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2013 Academy of Country Music Awards

The country cut-ups are among the first round of performers announced for the annual awards show in Las Vegas. They'll be joined by Shelton's wife, Miranda Lambert; George Strait; Hunter Hayes; and The Band Perry.

Pop star and former "American Idol" champion Kelly Clarkson, a two-time ACM winner in 2012 and a nominee this year, also will perform as she continues to increase her country profile since moving to Nashville.

The ACM Awards will air live April 7 on CBS from the MGM Grand. Eric Church is this year's top nominee with seven nominations. Hayes is next with six.


2013 ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARD EVENTS

BLAKE SHELTON AND LUKE BRYAN TO CO-HOST

48th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® AWARDS

TO BE BROADCAST LIVE FROM THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS

SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2013 ON CBS

BRAD PAISLEY TO HOST 3rd ANNUAL ACM FAN JAM
REMOTE INTO THE 48th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

& POST-AWARDS CONCERT

FROM THE ORLEANS ARENA IN LAS VEGAS SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2013

ACM TV SPECIAL TAPING AT THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS

MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2013 TO AIR AT A FUTURE DATE ON CBS

 THE WEEK VEGAS GOES COUNTRY™ WILL FEATURE THE RETURN OF THE ACM EXPERIENCE & MORE!


The Nominees:

Following is the list of final nominees. Winners in each of the following categories, except where noted, will be presented with an ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARD during the live television broadcast:

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

  •  Jason Aldean
  •  Luke Bryan
  •  Miranda Lambert
  •  Blake Shelton
  •  Taylor Swift  

TOP MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Jason Aldean 
  • Luke Bryan
  • Eric Church
  • Toby Keith
  • Blake Shelton 

TOP FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Miranda Lambert
  • Martina McBride 
  • Kacey Musgraves 
  • Taylor Swift
  • Carrie Underwood 

TOP VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR

  • Big & Rich
  • Florida Georgia Line 
  • Love and Theft 
  • Sugarland
  • Thompson Square 

TOP VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

  • The Band Perry 
  • Eli Young Band
  • Lady Antebellum 
  • Little Big Town
  • Zac Brown Band

TOP NEW MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Lee Brice
  • Brantley Gilbert
  • Hunter Hayes 

TOP NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Jana Kramer
  • Kacey Musgraves 
  • Sunny Sweeny 

TOP NEW VOCAL DUO or GROUP OF THE YEAR

  • Florida Georgia Line 
  • Love and Theft
  • Thompson Square

 ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company]

  • Blown Away - Carrie Underwood (19/Arista Nashville) Produced by: Mark Bright
  • Chief - Eric Church (EMI- Nashville) Produced by: Jay Joyce 
  • Red - Taylor Swift (Big Machine Records) Produced by: Jeff Bhasker, Nathan Chapman, Dann Huff, Jacknife Lee, Max Martin, Shelback, Taylor Swift, Butch Walker, Dan Wilson
  • Tailgates & Tanlines - Luke Bryan (Capital Nashville) Produced by: Mark Bright, Jeff Stevens 
  • Tornado - Little Big Town (Capitol Nashville) Produced by: Jay Joyce

 SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company]

  • "Even If It Breaks Your Heart" - Eli Young Band (Mercury) Produced by: Miek Wrucke
  • "Over You" - Miranda Lambert (RCA) Produced by: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf
  • "Pontoon" - Little Big Town (Capitol Nashville) Produced by: Jay Joyce
  • "Springsteen" - Eric Church (EMI-Nashville) Produced by: Jay Joyce
  • "Wanted" - Hunter Hayes (Atlantic/WMN) Produced by: Hunter Hayes and Dan Huff 

SONG OF THE YEAR [Award to Composer(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]

  • "A Woman Like You" - Lee Brice
    Composers: Phil Barton, Johnny Bulford, Jon Stone
    Publishers: 3JB Music (BMI), Adios Pantalones (SESAC), Hears That Skyline Music (BMI), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)
  • "Even If It Breaks Your Heart" - Eli Young Band
    Composers: Will Hoge, Eric Paslay
    Poducers: Cal IV Songs (ASCAP), Will Hoge Music (BMI)
  • "Over You" - Miranda Lambert
    Composer: Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton
    Publishers: Pink Dog Publishing (BMI), Sony ATV/Tree Publishing (BMI)
  • "Springsteen" - Eric Church
    Composers: Eric Church, Jeff Hyde, Ryan Tyndell
    Publishers: Bug Music (BMI), ole Purple Cape Music (BMI), Sinnerlina (BMI), Sony ATV/Tree Publishing (BMI)
  • "Wanted" - Hunter Hayes
    Composers: Hunter Hayes, Troy Verges
    Publishers: Happy Little Man Publishing (BMI), Songs From The Engine Room (BMI), Songs of Universal Inc. (BMI)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR [Award to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)] *(Off Camera Award)

  • "Creepin" -  Eric Church
    Producer: Iris Baker
    Director: Peter Zavadil 
  • "Merry Go 'Round" - Kacey Musgraves
    Producer: Perry Bean, Kacey Musgraves
    Director: Perry Bean
  • "Tornado" - Little Big Town
    Producer: Iris Baker
    Director: Shane Drake
  • "Wanted" - Hunter Hayes
    Producer: Stephanie Reeves, Eric Williams
    Director: Traci Goudie, Patrick Hubnik
  • "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" - Taylor Swift
    Producer: John Nguyen
    Director: Declan Whitebloom
  • "The Wind" - Zac Brown Band
    Producer: Ben Kalina
    Director: Mike Judge

VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company] (Off Camera Award)

  • "Don't Rush" - Kellly Clarkson Featuring Vince Gill (19/RCA/Columbia Nashville)
    Produced by: Dan Huff
  • "Easy" - Rascal Flatts Featuring Natasha Bedingfield (Big Machine Records)
    Produced by: Dan Huff, Brian Kennedy, Rascal Flatts
  • "Feel Like A Rock Star" - Kenny Chesney (Duet w/ Tim McGraw) (Blue Chair/BNA)
    Produced by: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney
  • "Let It Rain" - David Nail featuring Sarah Buxton (MCA Nashville)
    Produced by: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell
  • "The Only Way I Know" - Jason Aldean w/ Luke Bryan and Eric Church (Broken Bow)
    Produced by: Michael Knox 

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