ACM Nominees Announced: Kenny Chesney Leads Academy of Country Music Awards Nominees

Taylor Swift leads in solo female nominations

Kenny Chesney leads in the nominations for the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, announced Thursday. He has nine nominations, including Entertainer of the Year.

Jason Aldean earned three nominations, Brad Paisley four, and Toby Keith three. Taylor Swift earned the most solo female nominations with three, and Grace Potter received three for projects with Chesney.

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Lady Antebellum leads the group nominations with five, and the Eli Young Band earned three.

Besides Chesney, Entertainer of the Year nominees include Aldean, Paisley, Swift, and Blake Shelton, who will host the ceremony with Reba. It airs Sunday, April 1 from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

CBS announced a deal Wednesday to continue airing the ceremony for a decade.

Here's the full list of nominees:

Entertainer of the Year

·         Jason Aldean

·         Kenny Chesney

·         Brad Paisley

·         Blake Shelton

·         Taylor Swift

 

Male Vocalist of the year

·         Jason Aldean

·         Kenny Chesney

·         Brad Paisley

·         Blake Shelton

·         Chris Young

 

Female Vocalist of the year

·         Sara Evans

·         Miranda Lambert

·         Martina McBride

·         Taylor Swift

·         Carrie Underwood

 

Vocal Duo of the year

·         Love and Theft

·         Montgomery Gentry

·         Steel Magnolia

·         Sugarland

·         Thompson Square

 

Vocal Group OF THE YEAR

·         The Band Perry

·         Eli Young Band

·         Lady Antebellum

·         Rascal Flatts

·         Zac Brown Band

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company]

·         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 [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company]

·         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 [Award to Composer(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]

·         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[Award to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)] *(Off Camera Award)

·         Homeboy – Eric Church

Producer: Brandon Arolfo

Director: Peter Zavadil

 

·         Just A Kiss – Lady Antebellum

Producer: Don Lepore

Director: Shawn Silva

 

·          Mean – Taylor Swift

Producer: Oualid Mouaness

Director: Declan Whitebloom

 

·         Red Solo Cup – Toby Keith

Producer: Mark Kalbfeld

Director: Michael Salomon

 

·         Tattoos On This Town – Jason Aldean

Producer: John Burke

Director:  Wes Edwards

 

Vocal Event of the Year[Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company] *(Off Camera Award)

·         Country Boy – Aaron Lewis Featuring George Jones & 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