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2014 ACM Nominees Announced

Posted by Administrator on January 29, 2014 at 1:10 AM


Photo: Academy of Country Music


Nominations for the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards were announced on Wednesday, Jan. 29, with Tim McGraw and Miranda Lambert leading with seven nods each.


Close behind is Keith Urban, who nabbed six nominations, as well as Lee Brice, Kacey Musgraves, Blake Shelton and Taylor Swift , with six apiece.


In the coveted Entertainer of the Year category, Lambert, Shelton and Swift will face Luke Bryan and George Strait.


Bryan, who is the reigning ACM Awards Entertainer of the Year, will join Shelton as cohost of this year's ACM Awards when they air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 6 on CBS.


Fans will 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.


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 on the CBS Television Network.


Here is the complete list of nominees:


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

Based On a True Story - Blake Shelton

Crash My Party - Luke Bryan

Here's To The Good Times - Florida Georgia Line

Same Trailer Different Park - Kacey Musgraves

Two Lanes of Freedom - Tim McGraw


Single Record of the Year

"Cruise" - Florida Georgia Line

"Highway Don't Care" - Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban

"I Drive Your Truck" - Lee Brice

"Mama's Broken Heart" - Miranda Lambert

"Wagon Wheel" - Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum


Song of the Year

"Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)" - Gary Allan

"I Drive Your Truck" - Lee Brice

"Mama's Broken Heart" - Miranda Lambert

"Mine Would Be You" - Blake Shelton

"Wagon Wheel" - Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum


Video of the Year

"Better Dig Two" - The Band Perry

"Blowin' Smoke" - Kacey Musgraves

"Highway Don't Care" - Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban

"I Drive Your Truck" - Lee Brice

"Mama's Broken Heart" - Miranda Lambert

"Two Black Cadillacs" - Carrie Underwood


Vocal Event of the Year

"Boys 'Round Here" - Blake Shelton Featuring Pistol Annies & Friends

"Cruise (Remix)" - Florida Georgia Line Featuring Nelly

"Highway Don't Care" - Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban

"Wagon Wheel" - Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum

"We Were Us" - Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert


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 

Rhett Akins

Rodney Clawson

Ashley Gorley

Luke Laird

Shane McAnally


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





Categories: ACM's, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan

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