Nominees of 2010 ACM Awards Announced, Lady Antebellum Lead the List

Nominees of 2010 ACM Awards Announced, Lady Antebellum Lead the List

Lady Antebellum's domination is followed by Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift and Kenny Chesney among others.

Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton have visited CBS' "The Early Show" on March 2 to announce nominees of the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards. And, Lady Antebellum dominate the list, grabbing seven nods.

The trio is vying for Top Vocal Group of the Year, Album of the Year, Video of the Year, Single Record of the Year and Song of the Year. In the two latter categories, they get double nominations; as an artist and producer for Single Record of the Year and as an artist and composer for Song of the Year.

"You always hear about the power of a great song, and there's no doubt that 'Need You Now' has definitely been a career-changer for us ... but seven nominations?" the band's member Dave Haywood said in a statement after learning about the gongs. "We are blown away."

Following Lady Antebellum's domination is Miranda Lambert with six nods. She is facing off the country music group in Album of the Year, Single Record of the Year and Video of the Year. Also, she is nominated as an artist and composer in Song of the Year and appears among the contenders of Top Female Vocalist.

"She's blown away," commented Miranda's boyfriend Blake who also is nominated in the vocal event category for his "Hillbilly Bone" collaboration with Trace Adkins. "I think she's on Cloud 9. It's one thing to get a nomination here or there. It's another thing whenever you dominate the nominations. She and Lady Antebellum I think did that."

Carrie Underwood also receives six gongs. After winning Entertainer of the Year and Top Female Vocalist last year, she once again is nominated for the two categories this year. In addition, she is vying as an artist and composer in Song of the Year for her "Cowboy Casanova" single, Album of the Year for "Play On" as well as Vocal Event of the Year for "I Told You So" with Randy Travis.

Other artists receiving multiple nominations are Taylor Swift with five and Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown Band as well as Brad Paisley with four each.

Voting to determine winners from three categories; Top New Solo Vocalist, Top New Vocal Duo and Top New Vocal Group, have been opened since February 26 and will be closed on March 12 on ACM Awards official site. Then, the winners will be running for Top New Artist with voting beginning April 1 along with fans voting for Entertainer of the Year.

2010 ACM Awards will be held on April 18 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas with Reba McEntire taking the mic as a host. One day after the awards show is wrapped, an all-star tribute concert will be conducted at the same venue. Country music duo Brooks & Dunn are going to be handed the Academy of Country Music's Milestone Award during the special gig dubbed "ACM Presents: Brooks & Dunn -- the Last Rodeo".

Press conference on "The Early Show":

2010 ACM Awards Nominations list:

Entertainer of the Year:

Top Male Vocalist of the Year: Top Female Vocalist of the Year: Top Vocal Group of the Year: Top Vocal Duo of the Year: Top New Solo Vocalist of the Year: Top New Vocal Duo of the Year: Top New Vocal Group of the Year: Album of the Year: Single Record of the Year: Song of the Year: Video of the Year: Vocal Event of the Year:



    Apr 14, 2010

    Why is Jason Aldean not nominated for male vocalist of the year, or anything at all?

    Mar 06, 2010

    Miranda Lambert is way over due. She is the best female VOCALIST today!

    Mar 04, 2010

    Carrie Underwood my Entertainer Of The Year (01/01/2009 -12/31/2009) 1- Win 3 People Choice Awards including Fevourite Star 2- Win Grammy Award and Perform 3- Win FVOTY and EOTY in the ACM Awards 4- Perform on American Idol 2 times 5- Perform on Oprah 6- Perform on Singapour ION Orchard 7- Perform on Wallmart 8- Perform on Invitation Only 9- Perform on The Late Show with David Letterman 10- Perform on Good Morning America 11- Perform on Regis and Kelly 12- Perform on CMA Awards 13- Perform on American music Awards 14- Perform on Tinight Show with Conan O´Brian 15- Perform on Lincoln Center on GMA 16- Perform on Ellen DeGeneres Show 17- Perform on Grand Ole Opry 18- Perform on CNN Heroes 19- Perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live 20- Perform on Oklahoma Music Hall Of Fame and Became a Member 21- Perform on People Choise Awards 22- Perform on A Home For The Holidays with Faith Hill 23- New Album PLAY ON 24- Cowboy Casanova is the fastest-climbing single of 2009 in the country music genre. 25- CMA Awards conduction for second consecutive year 26- Her own show ¨Carrie Underwood an all Stars Holiday Special¨ 27- TV Special, In the Spotlight with Robin Roberts 28- How I Meet Your Mother debut acting . 29- Soul Surfer big screen debut acting .

    Mar 03, 2010

    Why is Josh Turner NEVER nominated?!

    Mar 03, 2010

    yeah why is josh turner never nominated

    Mar 02, 2010


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