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The 48th ACM Award nominations were announced today.
Following is the list of final nominees. Winners in each of the following categories, except where noted, will be presented with an award during the live television broadcast on April 7:Entertainer of the YearJason AldeanLuke BryanMiranda LambertBlake SheltonTaylor SwiftMale Vocalist of the YearJason AldeanLuke BryanEric ChurchToby KeithBlake SheltonFemale Vocalist of the YearMiranda LambertMartina McBrideKacey MusgravesTaylor SwiftCarrie UnderwoodVocal Duo of the YearBig & RichFlorida Georgia LineLove and TheftSugarlandThompson SquareVocal Group of the YearThe Band PerryEli Young BandLady AntebellumLittle Big TownZac Brown BandNew Male Vocalist of the YearLee BriceBrantley GilbertHunter HayesNew Female Vocalist of the YearJana KramerKacey MusgravesSunny SweeneyNew Vocal Duo or Group of the YearFlorida Georgia LineLove and TheftThompson SquareNew Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl's Department Stores (Winners of New Male, New Female & New Vocal Duo of Group of the Year)Florida Georgia LineBrantley GilbertJana KramerAlbum of the Year (Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company)Blown Away - Carrie Underwood (19/Arista Nashville)Produced by: Mark BrightChief - Eric Church (EMI-Nashville)Produced by: Jay JoyceRed - Taylor Swift (Big Machine Records)Produced by: Jeff Bhasker, Nathan Chapman, Dann Huff, Jacknife Lee, Max Martin, Shellback, Taylor Swift, Butch Walker, Dan WilsonTailgates & Tanlines - Luke Bryan (Capitol Nashville)Produced by: Mark Bright, Jeff StevensTornado - Little Big Town (Capitol Nashville)Produced by: Jay JoyceSingle Record of the Year (Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company)Even If It Breaks Your Heart – Eli Young Band (Republic Nashville)Produced by: Mike WruckeOver You - Miranda Lambert (RCA)Produced by: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn WorfPontoon - Little Big Town (Capitol Nashville)Produced by: Jay JoyceSpringsteen - Eric Church (EMI-Nashville)Produced by: Jay JoyceWanted - Hunter Hayes (Atlantic/WMN)Produced by: Hunter Hayes, Dann HuffSong of the Year (Award to Composer(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s))A Woman Like You - Lee BriceComposers: Phil Barton, Johnny Bulford, Jon StonePublishers: 3JB Music (BMI), Adios Pantalones (SESAC), Hears That Skyline Music (SESAC), Sixteen Stars Music (BMI), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)Even If It Breaks Your Heart - Eli Young BandComposers: Will Hoge, Eric PaslayPublishers: Cal IV Songs (ASCAP), Will Hoge Music (BMI)Over You - Miranda LambertComposers: Miranda Lambert, Blake SheltonPublishers: Pink Dog Publishing (BMI), Sony ATV/Tree Publishing (BMI)Springsteen - Eric ChurchComposers: Eric Church, Jeff Hyde, Ryan TyndellPublishers: Bug Music (BMI), Ole Purple Cape Music (BMI), Sinnerlina (BMI), Sony ATV/Tree Publishing (BMI)Wanted - Hunter HayesComposers: Hunter Hayes, Troy VergesPublishers: Happy Little Man Publishing (BMI), Songs From The Engine Room (BMI), Songs Of Universal Inc. (BMI)Songwriter of the Year *(Off Camera Award)Rodney ClawsonDallas DavidsonJosh KearLuke LairdShane McAnallyVideo of the Year (Award to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)) *(Off Camera Award) (TIE)Creepin' – Eric ChurchProducer: Iris BakerDirector: Peter ZavadilMerry Go 'RoundProducer: Perry Bean, Kacey MusgravesDirector: Perry BeanTornado - Little Big TownProducer: Iris BakerDirector: Shane DrakeWanted - Hunter HayesProducer: Stephanie Reeves, Eric WilliamsDirector: Traci Goudie, Patrick HubikWe Are Never Ever Getting Back Together - Taylor SwiftProducer: John NguyenDirector: Declan WhitebloomThe Wind - Zac Brown BandProducer: Ben KalinaDirector: Mike JudgeVocal Event of the Year (Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company) *(Off Camera Award)Don't Rush – Kelly Clarkson Featuring Vince Gill (19/RCA/Columbia Nashville)Produced by: Dann HuffEasy – Rascal Flatts Featuring Natasha Bedingfield (Big Machine Records)Produced by: Dann Huff, Brian Kennedy, Rascal FlattsFeel Like A Rock Star – Kenny Chesney (Duet With Tim McGraw) (Blue Chair/BNA)Produced by: Buddy Cannon, Kenny ChesneyLet It Rain – David Nail Featuring Sarah Buxton (MCA Nashville)Produced by: Chuck Ainlay, Frank LiddellThe Only Way I Know – Aldean With Luke Bryan & Eric Church (Broken Bow)Produced by: Michael Knox