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Academy of Country Music Awards Nominations Announced

The Academy of Country Music awards ceremony will be broadcast April 6 at 8 p.m. on CBS
The Academy of Country Music Awards ceremony will be broadcast April 6 at 8 p.m. on CBS

The nominations for the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards were announced today. Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw lead the pack with seven nominations each.

 Lambert, whose song “Mama’s Broken Heart” is nominated for Song and Single of the Year as well as Video of the Year. Lambert’s other nominations include Entertainer of the Year and Female Vocalist of the year.

McGraw’s album Two Lanes of Freedom is up for Album of the Year, and his song with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban “Highway Don’t Care” is nominated for Single Record of the Year, Video of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year.

Urban is also nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year twice, for “Highway Don’t Care” and his duet with Lambert, “We Were Us.”

Darius Rucker and Lady Antebellum’s cover of “Wagon Wheel” is also a hit, with three nominations, Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Vocal Performance of the Year.

Other artists with multiple nominations include Blake Shelton and Taylor Swift with five each, Luke Bryan with three and Florida Georgia Line with four.

The awards ceremony will be hosted by Shelton and broadcast by CBS April 6 at 8 p.m. A separate, off camera awards ceremony for industry-specific awards will take place Sept. 9 in Nashville, Tenn.

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