Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown Band lead Academy of Country Music nominations

miranda-lambert-getty.jpgThe Academy of Country Music announced the nominations for its 46th annual awards Tuesday morning (Feb. 1). Miranda Lambert led with seven nominations, including Top Female Vocalist and her first ever nomination for Entertainer of the Year. In addition, Lambert was nominated for Single Record of the Year and Song of the Year for "The House That Built Me," and received two nominations for Video of the Year for "Only Prettier" and "The House That Built Me."

Kenny Chesney is nominated for five awards, including Album of the Year for" Hemingway's Whiskey" and Single Record of the Year and Video of the Year for "The Boys Of Fall." Zac Brown Band is nominated for five awards including Top Vocal Group and Album of the Year.

Taylor Swift received four nominations, including her second nomination for Entertainer of the Year. Carrie Underwood, the reigning Entertainer of the Year and the first woman to win Entertainer of the Year twice, is only nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year.

Fan voting for Top New Solo Vocalist and Top New Vocal Duo or Group began at VoteACM.com and GACtv.com/ACM will close on Thursday, Feb. 24 at noon EST. The winner in each category will be announced in March, and will move on to compete for Top New Artist. Fan voting for Top New Artist and Entertainer of the Year begins on March 11 at noon PT at VoteACM.com. Fan voting for Top New Artist will close at 5 p.m. PT on April 3 and fan voting for Entertainer of the Year will close during the third hour of the live broadcast.

The 46th annual ACM awards air live on CBS Sunday, April 3 at 8 p.m. ET. 

The complete list of nominations:

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
"Need You Now" - Lady Antebellum
"The Guitar Song" - Jamey Johnson
"Speak Now" - Taylor Swift
"Up On The Ridge" - Dierks Bentley
"You Get What You Give - Zac Brown Band

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

"A Little More Country Than That" - Easton Corbin
"As She's Walking Away" - Zac Brown Band Featuring Alan Jackson
I"f I Die Young" - The Band Perry
"Love Like Crazy" - Lee Brice
"The Boys Of Fall" - Kenny Chesney
"The House That Built Me" - Miranda Lambert

SONG OF THE YEAR [Award to Composer(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]
"A Little More Country Than That" - Easton Corbin
"As She's Walking Away" - Zac Brown Band Featuring Alan Jackson
I"f I Die Young" - The Band Perry
"Love Like Crazy" - Lee Brice
"The House That Built Me" - Miranda Lambert

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

"Hillbilly Bone" - Blake Shelton Featuring Trace Adkins
"Only Prettier" - Miranda Lambert
"Stuck Like Glue" - Sugarland
"The Boys Of Fall" - Kenny Chesney
"The House That Built Me" - Miranda Lambert

VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
"As She's Walking Away" - Zac Brown Band Featuring Alan Jackson
"Blue Sky" - Emily West Featuring Keith Urban
"Coal Miner's Daughter" - Loretta Lynn, Sheryl Crow and Miranda Lambert
"Cold Beer" - Colt Ford Featuring Jamey Johnson
"Good To Be Me" - Uncle Kracker Featuring Kid Rock


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