Academy of Country Music Awards Nominations Led by Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift

7:00 AM PST 01/26/2012 by THR Staff

The 47th annual event will take place on Sunday, April 1, airing on CBS.

Nominations were announced for the 47th Academy of Country Music Awards on Thursday.

Kenny Chesney leads with nine nominations, including Entertainer of the Year, a category he has won four times since 2004. Following him in nominations is Jason Aldean who is up for six awards, including his second consecutive nods for Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year.

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Along with Chesney and Aldean, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton and Taylor Swift are also vying for the event’s top honor, the Entertainer of the Year Award.

Reigning Male Vocalist of the Year, Brad Paisley, is nominated for four awards, including his fifth consecutive nomination for Entertainer of the Year and eighth nomination for Male Vocalist of the Year, which he has won five times consecutively between 2006-2010.

Reigning Entertainer of the Year Taylor Swift leads solo female nominees with three nominations, including her third consecutive nod for Entertainer of the Year. Swift is nominated for the fifth time for Female Vocalist of the Year, and for the third time for Video of the Year for “Mean.”

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Toby Keith received three nominations for “Red Solo Cup,” including Video of the Year, which he last won in 2003 for “Beer For My Horses.” He also received a double nomination as artist and producer for Single Record of the Year for “Red Solo Cup.”

Lady Antebellum leads group nominations with five nods, including Vocal Group of the Year, which they have won for two consecutive years. They are also nominated for Album of the Year as artists and producers for Own The Night, and for Song of the Year and Video of the Year for “Just A Kiss.”

As previously announced, Blake Shelton will host the event with Reba. The 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will take place on Sunday, April 1, at 8 p.m. ET, and will air on CBS.

Below is the list of final nominees:

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
•    Jason Aldean
•    Kenny Chesney
•    Brad Paisley
•    Blake Shelton
•    Taylor Swift

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
•    Jason Aldean
•    Kenny Chesney
•    Brad Paisley
•    Blake Shelton
•    Chris Young

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
•    Sara Evans
•    Miranda Lambert
•    Martina McBride
•    Taylor Swift
•    Carrie Underwood

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
•    Love and Theft
•    Montgomery Gentry
•    Steel Magnolia
•    Sugarland
•    Thompson Square

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
•    The Band Perry
•    Eli Young Band
•    Lady Antebellum
•    Rascal Flatts
•    Zac Brown Band

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
•    Chief – Eric Church (EMI-Nashville)
Produced by:  Arturo Buenahora, Jr., Jay Joyce

•    Four The Record – Miranda Lambert (RCA)
Produced by: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf

•    Hemingway’s Whiskey – Kenny Chesney (BNA)
Produced by: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney

•    My Kinda Party – Jason Aldean (Broken Bow Records)
Produced by: Michael Knox

•    Own The Night – Lady Antebellum (Capitol Records Nashville)
Produced by: Lady Antebellum, Paul Worley
    
SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR
•    Crazy Girl – Eli Young Band (Republic Nashville)
Produced by: Mike Wrucke

•    Don’t You Wanna Stay – Jason Aldean With Kelly Clarkson (Broken Bow Records)
Produced by: Michael Knox

•    Red Solo Cup – Toby Keith (Show Dog-Universal Music)
Produced by: Toby Keith

•    Tomorrow – Chris Young (RCA)
Produced by: James Stroud

•    You And Tequila – Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter (BNA)
Produced by: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney

SONG OF THE YEAR
•    Crazy Girl – Eli Young Band
Composers: Lee Brice, Liz Rose
Publishers: Cake Taker Music (BMI), Mike Curb Music (BMI), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), Sweet Hysteria Music (BMI)

•    Home – Dierks Bentley
Composers: Brett Beavers, Dierks Bentley, Dan Wilson
Publishers: Big White Tracks (ASCAP), Chestnut Barn Music (BMI), Chrysalis Music/BMG Rights (ASCAP), Chrysalis One Songs (BMI)

•    Just A Kiss – Lady Antebellum
Composers: Dallas Davidson, Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott
Publishers:  Dwhaywood Music (BMI), EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI), EMI Foray Music (SESAC), Hillary Dawn Songs (SESAC), Radiobulletspublishing (BMI), String Stretcher Music (BMI), Warner-Tamberlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)

•    Threaten Me With Heaven – Vince Gill
Composers: Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Dillon O’Brian, Will Owsley
Publishers: Grant Girls Music (ASCAP), Vinny Mae Music (BMI), Willie-O Music (ASCAP)

•    You And Tequila – Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter
Composers: Matraca Berg, Deana Carter
Publishers:  Deanaling Music (ASCAP), Hannaberg Music (BMI), Songs of Universal Inc. (BMI), WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)


VIDEO OF THE YEAR
•    Homeboy – Eric Church
Producer: Brandon Arolfo
Director: Peter Zavadil

•    Just A Kiss – Lady Antebellum
Producer: Don Lepore
Director: Shawn Silva

•     Mean – Taylor Swift
Producer: Oualid Mouaness
Director: Declan Whitebloom

•    Red Solo Cup – Toby Keith
Producer: Mark Kalbfeld
Director: Michael Salomon

•    Tattoos On This Town – Jason Aldean
Producer: John Burke
Director:  Wes Edwards

VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
•    Country Boy – Aaron Lewis Featuring George Jones & Charlie Daniels (R&J Records)
Produced by: Aaron Lewis, James Stroud

•    Don’t You Wanna Stay – Jason Aldean With Kelly Clarkson (Broken Bow Records)
Produced by: Michael Knox

•    Old Alabama – Brad Paisley Featuring Alabama (Arista Nashville)
Produced by:  Frank Rogers

•    Remind Me – Brad Paisley Duet With Carrie Underwood (Arista Nashville)
Produced by:  Frank Rogers

•    You And Tequila – Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter (BNA)
Produced by: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney

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