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article imageNo fooling, ACM nominations are out

By Tim O'Brien     Jan 27, 2012 in Entertainment
Can this be? Smack dab in the middle of the award season for movies, here come the nominations for the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music (ACM).
No fooling, they are here. And no fooling, they will be handed out April 1 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Speaking of April Fools' Day, look for the Razzies (the worst in motion pictures) to be moved to that date. In fact, the nominations for those have been delayed, which really means many are tiring of them. They were to be handed out the night before the Oscars. Now, that date, Feb. 25, will be when they reveal the nominations. However, that is also the night when the Independent Spirit Awards take center stage, and has made the Razzies somewhat irrelevant, at least on that day.
Now, here are the nominations for the ACMs, one of the top two country honors. The other one is from the Country Music Association (CMA). Oh, by the way, Kenny Chesney leads with nine nominations, followed by Jason Aldean with six. Lady Antebellum is next with five and then Brad Paisley follows with four. One more thing, there is a category missing - on purpose. The Best New Artist will be announced Jan. 30. That category is done by online fan voting. CBS will air the show live with Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton as hosts.
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
Eric Church, "Chief"
Miranda Lambert, "Four the Record"
Kenny Chesney, "Hemingway's Whiskey"
Jason Aldean, "My Kinda Party"
Lady Antebellum, "Own the Night"
Single Record of the Year
Eli Young Band, "Crazy Girl"
Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson, "Don't You Wanna Stay"
Toby Keith, "Red Solo Cup"
Chris Young, "Tomorrow"
Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter, "You and Tequila"
Song of the Year
Eli Young Band, "Crazy Girl"
Dierks Bentley, "Home"
Lady Antebellum, "Just a Kiss"
Vince Gill, "Threaten Me With Heaven"
Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter, "You and Tequila"
Songwriter of the Year
Rhett Akins
Dallas Davidson
Ben Hayslip
Luke Laird
David Lee Murphy
Video of the Year
"Homeboy," Eric Church
"Just a Kiss," Lady Antebellum
"Mean," Taylor Swift
"Red Solo Cup," Toby Keith
"Tattoos on This Town," Jason Aldean
Vocal Event of the Year
Aaron Lewis featuring George Jones & Charlie Daniels, "Country Boy"
Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson, "Don't You Wanna Stay"
Brad Paisley featuring Alabama, "Old Alabama"
Brad Paisley Duet with Carrie Underwood, "Remind Me"
Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter, "You and Tequila"
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