Eric Church Scores Seven ACM Awards Nods

Posted Wednesday February 13, 2013 12:50 PM GMT

Each year the Academy of Country Music Awards honors the biggest and brightest stars in the industry, and this time around Eric Church leads the pack in nominations.

The “Springsteen” hunk will compete in a total of seven categories, including Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year, Video of the Year, Single of the Year, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year.

Coming in second is Hunter Hayes with six nods, meanwhile media darling Taylor Swift and Miranda Lambert each have five chances at glory.

The 2013 Academy of Country Music Awards will be co-hosted by Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan live from Las Vegas on April 7th.

Check out the full list of nominees below:

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

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
"Blown Away" – Carrie Underwood
"Chief" – Eric Church
"Red" – Taylor Swift
"tailgates & tanlines" – Luke Bryan
"Tornado" – Little Big Town

SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR
"Even If It Breaks Your Heart" – Eli Young Band
"Over You" – Miranda Lambert
"Pontoon" – Little Big Town
"Springsteen" – Eric Church
"Wanted" – Hunter Hayes

SONG OF THE YEAR
"A Woman Like You: – Lee Brice
"Even If It Breaks Your Heart" – Eli Young Band
"Over You" – Miranda Lambert
"Springsteen" – Eric Church
"Wanted" – Hunter Hayes

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Florida Georgia Line
Brantley Gilbert
Jana Kramer

NEW VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Florida Georgia Line
Love and Theft
Thompson Square

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
"Creepin’" – Eric Church
"Merry Go ‘Round" – Kacey Musgraves
"Tornado" – Little Big Town
"Wanted" – Hunter Hayes
"We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" – Taylor Swift
"The Wind" – Zac Brown Band

VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
"Don’t Rush" – Kelly Clarkson Featuring Vince Gill
"Easy" – Rascal Flatts Featuring Natasha Bedingfield
"Feel Like A Rock Star – Kenny Chesney:
"Let It Rain" – David Nail Featuring Sarah Buxton
"The Only Way I Know" – Jason Aldean With Luke Bryan & Eric Church

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