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ACM awards coming tonight

Sunday, April 3, 2011 – How many Academy of Country Awards will Miranda Lambert after leading the pack with seven nominations?

Zac Brown Band was behind Lambert with five nominations, while The Band Perry and Taylor Swift captured four each.

The wait is soon over because the ACMs will be held tonight in Las Vegas.

Zac Brown Band captured five nominations, while Brown himself garnered four more for being a producer and composer. The Band Perry and Taylor Swift grabbed four nominations.

Nominees included:

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

Album of the Year
Hemingway's Whiskey - Kenny Chesney
Need You Now - Lady Antebellum
The Guitar Song - Jamey Johnson
Speak Now - Taylor Swift
Up On the Ridge - Dierks Bentley
You Get What You Give - Zac Brown Band

Top Vocal Duo
Joey + Rory
Montgomery Gentry
Steel Magnolia
Sugarland
The Janedear Girls

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

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

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

Top New Solo Vocalist
Eric Church
Easton Corbin
Randy Houser

Top New Vocal Duo or Group
The Band Perry
the JaneDear girls
Steel Magnolia

Song of the Year
A Little More Country Than That, Easton Corbin Songwriters: Rory Lee Feek, Don Poythress, Wynn Varble
As She's Walking Away, Zac Brown Band featuring Alan Jackson Songwriters: Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette
If I Die Young, The Band Perry Songwriter: Kimberly Perry
Love Like Crazy, Lee Brice Songwriters: Tim James, Doug Johnson
The House That Built Me, Miranda Lambert Songwriters: Tom Douglas, Allen Shamblin

Vocal Event
As She's Walking Away, Zac Brown Band featuring Alan Jackson Producers: Zac Brown, Keith Stegall
Blue Sky, Emily West featuring Keith Urban Producer: Mark Bright
Coal Miner's Daughter, Loretta Lynn, Sheryl Crow and Miranda Lambert, Producers: John Carter Cash, Patsy Lynn Russell
Cold Beer, Colt Ford featuring Jamey Johnson Producers: Shannon Houchins, Adrian Young
Good to Be Me, Uncle Kracker featuring Kid Rock Producer: Kid Rock

Single Record of the Year
A Little More Country Than That, Easton Corbin Producer: Carson Chamberlain
As She's Walking Away, Zac Brown Band featuring Alan Jackson Producers: Zac Brown, Keith Stegall
If I Die Young, The Band Perry Producer: Paul Worley
Love Like Crazy, Lee Brice Producers: Lee Brice, Doug Johnson
The Boys of Fall, Kenny Chesney Producers: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney
The House That Built Me, Miranda Lambert Producers: Frank Liddell, Mike Wrucke

Song of the Year
A Little More Country Than That, Easton Corbin Songwriters: Rory Lee Feek, Don Poythress, Wynn Varble
As She's Walking Away, Zac Brown Band featuring Alan Jackson Songwriters: Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette
If I Die Young, The Band Perry Songwriter: Kimberly Perry
Love Like Crazy, Lee Brice Songwriters: Tim James, Doug Johnson
The House That Built Me, Miranda Lambert Songwriters: Tom Douglas, Allen Shamblin

Video of the Year
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

Top New Artist
Eric Church
The Band Perry
Church previously won Top New Solo Vocalist and BTP took Top New Vocal Duo or Group. One will emerge as Top New Artist.

The ACMs will be hosted by Blake Shelton and Reba McEntire, starting at 8 p.m. Eastern/Pacific (delayed).

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