Academy of Country Music Awards Nominations Led by Eric Church, Hunter Hayes

7:15 AM PST 02/13/2013 by THR Staff
Kyleen James
Eric Church

Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift follow with five noms each.

The nominees are out for the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

Eric Church leads in nominations with seven, including for male vocalist of the year and album of the year. Hunter Hayes follows with six nominations, while Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift each received five.

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The contenders for the show’s biggest prize, entertainer of the year, are Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton and Swift.

Shelton and Bryan are hosting the ceremony, which is being produced for television by dick clark productions. The ACM Awards will be broadcast live on CBS from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 7 at 8 p.m. ET live on the East Coast and delayed on the West Coast.

Fans can vote for new artist of the year and entertainer of the year at VoteACM.com beginning March 25.

A complete list of nominees follows.

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 Duo of the year

·      Big & Rich

·      Florida Georgia Line

·      Love and Theft

·      Sugarland

·      Thompson Square

Vocal Group OF THE YEAR

·      The Band Perry

·      Eli Young Band

·      Lady Antebellum

·      Little Big Town

·      Zac Brown Band

NEW MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

·      Lee Brice

·      Brantley Gilbert

·      Hunter Hayes

NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

·      Jana Kramer

·      Kacey Musgraves

·      Sunny Sweeney

NEW VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

·      Florida Georgia Line

·      Love and Theft

·      Thompson Square

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY KOHL’S DEPARTMENT STORES  [Winners of New Male, New Female & New Vocal Duo or Group  Of The Year]

·      Florida Georgia Line

·      Brantley Gilbert

·      Jana Kramer

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

·      Blown Away – Carrie Underwood (19/Arista Nashville)

Produced by: Mark Bright

·      Chief – Eric Church (EMI-Nashville)

Produced by:  Jay Joyce

·      Red– Taylor Swift (Big Machine Records)

Produced by: Jeff Bhasker, Nathan Chapman, Dann Huff, Jacknife Lee, Max Martin, Shellback, Taylor Swift, Butch Walker, Dan Wilson

·      tailgates & tanlines – Luke Bryan (Capitol Nashville)

Produced by: Mark Bright, Jeff Stevens

·      Tornado– Little Big Town (Capitol Nashville)

Produced by: Jay Joyce

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

·      Even If It Breaks Your Heart – Eli Young Band (Republic Nashville)

Produced by: Mike Wrucke

·      Over You – Miranda Lambert (RCA)

Produced by: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf

·      Pontoon – Little Big Town (Capitol Nashville)

Produced by: Jay Joyce

·      Springsteen – Eric Church (EMI-Nashville)

Produced by: Jay Joyce

·      Wanted– Hunter Hayes (Atlantic/WMN)

Produced by: Hunter Hayes, Dann Huff

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

·      A Woman Like You – Lee Brice

Composers: Phil Barton, Johnny Bulford, Jon Stone

Publishers: 3JB Music (BMI), Adios Pantalones (SESAC), Hears That Skyline Music (SESAC), Sixteen Stars Music (BMI), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)

·      Even If It Breaks Your Heart – Eli Young Band

Composers: Will Hoge, Eric Paslay

Publishers: Cal IV Songs (ASCAP), Will Hoge Music (BMI)

·      Over You – Miranda Lambert

Composers: Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton

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

·      Springsteen – Eric Church

Composers: Eric Church, Jeff Hyde, Ryan Tyndell

Publishers: Bug Music (BMI), Ole Purple Cape Music (BMI), Sinnerlina (BMI), Sony ATV/Tree Publishing (BMI)

·      Wanted – Hunter Hayes

Composers: Hunter Hayes, Troy Verges

Publishers:  Happy Little Man Publishing (BMI), Songs From The Engine Room (BMI), Songs Of Universal Inc. (BMI)

songwriter of the year *(Off Camera Award)

