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Lady Antebellum Lead ACM Nominations

Lady AntebellumNominations were announced today for the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, and the name heard more than anyone else was Lady Antebellum. The country trio lead the pack with seven ACM nods this year, as they are up for Top Vocal Group, Album of the Year, Single, Song and Video of the Year. They were also nominated as producers for Single and composers for Song of the Year, both for their chart-topping, crossover smash, ‘Need You Now.’

Following Lady Antebellum are Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood, who each have six nominations. Carrie is the ACM’s reigning Entertainer of the Year. She’ll compete for that coveted title again this year alongside Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, George Strait, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban and the Zac Brown Band. For the third year in a row, fans will be the ones who determine the winner of this category, the night’s biggest award. The newcomer categories — Top New Solo Vocalist, Top New Vocal Group and Top New Vocal Duo — will also be determined by the fans in an online vote, available here.

Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton read the nods live Tuesday on CBS’ ‘The Early Show.’ The two heard their own names called, as Reba is up for Top Female Vocalist, and Blake scored a nod for Vocal Event of the Year. Reba will return for the 12th year to host the broadcast, which airs live from Las Vegas on April 18.

See the full list of 2010 ACM nominees after the jump.

2010 ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARD NOMINEES

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Kenny Chesney
Toby Keith
Brad Paisley
George Strait
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood
Keith Urban
Zac Brown Band

TOP MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
Darius Rucker
George Strait
Keith Urban

TOP FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Miranda Lambert
Reba McEntire
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood
Lee Ann Womack

TOP VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Randy Rogers Band
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band

TOP VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR

Brooks & Dunn
Joey + Rory
Montgomery Gentry
Steel Magnolia
Sugarland

TOP NEW SOLO VOCALIST OF THE YEAR *

Luke Bryan
Jamey Johnson
Chris Young

TOP NEW VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR *

Bomshel
Joey + Rory
Steel Magnolia

TOP NEW VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR *

Eli Young Band
Gloriana
The Lost Trailers

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

‘American Saturday Night’ – Brad Paisley (Arista Nashville)
Produced by: Chris DuBois, Frank Rogers

‘Lady Antebellum’ – Lady Antebellum (Capitol Records Nashville)
Produced by: Victoria Shaw, Paul Worley

‘Play On’ – Carrie Underwood (19/Arista Nashville)
Produced by: Mark Bright
“Quitter” Produced by Max Martin & Shellback for Maratone Productions and Mark Bright

‘Revolution’ – Miranda Lambert (Columbia Nashville)
Produced by: Frank Liddell, Mike Wrucke

‘The Foundation’ – Zac Brown Band (Southern Ground / Bigger Picture / Atlantic)
Produced by: Keith Stegall, Zac Brown

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

‘Need You Now’ – Lady Antebellum (Capitol Records Nashville)
Produced by: Lady Antebellum, Paul Worley

‘People Are Crazy’ – Billy Currington (Mercury)
Produced by: Carson Chamberlain, Billy Currington

‘Red Light’ – David Nail (MCA Nashville)
Produced by: Frank Liddell, Mike Wrucke

‘Toes’ – Zac Brown Band (Southern Ground / Bigger Picture / Atlantic)
Produced by: Keith Stegall, Zac Brown

‘White Liar’ – Miranda Lambert (Columbia Nashville)
Produced by: Frank Liddell, Mike Wrucke

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

‘Cowboy Casanova’ – Carrie Underwood
Composers: Mike Elizondo, Brett James, Carrie Underwood
Publishers: Brett James Cornelius Music (ASCAP), Carrie Okie Music (BMI), Rincon Ave Music
(ASCAP), Stage Three Songs (ASCAP)

‘Need You Now’ – Lady Antebellum
Composers: Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott
Publishers: EMI Foray Music (BMI), Darth Buddha (ASCAP), Dwhaywood Music (BMI), Hillary Dawn Publishing (SESAC), Radiobullets Publishing (BMI), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI), Year Of The Dog Music (ASCAP)

‘People Are Crazy’ – Billy Currington
Composers: Bobby Braddock, Troy Jones
Publishers: Crozier Music Enterprises LLC (BMI), Mighty Nice Music (BMI), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), Tiltawhirl Music (BMI)

‘White Liar’ – Miranda Lambert
Composers: Natalie Hemby, Miranda Lambert
Publishers: Pink Dog Publishing (BMI), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), Tiltawhirl Music (BMI)

‘You Belong With Me’ – Taylor Swift
Composers: Liz Rose, Taylor Swift
Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), Taylor Swift Music (BMI)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)]

‘Boots On’ – Randy Houser
Producer: Eric Welch
Director: Eric Welch (Drake footage: Vickie Vaughn)

‘Need You Now’ – Lady Antebellum
Producer: Clarke Gallican
Director: David McClister

‘Welcome to the Future’ – Brad Paisley
Producers: Mark Kalbfeld, Jim Shea, Peter Tilden
Director: Jim Shea

‘White Liar’ – Miranda Lambert
Producer: Tameron Hedge
Director: Chris Hicky

‘You Belong With Me’ – Taylor Swift
Producer: Randy Brewer
Director: Roman White

VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company]

‘Hillbilly Bone’ – Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins (Reprise Records / Warner Music Nashville)
Producer: Scott Hendricks

‘Honky Tonk Stomp’ – Brooks & Dunn featuring Billy Gibbons (Arista Nashville)
Producer: Ronnie Dunn, Terry McBride

‘I Told You So’ – Carrie Underwood featuring Randy Travis (19/Arista Nashville)
Producer: Mark Bright

‘I’m Alive’ – Kenny Chesney with Dave Matthews (Blue Chair/BNA)
Produced by: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney

‘Seeing Stars’ – Jack Ingram featuring Patty Griffin (Big Machine Records)
Produced by: Jack Ingram, Jeremy Stover

HUMANITARIAN AWARD – Montgomery Gentry

* Fan voting for Top New Solo Vocalist, Top New Vocal Group and Top New Vocal Duo began at VoteACM.com on Feb. 26 and will close on March 12. The winner in each of the three categories will be announced March 23, and will move on to compete for Top New Artist. Fan voting for Top New Artist and Entertainer of the Year begins on April 1 at VoteACM.com. Fan voting for Top New Artist will close at 8:00 PM ET on April 18 (before the live show starts), and fan voting for Entertainer of the Year will close during the third hour of the live broadcast.

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