Miranda, Keith & Tim Lead 2014 ACM Awards Nominees

Posted Wednesday January 29, 2014 12:08 PM GMT

As the Country Music genre continues to grow in popularity, shows like the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards are all the more important.

This year, Tim McGraw and Miranda Lambert are each up for seven trophies, while Grammy performer Keith Urban has half a dozen shots at glory.

Meanwhile, Taylor Swift and Blake Shelton will each compete in five categories, as will Kacey Musgraves and Lee Brice.

The 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will go live on April 6th at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena, hosted by Shelton and three-time nominee Luke Bryan.

And the nominees are…


ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

• Luke Bryan
• Miranda Lambert
• Blake Shelton
• George Strait
• Taylor Swift

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

• Jason Aldean
• Lee Brice
• Luke Bryan
• Blake Shelton
• Keith Urban

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

• Sheryl Crow
• Miranda Lambert
• Kacey Musgraves
• Taylor Swift
• Carrie Underwood

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR

• Big&Rich
• Dan+Shay
• Florida Georgia Line
• Love and Theft
• Thompson Square

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

• Eli Young Band
• Lady Antebellum
• Little Big Town
• The Band Perry
• Zac Brown Band

ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

Based On A True Story… – Blake Shelton Producer: Scott Hendricks
Record Label: Warner Bros. Records
Crash My Party – Luke Bryan
Producer: Jeff Stevens
Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville
Here’s To The Good Times – Florida Georgia Line Producer: Joey Moi
Record Label: Republic Nashville
Same Trailer Different Park – Kacey Musgraves Producers: Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves Record Label: Mercury Records
• Two Lanes Of Freedom – Tim McGraw Producers: Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw Record Label: Big Machine Records

SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

Cruise – Florida Georgia Line Producer: Joey Moi

Record Label: Republic Nashville

Highway Don’t Care – Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban Producers: Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw
Record Label: Big Machine Records

I Drive Your Truck – Lee Brice
Producers: Lee Brice, Kyle Jacobs, Matt McClure Record Label: Curb Records

Mama’s Broken Heart – Miranda Lambert Producers: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf Record Label: RCA Nashville

Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum Producer: Frank Rogers
Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

SONG OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]

Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain) – Gary AllanSongwriters: Gary Allan, Hillary Lindsey, Matthew Warren
Publishers: Always Alone Songs (ASCAP), Crystal Beach Music (BMI), Raylene Music (ASCAP)
I Drive Your Truck – Lee Brice
Songwriters: Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, Jimmy Yeary
Publishers: Beattyville Music (BMI), EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI), Great Day At This Music (BMI), Happy Tears Music (ASCAP), Vistaville Music (ASCAP), Watch This Girl Publishing (BMI)
Mama’s Broken Heart – Miranda Lambert
Songwriters: Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves
Publishers: 351 Music (BMI), Crazy Water Music (ASCAP), Little Blue Egg (ASCAP), Songs of Parallel (ASCAP), Vista Loma Music (ASCAP), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)
Mine Would Be You – Blake Shelton
Songwriters: Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, Deric Ruttan
Publishers: Doc and Maggie Music (ASCAP), EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI), Get A Load Of This Music (ASCAP), Great Day At This Music (BMI), Hopeless Rose Music (ASCAP), Vistaville Music (ASCAP), Watch This Girl Publishing (BMI), WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum Songwriters: Bob Dylan, Ketch Secor
Publishers: Blood Donor Music (BMI), Special Rider Music (SESAC)VIDEO OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)] *(Off Camera Award) (TIE) • Better Dig Two – The Band Perry
Producer: Eric Williams Director: Declan Whitebloom

