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Lambert, McGraw lead ACM nominations

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 – Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw each earned seven Academy of Country Music nominations on Wednesday.

Close behind were Keith Urban with six and Lee Brice, Kacey Musgraves, Blake Shelton and Taylor Swift with five apiece. Florida Georgia Line and Lady Antebellum scored two nominations, which were announced digitally this morning.

The ACMs will be held April 6 in Las Vegas.

Lambert received her third nomination for Entertainer of the Year and eighth consecutive nod for Female Vocalist of the Year. Lambert was nominated for Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Video of the Year for "Mama's Broken Heart," and twice for Vocal Event of the Year for both "We Were Us" with Keith Urban and "Boys 'Round Here" as part of the Pistol Annies. Lambert is the reigning ACM Female Vocalist of the Year.

Tim McGraw received seven nominations, including Video of the Year for "Highway Don't Care" featuring Swift and Urban. He is also nominated twice for Album of the Year, Single Record of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year awards as both the artist and producer.

The Academy of Country Music's professional membership selects the nominees and winners of the ACMs, and selects the final top five nominees of the Entertainer of the Year category. New Artist of the Year final nominees will be selected by a combined vote of the fans and professional members.

Fan voting for Entertainer of the Year begins on Monday, March 24 at 3 p.m. eastern at VoteACM.com and will close during the third hour of the live broadcast.

First round fan voting for New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl's is now open at www.VoteACM.com and www.GACTV.com/ACM and will close on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 3 p.m. eastern. The final three nominees will be announced in the coming weeks and will move on to compete in the final round of voting for the New Artist category at VoteACM.com. Final round fan voting for the New Artist of the Year category begins on Monday, March 24 at 3 p.m. eastern and will close at 8 p.m. eastern on Sunday, April 6.

Nominees were:

Entertainer of the Year
Luke Bryan
Miranda Lambert
Blake Shelton
George Strait
Taylor Swift

Male Vocalist of the year
Jason Aldean
Lee Brice
Luke Bryan
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the year
Sheryl Crow
Miranda Lambert
Kacey Musgraves
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Vocal Duo of the year
Big & Rich
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Love and Theft
Thompson Square

Vocal Group OF THE YEAR
Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company-Label(s)]
Based On A True Story... - Blake Shelton Producer: Scott Hendricks Record Label: Warner Bros. Records
Crash My Party - Luke Bryan Producer: Jeff Stevens Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville
Here's To The Good Times - Florida Georgia Line Producer: Joey Moi Record Label: Republic Nashville
Same Trailer Different Park - Kacey Musgraves Producers: Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves Record Label: Mercury Records
Two Lanes Of Freedom - Tim McGraw Producers: Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw Record Label: Big Machine Records

Single Record of the Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company-Label(s)]
Cruise - Florida Georgia Line Producer: Joey Moi Record Label: Republic Nashville
Highway Don't Care - Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban Producers: Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw Record Label: Big Machine Records
I Drive Your Truck - Lee Brice Producers: Lee Brice, Kyle Jacobs, Matt McClure Record Label: Curb Records
Mama's Broken Heart - Miranda Lambert Producers: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf Record Label: RCA Nashville
Wagon Wheel - Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum Producer: Frank Rogers Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

Song of the Year [Awarded to Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]
Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain) - Gary Allan Songwriters: Gary Allan, Hillary Lindsey, Matthew Warren Publishers: Always Alone Songs (ASCAP), Crystal Beach Music (BMI), Raylene Music (ASCAP)
I Drive Your Truck - Lee Brice Songwriters: Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, Jimmy Yeary Publishers: Beattyville Music (BMI), EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI), Great Day At This Music (BMI), Happy Tears Music (ASCAP), Vistaville Music (ASCAP), Watch This Girl Publishing (BMI)
Mama's Broken Heart - Miranda Lambert Songwriters: Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves Publishers: 351 Music (BMI), Crazy Water Music (ASCAP), Little Blue Egg (ASCAP), Songs of Parallel (ASCAP), Vista Loma Music (ASCAP), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)
Mine Would Be You - Blake Shelton Songwriters: Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, Deric Ruttan Publishers: Doc and Maggie Music (ASCAP), EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI), Get A Load Of This Music (ASCAP), Great Day At This Music (BMI), Hopeless Rose Music (ASCAP), Vistaville Music (ASCAP), Watch This Girl Publishing (BMI), WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Wagon Wheel - Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum Songwriters: Bob Dylan, Ketch Secor Publishers: Blood Donor Music (BMI), Special Rider Music (SESAC)

