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NOMINEES and WINNERS  - 44th Academy of Country Music Awards - 2009
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Entertainer of the Year

Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
George Strait
Carrie Underwood
Keith Urban


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 (also Top New Artist) 
Ashton Shepherd


Top New Vocal Duo or Group

Eli Young Band
The Lost Trailers
Zac Brown Band


Album of the Year

Back When I Knew It All – Montgomery Gentry (Columbia)
Produced by: Blake Chancey

Carnival Ride – Carrie Underwood (19/Arista Nashville)
Produced by: Mark Bright

Fearless – Taylor Swift (Big Machine)
Produced by: Scott Borchetta, Nathan Chapman, Taylor Swift

That Lonesome Song – Jamey Johnson (Mercury)
Produced by: The Kent Hardly Playboys

Troubadour – George Strait (MCA)
Produced by: Tony Brown and George Strait 

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

Gunpowder & Lead Miranda Lambert, Produced by Frank Liddell and Mike Wrucke
Columbia

In Color
Jamey Johnson, Produced by The Ken Hardley Playboys
Mercury

Johnny & June
Heidi Newfield, Produced by Tony Brown
Asylum-Curb

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
Produced by: Not listed
Mercury

Start A Band - Brad Paisley Duet With Keith Urban
Produced by: Frank Rogers
Arista Nashville