  • “As She’s Walking Away” – Zac Brown Band feat. 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/Publisher/Artist

  • “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)

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
(Award to Artist/Producer/Record Company)

  • 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

VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
Award to Artist/Producer/Record Company

  • “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

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Award to Producer/Director/Artist

  • “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

Be sure to cast your vote for the fan-voted newcomer categories now through February 24th at www.VoteACM.com.  The nominees in these two categories are:

TOP NEW SOLO VOCALIST

  • [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Eric Church[/lastfm]
  • [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Easton Corbin[/lastfm]
  • [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Randy Houser[/lastfm]

TOP NEW VOCAL DUO OR GROUP

  • [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Band Perry[/lastfm]
  • [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]the JaneDear girls[/lastfm]
  • [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Steel Magnolia[/lastfm]

 

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