Video of the Year [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)] *(Off Camera Award) (TIE)
Better Dig Two - The Band Perry Producer: Eric Williams Director: Declan Whitebloom
Blowin' Smoke - Kacey Musgraves Producer: Josh Goldstein Director: Honey
Highway Don't Care - Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban Producers: Tameron Hedge, Chandra LaPlume Director: Shane Drake
I Drive Your Truck - Lee Brice Producer: Karen Martin Director: Eric Welch
Mama's Broken Heart - Miranda Lambert Producer: Reagan Rosson Director: Trey Fanjoy
Two Black Cadillacs - Carrie Underwood Producer: Steve Lamar Director: P.R. Brown

Vocal Event of the Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company-Label(s)]*(Off Camera Award)
Boys 'Round Here - Blake Shelton Featuring Pistol Annies & Friends Producer: Scott Hendricks Record Label: Warner Bros. Records
Cruise (Remix) - Florida Georgia Line Featuring Nelly Producers: Joey Moi, Jason Nevins Record Label: Republic Nashville
Highway Don't Care - Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban Producers: Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw Record Label: Big Machine Records
Wagon Wheel - Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum Producer: Frank Rogers Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville
We Were Us - Keith Urban And Miranda Lambert Producers: Nathan Chapman, Keith Urban Record Labels: Capitol Records Nashville, Hit Red Records, RCA Nashville

The following off-camera awards will be presented during the 8th Annual ACM Honors event on Tuesday, Sept. 9 in Nashville.

Songwriter of the Year *(Off Camera Award)
Rhett Akins
Rodney Clawson
Ashley Gorley
Luke Laird
Shane McAnally

INDUSTRY AWARDS:

CASINO OF THE YEAR - SMALL CAPACITY
Agua Caliente Casino Resort & Spa Rancho Mirage, CA
Deadwood Mountain Grand Deadwood, SD
Mohegan Sun Wolf Den Uncasville, CT
Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort Mount Pleasant, MI
The Joint at Hard Rock Casino Catoosa, OK

CASINO OF THE YEAR - MEDIUM CAPACITY
Caesars Windsor Hotel & Casino Windsor, ON‎, Canada
Casino Rama Rama, ON, Canada
Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville, CT
Star of the Desert Arena Primm, NV
The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Las Vegas, NV

NIGHTCLUB OF THE YEAR
Billy Bob's Texas Fort Worth, TX
Bub City Chicago, IL
Floore's Country Store Helotes, TX
The Dusty Armadillo Rootstown, OH
Wild Bills Duluth, GA

VENUE OF THE YEAR - SMALL CAPACITY
American Music Theatre Lancaster, PA
Cape Cod Melody Tent Hyannis, MA
Georgia Theatre Athens, GA
House of Blues Boston, MA
The Moody Theater Austin, TX

VENUE OF THE YEAR - MEDIUM CAPACITY
Amphitheater at The Wharf Orange Beach, AL
Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook Gilford, NH
Big Sandy Superstore Arena Huntington, WV
Grand Ole Opry House Nashville, TN
Red Rocks Amphitheatre Golden, CO

VENUE OF THE YEAR - LARGE CAPACITY
BOK Center Tulsa, OK
Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN
Darling's Waterfront Pavilion Bangor, ME
Gorge Amphitheatre George, WA
Hollywood Bowl Hollywood, CA

DON ROMEO TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR
Billy Brill - Billy Alan Productions
Brock Jones - Global Spectrum
Nicole More - Neste Event Marketing
Fran Romeo - Romeo Entertainment Group
R.J. Romeo - Romeo Entertainment Group

PROMOTER OF THE YEAR
Brent Fedrizzi - AEG Live
Brad Garrett - Police Productions
Billy Minick - Billy Bob's Texas
Brian O'Connell - Live Nation
Ron Sakamoto - Gold & Gold Productions

