Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley Top 2012 ACM Noms

The 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards nominations were announced Thursday.

Kenny Chesney leads with nine nominations, including Entertainer of the Year, with Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum and Brad Paisley also receiving several nominations.

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As previously announced, Blake Shelton will join forces with country music star Reba McEntire to host the 2012 ACM Awards for the second consecutive year.

Here are some of the major nominations:

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
Chris Young

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Sara Evans
Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
Love and Theft
Montgomery Gentry
Steel Magnolia
Sugarland
Thompson Square

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
The Band Perry
Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
"Chief" - Eric Church
"Four the Record" - Miranda Lambert
"Hemingway's Whiskey" - Kenny Chesney
"My Kinda Party" - Jason Aldean
"Own the Night" - Lady Antebellum

SONG OF THE YEAR
"Crazy Girl" - Eli Young Band
"Home" - Dierks Bentley
"Just a Kiss" - Lady Antebellum
"Threaten Me with Heaven" - Vince Gill
"You and Tequila" - Kenny Chesney, featuring Grace Potter

Click here for a complete list of nominations. The 2012 ACM awards will be presented Sunday, April 1 at 8:00 PM on CBS.

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