The 2012 ACM Awards Nominees

Country's big night is coming up Sunday, April 1st on CBS
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We’re getting closer to country’s big night… the 2012 ACM Awards!  This year’s show happens April 1st on CBS.  We at WQYK were extremely proud to be named the 2012 Station of the Year by the Academy.

There will be amazing live performances, emotional moments, and loads of fun at the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas!

Here’s a look at this year’s nominees!

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
• Jason Aldean
• Kenny Chesney
• Brad Paisley
• Blake Shelton
• Taylor Swift

TOP MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
• Jason Aldean
• Kenny Chesney
• Brad Paisley
• Blake Shelton
• Chris Young

TOP FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
• Sara Evans
• Miranda Lambert
• Martina McBride
• Taylor Swift
• Carrie Underwood

TOP VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
• Love and Theft
• Montgomery Gentry
• Steel Magnolia
• Sugarland
• Thompson Square

TOP VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
• The Band Perry
• Eli Young Band
• Lady Antebellum
• Rascal Flatts
• Zac Brown Band

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
• ‘Chief’ – Eric Church (EMI-Nashville)
Produced by: Arturo Buenahora, Jr., Jay Joyce

• ‘Four the Record’ – Miranda Lambert (RCA)
Produced by: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf

• ‘Hemingway’s Whiskey’ – Kenny Chesney (BNA)
Produced by: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney

• ‘My Kinda Party’ – Jason Aldean (Broken Bow Records)
Produced by: Michael Knox

• ‘Own the Night’ – Lady Antebellum (Capitol Records Nashville)
Produced by: Lady Antebellum, Paul Worley

SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR
• ‘Crazy Girl,’ Eli Young Band (Republic Nashville)
Produced by: Mike Wrucke

• ‘Don’t You Wanna Stay,’ Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson (Broken Bow Records)
Produced by: Michael Knox

• ‘Red Solo Cup,’ Toby Keith (Show Dog-Universal Music)
Produced by: Toby Keith

• ‘Tomorrow,’ Chris Young (RCA)
Produced by: James Stroud

• ‘You and Tequila,’ Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter (BNA)
Produced by: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney

SONG OF THE YEAR
• ‘Crazy Girl’ – Eli Young Band
Composers: Lee Brice, Liz Rose
Publishers: Cake Taker Music (BMI), Mike Curb Music (BMI), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), Sweet Hysteria Music (BMI)

• ‘Home’ – Dierks Bentley
Composers: Brett Beavers, Dierks Bentley, Dan Wilson
Publishers: Big White Tracks (ASCAP), Chestnut Barn Music (BMI), Chrysalis Music/BMG Rights (ASCAP), Chrysalis One Songs (BMI)

• ‘Just a Kiss’ – Lady Antebellum
Composers: Dallas Davidson, Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott
Publishers: Dwhaywood Music (BMI), EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI), EMI Foray Music (SESAC), Hillary Dawn Songs (SESAC), Radiobulletspublishing (BMI), String Stretcher Music (BMI) Warner-Tamberlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)

• ‘Threaten Me With Heaven’ – Vince Gill
Composers: Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Dillon O’Brian, Will Owsley
Publishers: Grant Girls Music (ASCAP), Vinny Mae Music (BMI), Willie-O Music (ASCAP)

• ‘You and Tequila’ – Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter
Composers: Matraca Berg, Deana Carter
Publishers: Deanaling Music (ASCAP), Hannaberg Music (BMI), Songs of Universal Inc., (BMI), WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
• ‘Tattoos On This Town,’ Jason Aldean
Producer: John Burke
Director: Wes Edwards

• ‘Homeboy,’ Eric Church
Producer: Brandon Arolfo
Director: Peter Zavadil

• ‘Red Solo Cup,’ Toby Keith
Producer: Mark Kalbfeld
Director: Michael Salomon

• ‘Just a Kiss,’ Lady Antebellum
Producer: Don Lepore
Director: Shawn Silva

• ‘Mean,’ Taylor Swift
Producer: Oualid Mouaness
Director: Declan Whitebloom

VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR

• ‘Country Boy,’ Aaron Lewis featuring George Jones and Charlie Daniels (R&J Records)
Produced by: Aaron Lewis, James Stroud

• ‘Don’t You Wanna Stay’ Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson (Broken Bow Records)
Produced by: Michael Knox

• ‘Old Alabama’ Brad Paisley feat. Alabama (Arista Nashville)
Produced by: Frank Rogers

• ‘Remind Me’ Brad Paisley duet with Carrie Underwood (Arista Nashville)
Produced by: Frank Rogers

• ‘You and Tequila’ Kenny Chesney feat. Grace Potter (BNA)
Produced by: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney

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