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Lady Antebellum and Taylor Swift Dominate 2012 American Country Awards Nominations

October 11, 2012 02:24:02 GMT

Lady A, Swift, Jason Aldean and Zac Brown Band vie for the coveted Artist of the Year title along with Luke Bryan, who leads the list of nominees with a total of seven.


Lady Antebellum and Taylor Swift Dominate 2012 American Country Awards Nominations
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This year's American Country Awards sees a stiff competition in Artist of the Year category. Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean and Zac Brown Band are all up for the nod, joined by rising country music star Luke Bryan.

In term of number, Bryan is leading with a total of seven noms. He's once again pitted against Aldean in Artist of the Year: Male category which also names Kenny Chesney, Eric Church and Toby Keith as the contenders.

The "Rain Is a Good Thing" singer will fight against Aldean, Church, Lady A and Blake Shelton for Album of the Year prize. He gets his other nominations for Single of the Year, Single of the Year: Male, Music Video of the Year, and Music Video of the Year: Male.

Lady A and Zac Brown Band follow Bryan's domination with six nods apiece. In addition to Artist of the Year, the two groups meet again in Artist of the Year: Group, Single of the Year: Group, and Touring Artist of the Year categories.

Swift and Church also grabs multiple nominations with a total of five each. The "Begin Again" songstress faces off Sara Evans, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride and Carrie Underwood for Artist of the Year: Female, Single of the Year: Female, as well as Music Video of the Year: Female kudos. Church, meanwhile, vies for Single of the Year: Male and Touring Artist of the Year in addition to his above mentioned nods.

The 2012 ACAs will air live December 10 starting at 8 P.M. ET/PT on FOX from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas with Kristin Chenoweth and Trace Adkins serving as the hosts. Fans can vote for the winners by visiting the official site.

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

ARTIST OF THE YEAR: MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: GROUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR: BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST ARTIST OF THE YEAR: NEW ARTIST ALBUM OF THE YEAR SINGLE OF THE YEAR SINGLE OF THE YEAR: MALE SINGLE OF THE YEAR: FEMALE SINGLE OF THE YEAR: GROUP SINGLE OF THE YEAR: NEW ARTIST SINGLE OF THE YEAR: BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST SINGLE OF THE YEAR: VOCAL COLLABORATION TOURING ARTIST OF THE YEAR MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR: MALE MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR: FEMALE MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR: GROUP OR COLLABORATION MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR: NEW ARTIST SONG OF THE YEAR
  • Trace Adkins, "Just Fishin'" (Casey Beathard, Monty Criswell and Ed Hill)
  • Jason Aldean, "Fly Over States," (Michael Dulaney and Neil Thrasher)
  • Jason Aldean, "Tattoos on This Town" (Michael Dulaney, Wendell Mobley and Neil Thrasher)
  • Lee Brice, "A Woman Like You" (Phil Barton, Johnny Bulford and Jon Stone)
  • Kenny Chesney featuring Grace "You and Tequila" (Matraca Berg and Deana Carter)
  • Eric Church, "Springsteen" (Eric Church, Jeff Hyde and Ryan Tyndell)
  • Ronnie Dunn, "Cost of Livin'" (Phillip Coleman and Ronnie Dunn)
  • Eli Young Band, "Even If It Breaks Your Heart" (Will Hoge and Eric Paslay)
  • Toby Keith, "Red Solo Cup" (Brett Beavers, Jim Beavers, Brad Warren and Brett Warren)
  • Tim McGraw, "Better Than I Used to Be" (Ashley Gorley and Bryan Simpson)


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