ACM AWARDS NOMINEES

45th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEES

Entertainer of the Year

  • Kenny Chesney
  • Toby Keith
  • Brad Paisley
  • George Strait
  • Taylor Swift
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Keith Urban
  • Zac Brown Band

Top Male Vocalist of the Year

  • Kenny Chesney
  • Brad Paisley
  • Darius Rucker
  • George Strait
  • Keith Urban

Top Female Vocalist of the Year

  • Miranda Lambert
  • Reba McEntire
  • Taylor Swift
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Lee Ann Womack

Top Vocal Group of the Year

  • Lady Antebellum
  • Little Big Town
  • Randy Rogers Band
  • Rascal Flatts
  • Zac Brown Band

Top Vocal Duo of the Year

  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Joey + Rory
  • Montgomery Gentry
  • Steel Magnolia
  • Sugarland

TOP NEW SOLO VOCALIST of the Year 

  • Luke Bryan
  • Jamey Johnson
  • Chris Young

TOP NEW VOCAL DUO of the Year

  • Bomshel
  • Joey + Rory
  • Steel Magnolia

TOP NEW VOCAL GROUP of the Year

  • Eli Young Band
  • Gloriana
  • The Lost Trailers

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

  • American Saturday Night - Brad Paisley (Arista Nashville)

Produced by: Chris DuBois, Frank Rogers

  • Lady Antebellum - Lady Antebellum (Capitol Records Nashville)

Produced by:  Victoria Shaw, Paul Worley

  • Play On - Carrie Underwood (19/Arista Nashville)

Produced by: Mark Bright

"Quitter" Produced by Max Martin & Shellback for Maratone Productions and Mark Bright

  • Revolution - Miranda Lambert (Columbia Nashville)

Produced by: Frank Liddell, Mike Wrucke

  • The Foundation - Zac Brown Band (Southern Ground / Bigger Picture / Atlantic)

Produced by: Keith Stegall, Zac Brown

Single Record of the Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company(s)]     

  • Need You Now - Lady Antebellum (Capitol Records Nashville)

Produced by: Lady Antebellum, Paul Worley

  • People Are Crazy - Billy Currington (Mercury)

Produced by: Carson Chamberlain, Billy Currington

  • Red Light - David Nail (MCA Nashville)

Produced by: Frank Liddell, Mike Wrucke

  • Toes - Zac Brown Band (Southern Ground / Bigger Picture / Atlantic)

Produced by: Keith Stegall, Zac Brown

  • White Liar - Miranda Lambert (Columbia Nashville)

Produced by: Frank Liddell, Mike Wrucke

Song of the Year [Awarded to Composer(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]

  • Cowboy Casanova - Carrie Underwood

Composers:  Mike Elizondo, Brett James, Carrie Underwood 

Publishers:   Brett James Cornelius Music (ASCAP), Carrie Okie Music (BMI), Rincon Ave Music

(ASCAP), Stage Three Songs (ASCAP)

  • Need You Now - Lady Antebellum

Composers:  Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott

Publishers: EMI Foray Music (SESAC), Darth Buddha (ASCAP), Dwhaywood Music (BMI), Hillary Dawn Publishing (SESAC), Radiobullets Publishing (BMI), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI), Year Of The Dog Music (ASCAP)

  • People Are Crazy - Billy Currington

Composers:  Bobby Braddock, Troy Jones

Publishers:  Crozier Music Enterprises LLC (BMI), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), Tiltawhirl Music (BMI)

  • White Liar - Miranda Lambert

Composers:  Natalie Hemby, Miranda Lambert

Publishers:  Pink Dog Publishing (BMI), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), Tiltawhirl Music (BMI)

  • You Belong With Me - Taylor Swift

Composers:  Liz Rose, Taylor Swift

Publishers:  Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), Taylor Swift Music (BMI), Barbara Orbison World Publishing (SESAC), Potting Shed Music (SESAC)

Video of the Year [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)] (Off Camera Award)

  • Boots On - Randy Houser

Producer: Tameron Hedge

Director: Eric Welch (Drake footage: Vickie Vaughn)         

  • Need You Now - Lady Antebellum

Producer: Clarke Gallivan

Director: David McClister

  • Welcome To The Future - Brad Paisley

Producers: Mark Kalbfeld, Jim Shea, Peter Tilden

Director: Jim Shea

  • White Liar - Miranda Lambert

Producer:  Tameron Hedge

Director: Chris Hicky

  • You Belong With Me - Taylor Swift

Producer: Randy Brewer

Director: Roman White

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

  • Hillbilly Bone - Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins (Reprise Records / Warner Music Nashville)

Producer: Scott Hendricks

  • Honky Tonk Stomp - Brooks & Dunn featuring Billy Gibbons (Arista Nashville)

Producer: Ronnie Dunn, Terry McBride

  • I Told You So - Carrie Underwood featuring Randy Travis (19/Arista Nashville)

Producer:  Mark Bright

  • I'm Alive - Kenny Chesney with Dave Matthews (Blue Chair/BNA)

Produced by: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney

  • Seeing Stars - Jack Ingram featuring Patty Griffin (Big Machine Records)

Produced by: Jack Ingram, Jeremy Stover

ACM Nominees

ACM ANNOUNCES NOMINEES

FOR TOP NEW ARTIST CATEGORIES


The Academy of Country Music has announced nominees in the three newcomer categories---Top New Solo Vocalist, Top New Duo and Top New Group---for the 45th Academy of Country Music Awards, set for Sunday, April 18th on CBS.

The nominees are:

Top New Solo vocalist

  • Luke Bryan
  • Jamey Johnson
  • Chris Young

 

Top New Vocal Duo

  • Bomshel
  • Joey + Rory
  • Steel Magnolia

 

Top New Vocal Group

  • Eli Young Band
  • Gloriana
  • The Lost Trailers
The ACM and GAC have partnered to open up these categories to fan voting, which begins at www.VoteACM.com on Friday, February 26, and will close on Friday, March 12. The winner in each category will be announced in mid-March and will move on to compete for Top New Artist.  Voting for the Top New Artist category will begin at VoteACM.com on Thursday, April 1, and will close on April 18, with the winner being announced live during the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards broadcast on CBS.

The complete list of nominees for the 45th ACM Awards will be announced in February. Check back here to get the full list and watch the show on CBS on Sunday, April 18th to see who takes home the trophies!



ACM Press Conference 2010
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Harry Smith, Reba and Blake

Blake Shelton

Reba McEntire