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Lady Antebellum receives seven ACM nominations

Tuesday, March 2, 2010 – Lady Antebellum led the nominations for the 45th annual Academy of Country Music Awards announced Tuesday with seven, including album of the year for their self-titled debut and top vocal group.

Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood received five nominations, Taylor Swift five and Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley and Zac Brown Band four apiece. Zac Brown received two nominations himself.

Nominations were:

Entertainer of the year:
Kenny Chesney
Toby Keith
Brad Paisley
George Strait
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood
Keith Urban
Zac Brown Band

Top Male Vocalist
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
Darius Rucker
George Strait
Keith Urban

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

Top Vocal Group
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Randy Rogers Band
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band

Top New Solo Vocalist
Luke Bryan
Jamey Johnson
Chris Young

Top Vocal Duo
Brooks & Dunn
Joey + Rory
Montgomery Gentry
Steel Magnolia
Sugarland

Top New Vocal Group
Eli Young Band
Gloriana
The Lost Trailers

Album of the Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company(s)]
American Saturday Night - Brad Paisley (Arista Nashville) Produced by: Chris DuBois, Frank Rogers
Lady Antebellum - Lady Antebellum (Capitol Records Nashville) Produced by: Victoria Shaw, Paul Worley
Play On - Carrie Underwood (19/Arista Nashville) Produced by: Mark Bright "Quitter" Produced by Max Martin & Shellback for Maratone Productions and Mark Bright
Revolution - Miranda Lambert (Columbia Nashville) Produced by: Frank Liddell, Mike Wrucke
The Foundation - Zac Brown Band (Southern Ground / Bigger Picture / Atlantic) Produced by: Keith Stegall, Zac Brown

Single Record [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company(s)]
Need You Now - Lady Antebellum (Capitol Records Nashville) Produced by: Lady Antebellum, Paul Worley
People Are Crazy - Billy Currington (Mercury) Produced by: Carson Chamberlain, Billy Currington
Red Light - David Nail (MCA Nashville) Produced by: Frank Liddell, Mike Wrucke
Toes - Zac Brown Band (Southern Ground / Bigger Picture / Atlantic) Produced by: Keith Stegall, Zac Brown
White Liar - Miranda Lambert (Columbia Nashville) Produced by: Frank Liddell, Mike Wrucke

Song [Awarded to Composer(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]
Cowboy Casanova - Carrie Underwood Composers: Mike Elizondo, Brett James, Carrie Underwood Publishers: Brett James Cornelius Music (ASCAP), Carrie Okie Music (BMI), Rincon Ave Music (ASCAP), Stage Three Songs (ASCAP)
Need You Now - Lady Antebellum Composers: Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott Publishers: EMI Foray Music (BMI), Darth Buddha (ASCAP), Dwhaywood Music (BMI), Hillary Dawn Publishing (SESAC), Radiobullets Publishing (BMI), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI), Year Of The Dog Music (ASCAP)
People Are Crazy - Billy Currington Composers: Bobby Braddock, Troy Jones Publishers: Crozier Music Enterprises LLC (BMI), Mighty Nice Music (BMI), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), Tiltawhirl Music (BMI)
White Liar - Miranda Lambert Composers: Natalie Hemby, Miranda Lambert Publishers: Pink Dog Publishing (BMI), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), Tiltawhirl Music (BMI)
You Belong With Me - Taylor Swift Composers: Liz Rose, Taylor Swift Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), Taylor Swift Music (BMI)

Video [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)] (Off Camera Award)
Boots On - Randy Houser Producer: Eric Welch Director: Eric Welch (Drake footage: Vickie Vaughn)
Need You Now - Lady Antebellum Producer: Clarke Gallican Director: David McClister
Welcome To The Future - Brad Paisley Producers: Mark Kalbfeld, Jim Shea, Peter Tilden Director: Jim Shea
White Liar - Miranda Lambert Producer: Tameron Hedge Director: Chris Hicky
You Belong With Me - Taylor Swift Producer: Randy Brewer Director: Roman White

Vocal Event [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company] (Off Camera Award)
Hillbilly Bone - Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins (Reprise Records / Warner Music Nashville) Producer: Scott Hendricks
Honky Tonk Stomp - Brooks & Dunn featuring Billy Gibbons (Arista Nashville) Producer: Ronnie Dunn, Terry McBride
I Told You So - Carrie Underwood featuring Randy Travis (19/Arista Nashville) Producer: Mark Bright
I'm Alive - Kenny Chesney with Dave Matthews (Blue Chair/BNA) Produced by: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney
Seeing Stars - Jack Ingram featuring Patty Griffin (Big Machine Records) Produced by: Jack Ingram, Jeremy Stover

The ACM/Home Depot Humanitarian Award will be given to Montgomery Gentry for their ongoing community service and charitable giving of their time and talent.

Fan voting for Top New Solo Vocalist, Top New Vocal Group and Top New Vocal Duo began at VoteACM.com on Friday, Feb. 26 and will close on Friday, March 12. The winner in each of the 3 categories will be announced March 23 and will move on to compete for Top New Artist. Fan voting for Top New Artist and Entertainer of the Year begins on Thursday, April 1 at VoteACM.com. Fan voting for Top New Artist will close at 5 p.m. Pacific on April 18 (before the live show starts) and fan voting for Entertainer of the Year will close during the third hour of the live broadcast.

Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton read the nominations this morning during CBS The Early Show from New York City. McEntire will host the show for the 12th time on Sunday, April 18.

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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Daniels wears out bows, but music endures – After each of the first few songs Charlie Daniels played, his 'fiddle tech (?)' exchanged his bow. Is this because he was playing particularly hard? Perhaps. Whatever the case, Daniels and his five-piece band clearly appeared to be giving it their all during the act's hour-and-a-half set. As it is the Christmas month, Daniels sang a... »»»
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