2012 ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC: NOMINATIONS

2012 Academy of Country Music Award

Earlier today (January 26), the nominations for the 2012 Academy of Country Music Awards were finally revealed and Kenny Chesney led the pack with 9 nominations including Entertainer of the Year, followed by Jason Aldean with 6.

Aside from both Kenny and Jason, other Entertainer nominees included Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley and Blake Shelton, while Swift will duke it out with Carrie Underwood, Sara Evans, Martina McBride and two-time reigning champion Miranda Lambert for Female Vocalist (an award that only Swift has never won).

Take a look at the complete list of contenders for the annual event after the cut:

2012 ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC - NOMINATIONS

Entertainer of the Year
Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift

Male Vocalist
Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
Chris Young

Female Vocalist
Sara Evans
Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Vocal Duo
Love and Theft
Montgomery Gentry
Steel Magnolia
Sugarland
Thompson Square

Vocal Group
The Band Perry
Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band

Album of the Year
Eric Church - 'Chief'
Miranda Lambert - 'Four the Record'
Kenny Chesney - 'Hemingway's Whiskey'
Jason Aldean - 'My Kinda Party'
Lady Antebellum - 'Own the Night'

Single Record of the Year
Eli Young Band, "Crazy Girl"
Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson, "Don't You Wanna Stay"
Toby Keith, "Red Solo Cup"
Chris Young, "Tomorrow"
Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter, "You and Tequila"

Song of the Year
Eli Young Band, "Crazy Girl"
Dierks Bentley, "Home"
Lady Antebellum, "Just a Kiss"
Vince Gill, "Threaten Me With Heaven"
Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter, "You and Tequila"

Video of the Year
Eric Church, "Homeboy"
Lady Antebellum, "Just a Kiss"
Taylor Swift, "Mean"
Toby Keith, "Red Solo Cup"
Jason Aldean, "Tattoos on This Town"

Vocal Event
"Country Boy"
Aaron Lewis featuring George Jones and Charlie Daniels

"Don't You Wanna Stay"
Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson

"Old Alabama"
Brad Paisley featuring Alabama

"Remind Me"
Brad Paisley with Carrie Underwood

"You and Tequila"
Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter
2012 ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC: NOMINATIONS 2012 ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC: NOMINATIONS Reviewed by Celebrity Bug on 1/27/2012 Rating: 5

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