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ACM AWARDS RUNDOWN!

KENNY CHESNEY leads all nominees for the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, airing Sunday night on CBS. Kenny has nine nominations; JASON ALDEAN has six nominations. REBA MCENTIRE and BLAKE SHELTON will host the show, which airs April 1 from Las Vegas. The nominees:

  • Entertainer of the Year: KENNY CHESNEY; JASON ALDEAN; BRAD PAISLEY; BLAKE SHELTON; TAYLOR SWIFT
  • Female Vocalist of the Year: TAYLOR SWIFT; MIRANDA LAMBERT; SARA EVANS; MARTINA MCBRIDE; CARRIE UNDERWOOD
  • Male Vocalist: KENNY CHESNEY; JASON ALDEAN; BRAD PAISLEY; BLAKE SHELTON; CHRIS YOUNG
  • Top Vocal Duo of the Year: LOVE AND THEFT; MONTGOMERY GENTRY; STEEL MAGNOLIA; SUGARLAND; THOMPSON SQUARE
  • Top Vocal Group of the Year: THE BAND PERRY; ELI YOUNG BAND; LADY ANTEBELLUM; RASCAL FLATTS; ZAC BROWN BAND
  • Album of the Year: ERIC CHURCH, Chief; MIRANDA LAMBERT, For The Record; KENNY CHESNEY, Hemingway’s Whiskey; JASON ALDEAN, My Kinda Party; LADY ANTEBELLUM, Own The Night
  • Single of the Year (awarded to artist): ELI YOUNG BAND, Crazy Girl; JASON ALDEAN/KELLY CLARKSON, Don’t You Wanna Stay; TOBY KEITH, Red Solo Cup; CHRIS YOUNG, Tomorrow; KENNY CHESNEY/GRACE POTTER, You And Tequila
  • Song of the Year (awarded to songwriter): ELI YOUNG BAND’s Crazy Girl; DIERKS BENTLEY’s Home; LADY ANTEBELLUM’s Just A Kiss; VINCE GILL’s Threaten Me With Heaven; KENNY CHESNEY/GRACE POTTER’s You And Tequila
  • Video of the Year: JASON ALDEAN, Tattoos On This Town; ERIC CHURCH, Homeboy; TOBY KEITH, Red Solo Cup; LADY ANTEBELLUM, Just A Kiss; TAYLOR SWIFT, Mean
  • Vocal Event of the Year: AARON LEWIS with GEORGE JONES and CHARLIE DANIELS, Country Boy; JASON ALDEAN/KELLY CLARKSON, Don’t You Wanna Stay; BRAD PAISLEY/ALABAMA, Old Alabama; BRAD PAISLEY/CARRIE UNDERWOOD, Remind Me; KENNY CHESNEY/GRACE POTTER, You And Tequila

… Performers will include DIERKS BENTLEY, JASON ALDEAN, TIM MCGRAW, REBA MCENTIRE, BLAKE SHELTON, TAYLOR SWIFT, MIRANDA LAMBERT, LADY ANTEBELLUM, SARA EVANS and MARTINA MCBRIDE.

… RASCAL FLATTS will team with Steve Martin for a performance of Banjo.

… BLAKE SHELTON will team with Lionel Richie for a performance of You Are.

… KENNY CHESNEY and TIM MCGRAW will perform together.