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Nominees announced for the ‘49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards’

The nominees for the 49th Annual ACM Awards were announced on Wed., Jan. 29. Leading all nominees is Miranda Lambert, who has 7 nominations.
The nominees for the 49th Annual ACM Awards were announced on Wed., Jan. 29. Leading all nominees is Miranda Lambert, who has 7 nominations.Academy of Country Music

The Academy of Country Music announced the nominees for the “49th Annual ACM Awards” on Wed., Jan. 29. The awards show is set for Sun., April 6, and will be broadcast live ET (delayed PT) starting at 8:00 p.m. on CBS television.

The awards show will be co-hosted once more by four-time ACM winner Blake Shelton and the reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan. The pair have eight nominations between them; Blake with 5 and Luke with 3. Miranda Lambert is the top nominated female artist with 7 nominations.

The full nominee list follows below.

Entertainer of the Year

Male Vocalist of the Year

  • Jason Aldean
  • Lee Brice
  • Luke Bryan
  • Blake Shelton
  • Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year

  • Sheryl Crow
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Taylor Swift
  • Carrie Underwood

Vocal Duo of the Year

  • Big & Rich
  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Love and Theft
  • Thompson Square

Vocal Group of the Year

  • Eli Young Band
  • Lady Antebellum
  • Little Big Town
  • The Band Perry
  • Zac Brown Band

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

Producer: Scott Hendricks

Record Label: Warner Bros. Records

Producer: Jeff Stevens

Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

Producer: Joey Moi

Record Label: Republic Nashville

Producers: Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves

Record Label: Mercury Records

Producers: Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw

Record Label: Big Machine Records

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

  • Cruise – Florida Georgia Line

Producer: Joey Moi

Record Label: Republic Nashville

  • Highway Don't Care – Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban

Producers: Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw

Record Label: Big Machine Records

  • I Drive Your Truck – Lee Brice

Producers: Lee Brice, Kyle Jacobs, Matt McClure

Record Label: Curb Records

  • Mama's Broken Heart – Miranda Lambert

Producers: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf

Record Label: RCA Nashville

  • Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum

Producer: Frank Rogers

Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

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

  • Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain) – Gary Allan

Songwriters: Gary Allan, Hillary Lindsey, Matthew Warren

Publishers: Always Alone Songs (ASCAP), Crystal Beach Music (BMI), Raylene Music (ASCAP)

  • I Drive Your Truck – Lee Brice

Songwriters: Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, Jimmy Yeary

Publishers: Beattyville Music (BMI), EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI), Great Day At This Music (BMI), Happy Tears Music (ASCAP), Vistaville Music (ASCAP), Watch This Girl Publishing (BMI)

  • Mama’s Broken Heart – Miranda Lambert

Songwriters: Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves

Publishers: 351 Music (BMI), Crazy Water Music (ASCAP), Little Blue Egg (ASCAP), Songs of Parallel (ASCAP), Vista Loma Music (ASCAP), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)

  • Mine Would Be You – Blake Shelton

Songwriters: Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, Deric Ruttan

Publishers: Doc and Maggie Music (ASCAP), EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI), Get A Load Of This Music (ASCAP), Great Day At This Music (BMI), Hopeless Rose Music (ASCAP), Vistaville Music (ASCAP), Watch This Girl Publishing (BMI), WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)

  • Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum

Songwriters: Bob Dylan, Ketch Secor

Publishers: Blood Donor Music (BMI), Special Rider Music (SESAC)

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

  • Better Dig Two – The Band Perry

Producer: Eric Williams

Director: Declan Whitebloom

  • Blowin’ Smoke – Kacey Musgraves

Producer: Josh Goldstein

Director: Honey

  • Highway Don’t Care – Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban

Producers: Tameron Hedge, Chandra LaPlume

Director: Shane Drake

  • I Drive Your Truck – Lee Brice

Producer: Karen Martin

Director: Eric Welch

  • Mama’s Broken Heart – Miranda Lambert

Producer: Reagan Rosson

Director: Trey Fanjoy

  • Two Black Cadillacs – Carrie Underwood

Producer: Steve Lamar

Director: P.R. Brown

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

  • Boys ‘Round Here – Blake Shelton Featuring Pistol Annies & Friends

Producer: Scott Hendricks

Record Label: Warner Bros. Records

  • Cruise (Remix) – Florida Georgia Line Featuring Nelly

Producers: Joey Moi, Jason Nevins

Record Label: Republic Nashville

  • Highway Don’t Care – Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban

Producers: Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw

Record Label: Big Machine Records

  • Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum

Producer: Frank Rogers

Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

  • We Were Us – Keith Urban And Miranda Lambert

Producers: Nathan Chapman, Keith Urban

Record Labels: Capitol Records Nashville, Hit Red Records, RCA Nashville

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