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Miranda Lambert Rules ACM Nominations

Miranda Lambert and Ronnie Dunn at the nominations announcement for the 46th Annual ACM Awards, Feb. 1, 2011 at the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Last year Miranda Lambert said 2010 was “her best year yet.” She might have to amend that statement, if Feb. 1, 2011 is any indication.

This morning at the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards nominations announcement, Miranda heard her name called 35 times…oops, make that 7 times. Miranda and Ronnie Dunn read the list this morning at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, live during CBS’ The Early Show. Ronnie made the joke about Miranda having triple-digit nominations, but clearly, she is at the forefront of possible trophy winners.

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, broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3, 2011 at 8 p.m. live ET/delayed PT on CBS.

Miranda led with seven nominations, including Top Female Vocalist and her first-ever nomination for Entertainer of the Year. In addition, she was nominated for Single Record of the Year and Song of the Year for “The House That Built Me” and received two nominations for Video of the Year for “Only Prettier” and “The House That Built Me.” She is nominated for Vocal Event of the Year with Sheryl Crow and Loretta Lynn for “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” Miranda is the reigning ACM Top Female Vocalist.

Kenny Chesney is nominated for five awards, including Album of the Year for Hemingway’s Whiskey and Single Record of the Year for “The Boys Of Fall,” both of which he is nominated for as an artist and producer.   He is also nominated for Video of the Year for “The Boys Of Fall.” 

Zac Brown Band is nominated for five awards including Top Vocal Group and Album of the Year.  Zac Brown Band is also nominated for Song of the Year, Single Record of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for “As She’s Walking Away” featuring Alan Jackson.

Zac Brown of Zac Brown Band also received four additional individual nominations as the producer for Album of the Year contender You Get What You Give, Single Record of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for “As She’s Walking Away” and additionally as a composer for Song of the Year for “As She’s Walking Away.”

The Band Perry is nominated for four awards, including Top Vocal Group and Top New Vocal Duo or Group.  They are also nominated for Single Record of the Year and Song of the Year for “If I Die Young.” Kimberly Perry of The Band Perry also received an additional individual nomination as a composer for Song of the Year contender “If I Die Young.”

Taylor Swift is nominated for four awards, including her second nod for Entertainer of the Year.  If Swift wins Entertainer of the Year, this will be her first Entertainer of the Year win. Swift is nominated as an artist and producer for Album of the Year for Speak Now and she also received a nomination for Top Female Vocalist. 

Lady Antebellum is nominated for three awards including Top Vocal Group.  They are also nominated for Album of the Year as artists and producers for Need You Now. They are the reigning Top Vocal Group.

Lee Brice is nominated for three awards for Song of the Year and as both an artist and producer for Single Record of the year for “Love Like Crazy.”  This is Brice’s first year to be nominated.

Easton Corbin is nominated for three awards for Top New Solo Vocalist and for Song of the Year and Single Record of the Year for “A Little More Country Than That.” This is Corbin’s first year to be nominated.

Alan Jackson is nominated for three awards for Song of the Year, Single Record of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for “As She’s Walking Away,” with the Zac Brown Band.

Keith Urban is nominated for three awards including Entertainer of the Year and Top Male Vocalist.  Keith is also nominated for Vocal Event of the Year for “Blue Sky” with Emily West.

Members of the Academy of Country Music select the nominees and winners of the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, and select the final top six nominees of the Entertainer of the Year category and the top three nominees in newcomer categories, Top New Solo Vocalist and Top New Vocal Duo or Group. Presenters and performers who will appear at the ceremony will be announced at a later date.

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

Top Male Vocalist of the Year

Top Female Vocalist of the Year

Top Vocal Group of the Year

Top Vocal Duo of the Year

TOP NEW SOLO VOCALIST Of The Year   (Previously Announced)
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  • Eric Church
  • Easton Corbin
  • Randy Houser
  • TOP NEW VOCAL DUO or GROUP Of The Year  (Previously Announced)
    CLICK HERE TO VOTE

  • the JaneDear girls
  • Steel Magnolia
  • The Band Perry
  • ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company(s)] (TIE)

    • 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

    Produced by: Arlis Albritton, Dave Cobb, The Kent Hardly Playboys

    • Speak Now - Taylor Swift (Big Machine Records) 

    Produced by: Nathan Chapman, Taylor Swift

    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 [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company(s)]  (TIE)

    • 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 [Awarded 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 Music (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 

    Composers: 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 [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)] (Off Camera Award)

    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 [Awarded 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)

    Producer: Zac Brown, Keith Stegall

    • Blue Sky - Emily West Featuring Keith Urban (Capitol Records Nashville)

    Producer: Mark Bright

    • Coal Miner’s Daughter – Loretta Lynn, Sheryl Crow and Miranda Lambert (Columbia Nashville)

    Producer: John Carter Cash, Patsy Lynn Russell

    • Cold BeerColt 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

    Fan voting for Top New Solo Vocalist and Top New Vocal Duo or Group began at VoteACM.com and GACTV.com/ACM on January 28, 2011 and will close on Thursday, February 24 at 12noon EST.  The winner in each category will be announced in March, and will move on to compete for Top New Artist.  Fan voting for Top New Artist and Entertainer of the Year begins on March 11 at noon PT at VoteACM.com. Fan voting for Top New Artist will close at 5 p.m. PT on April 3 (before the LIVE show starts) and fan voting for Entertainer of the Year will close during the third hour of the LIVE broadcast.

    IMPORTANT NOTE:  Awards counts for artists reflect categories in which they have been recognized as individuals or as part of their duo or group. In some cases, an artist may receive more than one nomination which factors into their official count. For example, Lee Brice received two nominations in the Single Record of the Year category—one each as artist and producer—because that category recognizes both.

    In addition, the Song of the Year category recognizes the artist, composer and publishing company as a nominee but does not recognize an individual as owner or partial owner of the publishing company. 

    Award recipients in each category are noted above parenthetically in the Album of the Year, Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Video of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year.

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