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2013 American Country Awards Nominees Announced

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The 2013 American Country Awards nominees (aka the ACAs) have been announced, and it’s Taylor Swift who is leading the charge and reigning supreme with a whopping eight nominations this year.

Nipping at her heels are Florida Georgia Line and Blake Shelton, who nabbed seven nods a piece. Swift, the FGL boys and Shelton all had huge years, so it’s no surprise that they pulled in so many nominations.

However, the competition is fierce across all categories.

Mark your calendar so you can remember to watch the show. But more importantly, start voting, since the winners are determined by you. As of Tuesday (Oct. 29), fans are permitted to vote once per day in all categories. Vote here.

Voting is open until Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 11:59 PM PT for all categories, except for Artist of the Year. That category has a longer voting period and will wrap on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 11:59 PM PT. Nominees are determined by media measuring, based on radio airplay and video stats, as well as touring data.

2013 ACAs will air live from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 8PM ET on FOX. Trace Adkins will host alongside NASCAR’s Danica Patrick.

2013 American Country Awards Nominees:

Artist of the Year
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Florida Georgia Line
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift

Artist of the Year: Male
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Eric Church
Blake Shelton

Artist of the Year: Female
Kelly Clarkson
Sheryl Crow
Miranda Lambert
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Artist of the Year: Duo or Group
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Rascal Flatts
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

Artist of the Year: Breakthrough Artist
Lee Brice
Hunter Hayes
Randy Houser
Scotty McCreery
Justin Moore

Artist of the Year: New Artist
Florida Georgia Line
Kip Moore
Kacey Musgraves
Cassadee Pope
Thomas Rhett

Album of the Year
‘Night Train,’ Jason Aldean
‘Here’s to the Good Times,’ Florida Georgia Line
‘Two Lanes of Freedom,’ Tim McGraw
‘Based on a True Story…,’ Blake Shelton
‘Pioneer,’ The Band Perry

Single of the Year
‘Cruise,’ Florida Georgia Line
‘How Country Feels,’ Randy Houser
‘Beer Money,’ Kip Moore
‘Better Dig Two,’ The Band Perry
‘One of Those Nights,’ Tim McGraw

Single of the Year: Male
‘Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain),’ Gary Allan
‘One of Those Nights,’ Tim McGraw
‘The One That Got Away,’ Jake Owen
‘Wagon Wheel,’ Darius Rucker
‘Sure Be Cool If You Did,’ Blake Shelton

Single of the Year: Female
‘Easy,’ Sheryl Crow
‘American Heart,’ Faith Hill
‘Mama’s Broken Heart,’ Miranda Lambert
‘Begin Again,’ Taylor Swift
‘Two Black Cadillacs,’ Carrie Underwood

Single of the Year: Duo/Group
‘Downtown,’ Lady Antebellum
‘Tornado,’ Little Big Town
‘Better Dig Two,’ The Band Perry
‘If I Didn’t Have You,’ Thompson Square
‘Goodbye in Her Eyes,’ Zac Brown Band

Single of the Year: Breakthrough Artist
‘I Drive Your Truck,’ Lee Brice
‘All Over The Road,’ Easton Corbin
‘Somebody’s Heartbreak,’ Hunter Hayes
‘How Country Feels,’ Randy Houser
‘Til My Last Day,’ Justin Moore

Single of the Year: New Artist
‘Did It for the Girl,’ Greg Bates
‘Don’t Ya,’ Brett Eldredge
‘Redneck Crazy,’ Tyler Farr
‘Cruise,’ Florida Georgia Line
‘Beer Money,’ Kip Moore

Single of the Year: Vocal Collaboration
‘The Only Way I Know,’ Jason Aldean with Luke Bryan and Eric Church
‘Don’t Rush,’ Kelly Clarkson and Vince Gill
‘Highway Don’t Care,’ Tim McGraw featuring Taylor Swift and Keith Urban
‘Boys ‘Round Here,’ Blake Shelton with Pistol Annies

Touring Artist of the Year
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Miranda Lambert
Brad Paisley
Rascal Flatts
George Strait
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood
Zac Brown Band

Great American Country – Music Video of the Year
‘Cruise,’ Florida Georgia Line
‘Tornado,’ Little Big Town
‘Sure Be Cool If You Did,’ Blake Shelton
‘Begin Again,’ Taylor Swift
‘Better Dig Two,’ The Band Perry

Music Video of the Year: Male
‘Take a Little Ride,’ Jason Aldean
‘Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain),’ Gary Allan
‘One of Those Nights,’ Tim McGraw
‘Wagon Wheel,’ Darius Rucker
‘Sure Be Cool If You Did,’ Blake Shelton

Music Video of the Year: Female
‘American Heart,’ Faith Hill
‘Mama’s Broken Heart,’ Miranda Lambert
‘Someone Somewhere Tonight,’ Kellie Pickler
‘Begin Again,’ Taylor Swift
‘Blown Away,’ Carrie Underwood

Music Video of the Year: New Artist
‘Don’t Ya,’ Brett Eldredge
‘Cruise,’ Florida Georgia Line
‘Crying On A Suitcase,’ Casey James
‘Beer Money,’ Kip Moore
‘Merry Go ‘Round,’ Kacey Musgraves

Music Video of the Year: Group or Collaboration
‘Tornado,’ Little Big Town
‘Highway Don’t Care,’ Tim McGraw featuring Taylor Swift and Keith Urban
‘Come Wake Me Up,’ Rascal Flatts
‘Better Dig Two,’ The Band Perry
‘If I Didn’t Have You,’ Thompson Square

Song of the Year (Award goes to the songwriter(s)):
‘Better Dig Two,’ Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally, Trevor Rosen
- Recorded by The Band Perry
‘Cruise,’ Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley, Joey Moi, Chase Rice and Jesse Rice
- Recorded by Florida Georgia Line
‘Hard To Love,’ Ben Glover, Billy Montana and John Ozier
- Recorded by Lee Brice
‘Highway Don’t Care,’ Mark Irwin, Josh Kear, Brad Warren and Brett Warren
- Recorded by Tim McGraw featuring Taylor Swift and Keith Urban
‘I Drive Your Truck,’ Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington and Jimmy Yeary
- Recorded by Lee Brice
‘Like Jesus Does,’ Casey Beathard and Monty Criswell
- Recorded by Eric Church
‘Mama’s Broken Heart,’ Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally and Kacey Musgraves
- Recorded by Miranda Lambert
‘Merry Go’ Round,’ Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves and Josh Osborne
- Recorded by Kacey Musgraves
‘Pontoon,’ Barry Dean, Natalie Hemby and Luke Laird
- Recorded by Little Big Town
‘Wagon Wheel,’ Bob Dylan and Ketch Secor
- Recorded by Darius Rucker

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