·      Rodney Clawson

·      Dallas Davidson

·      Josh Kear

·      Luke Laird

·      Shane McAnally

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

·      Creepin’ – Eric Church

Producer: Iris Baker

Director: Peter Zavadil

·      Merry Go ‘Round – Kacey Musgraves

Producers: Perry Bean, Kacey Musgraves

Director: Perry Bean

·       Tornado – Little Big Town

Producer: Iris Baker

Director: Shane Drake

·      Wanted – Hunter Hayes

Producers: Stephanie Reeves, Eric Williams

Directors: Traci Goudie, Patrick Hubik

·      We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together – Taylor Swift

Producer: John Nguyen

Director:  Declan Whitebloom

·      The Wind – Zac Brown Band

Producer: Ben Kalina

Director:  Mike Judge

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

·      Don’t Rush– Kelly Clarkson Featuring Vince Gill (19/RCA/Columbia Nashville)

Produced by: Dann Huff

·      Easy– Rascal Flatts Featuring Natasha Bedingfield (Big Machine Records)

Produced by: Dann Huff, Brian Kennedy, Rascal Flatts

·      Feel Like A Rock Star– Kenny Chesney (Duet With Tim McGraw) (Blue Chair/BNA)

Produced by: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney

·      Let It Rain – David Nail  Featuring Sarah Buxton (MCA Nashville)

Produced by:  Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell

·      The Only Way I Know– Jason Aldean With Luke Bryan & Eric Church (Broken Bow)

Produced by:  Michael Knox

OFF CAMERA AWARDS– The following off-camera awards will be presented during the annual ACM Honors event held in Nashville this fall.

INDUSTRY AWARDS:

CASINO OF THE YEAR

·      Agua Caliente Casino - Rancho Mirage, CA

·      Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Tulsa, OK

·      Northern Quest Casino - Airway Heights, WA

·      Red Rock Casino & Resort - Las Vegas, NV

·      WinStar World Casino - Thackerville, OK

NIGHTCLUB OF THE YEAR

·      Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace - Bakersfield, CA

·      Joe's Bar - Chicago, IL

·      The Dusty Armadillo - Rootstown, OH

·      Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill - Denver, CO

·      Wild Bills - Duluth, GA

VENUE OF THE YEAR

·      Blossom Music Center - Cuyahoga Falls, OH

·      BOK Center - Tulsa, OK

·      Klipsch Music Center - Noblesville, IN

·      Meadowbrook - Gilford, NH

·      Ryman Auditorium - Nashville, TN

DON ROMEO TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR

·      Billy Brill - Billy Alan Productions

·      Jerry Hufford - Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace

·      Gary Osier - Gary Osier Presents

·      Pat Powelson - Jayson Promotions, Inc.

·      Fran Romeo - Romeo Entertainment Group

PROMOTER OF THE YEAR

·      Brad Garrett - Police Productions

·      Darin Lashinsky - NS2

·      Debra Rathwell - AEG Live

·      Glenn Smith - Glenn Smith Presents

·      Ed Warm - Joe's Bar

MUSICIAN/BANDLEADER/INSTRUMENTALIST (MBI) AWARDS:

