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NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 49th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS COUNTRY MUSIC’S PARTY OF THE YEAR®

 

 ACM AWARDS TO AIR LIVE FROM MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS

Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET on the CBS Television Network

Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw lead with 7 nominations;

Keith Urban receives 6 nominations;

Lee Brice, Kacey Musgraves, Blake Shelton, and Taylor Swift each receive 5 nominations;

Florida Georgia Line and Lady Antebellum each receive 4 nominations;

Luke Bryan and Darius Rucker each receive 3 nominations

Nominations for the 49th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS will be honoring country music superstars and breaking artist.

Fans will help select the winner of both the Academy’s most prestigious honor, Entertainer of the Year, and the New Artist of the Year Presented By Kohl’s.

As previously announced, Lee Brice, Brett Eldredge, Tyler Farr, Justin Moore, Kip Moore, Kacey Musgraves, Thomas Rhett and Parmalee are the semi-finalists for this year’s ACM New Artist of the Year.  These top eight artists will compete via the Great American Country fan vote at GACtv.com, combined with the ACM professional membership vote. An additional combined fan and professional membership vote will determine the winner.

The ACM Awards will be hosted by four-time ACM Award winner Blake Shelton and reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan.

Produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET on the CBS Television Network.

2014 ACM Awards Entertainer of the Year Nominees Presented by Willie and Korie Robertson

Entertainer of the Year

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

2014 ACM Awards Male Vocalist of the Year Nominees Presented by Nancy O’Dell

Male Vocalist of the year

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

2014 ACM Awards Female Vocalist of the Year Nominees Presented by Katy Perry

Female Vocalist of the year

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

2014 ACM Awards Vocal Duo of the Year Nominees Presented by Darius Rucker

Vocal Duo of the year

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

2014 ACM Awards Vocal Group of the Year Nominees Presented by Beth Behrs

Vocal Group OF THE YEAR

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

2014 ACM Awards Album of the Year Nominees Presented by Gayle King

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

2014 ACM Awards Single Record of the Year Nominees Presented by Nancy O’Dell

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

2014 ACM Awards Song of the Year Nominees Presented by Dallas Davidson

Song of the Year [Awarded to Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]

  • Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain) – Gary Allan

Songwriters: 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)

2014 ACM Awards Video of the Year Nominees Presented by Beth Behrs

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. Brown

2014 ACM Awards Vocal Event of the Year Nominees Presented by Erin Andrews

Vocal 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 & Friends

Producer: 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 Nashville

OFF CAMERA AWARDS - The following off-camera awards will be presented during the 8th Annual ACM Honors event on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 in Nashville.

2014 ACM Awards Songwriter of the Year Nominees Presented by Hosts of The Talk

Songwriter of the Year *(Off Camera Award)

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

2014 ACM Awards Casino and Nightclub of the Year Nominees Presented by Jerrod Niemann

INDUSTRY AWARDS:

CASINO OF THE YEAR – SMALL CAPACITY

  • Agua Caliente Casino Resort & Spa  – Rancho Mirage, CA
  • Deadwood Mountain Grand  –  Deadwood, SD
  • Mohegan Sun Wolf Den  – Uncasville, CT
  • Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort – Mount Pleasant, MI
  • The Joint at Hard Rock Casino  – Catoosa, OK

CASINO OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM CAPACITY

  • Caesars Windsor Hotel & Casino   – Windsor, ON‎, Canada
  • Casino Rama – Rama, ON, Canada
  • Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT
  • Star of the Desert Arena – Primm, NV
  • The Colosseum at Caesars Palace – Las Vegas, NV

NIGHTCLUB OF THE YEAR

  • Billy Bob’s Texas – Fort Worth, TX
  • Bub City – Chicago, IL
  • Floore’s Country Store – Helotes, TX
  • The Dusty Armadillo – Rootstown, OH
  • Wild Bills – Duluth, GA

2014 ACM Awards Venue of the Year Nominees Presented Jerrod Niemann

VENUE OF THE YEAR – SMALL CAPACITY

  • American Music Theatre – Lancaster, PA
  • Cape Cod Melody Tent – Hyannis, MA
  • Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA
  • House of Blues – Boston, MA
  • The Moody Theater – Austin, TX

VENUE OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM CAPACITY

  • Amphitheater at The Wharf – Orange Beach, AL
  • Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook – Gilford, NH
  • Big Sandy Superstore Arena – Huntington, WV
  • Grand Ole Opry House – Nashville, TN
  • Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Golden, CO

VENUE OF THE YEAR – LARGE CAPACITY

  • BOK Center  – Tulsa, OK
  • Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
  • Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion – Bangor, ME
  • Gorge Amphitheatre – George, WA
  • Hollywood Bowl – Hollywood, CA

2014 ACM Awards Don Romeo Talent Buyer and Promoter of the Year Nominees Presented Jerrod Niemann

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

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.

