Courtesy of Christina Vinson via Taste Of Country
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.
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….