47th Academy of Country Music Awards Nominations: Complete List

Posted Thursday January 26, 2012 1:08 PM GMT

Each and every year, the popular genre honors its best and brightest stars, and the esteemed nominees for the 47th Academy of Country Music Awards were officially named on Thursday (January 26).

Leading the pack is regular fan favorite Kenny Chesney, who racked up a staggering nine bids at ACM glory including a chance at the top prize of Entertainer of the Year.

Coming in second is Jason Aldean with six nominations, while Lady Antebellum has five, Brad Paisley scored four and numerous others including Taylor Swift ended up with three ACM noms.

To be co-hosted by Blake Shelton and Reba McEntire, the showcase is scheduled to air live on CBS on April 1st beginning at 8 P.M. ET/PT.

The complete list of nominees for the 2012 Academy of Country Music Awards is as follows:

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

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

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

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

Vocal Group of the Year
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, ‘Hemmingway’s Whiskey’
Jason Aldean, ‘My Kinda Party’
Lady Antebellum, ‘Own the Night’

New Artist of the Year
TBA on Jan. 30

Vocal Event of the Year
Aaron Lewis feat. George Jones and Charlie Daniels, ‘Country Boy’
Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson, ‘Don’t You Wanna Stay’
Brad Paisley feat. Alabama, ‘Old Alabama’
Brad Paisley feat. Carrie Underwood, ‘Remind Me’
Kenny Chesney feat. Grace Potter, ‘You and Tequila’

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

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 feat. 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 feat. Grace Potter, ‘You and Tequila’

Songwriter of the Year
Rhett Akins
Dallas Davidson
Ben Hayslip
Luke Laird
David Lee Murphy

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