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ACM Announces 2013 Nominees, Eric Church Leads with Seven Nominations
Posted By Wendy Spicher On February 13, 2013 @ 10:28 AM In Country Music News | Comments Disabled
This morning, the nominees were announced for the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards , taking place on Sunday, April 7st, 2013in Las Vegas and airing on CBS. Eric Church  (7 nominations), Hunter Hayes  (6 nominations), Miranda Lambert  (5 nominations) and Taylor Swift  (5 nominations) lead nominations for male and female artists respectively.
Nominations were announced today for the 48th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, a star-studded event honoring country music’s best and introducing the industry’s hottest emerging talent. Produced for television by dick clark productions, the ACM Awards will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7th, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.
Nominees were revealed online via the second annual ACM digital press conference this morning on the Academy’s Facebook and Twitter pages. Iconic singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow, The Band Perry , 2 Broke Girls star Beth Behrs, Little Big Town , Scotty McCreery , Ryan Seacrest, The Talk’s Julie Chen, Sarah Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler, and Sheryl Underwood, plus Entertainment Tonight co-anchors Nancy O’Dell and Rob Marciano all announced batches of nominations in video postings during the approximately 35 minute online event, which culminated in music fans announcing the nominees for the Academy’s biggest prize, Entertainer of the Year: Jason Aldean , Luke Bryan , Miranda Lambert , Blake Shelton and Taylor Swift . For the second year, fans were invited to submit videos naming their favorite artist in this category.
As nominations were announced via the ACM social media channels, The Band Perry continued the interaction as they took over the Music On Facebook page at www.facebook.com/musicians . Over a million Music On Facebook fans, as well as any visitors to the page, were able to watch The Band Perry simultaneously update as the Academy of Country Music posted the nominations.
As previously announced, Blake Shelton will join forces with Luke Bryan to host the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. This year’s show will mark reigning ACM Male Vocalist of the Year Shelton’s third consecutive turn hosting the Awards and Bryan’s first time hosting a LIVE televised event.
For the sixth year, fans will help select the winner of the Academy’s most prestigious honor, Entertainer of the Year, and for the fifth year, the New Artist of the Year category will also be opened up to fan voting. Brantley Gilbert, Jana Kramer and Florida Georgia Line are the nominees for this year’s ACM New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s Department Stores. In the first round of fan voting at GACtv.com, fans named Gilbert, Kramer and Florida Georgia Line for ACM New Male Vocalist of the Year, ACM New Female Vocalist of the Year and ACM New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year, respectively. The winners of those categories go on to compete for overall ACM New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s. The winners of Entertainer of the Year and New Artist of the Year will be announced live during the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
Eric Church leads with seven nominations, including Male Vocalist of the Year and his second consecutive nod for Album of the Year and Video of the Year. He is twice nominated for Song of the Year for “Springsteen,” as both artist and composer. Church also earned nominations for Single of the Year for “Springsteen” and for Vocal Event of the Year for “The Only Way I Know” with Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan.
Hunter Hayes received six nominations, including New Male Vocalist of the Year and Video of the Year for “Wanted.” He is also twice nominated in the Song of the Year category as the artist and composer, as well as in the Single Record of the Year category as the artist and producer for “Wanted.”
Miranda Lambert earned five nominations, including her second nomination for Entertainer of the Year and seventh consecutive nod for Female Vocalist of the Year. In addition, Lambert was nominated for Single Record of the Year and twice nominated for Song of the Year, as artist and composer, for “Over You.” Lambert is the reigning ACM Female Vocalist of the Year.
Reigning Entertainer of the Year, Taylor Swift received five nominations, including her fourth consecutive nod for Entertainer of the Year. If Swift wins Entertainer of the Year, this will be her third consecutive win in that category. Swift is nominated for the sixth time for Female Vocalist of the Year and for the fourth time for Video of the Year for “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” She also received a double nomination for Album of the Year for Red as the artist and producer.
Luke Bryan received four nominations, including his first ever Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year nominations. He also received nominations for Album of the Year for tailgates & tanlines and Vocal Event of the Year for “The Only Way I Know” with Jason Aldean and Eric Church.
First-time ACM nominee, Kacey Musgraves is nominated for four awards including Female Vocalist of the Year, New Female Vocalist of the Year and twice for Video of the Year for “Merry Go ‘Round” as both artist and producer.
