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Academy of Country Music Awards Nominees Announced

acm-600-2-1360768246We’re still on a high from the glitz, glamour and music from this year’s Grammys, but it’s not too early to get excited about another awards show on the horizon—the Academy of Country Music Awards.

It’s lucky number seven for Eric Church, who leads this year’s award show with  seven nominations, including Male Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year for Chief. Singer/songwriter Hunter Hayes follows with six nominations. He’s up for New Male Vocalist of the Year, and his song “Wanted” is up for four awards, including Song of the Year. Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift follow close behind with five nominations each. Lambert is nominated for Entertainer of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year (her seventh consecutive nomination for the title). Two-time Entertainer of the Year award-winner Taylor Swift has received her fourth consecutive nomination for the title and is also up for the Female Vocalist award.

Co-hosts Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton have also been nominated for a good share of the honors. Bryan is up for four awards, including Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year. Shelton is nominated for three awards, also including Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year.

Rent the tux and fix the hemlines (or save your seat on the couch and prepare the bowl of popcorn), because the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will take place on April 7th in Las Vegas. Some of the nominees are listed below. You can check out the full list of categories and nominees at the Academy’s website.

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 Group of the Year

The Band Perry

Eli Young Band

Lady Antebellum

Little Big Town

Zac Brown Band

Song of the Year

“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

Album of the Year

Blown Away– Carrie Underwood

Chief– Eric Church

Red– Taylor Swift

Tailgates & Tanlines– Luke Bryan

Tornado– Little Big Town

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