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44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards Nominees

Country Super Stars Julianne Hough, Kellie Pickler, LeAnn Rimes and Jessica Simpson read the nominations in Nashville for the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

Brad Paisley, Heidi Newfield, Kenny Chesney and Carrie Underwood were among the top nominees. Tune into CBS on Sunday April 5 to see who will take home the awards.

For more information on the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC and the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, please visit acmcountry.com

Entertainer of the Year

· Kenny Chesney

· Brad Paisley

· George Strait

· Keith Urban

· Carrie Underwood

Top Male Vocalist

· Kenny Chesney

· Toby Keith

· Brad Paisley

· George Strait

· Keith Urban

Top Female Vocalist

· Miranda Lambert

· Heidi Newfield

· Taylor Swift

· Carrie Underwood

· Lee Ann Womack

Top Vocal Group

· Lady Antebellum

· Little Big Town

· Rascal Flatts

· Randy Rogers Band

· The Lost Trailers

Top Vocal Duo

· Big & Rich

· Brooks & Dunn

· Joey & Rory

· Montgomery Gentry

· Sugarland

Top New Male Vocalist**

· Jamey Johnson

· James Otto

· Jake Owen

Top New Female Vocalist**

· Sarah Buxton

· Julianne Hough

· Ashton Shepherd

Top New Vocal Duo or Group**

· Eli Young Band

· The Lost Trailers

· Zac Brown Band

Single Record of the Year [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company]

· Gunpowder & Lead

Miranda Lambert, Produced by Frank Liddell and Mike Wrucke


· In Color

Jamey Johnson, Produced by The Ken Hardley Playboys


· Johnny & June

Heidi Newfield, Produced by Tony Brown


· Waitin' On A Woman

Brad Paisley, Produced by Frank Rogers

Arista Nashville

· You're Gonna Miss This

Trace Adkins, Produced by Frank Rogers

Capitol Nashville

Song of the Year [Award to Composer(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]

· I Saw God Today

George Strait

Composers: Rodney Clawson, Monty Criswell, Wade Kirby

Publishers: Big Red Toe Music (BMI), Blind Mule Music (BMI), Extremely Loud Music (BMI), Steel Wheels Music (BMI)

· In Color

Jamey Johnson

Composers: Jamey Johnson, Lee Thomas Miller, James Otto

Publishers: Big Gassed Hitties (BMI), Eldorotto Music Publishing (BMI), EMI Blackwood Music, Inc., Lucky Thumb Music (BMI), New Song of Sea Gayle (BMI), Noah's Little Boat Music (BMI)

· Johnny & June

Heidi Newfield

Composers: Deanna Bryant, Heidi Newfield, Stephony Smith

Publishers: Amylase Music (ASCAP), Big Hit Makers Music (BMI), Rainy Graham Publishing LLC (BMI), Souljet Music Tell Texas Tune III (ASCAP)

· Waitin' On A Woman

Brad Paisley

Composers: Don Sampson, Wynn Varble

Publishers: EMI April Music, Inc. (ASCAP), Sea Gayle Music LLC (ASCAP), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)

· You're Gonna Miss This

Trace Adkins

Composers: Ashley Gorley and Lee Thomas Miller

Publishers: EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI), Music of Windswept (ASCAP), Noah's Little Boat Music (BMI), Song of Combustion (ASCAP), Songs of Sea Gayle (BMI)

Video of the Year [Award to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)]

· Johnny & June - Heidi Newfield

Producer: Karen Martin

Director: Eric Welch

· Just A Dream - Carrie Underwood

Producer: Randy Brewer

Director: Roman White

· Love Story - Taylor Swift

Producer: Trent Hardville

Director: Trey Fanjoy

· Troubadour - George Strait

Producer: Dominic Cancilla

Director: Trey Fanjoy

· Waitin' On A Woman - Brad Paisley

Producer: Mark Kalbfeld, Jim Shea

Director: Jim Shea, Peter Tilden

Vocal Event of the Year [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company]

· Another Try - Josh Turner Featuring Trisha Yearwood

Produced by: Frank Rogers

MCA Nashville

· Cowgirls Don't Cry - Brooks & Dunn Featuring Reba McEntire

Produced by: Kix Brooks, Tony Brown, Ronnie Dunn,

Arista Nashville

· Down The Road - Kenny Chesney With Mac McAnally

Produced by: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney

Blue Chair/BNA

· Life In A Northern Town - Sugarland Featuring Little Big Town & Jake Owen


· Start A Band - Brad Paisley Duet With Keith Urban