2014 ACM Awards On-Air Personality of the Year Nominees Presented by Kevin Frazier

NATIONAL ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

Bobby Bones, Amy, Lunchbox – The Bobby Bones Show

Crook & Chase – Crook & Chase Countdown

Kix Brooks – American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks

Lia – The Lia Show

Lon Helton – Country Countdown USA

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET

Dave and Veronica  – WQYK-FM – St. Petersburg, FL

Donna & “Muss” – KEEY-FM – Minneapolis, M

Dr. Don Carpenter; Rachael Hunter; Grunwald; Jason the 300lb. Cowboy – WYCD-FM- Detroit, MI

Edwards & Lee – Chuck Edwards & Linda Lee  – WYCD-FM – Detroit, MI

Paul Schadt and Meg Geof – WKKT-FM – Charlotte, NC

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET

Big Dave & Chelsie – WUBE-FM – Cincinnati, OH

Dave O’Brien – WLHK-FM – Indianapolis, IN

Jim Denny, Deborah Honeycutt & Kevin Freeman – WFMS-FM –  Indianapolis, IN

Lisa McKay -WQDR-FM -Raleigh, NC

Randy Carroll and Jamie Martin – KAJA-FM – San Antonio, TX

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET

Andy Ritchie, Alison West, Jimmy Holt -WIVK-FM – Knoxville, TN

Dan Brennan & Shelby Mitchell – WKSJ-FM – Mobile, AL

Kevin Richards – WGNA-FM – Schenectady, NY

Scott Wynn & Sue Wilson – WQMX-FM – Akron, OH

Steve Lundy and Gina Melton – KXKT-FM – Omaha, NE

 

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET

Bill Barrett, Tim Fox and Tracy Berry – KKNU-FM – Eugene, OR

Brian Gary, Todd Harding, and Susan Moore – KUAD-FM – Windsor, CO

Dex and Mo – WUSY- FM – Chattanooga, TN

Mark Ericson, Karen Kiley – WOKQ-FM/WPKQ-FM – Portsmouth, NH

Scotty Cox, Cara Denis – KCLR-FM – Columbia, MO

 

2014 ACM Awards Radio Station of the Year Nominees Presented by Lucy Hale

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET

KUPL-FM                              Portland, OR

WIL-FM                                 St. Louis, MO

WKLB-FM                            Boston, MA

WSOC-FM                            Charlotte, NC

WXTU FM                             Philadelphia, PA

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET

WCTK-FM                             Providence, RI

WFMS – FM                          Indianapolis, IN

WLHK-FM                            Indianapolis, IN

WMIL-FM                            Greenfield, WI

WQDR-FM                           Raleigh, NC

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET

KXKT-FM                               Omaha, NE

WBBS-FM                             Syracuse, NY

WCYQ FM                             Knoxville, TN

WDXB-FM                            Birmingham, AL

WKMK FM                           Neptune, NJ

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET

KSJJ-FM                               Bend, OR

WGSQ-FM                            Cookeville, TN

WUSY-FM                             Chattanooga, TN

WXFL-FM                             Florence, AL

WYCT-FM                             Pensacola, FL

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Awards counts for artists reflect categories in which they have been recognized as individuals or as part of their duo or group. In some cases, an artist may receive more than one nomination which factors into their official count. For example, Tim McGraw received two nominations in the Album of the Year category—one each as artist and producer—because that category recognizes both.

Award recipients in each category are noted above parenthetically in the Album of the Year, Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Video of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year.

About the Academy of Country Music Awards

The 49th Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.  Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan and R.A. Clark are executive producers.  Barry Adelman is producer. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

Press credential applications to cover the awards in Las Vegas are available from the Media Center at www.ACMcountry.com.

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