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47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards
NOMINEES & WINNERS FOR THE 47th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® AWARDS
MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 1, 2012

Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton, hosts of the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music AwardsBelow are the nominees and winners (in bold) for the 47th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, a star-studded event produced for television by dick clark productions broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

Blake Shelton joined forces with country music star Reba McEntire to host the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards for the second consecutive year. 



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


NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Brantley Gilbert
Hunter Hayes
Scotty McCreery 


ALBUM OF THE YEAR (Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company)

Chief – Eric Church (EMI-Nashville)
Produced by: Arturo Buenahora, Jr., Jay Joyce

Four The Record – Miranda Lambert (RCA)
Produced by: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf

Hemingway's Whiskey – Kenny Chesney (BNA)
Produced by: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney

My Kinda Party – Jason Aldean (Broken Bow Records)
Produced by: Michael Knox

Own The Night – Lady Antebellum (Capitol Records Nashville)
Produced by: Lady Antebellum, Paul Worley


SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR (Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company)

Crazy Girl – Eli Young Band (Republic Nashville)
Produced by: Mike Wrucke

Don't You Wanna Stay – Jason Aldean With Kelly Clarkson (Broken Bow Records) 
Produced by: Michael Knox

Red Solo Cup – Toby Keith (Show Dog-Universal Music)
Produced by: Toby Keith

Tomorrow – Chris Young (RCA)
Produced by: James Stroud

You And Tequila – Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter (BNA)
Produced by: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney


SONG OF THE YEAR (Award to Composer(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s))

Crazy Girl – Eli Young Band 
Composers: Lee Brice, Liz Rose
Publishers: Cake Taker Music (BMI), Mike Curb Music (BMI), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), Sweet Hysteria Music (BMI)

Home – Dierks Bentley 
Composers: Brett Beavers, Dierks Bentley, Dan Wilson
Publishers: Big White Tracks (ASCAP), Chestnut Barn Music (BMI), Chrysalis Music/BMG Rights (ASCAP), Chrysalis One Songs (BMI)

Just A Kiss – Lady Antebellum
Composers: Dallas Davidson, Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott
Publishers: Dwhaywood Music (BMI), EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI), EMI Foray Music (SESAC), Hillary Dawn Songs (SESAC), Radiobulletspublishing (BMI), String Stretcher Music (BMI) Warner-Tamberlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)

Threaten Me With Heaven – Vince Gill
Composers: Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Dillon O’Brian, Will Owsley
Publishers: Grant Girls Music (ASCAP), Vinny Mae Music (BMI), Willie-O Music (ASCAP)

You And Tequila – Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter
Composers: Matraca Berg, Deana Carter
Publishers: Deanaling Music (ASCAP), Hannaberg Music (BMI), Songs of Universal Inc., (BMI), WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)


VIDEO OF THE YEAR (Award to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)) *(Off Camera Award)

Homeboy – Eric Church
Producer: Brandon Arolfo
Director: Peter Zavadil

Just A Kiss – Lady Antebellum 
Producer: Don Lepore
Director: Shawn Silva

Mean – Taylor Swift
Producer: Oualid Mouaness
Director: Declan Whitebloom

Red Solo Cup – Toby Keith
Producer: Mark Kalbfeld
Director: Michael Salomon

Tattoos On This Town – Jason Aldean
Producer: John Burke
Director: Wes Edwards


VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR (Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company) *(Off Camera Award)

Country Boy – Aaron Lewis Featuring George Jones & Charlie Daniels (R&J Records)
Produced by: Aaron Lewis, James Stroud

Don’t You Wanna Stay – Jason Aldean With Kelly Clarkson (Broken Bow Records)
Produced by: Michael Knox

Old Alabama – Brad Paisley Featuring Alabama (Arista Nashville)
Produced by: Frank Rogers

Remind Me – Brad Paisley Duet With Carrie Underwood (Arista Nashville)
Produced by: Frank Rogers

You And Tequila – Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter (BNA)
Produced by: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney