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2014 Academy of Country Music Awards Nominees Announced

Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw
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The 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards nominees have been announced! Tim McGraw and Miranda Lambert lead the race, with seven nominations apiece.

McGraw made quite a splash, finding himself in the running for Album of the Year, Single Record, Vocal Event and Video of the Year. He also received nods for his production efforts in the Album, Single and Vocal Event categories.

Lambert’s third consecutive nomination for Entertainer of the Year and eighth for Female Vocalist helped her rise to the top of nominees, with nods also in Single Record, Song and Video of the Year. Additionally, the sassy songstress is a double nominee in Vocal Event of the Year for ‘We Were Us’ and ‘Boys ‘Round Here.’

Hot on their heels is Keith Urban who garnered six nods and Grammy winner Kacey Musgraves who received five 2014 ACMs nominations, along with Lee Brice, Blake Shelton and Taylor Swift – whose collaboration with McGraw and Urban on ‘Highway Don’t Care’ rounded out her list.

Last year’s Entertainer of the Year, Luke Bryan, is up for the award again (along with two other nominations), and his name sits alongside an impressive selection of stars vying for the evening’s biggest prize, including Lambert, Shelton, George Strait and Swift.

The 49th ACM Awards will be hosted by country’s funny guys Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan and will air from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6 at 8PM ET on CBS.

2014 Academy of Country Music Awards 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 Nominees
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

New Artist of the Year
Brett Eldredge
Justin Moore
Kip Moore

Album of the Year
Blake Shelton, ‘Based on a True Story…’
Luke Bryan, ‘Crash My Party’
Florida Georgia Line, ‘Here’s to the Good Times’
Kacey Musgraves, ‘Same Trailer Different Park’
Tim McGraw, ‘Two Lanes of Freedom’

Song of the Year
Gary Allan, ‘Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)’
Lee Brice, ‘I Drive Your Truck’
Miranda Lambert, ‘Mama’s Broken Heart’
Blake Shelton, ‘Mine Would Be You’
Darius Rucker, ‘Wagon Wheel’

Single Record of the Year
Florida Georgia Line, ‘Cruise’
Tim McGraw (Feat. Taylor Swift and Keith Urban), ‘Highway Don’t Care’
Lee Brice, ‘I Drive Your Truck’
Miranda Lambert, ‘Mama’s Broken Heart’
Darius Rucker (Feat. Lady Antebellum), ‘Wagon Wheel’

Video of the Year
The Band Perry, ‘Better Dig Two’
Kacey Musgraves, ‘Blowin’ Smoke’
Tim McGraw (Feat. Taylor Swift and Keith Urban), ‘Highway Don’t Care’
Lee Brice, ‘I Drive Your Truck
Miranda Lambert, ‘Mama’s Broken Heart’
Carrie Underwood, ‘Two Black Cadillacs’

Vocal Event of the Year
Blake Shelton (Feat. Pistol Annies and Friends), ‘Boys ‘Round Here’
Florida Georgia Line (Feat. Nelly), ‘Cruise (Remix)’
Tim McGraw (Feat. Taylor Swift and Keith Urban), ‘Highway Don’t Care’
Darius Rucker (Feat. Lady Antebellum), ‘Wagon Wheel’
Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert, ‘We Were Us’

Songwriter of the Year
Rhett Atkins
Rodney Clawson
Ashley Gorley
Luke Laird
Shane McAnally

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