Blowin’ Smoke – Kacey Musgraves Producer: Josh Goldstein
Director: Honey
Highway Don’t Care – Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban Producers: Tameron Hedge, Chandra LaPlume
Director: Shane Drake
I Drive Your Truck – Lee Brice Producer: Karen Martin Director: Eric Welch
Mama’s Broken Heart – Miranda Lambert Producer: Reagan Rosson
Director: Trey Fanjoy
Two Black Cadillacs – Carrie Underwood Producer: Steve Lamar
Director: P.R. BrownVOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]*(Off Camera Award)
Boys ‘Round Here – Blake Shelton Featuring Pistol Annies & FriendsProducer: Scott Hendricks
Record Label: Warner Bros. Records
Cruise (Remix) – Florida Georgia Line Featuring Nelly Producers: Joey Moi, Jason Nevins
Record Label: Republic Nashville
Highway Don’t Care – Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban Producers: Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw
Record Label: Big Machine Records
Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum Producer: Frank Rogers
Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville
We Were Us – Keith Urban And Miranda Lambert
Producers: Nathan Chapman, Keith Urban
Record Labels: Capitol Records Nashville, Hit Red Records, RCA NashvilleOFF CAMERA AWARDS – The following off-camera awards will be presented during the 8th Annual ACM Honors event on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 in Nashville.

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR *(Off Camera Award)

• Rhett Akins
• Rodney Clawson • Ashley Gorley
• Luke Laird
• Shane McAnally

INDUSTRY AWARDS:

CASINO OF THE YEAR – SMALL CAPACITY

• Agua Caliente Casino Resort & Spa • Deadwood Mountain Grand
• Mohegan Sun Wolf Den
• Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort

• The Joint at Hard Rock Casino

CASINO OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM CAPACITY

• Caesars Windsor Hotel & Casino
• Casino Rama
• Mohegan Sun Arena
• Star of the Desert Arena

• The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

NIGHTCLUB OF THE YEAR

• Billy Bob’s Texas
• Bub City
• Floore’s Country Store
• The Dusty Armadillo
• Wild Bills

VENUE OF THE YEAR – SMALL CAPACITY

• American Music Theatre
• Cape Cod Melody Tent
• Georgia Theatre
• House of Blues
• The Moody Theater

VENUE OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM CAPACITY

• Amphitheater at The Wharf
• Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook
• Big Sandy Superstore Arena
• Grand Ole Opry House
• Red Rocks Amphitheatre

VENUE OF THE YEAR – LARGE CAPACITY

• BOK Center
• Bridgestone Arena
• Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
• Gorge Amphitheatre
• Hollywood Bowl

DON ROMEO TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR

• Billy Brill – Billy Alan Productions
• Brock Jones – Global Spectrum
• Nicole More – Neste Event Marketing
• Fran Romeo – Romeo Entertainment Group
• R.J. Romeo – Romeo Entertainment Group

Rancho Mirage, CA Deadwood, SD Uncasville, CT Mount Pleasant, MI Catoosa, OK

Windsor, ON, Canada Rama, ON, Canada Uncasville, CT Primm, NV

Las Vegas, NV

Fort Worth, TX Chicago, IL Helotes, TX Rootstown, OH Duluth, GA

Lancaster, PA Hyannis, MA Athens, GA Boston, MA Austin, TX

Orange Beach, AL Gilford, NH Huntington, WV Nashville, TN Golden, CO

Tulsa, OK Nashville, TN Bangor, ME George, WA Hollywood, CA

PROMOTER OF THE YEAR

• Brent Fedrizzi – AEG Live
• Brad Garrett – Police Productions
• Billy Minick – Billy Bob’s Texas
• Brian O’Connell – Live Nation
• Ron Sakamoto – Gold & Gold Productions

STUDIO RECORDING AWARDS:

(FORMERLY KNOWN AS MUSICIAN/BANDLEADER/INSTRUMENTALIST (MBI) AWARDS)

BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

• Mike Brignardello
• Kevin “Swine” Grantt
• Mark Hill
• Michael Rhodes
• Glenn Worf

DRUMMER OF THE YEAR

• Chad Cromwell
• Fred Eltringham
• Shannon Forrest
• Greg Morrow
• Lonnie Wilson

GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR

• Jeff King
• Troy Lancaster
• Brent Mason
• Rob McNelley
• Jerry McPherson

PIANO/KEYBOARDS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

• Tony Harrell
• John Jarvis
• Charlie Judge
• Tim Lauer
• Gordon Mote

SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT(S) PLAYER OF THE YEAR

• Glen Duncan
• Larry Franklin
• Jim Hoke
• Danny Rader
• Bryan Sutton

STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR

• Dan Dugmore
• Paul Franklin
• Steve Hinson
• Russ Pahl
• Scotty Sanders

AUDIO ENGINEER OF THE YEAR

• Derek Bason
• Ben Fowler
• Mills Logan
• Steve Marcantonio
• Justin Niebank

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

• Mark Bright
• Dann Huff
• Michael Knox
• Frank Liddell
• Paul Worley

RADIO AWARDS – The following radio awards will be presented during the annual Radio Winners Reception held the day prior to the ACM Awards telecast, on Saturday, April 5 in Las Vegas.

NATIONAL ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

• Bobby Bones, Amy, Lunchbox
• Crook & Chase
• Kix Brooks
• Lia
• Lon Helton

The Bobby Bones Show
Crook & Chase Countdown
American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks The Lia Show
Country Countdown USA

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET

Dave and Veronica
Donna & “Muss”
Dr. Don Carpenter; Rachael Hunter;Grunwald; Jason the 300lb. Cowboy
Edwards & Lee – Chuck Edwards & Linda Lee
Paul Schadt and Meg GeofON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET
Big Dave & Chelsie
Dave O’Brien
Jim Denny, Deborah Honeycutt &Kevin Freeman
Lisa McKay
Randy Carroll and Jamie Martin
WQYK-FM KEEY-FM WYCD-FM

WYCD-FM WKKT-FM

WUBE-FM WLHK-FM WFMS-FM

WQDR-FM KAJA-FM

St. Petersburg, FL Minneapolis, MN Detroit, MI

Detroit, MI Charlotte, NC

Cincinnati, OH Indianapolis, IN Indianapolis, IN

Raleigh, NC
San Antonio, TX

Knoxville, TN Mobile, AL Schenectady, NY Akron, OH Omaha, NE

Eugene, OR Windsor, CO Chattanooga, TN Portsmouth, NH Columbia, MO

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET

• Andy Ritchie, Alison West, Jimmy Holt • Dan Brennan & Shelby Mitchell
• Kevin Richards
• Scott Wynn & Sue Wilson
• Steve Lundy and Gina Melton

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET

• Bill Barrett, Tim Fox and Tracy Berry
• Brian Gary, Todd Harding, and Susan Moore • Dex and Mo
• Mark Ericson, Karen Kiley
• Scotty Cox, Cara Denis

WIVK-FM WKSJ-FM WGNA-FM WQMX-FM KXKT-FM

KKNU-FM
KUAD-FM
WUSY- FM WOKQ-FM/WPKQ-FM KCLR-FM

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET

• KUPL-FM
• WIL-FM
• WKLB-FM
• WSOC-FM
• WXTU FM

Portland, OR
St. Louis, MO Boston, MA Charlotte, NC Philadelphia, PA

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET

• WCTK-FM
• WFMS-FM
• WLHK-FM
• WMIL-FM
• WQDR-FM

Providence, RI Indianapolis, IN Indianapolis, IN Greenfield, WI Raleigh, NC

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET

• KXKT-FM
• WBBS-FM
• WCYQ FM
• WDXB-FM
• WKMK FM

Omaha, NE Syracuse, NY Knoxville, TN Birmingham, AL Neptune, NJ

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET

• KSJJ-FM
• WGSQ-FM
• WUSY-FM
• WXFL-FM
• WYCT-FM

Bend, OR Cookeville, TN Chattanooga, TN Florence, AL Pensacola, FL

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