The nominations for the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards were announced yesterday! Their were plenty of surprises in the nominees along with past favorites being nominated again, but whether they’re a veteran to the award show or a first time nominee, the feeling must be great to be apart of this grand event.
[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Miranda Lambert[/lastfm] – Entertainer of the Year, Top Female Vocalist of the Year, Single record of the Year, Song of the Year, Video of the Year
“I’m still on cloud nine from last ACMs. I had such an amazing time last year…I set a goal for myself when I was 17 that I wanted to be nominated for Entertainer of the Year, and ten years later, here I am. I know I have tons of work ahead of me to take a crown like that, and I love that because it puts the drive in me. I have my foot in the door in this category, and the fact that I’m nominated is amazing. I’ll keep working my butt off, and one day I’ll win it, hopefully.”
[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Jamey Johnson[/lastfm] – Album of the Year, Vocal Event of the Year
“The triumph of a gold-selling double album is shared by my family, my friends/bandmates/producers, my staff, my label, my booking agents, my publishers, my management, my publicists, my handlers, my wranglers, my fans, my dog, Willie’s braids and that beautiful brunette in Toledo…Thanks all for the hard work and dedication. You all deserve each accolade. And thanks to the Academy voters for the recognition.”
[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Colt Ford[/lastfm] – Vocal Event of the Year
First time nominee said “I never dreamed I would get a nomination for anything…I just wanted to make a good song with my friend Jamey. I am so humbled to even be mentioned with the amazing artists in this category. I promise no one is more grateful than me!”
[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Kenney Chesney[/lastfm] – Album of the Year, Single record of the Year, Video of the Year
“In making ‘Hemingway’s Whiskey,’ it was important for me to push myself and my audience while at the same time staying true to who I am as an artist…that’s why I’m so proud of this album and even more proud of the nomination for ACM Album of the Year.”
Check out The Boot for the rest of the nominees and their reactions. Make sure to tune in on April 3rd to see the stars come out and who will go home a winner.