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Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw lead the pack with seven Academy of Country Music nominations each. The nominees were announced this morning. Keith Urban got 6 nominations, Lee Brice, Kacey Musgraves, Blake Shelton and Taylor Swift each got 5 nominations. Whew!

Check out the nominees for the major categories - so exciting!


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

Check out the complete list of nominees, and congrats to all who have worked so hard for country music! The 49th annual Academy of Country Awards will be hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, and will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on CBS on Sunday April 6th!