2013 Academy of Country Music Awards nominations: Eric Church and Hunter Hayes lead

eric-church-academy-of-country-music-awards-nominations.jpgNominations have been announced for the 48th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, which will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7 on CBS.

Eric Church (pictured above) leads all nominees with seven, followed by Hunter Hayes with six, Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift with five apiece, and Luke Bryan, Kacey Musgraves and Little Big Town at four nominations each.

The full list of nominees:


Entertainer of the Year
·         Jason Aldean
·         Luke Bryan
·         Miranda Lambert
·         Blake Shelton
·         Taylor Swift

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 [Winners of New Male, New Female & New Vocal Duo or Group OTY]
·         Florida Georgia Line
·         Brantley Gilbert
·         Jana Kramer
 
Album of the Year [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company]
·         Blown Away - Carrie Underwood (19/Arista Nashville)
·         Chief - Eric Church (EMI-Nashville)
·         Red - Taylor Swift (Big Machine Records)
·         Tailgates & Tanlines - Luke Bryan (Capitol Nashville)
·         Tornado - Little Big Town (Capitol Nashville)

Single Record of the Year [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company]
·         Even If It Breaks Your Heart - Eli Young Band (Republic Nashville)
·         Over You - Miranda Lambert (RCA)
·         Pontoon - Little Big Town (Capitol Nashville)
·         Springsteen - Eric Church (EMI-Nashville)
·         Wanted - Hunter Hayes (Atlantic/WMN)

Song of the Year [Award to Composer(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]
·         A Woman Like You - Lee Brice
·         Even If It Breaks Your Heart - Eli Young Band
·         Over You - Miranda Lambert
·         Springsteen - Eric Church
·         Wanted - Hunter Hayes

Video of the Year [Award to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)]
·         Creepin' - Eric Church
·         Merry Go 'Round - Kacey Musgraves
·          Tornado - Little Big Town
·         Wanted - Hunter Hayes
·         We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together - Taylor Swift
·         The Wind - Zac Brown Band

Vocal Event of the Year [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company]
·         Don't Rush - Kelly Clarkson Featuring Vince Gill (19/RCA/Columbia Nashville)
·         Easy - Rascal Flatts Featuring Natasha Bedingfield (Big Machine Records)
·         Feel Like A Rock Star - Kenny Chesney (Duet With Tim McGraw) (Blue Chair/BNA)
·         Let It Rain - David Nail  Featuring Sarah Buxton (MCA Nashville)
·         The Only Way I Know - Jason Aldean With Luke Bryan & Eric Church (Broken Bow)

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