Nominees For The 46th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards

Nominations were announced today for the 46th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, a star-studded event produced for television by dick clark productions broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3, 2011 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

Nominees were announced at a press conference this morning at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum in Nashville. Country superstars Miranda Lambert and Ronnie Dunn read the nominations live during CBS’ The Early Show broadcast. As previously announced, Blake Shelton will join forces with country music star Reba to host the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

For the third year, fans will select the winner of the Academy’s most prestigious honor, Entertainer of the Year and for the third year, the two newcomer categories for the annual Academy of Country Music Awards —Top New Solo Vocalist, Top New Vocal Duo or Group— will also be opened up to fan voting. The winner in each of the two newcomer categories will then move on to compete for Top New Artist, which is also a fan voted category. Online voting for all fan voted categories will be available at www.voteACM.com. The winners of Entertainer of the Year and Top New Artist will be announced live during the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

Following is the list of final nominees. Winners in each of the following categories, except where noted, will be presented with an ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARD during the live television broadcast:
 
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
  • Joe + 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]
  • 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]
  • 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, Adrian Young
  • Good To Be Me – Uncle Kracker Featuring Kid Rock (Top Dog/ Atlantic / Bigger Picture)
    Produced by: Kid Rock