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Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw lead ACM nominations tally

Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw lead the country pack with seven Academy of Country Music Awards nominations each, though Keith Urban and Kacey Musgraves come in tight behind them with six and four nods, respectively.

Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw lead the country pack with seven Academy of Country Music Awards nominations each, though Keith Urban and Kacey Musgraves come in tight behind them with six and four nods, respectively.

The April 6th awards shows will feature performances from many of the top category nominees, which very likely means Entertainer of the Year nominees Luke Bryan, Lambert and her husband and competitor in the category Blake Shelton, George Strait and Taylor Swift will spend some time on stage.

Musgraves pulled off wins for a pair of Grammy awards this week, and the ACMs have tagged her with nods in the categories of Female Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year (for Lambert's single "Mama's Broken Heart") and Video of the Year (for "Blowin' Smoke").

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Three of Urban's nominations are shared with Swift and McGraw, for their collaboration on McGraw's "Highway Don't Care," which earned nominations for Single of the Year, Video of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year.

Nominees for the key televised categories are listed below.

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
Songwriters: Gary Allan, Hillary Lindsey, Matthew Warren
I Drive Your Truck - Lee Brice
Songwriters: Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, Jimmy Yeary
Mama's Broken Heart - Miranda Lambert
Songwriters: Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves
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

Songwriter of the year
Rhett Akins
Rodney Clawson
Ashley Gorley
Luke Laird
Shane McAnally

 

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