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.
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
MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
Love and Theft
VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
The Band Perry
Eli Young Band
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.