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

·      Brett Beavers

·      Buddy Cannon

·      Dann Huff

·      Jay Joyce

·      Michael Knox

AUDIO ENGINEER OF THE YEAR

·      Chuck Ainlay

·      Derek Bason

·      Mills Logan

·      Steve Marcantonio

·      F. Reid Shippen

BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

·      Dennis Crouch

·      Kevin "Swine" Grantt

·      Larry Paxton

·      Jimmie Lee Sloas

·      Glenn Worf

PERCUSSIONIST/DRUMMER OF THE YEAR

·      Eddie Bayers

·      Matt Chamberlain

·      Chad Cromwell

·      Chris McHugh

·      Greg Morrow

FIDDLE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

·      Glen Duncan

·      Larry Franklin

·      Aubrey Haynie

·      Hank Singer

·      Joe Spivey

GUITARIST OF THE YEAR

·      Tom Bukovac

·      J.T. Corenflos

·      Jay Joyce

·      Rob McNelley

·      Brent Mason

PIANO/KEYBOARD PLAYER OF THE YEAR

·      John Jarvis

·      Charlie Judge

·      Gordon Mote

·      Steve Nathan

·      Michael Rojas

SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT(S) PLAYER OF THE YEAR

·      Eric Darken

·      Glen Duncan

·      Jim Hoke

·      Bryan Sutton

·      Ilya Toshinsky

STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR

·      Dan Dugmore

·      Mike Johnson

·      Greg Leisz

·      Russ Pahl

·      Scotty Sanders

RADIO AWARDS– The following radio awards will be presented during the annual Radio Winners event held the day prior to the ACM Awards telecast, on April 6 in Las Vegas.

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – NATIONAL

·      Blair Garner - After MidNite with Blair Garner

·      Cody Alan - CMT Radio Live with Cody Alan

·      Kix Brooks - American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks

·      Shawn Parr - The Country’s Hotlist with Shawn Parr

·      Whitney Allen - The Big Time with Whitney Allen

 

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET

·      Cornbread, Judi Diamond & Cap’n Mac - WIL-FM - St. Louis, MO

·      Dr. Don Carpenter, Rachel, Grunwald & Jason the 300lb. Cowboy - WYCD-FM - Detroit, MI

·      Drew Walker  - WUSN-FM - Chicago, IL

·      Edwards & Lee - WYCD-FM - Detroit, MI           

·      Trish Biondo - WUSN-FM - Chicago, IL

 

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET

·      Chris Carr, Maverick & Statt - WUBE-FM - Cincinnati, OH

·      Jim Denny, Deborah Honeycutt & Kevin Freeman - WFMS-FM - Indianapolis, IN

·      Lisa McKay - WQDR-FM - Raleigh, NC

·      Q Morning Crew – Mike Wheless, Marty Young & Janie Carothers - WQDR-FM - Raleigh, NC         

·      Randy Carroll and Jamie Martin - KAJA-FM - San Antonio, TX

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET

·      Cash and Carey  - KWEN-FM -Tulsa, OK

·      Jack Ryan  - WMYL-FM - Knoxville, TN

·      Party Marty Mitchell - WKMK-FM - Monmouth-Ocean, NJ

·      Rowdy Yates, Sunny Leigh & Carly Rush - KVOO-FM -Tulsa, OK

·      Tom and Becky - WBBS-FM - Syracuse, NY           

 

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET

·      Brent Lane  - WYCT-FM - Pensacola, FL

·      Dex and Mo - WUSY-FM - Chattanooga, TN

·      Gator Harrison, Styckman & Cowboy Kyle - WUSY-FM -Chattanooga, TN

·      Jamie Mac - KCLR-FM -Columbia, MO

·      Philip Gibbons - WGSQ-FM - Cookeville, TN

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET

·      KNIX-FM            Phoenix, AZ

·      KUPL-FM            Portland, OR

·      WDSY-FM            Pittsburgh, PA

·      WQYK-FM            St. Petersburg, FL

·      WYCD-FM            Detroit, MI

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET

·      KAJA-FM            San Antonio, TX

·      WFMS-FM            Indianapolis, IN

·      WLHK-FM            Indianapolis, IN

·      WSM-AM            Nashville, TN

·      WUBE-FM            Cincinnati, OH

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET

·      KUZZ-AM/FM            Bakersfield, CA

·      WBBS-FM            Syracuse, NY

·      WGNA-FM            Schenectady, NY

·      WKMK-FM            Monmouth-Ocean, NJ

·      WMYL-FM            Knoxville, TN

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET

·      KCLR-FM            Columbia, MO

·      WXFL-FM            Florence, AL

·      WYCT-FM             Pensacola, FL

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