STUDIO RECORDING AWARDS:

BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Mike Brignardello
Kevin "Swine" Grantt
Mark Hill
Michael Rhodes
Glenn Worf

DRUMMER OF THE YEAR
Chad Cromwell
Fred Eltringham
Shannon Forrest
Greg Morrow
Lonnie Wilson

GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Jeff King
Troy Lancaster
Brent Mason
Rob McNelley
Jerry McPherson

PIANO/KEYBOARDS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Tony Harrell
John Jarvis
Charlie Judge
Tim Lauer
Gordon Mote

SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT(S) PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Glen Duncan
Larry Franklin
Jim Hoke
Danny Rader
Bryan Sutton

STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Dan Dugmore
Paul Franklin
Steve Hinson
Russ Pahl
Scotty Sanders

AUDIO ENGINEER OF THE YEAR
Derek Bason
Ben Fowler
Mills Logan
Steve Marcantonio
Justin Niebank

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Mark Bright
Dann Huff
Michael Knox
Frank Liddell
Paul Worley

RADIO AWARDS

NATIONAL ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Bobby Bones, Amy, Lunchbox The Bobby Bones Show
Crook & Chase Crook & Chase Countdown
Kix Brooks American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks
Lia The Lia Show
Lon Helton Country Countdown USA

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR - MAJOR MARKET
Dave and Veronica WQYK-FM St. Petersburg, FL
Donna & "Muss" KEEY-FM Minneapolis, MN
Dr. Don Carpenter; Rachael Hunter; WYCD-FM Detroit, MI Grunwald; Jason the 300lb. Cowboy
Edwards & Lee - Chuck Edwards & Linda Lee WYCD-FM Detroit, MI
Paul Schadt and Meg Geof WKKT-FM Charlotte, NC

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR - LARGE MARKET
Big Dave & Chelsie WUBE-FM Cincinnati, OH
Dave O'Brien WLHK-FM Indianapolis, IN
Jim Denny, Deborah Honeycutt & WFMS-FM Indianapolis, IN Kevin Freeman
Lisa McKay WQDR-FM Raleigh, NC
Randy Carroll and Jamie Martin KAJA-FM San Antonio, TX

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR - MEDIUM MARKET
Andy Ritchie, Alison West, Jimmy Holt WIVK-FM Knoxville, TN
Dan Brennan & Shelby Mitchell WKSJ-FM Mobile, AL
Kevin Richards WGNA-FM Schenectady, NY
Scott Wynn & Sue Wilson WQMX-FM Akron, OH
Steve Lundy and Gina Melton KXKT-FM Omaha, NE

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR - SMALL MARKET
Bill Barrett, Tim Fox and Tracy Berry KKNU-FM Eugene, OR
Brian Gary, Todd Harding, and Susan Moore KUAD-FM Windsor, CO
Dex and Mo WUSY- FM Chattanooga, TN
Mark Ericson, Karen Kiley WOKQ-FM/WPKQ-FM Portsmouth, NH
Scotty Cox, Cara Denis KCLR-FM Columbia, MO

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR - MAJOR MARKET
KUPL-FM Portland, OR
WIL-FM St. Louis, MO
WKLB-FM Boston, MA
WSOC-FM Charlotte, NC
WXTU FM Philadelphia, PA

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR - LARGE MARKET
WCTK-FM Providence, RI
WFMS - FM Indianapolis, IN
WLHK-FM Indianapolis, IN
WMIL-FM Greenfield, WI
WQDR-FM Raleigh, NC

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR - MEDIUM MARKET
KXKT-FM Omaha, NE
WBBS-FM Syracuse, NY
WCYQ FM Knoxville, TN
WDXB-FM Birmingham, AL
WKMK FM Neptune, NJ

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR - SMALL MARKET
KSJJ-FM Bend, OR
WGSQ-FM Cookeville, TN
WUSY-FM Chattanooga, TN
WXFL-FM Florence, AL
WYCT-FM Pensacola, FL

The radio awards will be presented during the annual Radio Winners Reception held the day prior to the ACM Awards telecast, on Saturday, April 5 in Las Vegas.

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