'American Country Awards:' Zac Brown Band, Taylor Swift Score Noms

6:38 AM PST 10/13/2011 by Lindsay Powers
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Jason Aldean, Thompson Square, The Band Perry also nominated for the Dec. show, to be hosted by Trace Adkins and Kristin Chenoweth.

Jason Aldean and the Zac Brown Band led the American Country Awards, announced Thursday morning.

PHOTOS: Country Crossovers

Thompson Square got seven nods, while The Band Perry and Taylor Swift each earned six.  

The second annual American Country Awards will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Dec. 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT (tape-delayed). It will be hosted by Trace Adkins and Kristin Chenoweth.

Online voting begins Thursday through Nov. 11. Artist of the Year closes on Dec. 2.
 
The full list of nominees is below:
 
ARTISTS
Artist of the Year
Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney
Lady Antebellum                           
Taylor Swift
Zac Brown Band
 
Artist of the Year: Male
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
 
Artist of the Year: Female
Sara Evans
Alison Krauss
Miranda Lambert
Taylor Swift                             
Carrie Underwood
 
Artist of the Year: Duo or Group
The Band Perry
Lady Antebellum
Rascal Flatts
Sugarland
Zac Brown Band
 
Artist of the Year: Breakthrough Artist
Eric Church
Eli Young Band
Justin Moore
Jake Owen
Chris Young
 
Artist of the Year: New Artist
The Band Perry
Scotty McCreery
Jerrod Niemann                                                              
Pistol Annies
Thompson Square
 
Album
Album of the Year
Jason Aldean, “My Kinda Party”                                     
Kenny Chesney, “Hemingway’s Whiskey”
Brad Paisley, “This Is Country Music”                                                                                                             
Taylor Swift, “Speak Now”      
Keith Urban, “Get Closer”
Zac Brown Band, “You Get What You Give”
 
SINGLES
Single of the Year
Billy Currington, “Let Me Down Easy”
Tim McGraw, “Felt Good On My Lips”
Thompson Square, “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not”
Chris Young, “Voices”
Zac Brown Band with Alan Jackson, “As She's Walking Away”
 
Single of the Year: Male
Jason Aldean, “My Kinda Party”
Luke Bryan, “Someone Else Calling You Baby”
Billy Currington, “Let Me Down Easy”
Tim McGraw, “Felt Good On My Lips”
Chris Young, “Voices”
 
Single of the Year: Female
Sara Evans, “A Little Bit Stronger”
Miranda Lambert, “Heart Like Mine”
Reba, “Turn On The Radio”
Taylor Swift, “Mean”
Carrie Underwood, “Mama's Song”
 
Single of the Year: Duo or Group
The Band Perry, “You Lie”
Rascal Flatts, “Why Wait”
Sugarland, “Stuck Like Glue”
Thompson Square, “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not”
Zac Brown Band, “Colder Weather”
 
Single of the Year: New Artist
The Band Perry, “You Lie”
Craig Campbell, “Family Man”
The JaneDear Girls, “Wildflower”
Jerrod Niemann, “What Do You Want”
Thompson Square, “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not”
 
Single of the Year: Vocal Collaboration
Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson, “Don't You Wanna Stay”
Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter, “You and Tequila”
Brad Paisley with Alabama, “Old Alabama”
Zac Brown Band with Jimmy Buffet, “Knee Deep”
Zac Brown Band with Alan Jackson, “As She's Walking Away”
 
TOURING
Touring Headline Act of the Year
Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney         
Toby Keith      
Tim McGraw   
Brad Paisley   
Rascal Flatts  
George Strait
Taylor Swift    
Carrie Underwood     
Keith Urban
 
VIDEOS
Music Video of the Year
Sara Evans, “A Little Bit Stronger”
Jerrod Niemann, “What Do You Want”                          
Blake Shelton, “Who Are you When I'm Not Looking”   
Thompson Square, “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not”                                          
Josh Turner, “I Wouldn't Be A Man”                               
 
Music Video: Male
Jason Aldean, “My Kinda Party”
Jerrod Niemann, “What Do You Want”                          
Blake Shelton, “Who Are You When I'm Not Looking”   
Josh Turner, “I Wouldn't Be A Man”                               
Keith Urban, “Put You In A Song”
 
Music Video: Female
Sara Evans, “A Little Bit Stronger”
Reba, “Turn On The Radio”
Ashton Shepherd, “Look It Up”
Taylor Swift, “Back To December”                                
Carrie Underwood, “Mama's Song”
 
Music Video: Duo, Group or Collaboration
Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson, “Don’t You Wanna Stay”                                
The Band Perry, “You Lie”
Lady Antebellum, “Hello World”
Thompson Square, “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not”                                          
Zac Brown Band with Alan Jackson, “As She's Walking Away”
 
Music Video: New Artist
The Band Perry, “You Lie”
Craig Campbell, “Family Man”
Brett Eldredge, “Raymond”
Jerrod Niemann, “What Do You Want”
Thompson Square, “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not”

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