Taylor Swift Scores 5 ACM Nominations

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-The nominations for the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards were announced this morning.

Lady Antebellum lead with 7 nominations while Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood each received 6 nominations. Taylor Swift received 5 nominations including Entertainer of the year and Kenny Chesney and Brad Paisley each received 4 nominations. Rounding out the nomination leaders are the Zac Brown Band, who received 4 nominations, with Zac Brown receiving 2 additional nods.

The awards show will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 18 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS.

Taylor was so excited by the announcement of the nominations, she tweeted: Getting ready in my room, singing my thoughts. Super annoying new habit of mine. Today it’s “I love ACM nominations I love ACM nominations”.

Full list of nominees inside…

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
•Kenny Chesney
•Toby Keith
•Brad Paisley
•George Strait
•Taylor Swift
•Carrie Underwood
•Keith Urban
•Zac Brown Band

TOP MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
•Kenny Chesney
•Brad Paisley
•Darius Rucker
•George Strait
•Keith Urban

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

TOP VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
•Lady Antebellum
•Little Big Town
•Randy Rogers Band
•Rascal Flatts
•Zac Brown Band

TOP VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
•Brooks & Dunn
•Joey + Rory
•Montgomery Gentry
•Steel Magnolia
•Sugarland

TOP NEW SOLO VOCALIST OF THE YEAR *
•Luke Bryan
•Jamey Johnson
•Chris Young

TOP NEW VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR *
•Bomshel
•Joey + Rory
•Steel Magnolia

TOP NEW VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR *
•Eli Young Band
•Gloriana
•The Lost Trailers

ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company(s)]
•American Saturday Night – Brad Paisley (Arista Nashville)
Produced by: Chris DuBois, Frank Rogers
•Lady Antebellum – Lady Antebellum (Capitol Records Nashville)
Produced by: Victoria Shaw, Paul Worley
•Play On – Carrie Underwood (19/Arista Nashville)
Produced by: Mark Bright
“Quitter” Produced by Max Martin & Shellback for Maratone Productions and Mark Bright
•Revolution – Miranda Lambert (Columbia Nashville)
Produced by: Frank Liddell, Mike Wrucke
•The Foundation – Zac Brown Band (Southern Ground / Bigger Picture / Atlantic)
Produced by: Keith Stegall, Zac Brown

SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company(s)]
•Need You Now – Lady Antebellum (Capitol Records Nashville)
Produced by: Lady Antebellum, Paul Worley
•People Are Crazy – Billy Currington (Mercury)
Produced by: Carson Chamberlain, Billy Currington
•Red Light – David Nail (MCA Nashville)
Produced by: Frank Liddell, Mike Wrucke
•Toes – Zac Brown Band (Southern Ground / Bigger Picture / Atlantic)
Produced by: Keith Stegall, Zac Brown
•White Liar – Miranda Lambert (Columbia Nashville)
Produced by: Frank Liddell, Mike Wrucke
SONG OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Composer(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]
•Cowboy Casanova – Carrie Underwood
Composers: Mike Elizondo, Brett James, Carrie Underwood
Publishers: Brett James Cornelius Music (ASCAP), Carrie Okie Music (BMI), Rincon Ave Music
(ASCAP), Stage Three Songs (ASCAP)
•Need You Now – Lady Antebellum
Composers: Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott
Publishers: EMI Foray Music (BMI), Darth Buddha (ASCAP), Dwhaywood Music (BMI), Hillary Dawn Publishing (SESAC), Radiobullets Publishing (BMI), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI), Year Of The Dog Music (ASCAP)
•People Are Crazy – Billy Currington
Composers: Bobby Braddock, Troy Jones
Publishers: Crozier Music Enterprises LLC (BMI), Mighty Nice Music (BMI), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), Tiltawhirl Music (BMI)
•White Liar – Miranda Lambert
Composers: Natalie Hemby, Miranda Lambert
Publishers: Pink Dog Publishing (BMI), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), Tiltawhirl Music (BMI)
•You Belong With Me – Taylor Swift
Composers: Liz Rose, Taylor Swift
Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), Taylor Swift Music (BMI)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)] (Off Camera Award)
•Boots On – Randy Houser
Producer: Eric Welch
Director: Eric Welch (Drake footage: Vickie Vaughn)
•Need You Now – Lady Antebellum
Producer: Clarke Gallican
Director: David McClister
•Welcome To The Future – Brad Paisley
Producers: Mark Kalbfeld, Jim Shea, Peter Tilden
Director: Jim Shea
•White Liar – Miranda Lambert
Producer: Tameron Hedge
Director: Chris Hicky
•You Belong With Me – Taylor Swift
Producer: Randy Brewer
Director: Roman White

VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company] (Off Camera Award)
•Hillbilly Bone – Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins (Reprise Records / Warner Music Nashville)
Producer: Scott Hendricks
•Honky Tonk Stomp – Brooks & Dunn featuring Billy Gibbons (Arista Nashville)
Producer: Ronnie Dunn, Terry McBride
•I Told You So – Carrie Underwood featuring Randy Travis (19/Arista Nashville)
Producer: Mark Bright
•I’m Alive – Kenny Chesney with Dave Matthews (Blue Chair/BNA)
Produced by: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney
•Seeing Stars – Jack Ingram featuring Patty Griffin (Big Machine Records)
Produced by: Jack Ingram, Jeremy Stover

* Fan voting for Top New Solo Vocalist, Top New Vocal Group and Top New Vocal Duo began at VoteACM.com on Friday, February 26 and will close on Friday, March 12