Little Big Town leads group nominations with four nods, including their seventh nomination for Vocal Group of the Year. They are also nominated for Album of the Year, Single Record of the Year for “Pontoon” and Video of the Year for “Tornado.”
Jason Aldean is nominated for three awards, including his third consecutive nod for Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year. He is nominated for Vocal Event of the Year for “The Only Way I Know” with Luke Bryan and Eric Church.
Reigning Male Vocalist of the Year, Blake Shelton is nominated for three awards, including his third consecutive nomination for Male Vocalist of the Year and second nod for Entertainer of the Year. Shelton also received a nomination for Song of the Year as composer for “Over You” with Miranda Lambert.
Eli Young Band earned three nominations, including their second consecutive nomination for Vocal Group of the Year. They also received nominations for “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” in the Single Record of the Year and Song of the Year categories.
Florida Georgia Line received nominations for three awards, including Vocal Duo of the Year, New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year and New Artist of the Year. This is Florida Georgia Line’s first year to be nominated.
The Academy of Country Music’s professional membership selects the nominees and winners of the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, and selects the final top five nominees of the Entertainer of the Year category. New Artist of the Year final nominees were selected by a combined vote of the fans and professional members. Presenters and performers who will appear at the ceremony will be announced at a later date.
Fan voting for New Artist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year begins on March 25, 2013 at 3:00 PM ET/12noon PT at VoteACM.com. Fan voting for New Artist of the Year will close at 8:00PM ET/5:00 PM PT on April 7, 2013 (before the LIVE show starts) and fan voting for Entertainer of the Year will close during the third hour of the LIVE broadcast.
Following is the list of final nominees. Winners in each of the categories, except where noted, will be presented with an ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARD during the live television broadcast:
Entertainer of the Year
Male Vocalist of the year
Female Vocalist of the year
Vocal Duo of the year
Vocal Group of the Year
New Male Vocalist of the Year
New Female Vocalist of the Year
New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year
New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s Department Stores [Winners of New Male, New Female & New Vocal Duo or Group Of The Year]
Album of the Year [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company]
Produced by: Mark Bright
Produced by: Jay Joyce
Produced by: Jeff Bhasker, Nathan Chapman, Dann Huff, Jacknife Lee, Max Martin, Shellback, Taylor Swift, Butch Walker, Dan Wilson
Produced by: Mark Bright, Jeff Stevens
Produced by: Jay Joyce
Single Record of the Year [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company]
Produced by: Mike Wrucke
Produced by: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf
Produced by: Jay Joyce
Produced by: Jay Joyce
Produced by: Hunter Hayes, Dann Huff
Song of the Year [Award to Composer(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]
Composers: Phil Barton, Johnny Bulford, Jon Stone
Publishers: 3JB Music (BMI), Adios Pantalones (SESAC), Hears That Skyline Music (SESAC), Sixteen Stars Music (BMI), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)
Composers: Will Hoge, Eric Paslay
Publishers: Cal IV Songs (ASCAP), Will Hoge Music (BMI)
Composers: Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton
Publishers: Pink Dog Publishing (BMI), Sony ATV/Tree Publishing (BMI)
Composers: Eric Church, Jeff Hyde, Ryan Tyndell
Publishers: Bug Music (BMI), Ole Purple Cape Music (BMI), Sinnerlina (BMI), Sony ATV/Tree Publishing (BMI)
Composers: Hunter Hayes, Troy Verges
Publishers: Happy Little Man Publishing (BMI), Songs From The Engine Room (BMI), Songs Of Universal Inc. (BMI)
Video of the Year [Award to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)] *(Off Camera Award) [TIE]
Producer: Iris Baker
Director: Peter Zavadil
Producers: Perry Bean, Kacey Musgraves
Director: Perry Bean
Producer: Iris Baker
Director: Shane Drake
Producers: Stephanie Reeves, Eric Williams
Directors: Traci Goudie, Patrick Hubik
Producer: John Nguyen
Director: Declan Whitebloom
Producer: Ben Kalina
Director: Mike Judge
Vocal Event of the Year [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company] *(Off Camera Award)
Produced by: Dann Huff
Produced by: Dann Huff, Brian Kennedy, Rascal Flatts
Produced by: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney
Produced by: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell
Produced by: Michael Knox
To get the full list of nominees — including off-camera awards and non-artist categories, visit ACMcountry.com !
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