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Miranda Lambert, Zac Brown Top ACM Award Nominations

Zac Brown leads the nominees for the 46th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, announced Tuesday morning, with a total of nine nominations. (Five with his Zac Brown band, and four for being the producer and co-writer of their hit "As She's Walking Away.")

Other top nominees are Miranda Lambert, who scored 7, Kenny Chesney and the Zac Brown Band, both of whom received five noms apiece, including album of the year. Zac Brown also received four additional individual noms.

Lambert's nominations include female vocalist of the year and her first-ever nom for entertainer of the year. In the latter category, she will compete with Jason Aldean, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban for entertainer of the year.

Lambert's competition for female vocalist of the year is Reba McEntire, Swift, Carrie Underwood and Lee Ann Womack.

The male vocalist competition will see Urban vie with Aldean, Paisley, Blake Shelton and George Strait.

Zac Brown Band's noms included top vocal group of the year. In that category, the group will compete against Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Randy Rogers Band and the Band Perry.

In addition to Chesney's Hemingway's Whiskey and Zac Brown Band's You Get What You Give, the album of the year category includes Lady Antebellum's Need You Know, Jamey Johnson's The Guitar Song, Swift's Speak Now and Dierks Bentley's Up on the Ridge.

The awards show, which is produced for television by Dick Clark Prods., will be broadcast live April 3 on CBS at 8 p.m. ET (tape-delayed for Pacific time zones) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

A complete list of nominees can be found on the next page.

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Entertainer of the Year
Jason Aldean
Toby Keith
Miranda Lambert
Brad Paisley
Taylor Swift
Keith Urban

Top Male Vocalist of the Year
Jason Aldean
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
George Strait
Keith Urban

Top Female Vocalist of the Year
Miranda Lambert
Reba McEntire
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood
Lee Ann Womack

Top Vocal Duo of the Year
The JaneDear Girls
Joey + Rory
Montgomery Gentry
Steel Magnolia
Sugarland

Top Vocal Group of the Year
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Randy Rogers Band
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

Top New Solo Vocalist of the Year (Previously Announced)
Eric Church
Easton Corbin
Randy Houser

Top New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year (Previously Announced)
The JaneDear Girls
Steel Magnolia
The Band Perry

Album of the Year [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company] 
Hemingway’s Whiskey – Kenny Chesney (BNA) -- Produced by: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney
Need You Now -- Lady Antebellum (Capitol Records Nashville) -- Produced by:  Lady Antebellum, Paul Worley
The Guitar Song – Jamey Johnson (Mercury) -- Produced by: Arlis Albritton, Dave Cobb, The Kent Hardly Playboys
Speak Now – Taylor Swift (Big Machine Records) -- Produced by: Nathan Chapman, Taylor Swift
Up on the Ridge – Dierks Bentley (Capitol Records Nashville) -- Produced by: Jon Randall Stewart
You Get What You Give -- Zac Brown Band (Southern Ground / Roar / Bigger Picture / Atlantic) -- Produced by: Zac Brown, Keith Stegall

Single Record of the Year [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company] 
A Little More Country Than That – Easton Corbin (Mercury) -- Produced by: Carson Chamberlain
As She’s Walking Away -- Zac Brown Band Featuring Alan Jackson (Southern Ground / Roar / Bigger Picture / Atlantic) -- Produced by: Zac Brown, Keith Stegall
If I Die Young – The Band Perry (Republic Nashville) -- Produced by: Paul Worley
Love Like Crazy – Lee Brice (Curb Records) -- Produced by: Lee Brice, Doug Johnson
The Boys of Fall – Kenny Chesney (BNA) -- Produced by: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney
The House That Built Me -- Miranda Lambert (Columbia Nashville) -- Produced by: Frank Liddell, Mike Wrucke

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

A Little More Country Than That – Easton Corbin
Composers:  Rory Lee Feek, Don Poythress, Wynn Varble
Publishers:   A Sling And A Prayer Music (ASCAP), Chrysalis One Music (ASCAP), Don Poythress Songs (ASCAP), Precious Flour Music (BMI), Universal Music-MGB Songs (ASCAP), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)

As She’s Walking Away – Zac Brown Band Featuring Alan Jackson
Composers: Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette
Publishers: Angelika Music (BMI), Weimerhound Publishing (BMI)

If I Die Young – The Band Perry
Composer:  Kimberly Perry
Publishers:  Pearlfeather Publishing (BMI), Rio Bravo Music, Inc. (BMI)

Love Like Crazy – Lee Brice
Composers:  Tim James, Doug Johnson
Publishers:  Mike Curb Music (BMI), Sweet Radical Music (BMI), T-Bird’s Music (BMI), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)

The House That Built Me – Miranda Lambert
Composers:  Tom Douglas, Allen Shamblin
Publishers:  Built On Rock (ASCAP), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), Tomdouglasmusic (BMI)

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

Hillbilly Bone – Blake Shelton Featuring Trace Adkins
Producer:  Randy Brewer
Director: Roman White

Only Prettier – Miranda Lambert
Producer: Trent Hardville
Director: Trey Fanjoy

Stuck Like Glue – Sugarland
Producer: Tony McGarry
Director: Declan Whitebloom

The Boys of Fall – Kenny Chesney
Producer:  Don Lepore 
Director: Shaun Silva

The House That Built Me – Miranda Lambert
Producer:  Trent Hardville
Director:  Trey Fanjoy

Vocal Event of the Year [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company] (Off Camera Award)
As She’s Walking Away – Zac Brown Band Featuring Alan Jackson (Southern Ground / Roar / Bigger Picture / Atlantic) -- Produced by: Zac Brown, Keith Stegall
Blue Sky – Emily West Featuring Keith Urban (Capitol Records Nashville) -- Produced by: Mark Bright
Coal Miner’s Daughter – Loretta Lynn, Sheryl Crow and Miranda Lambert (Columbia Nashville) -- Produced by:  John Carter Cash, Patsy Lynn Russell
Cold Beer – Colt Ford Featuring Jamey Johnson (Average Joes) -- Produced by:  Shannon Houchins, Adrian Young
Good to Be Me – Uncle Kracker Featuring Kid Rock (Top Dog/ Atlantic / Bigger Picture) -- Produced by: Kid Rock