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Kenny Chesney leads the pack for the 2012 Academy of Country Music Awards. Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum are following close behind, with 6 and 5 nominations respectively. Wowser!

Nominations were announced by Reba McEntire and several guests during the ACM's first digital news conference, carried on the organization’s Facebook and Twitter pages. THAT is pretty cool!! You can find out if your favorite country stars' name will be announced  April 1 on CBS live  from the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. McEntire and Blake Shelton will again share hosting duties for the show.

Congrats to all the nominees from 97.3 the DAWG!