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article imageEric Church leads Academy of Country Music nominations with 7

By Tim O'Brien     Feb 13, 2013 in Entertainment
Wait, award season ends with the Oscars, right? Not for country music fans, it doesn't. The Academy of Country Music Awards nominations were announced today (Feb. 13).
Eric Church leads all nominees with 7 while Hunter Hayes notched six. Taylor Sift and Miranda Lambert have five nominations. The awards will be handed out April 7 in Las Vegas.
This show is trademarked, or registered as, Country Music's Party of the Year. So, fresh off the trademarked Grammy fest, Music's Biggest Night, here we go for more, but only for country, which often gets pushed aside at the Grammys.
The announcement came with the help of social media and me be a sign of the times, and perhaps, future. These types of announcement are only enhanced when social media is added, and a boat load of celebrities on hand to speak up as well.
Besides The Band Perry, the announcement was fueled by Sheryl Crow, Beth Behrs of "2 Broke Girls," Little Big Town, Scotty McCreery, Ryan Seacrest, "The Talk’s" Julie Chen, Sarah Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler and Sheryl Underwood. Oh, and plus "Entertainment Tonight" co-anchors Nancy O’Dell and Rob Marciano.
Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will co-host Country Music’s Party of the Year®.
Partial list of nominations:
Entertainer of the Year
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Miranda Lambert
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift
Single Record of the Year (Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company)
"Even If It Breaks Your Heart" – Eli Young Band (Republic Nashville)
Produced by: Mike Wrucke
"Over You" - Miranda Lambert (RCA)
Produced by: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf
"Pontoon" - Little Big Town (Capitol Nashville)
Produced by: Jay Joyce
"Springsteen" - Eric Church (EMI-Nashville)
Produced by: Jay Joyce
"Wanted" - Hunter Hayes (Atlantic/WMN)
Produced by: Hunter Hayes, Dann Huff
Song of the Year (Award to Composer(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s))
"A Woman Like You" - Lee Brice
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)
"Even If It Breaks Your Heart" - Eli Young Band
Composers: Will Hoge, Eric Paslay
Publishers: Cal IV Songs (ASCAP), Will Hoge Music (BMI)
"Over You" - Miranda Lambert
Composers: Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton
Publishers: Pink Dog Publishing (BMI), Sony ATV/Tree Publishing (BMI)
Springsteen - Eric Church
Composers: Eric Church, Jeff Hyde, Ryan Tyndell
Publishers: Bug Music (BMI), Ole Purple Cape Music (BMI), Sinnerlina (BMI), Sony ATV/Tree Publishing (BMI)
"Wanted" - Hunter Hayes
Composers: Hunter Hayes, Troy Verges
Publishers: Happy Little Man Publishing (BMI), Songs From The Engine Room (BMI), Songs Of Universal Inc. (BMI)
Album of the Year (Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company)
"Blown Away" - Carrie Underwood (19/Arista Nashville)
Produced by: Mark Bright
"Chief" - Eric Church (EMI-Nashville)
Produced by: Jay Joyce
"Red" - Taylor Swift (Big Machine Records)
Produced by: Jeff Bhasker, Nathan Chapman, Dann Huff, Jacknife Lee, Max Martin, Shellback, Taylor Swift, Butch Walker, Dan Wilson
"Tailgates & Tanlines" - Luke Bryan (Capitol Nashville)
Produced by: Mark Bright, Jeff Stevens
"Tornado" - Little Big Town (Capitol Nashville)
Produced by: Jay Joyce
Male Vocalist of the Year
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Toby Keith
Blake Shelton
Female Vocalist of the Year
Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Kacey Musgraves
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood
Vocal Duo of the Year
Big & Rich
Florida Georgia Line
Love and Theft
Sugarland
Thompson Square
Vocal Group of the Year
The Band Perry
Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Zac Brown Band
New Male Vocalist of the Year
Lee Brice
Brantley Gilbert
Hunter Hayes
New Female Vocalist of the Year
Jana Kramer
Kacey Musgraves
Sunny Sweeney
New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year
Florida Georgia Line
Love and Theft
Thompson Square
New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl's Department Stores (Winners of New Male, New Female & New Vocal Duo of Group of the Year)
Florida Georgia Line
Brantley Gilbert
Jana Kramer
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