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2014 Academy of Country Music Awards Nominees Announced

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Courtesy of Christina Vinson via Taste Of Country

The 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards nominees have been announced! Tim McGraw and Miranda  Lambert lead the race, with seven nominations apiece.

McGraw made quite a splash, finding himself in the running for Album of the  Year, Single Record, Vocal Event and Video of the Year. He also received nods  for his production efforts in the Album, Single and Vocal Event categories.

Lambert’s third consecutive nomination for Entertainer of the Year and eighth  for Female Vocalist helped her rise to the top of nominees, with nods also in  Single Record, Song and Video of the Year. Additionally, the sassy songstress is  a double nominee in Vocal Event of the Year for ‘We Were Us’ and ‘Boys ‘Round  Here.’

Hot on their heels is Keith Urban who garnered  six nods and Grammy winner Kacey  Musgraves who received five 2014 ACMs nominations, along with  Lee Brice, Blake  Shelton and Taylor  Swift – whose collaboration with McGraw and Urban on ‘Highway Don’t Care’ rounded out her list.

Last year’s Entertainer of the Year, Luke  Bryan, is up for the award again (along with two other nominations), and his  name sits alongside an impressive selection of stars vying for the evening’s  biggest prize, including Lambert, Shelton, George  Strait and Swift.

The 49th ACM Awards will be hosted by country’s funny guys Blake  Shelton and Luke  Bryan and will air from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday,  April 6 at 8PM ET on CBS.

2014 Academy of Country Music Awards Nominees:

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 Nominees 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

New Artist of the Year (Voting for top 3 nominees  ends at 3PM ET on Feb. 4) Lee Brice Brett Eldredge Tyler  Farr Justin Moore Kip Moore Kacey Musgraves Parmalee Thomas  Rhett

Album of the Year Blake Shelton, ‘Based on a True  Story…’ Luke Bryan, ‘Crash My Party’ Florida Georgia Line, ‘Here’s to the  Good Times’ Kacey Musgraves, ‘Same Trailer Different Park’ Tim McGraw, ‘Two Lanes of Freedom’

Song of the Year Gary Allan, ‘Every Storm (Runs Out of  Rain)’ Lee Brice, ‘I Drive Your Truck’ Miranda Lambert, ‘Mama’s Broken  Heart’ Blake Shelton, ‘Mine Would Be You’ Darius Rucker, ‘Wagon Wheel’

Single Record of the Year Florida Georgia Line, ‘Cruise’ Tim McGraw (Feat. Taylor Swift and Keith Urban), ‘Highway Don’t  Care’ Lee Brice, ‘I Drive Your Truck’ Miranda Lambert, ‘Mama’s Broken  Heart’ Darius Rucker (Feat. Lady Antebellum), ‘Wagon Wheel’

Video of the Year The Band Perry, ‘Better Dig Two’ Kacey Musgraves, ‘Blowin’ Smoke’ Tim McGraw (Feat. Taylor Swift and Keith  Urban), ‘Highway Don’t Care’ Lee Brice, ‘I Drive Your Truck Miranda  Lambert, ‘Mama’s Broken Heart’ Carrie Underwood, ‘Two Black Cadillacs’

Vocal Event of the Year Blake Shelton (Feat. Pistol  Annies and Friends), ‘Boys ‘Round Here’ Florida Georgia Line (Feat. Nelly), ‘Cruise (Remix)’ Tim McGraw (Feat. Taylor Swift and Keith Urban), ‘Highway  Don’t Care’ Darius Rucker (Feat. Lady Antebellum), ‘Wagon Wheel’ Keith  Urban and Miranda Lambert, ‘We Were Us’

Songwriter of the Year Rhett Atkins Rodney Clawson Ashley Gorley Luke Laird Shane McAnally

Note from Brian Mckay:  In addition we are very humbled and honored that 925XTU is nominated for ACM Major Market Radio Station of the Year.  Thank you for listening, and like we always say..it wouldn’t be “X-T” without “U”!!!!!!!! 

The formal announcement can be seen here….