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2013 ACM Awards Nominees Announced

2013 ACM Nominations
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Nominees for the 2013 ACM Awards were announced Wednesday morning during a digital press conference at the ACM Facebook and Twitter pages. Eric Church leads his country peers with seven nominations, including Male Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year. It’s up to fans to decide who will be named Entertainer of the Year. Five artists — including both ACM hosts — are up for a chance to win the night’s biggest prize on April 7 in Las Vegas. 

Hunter Hayes earned six 2013 ACM Awards nominations, followed by Taylor Swift and Miranda Lambert with five each. Little Big Town, Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton also received multiple nominations, with the two solo artists being nominated for Entertainer of the Year. Rounding out the Entertainer of the Year category are Jason Aldean, Lambert and Swift.

The full list of 2013 ACM Awards nominees is below. The CBS broadcast will air April 7 at 8PM ET. Shelton will return as host, with Bryan joining him for the first time. The country red carpet event will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

2013 ACM Awards Nominations: 

Entertainer of the Year
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Miranda Lambert
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift

Male Vocalist of the Year
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Eric Chuch
Toby Keith
Blake Shelton

Female Vocalist of the Year
Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Kacey Musgraves
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Vocal Duo of the Year Nominees
Big and Rich
Florida Georgia Line
Love and Theft
Sugarland
Thompson Square

Vocal Group of the Year
The Band Perry
Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Zac Brown Band

New Artist of the Year
Jana Kramer
Brantley Gilbert
Florida Georgia Line

Album of the Year
Carrie Underwood, ‘Blown Away’
Eric Church, ‘Chief’
Taylor Swift, ‘Red’
Luke Bryan, ‘Tailgates and Tanlines’
Little Big Town, ‘Tornado’

Song of the Year
Lee Brice, ‘A Woman Like You’
Eli Young Band, ‘Even if It Breaks Your Heart’
Miranda Lambert, ‘Over You’
Eric Church, ‘Springsteen’
Hunter Hayes, ‘Wanted’

Single Record of the Year
Eli Young Band, ‘Even if It Breaks Your Heart’
Miranda Lambert, ‘Over You’
Little Big Town, ‘Pontoon’
Eric Church, ‘Springsteen’
Hunter Hayes, ‘Wanted’

Video of the Year
Eric Church, ‘Creepin’
Hunter Hayes, ‘Wanted’
Little Big Town, ‘Tornado’
Kacey Musgraves, ‘Merry go round’
Taylor Swift, ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’
Zac Brown Band, ‘ The Wind’

Vocal Event of a Year
Kelly Clarkson (Feat. Vince Gill), ‘Don’t Rush’
Rascal Flatts (Feat. Natasha Bedingfield) ‘Easy’
Kenny Chesney (Feat. Tim McGraw), ‘Feel Like a Rock Star’
David Nail (Feat. Sarah Buxton), ‘Let It Rain’ buxton
Jason Aldean (Feat. Luke Bryan and Eric Church) ‘The Only Way I Know’

Songwriter of the Year
Rodney Clawson
Dallas Davidson
Josh Kear
Luke Laird
Shane McAnally

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