Tuesday, March 2, 2010

ACM Nominees announced!

Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton were up early this morning to announce the ACM award nominees. Lady Antebellum leads with 7 nominations; Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood each receive 6 nominations; Taylor Swift receives 5 nominations;
Kenny Chesney and Brad Paisley each receive 4 nominations; Zac Brown Band receives 4 nominations, with Zac Brown receiving 2 additional nods. The awards will be on CBS Sunday, April 18th. Here's a list of all the nominees:

Entertainer of the Year
Kenny Chesney
Toby Keith
Brad Paisley
George Strait
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood
Keith Urban
Zac Brown Band

Top Male Vocalist of the Year
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
Darius Rucker
George Strait
Keith Urban

Top Female Vocalist of the Year
Miranda Lambert
Reba McEntire
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood
Lee Ann Womack

Top Vocal Group of the Year
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Randy Rogers Band
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band

Top Vocal Duo of the Year
Brooks & Dunn
Joey + Rory
Montgomery Gentry
Steel Magnolia
Sugarland

TOP NEW SOLO VOCALIST of the Year *
Luke Bryan
Jamey Johnson
Chris Young

TOP NEW VOCAL DUO of the Year *
Bomshel
Joey + Rory
Steel Magnolia

TOP NEW VOCAL GROUP of the Year *
Eli Young Band
Gloriana
The Lost Trailers

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
American Saturday Night - Brad Paisley
Lady Antebellum - Lady Antebellum
Play On - Carrie Underwood
Revolution - Miranda Lambert
The Foundation - Zac Brown Band

Single Record of the Year
Need You Now - Lady Antebellum
People Are Crazy - Billy Currington (
Red Light - David Nail
Toes - Zac Brown Band
White Liar - Miranda Lambert

Song of the Year
Cowboy Casanova - Carrie Underwood
Need You Now - Lady Antebellum
People Are Crazy - Billy Currington
White Liar - Miranda Lambert
You Belong With Me - Taylor Swift

Video of the Year
Boots On - Randy Houser
Need You Now - Lady Antebellum
Welcome To The Future - Brad Paisley
White Liar - Miranda Lambert
You Belong With Me - Taylor Swift

Vocal Event of the Year
Hillbilly Bone - Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins
Honky Tonk Stomp - Brooks & Dunn featuring Billy Gibbons
I Told You So - Carrie Underwood featuring Randy Travis
I'm Alive - Kenny Chesney with Dave Matthews
Seeing Stars - Jack Ingram featuring Patty Griffin

Tonight's Tweets include some of the ACM nominees:

@taylorswift13: Getting ready in my room, singing my thoughts. Super annoying new habit of mine. Today it's "I love ACM nominations I love ACM nominations".

@davidnail: don't know whether to cry, scream, call my folks, call my wife, shower, or go suit shopping! Holy &$#@!

@LuckymanEddie
: Humanitarian award!!!! OMG

@ladyantebellum: Were flipping out about the ACM nominations!!!! So honored and humbled. Taking off now for NYC, Today show tomorrow. Love u all! -lady a

@Miranda_Lambert: Wow. What a great way to start the day....Reba and Blake Shelton on national tv saying my name 3 times for ACM nom's. Ecstatic!!!!
And......Blakes "Hillbilly Bone" comes out today! ( I'm talking about his new record of course:)

@reba: Had a great time announcing the ACM nominations with Blake this morning!!!
Thanks for the ACM nomination for female vocalist!!! Whooohooo!!!!

@saraevansmusic: Can't wait for Idol tonight! I'm writing with Kara DioGuardi on Friday in LA! Can't wait!

@joshturnermusic: Check out Josh Turner performing his #1 hit "Why Don't We Just Dance" on Jimmy Kimmel Live! http://bit.ly/bsv9rJ

@whitneyduncan: Still ticked that Jake picked Vienna...but maybe they'll b happy. My bet's not on 'em! ;)

@LukeBryanOnline
: Hey Guys, The new EP Spring Break 2..Hangover Edition is available TODAY on iTunes. http://tinyurl.com/ykrdv6r

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