Carrie Underwood Helps Announce ACM Nominations

Posted Tuesday March 4, 2008 6:55 PM GMT

The 43rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards nominations are in, as Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley announced the nominees during a Tuesday morning press conference at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville.

Kenny Chesney led the way with 11 nominations, while those receiving two or more bids this year include: Paisley, Big & Rich, Emerson Drive, Rascal Flatts, LeAnn Rimes, Sugarland, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban.

The complete list of ACM nominees is as follows, with the show airing live from Las Vegas on May 18th at 8pm ET/PT on CBS:

Entertainer of the Year
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
Rascal Flatts
George Strait
Keith Urban

Top Male Vocalist
Rodney Atkins
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
George Strait
Keith Urban

Top Female Vocalist
Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
LeAnn Rimes
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Top Vocal Group
Diamond Rio
The Eagles
Emerson Drive
Little Big Town
Rascal Flatts

Top Vocal Duo
Big & Rich
Brooks & Dunn
Halfway To Hazard
Montgomery Gentry
Sugarland

Top New Male Vocalist
Luke Bryan
Jack Ingram
Jake Owen

Top New Female Vocalist
Sarah Buxton
Kellie Pickler
Taylor Swift

Top New Duo or Vocal Group
Carolina Rain
Lady Antebellum
The Wreckers

Album of the Year
5th Gear, Brad Paisley
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Miranda Lambert
Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates, Kenny Chesney
If You're Going Through Hell, Rodney Atkins
Taylor Swift, Taylor Swift

Single Record of the Year
"Don't Blink," Kenny Chesney
"Famous in a Small Town," Miranda Lambert
"Lost in This Moment," Big & Rich
"Stay," Sugarland
"Watching Airplanes," Gary Allan

Song of the Year
"Don't Blink"
Artist: Kenny Chesney
"Lost in This Moment"
Artist: Big & Rich
"Moments"
Artist: Emerson Drive
"Watching You"
Artist: Rodney Atkins
"Stay"
Artist: Sugarland

Video of the Year
"Don't Blink," Kenny Chesney
"Lost in This Moment," Big & Rich
"Online," Brad Paisley
"Stay," Sugarland
"Watching You," Rodney Atkins

Vocal Event
"Because of You," Reba McEntire Duet With Kelly Clarkson
"Find Out Who Your Friends Are," Tracy Lawrence With Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney
"Shiftwork," Kenny Chesney Duet With George Strait
"Till We Ain't Strangers Anymore," Bon Jovi Featuring LeAnn Rimes
"What You Give Away," Vince Gill With Sheryl Crow

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Enjoy the pictures of Carrie and Brad at the CMA nomination ceremony in Nashville (March 4).