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NOMINEES & WINNERS FOR THE 46th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® AWARDS

MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 3, 2011

Another year’s awards show has come and gone as the top acts in country music were honored at the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday night, April 3rd.  The event was again hosted by Reba McEntire, who was joined by Blake Shelton.

Held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, the big winners of 2011 were Taylor Swift as Entertainer of the Year and Miranda Lambert, who picked up four awards including Female Vocalist of the Year and Song of the Year.

Other success stories this year included Brad Paisley as Male Vocalist of the Year and Sugarland as Top Vocal Duo of the Year.  Meanwhile, Reba McEntire was chosen to receive the Career Achievement Award, Taylor Swift earned herself the Jim Reeves International Award and the movie "Country Strong" was selected as the recipient of the Tex Ritter Award.

The ACM lineup of performers during the course of the night included Sara Evans and Miranda Lambert while Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley and a teamup of Rihanna and Jennifer Nettles also graced the evening's festivities.

Following is the list of final nominees. Award winners are noted in bold text:


ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

  •  Jason Aldean
  • Toby Keith
  •  Miranda Lambert
  •  Brad Paisley
  •  Taylor Swift
  •  Keith Urban
TOP MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  •  Jason Aldean
  •  Brad Paisley
  •  Blake Shelton
  • George Strait
  • Keith Urban
TOP FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  •  Miranda Lambert
  • Reba McEntire
  • Taylor Swift
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Lee Ann Womack
TOP VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR

  • the JaneDear girls
  • Joey + Rory
  • Montgomery Gentry
  • Steel Magnolia
  • Sugarland
TOP VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

  • Lady Antebellum
  • Little Big Town
  • Randy Rogers Band
  • The Band Perry
  • Zac Brown Band
TOP NEW SOLO VOCALIST OF THE YEAR (Previously Announced)

  • Eric Church
  • Easton Corbin
  • Randy Houser
TOP NEW VOCAL DUO or GROUP OF THE YEAR (Previously Announced)

  • the JaneDear girls
  • Steel Magnolia
  • The Band Perry
ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company] (TIE)

  • Hemingway's Whiskey - Kenny Chesney (BNA) Produced by: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney
  • Need You Now - Lady Antebellum (Capitol Records Nashville) Produced by: Lady Antebellum, Paul Worley
  • The Guitar Song - Jamey Johnson (Mercury) Produced by: Arlis Albritton, Dave Cobb, The Kent Hardly Playboys
  • Speak Now - Taylor Swift (Big Machine Records) Produced by: Nathan Chapman, Taylor Swift
  • Up On The Ridge - Dierks Bentley (Capitol Records Nashville) Produced by: Jon Randall Stewart
  • You Get What You Give - Zac Brown Band (Southern Ground / Roar / Bigger Picture / Atlantic) Produced by: Zac Brown, Keith Stegall
SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company] (TIE)

  • "A Little More Country Than That" - Easton Corbin (Mercury) Produced by: Carson Chamberlain
  • "As She's Walking Away" - Zac Brown Band Featuring Alan Jackson (Southern Ground / Roar / Bigger Picture / Atlantic) Produced by: Zac Brown, Keith Stegall
  • "If I Die Young" - The Band Perry (Republic Nashville) Produced by: Paul Worley
  • "Love Like Crazy" - Lee Brice (Curb Records) Produced by: Lee Brice, Doug Johnson
  • "The Boys Of Fall" - Kenny Chesney (BNA) Produced by: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney
  • "The House That Built Me" - Miranda Lambert (Columbia Nashville) Produced by: Frank Liddell, Mike Wrucke
SONG OF THE YEAR [Award to Composer(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]

  • "A Little More Country Than That" - Easton Corbin Composers: Rory Lee Feek, Don Poythress, Wynn Varble Publishers: A Sling And A Prayer Music (ASCAP), Chrysalis One Music (ASCAP), Don Poythress Songs (ASCAP), Precious Flour Music (BMI), Universal Music-MGB Songs (ASCAP), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)
  • "As She's Walking Away" - Zac Brown Band Featuring Alan Jackson Composers: Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette Publishers: Angelika Music (BMI), Weimerhound Publishing (BMI)
  • "If I Die Young" - The Band Perry Composer: Kimberly Perry Publishers: Pearlfeather Publishing (BMI), Rio Bravo Music, Inc. (BMI)
  • "Love Like Crazy" - Lee Brice Composers: Tim James, Doug Johnson Publishers: Mike Curb Music (BMI), Sweet Radical Music (BMI), T-Bird's Music (BMI), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)
  • "The House That Built Me" - Miranda Lambert Composers: Tom Douglas, Allen Shamblin Publishers: Built On Rock (ASCAP), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), Tomdouglasmusic (BMI)
VIDEO OF THE YEAR [Award to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)] *(Off Camera Award)

  • "Hillbilly Bone" - Blake Shelton Featuring Trace Adkins Producer: Randy Brewer Director: Roman White
  • "Only Prettier" - Miranda Lambert Producer: Trent Hardville Director: Trey Fanjoy
  • "Stuck Like Glue" - Sugarland Producer: Tony McGarry Director: Declan Whitebloom
  • "The Boys Of Fall" - Kenny Chesney Producer: Don Lepore Director: Shaun Silva
  • "The House That Built Me" - Miranda Lambert Producer: Trent Hardville Director: Trey Fanjoy
VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company] (Off Camera Award)

  • "As She's Walking Away" - Zac Brown Band Featuring Alan Jackson (Southern Ground / Roar / Bigger Picture / Atlantic) Produced by: Zac Brown, Keith Stegall
  • "Blue Sky" - Emily West Featuring Keith Urban (Capitol Records Nashville) Produced by: Mark Bright
  • "Coal Miner's Daughter" - Loretta Lynn, Sheryl Crow and Miranda Lambert (Columbia Nashville) Produced by: John Carter Cash, Patsy Lynn Russell
  • "Cold Beer" - Colt Ford Featuring Jamey Johnson (Average Joes) Produced by: Shannon Houchins, Jared Scuillo, Justin Spillner
  • "Good To Be Me" - Uncle Kracker Featuring Kid Rock (Top Dog/ Atlantic / Bigger Picture) Produced by: Kid Rock