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50th Academy of Country Music Award Nominations are Announced

ACM Awards 201550th Academy of Country Music Award ceremony will take place on 19th April 2015 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

Miranda Lambert leads with 8 nominations, Dierks Bentley received 7 nominations, Florida Georgia Line received 5 nominations. The Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney and Eric Church each received 4 nominations. Fan voting for Entertainer of the Year begins on Wednesday, April 8 at 3:00 PM ET/12noon PT at VoteACM.com and will close during the third hour of the LIVE broadcast. First round of fan voting for New Artist of the Year was closed on Tuesday, February 10 at 6:00 PM ET. 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 Wednesday, April 8 at 3:00 PM ET/12noon PT and will close at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on Sunday, April 19.

See full list of Nominations for 50th ACM Awards.

50th Academy of Country Music

Category Nomination
Entertainer of the Year Jason Aldean
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Miranda Lambert
Florida Georgia Line
Male Vocalist of the year [TIE] Jason Aldean
Dierks Bentley
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
Female Vocalist of the year Brandy Clark
Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood
Vocal Duo of the year Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae
The Swon Brothers
Vocal Group OF THE YEAR Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Rascal Flatts
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band
ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s) /Producer(s) /Record Company–Label(s)] Old Boots, New Dirt – Jason Aldean
Producer: Michael Knox
Record Label: Broken Bow Records
Pain Killer – Little Big TownProducer: Jay Joyce

Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

Platinum – Miranda LambertProducers: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf

Record Label: RCA Nashville

Riser – Dierks BentleyProducers: Ross Copperman, Jaren Johnston

Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

The Outsiders – Eric ChurchProducer: Jay Joyce

Record Label: EMI Records Nashville

Single Record of the Year [Awarded to Artist(s) /Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)] American Kids – Kenny ChesneyProducers: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney

Record Label: Blue Chair Records/Columbia Nashville

Automatic – Miranda LambertProducers: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf

Record Label: RCA Nashville

Dirt – Florida Georgia LineProducer: Joey Moi

Record Label: Republic Nashville

Drunk On A Plane – Dierks BentleyProducer: Ross Copperman

Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

I Don’t Dance – Lee BriceProducer: Lee Brice

Record Label: Curb Records

Song of the Year [TIE] [Awarded to Songwriter(s) /Publisher(s)/Artist(s)] American Kids – Kenny ChesneySongwriters: Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally

Publishers: Big Red Toe Music (BMI), Creative Nation Music (BMI), Farm Town Songs (BMI), Smack Ink (ASCAP), Songs Of Universal, Inc. (BMI), Twangin And Slangin Songs (BMI), Universal Music Corporation (ASCAP)

Automatic – Miranda LambertSongwriters: Nicolle Galyon, Natalie Hemby, Miranda Lambert

Publishers: EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI), Pink Dog Publishing (BMI), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI), Wruckestrike (BMI)

Drink A Beer – Luke BryanSongwriters: Jim Beavers, Chris Stapleton

Publishers: House of Sea Gayle Music (ASCAP), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)

Follow Your Arrow – Kacey MusgravesSongwriters: Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves

Publishers: 351 Music (BMI), Highway 508 Songs (ASCAP), House of Sea Gayle Music (ASCAP), Smack Ink (ASCAP), Universal Music Corporation (ASCAP), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)

Give Me Back My Hometown – Eric ChurchSongwriters: Eric Church, Luke Laird

Publishers: Creative Nation Music (BMI), Longer And Louder Music (BMI), Songs Of Universal, Inc. (BMI), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), Twangin And Slangin Songs (BMI)

I Hold On – Dierks BentleySongwriters: Dierks Bentley, Brett James

Publishers: Atlas Holdings (ASCAP), Big White Tracks (ASCAP), External Combustion Music (ASCAP), Songs of Brett (ASCAP), WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)

songwriter of the year *(Off Camera Award) Rodney Clawson
Ashley Gorley
Luke Laird
Josh Osborne
Chris Tompkins
Video of the Year [Awarded to Producer(s) /Director(s)/Artist(s)] *(Off Camera Award) American Kids – Kenny ChesneyDirector: Shaun Silva

