Nominations Announced For The 49th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® AWARDS Country Music's Party Of The Year® - KCTV5

Nominations Announced For The 49th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® AWARDS Country Music's Party Of The Year®

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ACM AWARDS TO AIR LIVE FROM MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network

Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw lead with 7 nominations; Keith Urban receives 6 nominations; Lee Brice, Kacey Musgraves, Blake Shelton, and Taylor Swift each receive 5 nominations; Florida Georgia Line and Lady Antebellum each receive 4 nominations; Luke Bryan and Darius Rucker each receive 3 nominations

ENCINO, Calif., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nominations were announced today for the 49th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, Country Music's Party of the Year®, honoring country music's superstars and hottest emerging talent. Hosted by four-time ACM Award winner Blake Shelton and reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan, the ACM Awards are produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.   

Nominees were revealed online via the third annual ACM digital press conference this morning. Fox Sports broadcaster Erin Andrews, 2 Broke Girls star Beth Behrs, reigning ACM Songwriter of the Year Dallas Davidson, The Insider co-anchor Kevin Frazier, singer and Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale, CBS This Morning co-anchor Gayle King, Jerrod Niemann, Entertainment Tonight co-anchor Nancy O'Dell, Duck Dynasty stars Willie and Korie Robertson, Darius Rucker, The Talk hosts Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler & Sheryl Underwood and surprise guest pop superstar Katy Perry, all announced nominations in video postings to the Academy's Facebook and Twitter sites during the approximately 45 minute online event.

Fans will again help select the winner of both the Academy's most prestigious honor, Entertainer of the Year, and the New Artist of the Year Presented By Kohl's. As previously announced, Lee Brice, Brett Eldredge, Tyler Farr, Justin Moore, Kip Moore, Kacey Musgraves, Thomas Rhett and Parmalee are the semi-finalists for this year's ACM New Artist of the Year.  These top eight (8) artists from the first round of ACM professional voting will compete via the Great American Country fan vote at GACtv.com, combined with the ACM professional membership vote, to determine the 3 nominees for the award. An additional combined fan and professional membership vote will determine the winner. The winners of Entertainer of the Year and New Artist of the Year will be announced live during the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. 

Miranda Lambert earned seven nominations, including her third nomination for Entertainer of the Year and eighth consecutive nod for Female Vocalist of the Year. Additionally, 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 Taylor Swift & Keith 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.

Keith Urban received six nominations, including Male Vocalist of the Year, Single Record of the Year and Video of the Year. In the category for Vocal Event of the Year he is nominated for "Highway Don't Care" with Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift, as well as nominated twice for "We Were Us" with Miranda Lambert as the artist and producer.

Lee Brice is nominated for five awards, including his first ever Male Vocalist of the Year and Video of the Year nominations and fourth consecutive nod for Song of the Year. He is also nominated twice in the Single Record of the Year category as the artist and producer for "I Drive Your Truck."

Kacey Musgraves earned five nominations, including her second consecutive nods for Female Vocalist of the Year and Video of the Year. She is also nominated for Song of the Year and nominated twice in the Album of the Year category, as the artist and producer, for Same Trailer Different Park.

Blake Shelton is nominated for five awards, including his third consecutive nomination for Entertainer of the Year and fourth nod for Male Vocalist of the Year. Shelton also received a nomination for Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year.

Taylor Swift received five nominations, including her fifth consecutive nod for Entertainer of the Year and seventh consecutive nod for Female Vocalist of the Year. She also received a nomination for Single Record of the Year, Video of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for "Highway Don't Care" with Tim McGraw and Keith Urban.

Reigning New Artist of the Year, Florida Georgia Line earned four nominations, including their second consecutive nod for Vocal Duo of the Year. They also earned nominations for Album of the Year, Single Record of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year.

Lady Antebellum is nominated for four awards, including their sixth nod for Vocal Group of the Year. They are also nominated for Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for "Wagon Wheel" with Darius Rucker.

Luke Bryan received three nominations, including his second consecutive nomination for both Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year. He also earned an Album of the Year nomination for Crash My Party. 

Darius Rucker is nominated for three awards, including Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for "Wagon Wheel" featuring Lady Antebellum.

The Academy of Country Music's professional membership selects the nominees and winners of the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, 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 3:00 PM ET/12noon PT 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.comand www.GACTV.com/ACMand will close on Tuesday, February 4 at 3:00 PM ET/12noon PT. 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 3:00 PM ET/12noon PT and will close at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on Sunday, April 6 (before the LIVE telecast begins).

Following is the list of final nominees. Winners in each of the categories, except where noted, will be presented with an ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARD during the live television broadcast:

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 PartyLuke Bryan
    Producer: Jeff Stevens
    Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville
  • Here's To The Good TimesFlorida Georgia Line
    Producer: Joey Moi
    Record Label: Republic Nashville
  • Same Trailer Different ParkKacey Musgraves
    Producers: Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves
    Record Label: Mercury Records
  • Two Lanes Of FreedomTim 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)]

  • CruiseFlorida 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 TruckLee Brice
    Producers: Lee Brice, Kyle Jacobs, Matt McClure
    Record Label: Curb Records
  • Mama's Broken HeartMiranda 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 TruckLee 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 HeartMiranda 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 YouBlake 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' SmokeKacey 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 TruckLee Brice
    Producer: Karen Martin
    Director: Eric Welch
  • Mama's Broken HeartMiranda Lambert
    Producer: Reagan Rosson
    Director: Trey Fanjoy
  • Two Black CadillacsCarrie 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

OFF CAMERA AWARDS - The following off-camera awards will be presented during the 8th Annual ACM Honors event on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 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 MinickBilly Bob's Texas
  • Brian O'Connell – Live Nation
  • Ron Sakamoto – Gold & Gold Productions

STUDIO RECORDING AWARDS:
(FORMERLY KNOWN AS MUSICIAN/BANDLEADER/INSTRUMENTALIST (MBI) 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  - The following 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.

 

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; Grunwald;
Jason the 300lb. Cowboy

WYCD-FM 

Detroit, MI

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 & Kevin Freeman

WFMS-FM                  

Indianapolis, IN

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

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Awards counts for artists reflect categories in which they have been recognized as individuals or as part of their duo or group. In some cases, an artist may receive more than one nomination which factors into their official count. For example, Tim McGraw received two nominations in the Album of the Year category--one each as artist and producer--because that category recognizes both.

Award recipients in each category are noted above parenthetically in the Album of the Year, Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Video of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year.

About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 49th Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.  Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan and R.A. Clark are executive producers.  Barry Adelman is producer. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music. 

Press credential applications to cover the awards in Las Vegas are available from the Media Center at www.ACMcountry.com

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