Producer: Don Lepore

Cop Car – Keith UrbanDirector: John Urbano

Producer: Michelle Abnet

Drunk On A Plane – Dierks BentleyDirector: Wes Edwards

Producer: Clarke Gallivan

I’m Not Gonna Miss You – Glen CampbellDirector: James Keach

Producer: Julian Raymond

Somethin’ Bad – Miranda Lambert Duet With Carrie UnderwoodDirector: Trey Fanjoy

Producer: Trent Hardville

Vocal Event of the Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]*(Off Camera Award) Lonely Tonight – Blake Shelton Featuring Ashley MonroeProducer: Scott Hendricks

Record Label: Warner Bros. Records

Meanwhile Back At Mama’s – Tim McGraw Featuring Faith HillProducers: Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw

Record Label: Big Machine Records

Somethin’ Bad – Miranda Lambert Duet With Carrie UnderwoodProducers: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf

Record Label: RCA Nashville

The South – The Cadillac Three Featuring Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley & Mike EliProducers: Dann Huff, Justin Niebank

Record Label: Big Machine Records

This Is How We Roll – Florida Georgia Line Featuring Luke BryanProducer: Joey Moi

Record Label: Republic Nashville

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 18th in Arlington, TX.
NATIONAL ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Big D, Bubba, Patrick Thomas                                            The Big D and Bubba Show
Cody Alan                                                                                  CMT After MidNite
Crook and Chase                                                                     The Crook and Chase Countdown
Lia Knight                                                                                   The Lia Show
Shawn Parr, Elaina Smith                                                     Nash Nights Live
ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET Ben Campbell and Matt McAllister                                     KNIX-FM                                           Phoenix, AZ
Dave and Veronica                                                                    WQYK-FM                                        Tampa, FL
Lisa Dent & Rambli WUSN-FM                                        Chicago, IL
Razz on the Radio                                                                      WXTU-FM                                        Philadelphia, PA
Rob Tanner, Guenn, Chris & Captain Jim                          WSOC-FM                                        Charlotte, NC
ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET AJ & Ashley                                                                                  WWKA-FM                                      Orlando, FL
Big Dave, Chelsie, Stattman                                                   WUBE-FM                                        Cincinnati, OH
Dave O’Brien                                                                               WLHK-FM                                         Indianapolis, IN
Mike Wheless, Marty Young, Janie Carothers               WQDR-FM                                       Raleigh, NC
The Odd Squad                                                                           CKRY-FM                                          Calgary, Alberta
ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET 97 Country Breakfast Club with Roger, Tom,                  WPCV-FM                                        Lakeland, FLMelissa and DJ Thee Trucker
Buzz Jackson                                                                                KIIM-FM                                           Tucson, AZ
Cash and Carey                                                                           KWEN-FM                                        Tulsa, OK
Steve & Gina and the Kat 103.7 Morning Show             KXKT-FM                                           Omaha, NE
Wynn & Wilson in The Morning                                           WQMX-FM                                      Akron, OH
ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET Brian Gary, Todd Harding, and Susan                                KUAD-FM                                         Ft. Collins-Greeley, COMoore -The Good Morning Guys
Gator, Styckman, Cowboy Kyle                                            WUSY-FM                                        Chattanooga, TN
M. Fletcher Brown                                                                    WXFL-FM                                         Florence, AL
Philip Gibbons                                                                             WGSQ-FM                                       Cookeville, TN
Scotty Cox & Cara Denis                                                          KCLR-FM                                           Columbia, MO
RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET KNIX-FM                           Phoenix, AZ
WIL-FM                             St. Louis, MO
WKLB-FM                         Boston, MA
WSOC-FM                        Charlotte, NC
WUSN-FM                        Chicago, IL
RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET CKRY-FM                          Calgary, Alberta
KAJA-FM                          San Antonio, TX
WMIL-FM                         Milwaukee, WI
WUBE-FM                        Cincinnati, OH
WWKA-FM                      Orlando, FL
RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET KUZZ-AM/FM                 Bakersfield, CA
KXKT-FM                          Omaha, NE
WCYQ-FM                        Knoxville, TN
WQMX-FM                      Akron, OH
WYRK-FM                         Buffalo, NY
RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET KCLR-FM                           Columbia, MO
KTHK-FM                          Idaho Falls, ID
WGSQ-FM                       Cookeville, TN
WXFL-FM                         Florence, AL
WYCT-FM                         Pensacola, FL

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