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OC Well-Represented at ACM

Shelton, Lambert, Bryan again play big part in Awards show

Outdoor Channel Outdoor Channel's Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will host the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 6.

By: OutdoorChannel.com

Outdoor Channel talent will be well-represented at the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 6.

Dubbed Country Music’s Party of the Year®, the CBS televised event honors country music’s superstars and hottest emerging talent. Outdoor Channel’s Blake Shelton, a four-time ACM Award winner, and Luke Bryan, reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year, will host, and both, along with Jason Aldean and Miranda Lambert, will perform.

The ACM Awards, produced for television by dick clark productions, will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 6 at 8 p.m. live ET/delayed PT on CBS.

Outdoor Channel talent nominated for awards include Bryan, Lambert and Shelton for Entertainer of the Year. All three are up for Vocalist of the Year, and Aldean joins in the male mix.

Other award nominees featured on Outdoor Channel include Big & Rich (Vocal Duo of the Year) and Zac Brown Bad (Vocal Group of the Year).

Lambert earned seven nominations, including her third nomination for Entertainer of the Year and eighth consecutive nod for Female Vocalist of the Year. Additionally, Lambert was nominated for Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Video of the Year for “Mama’s Broken Heart,” and twice for Vocal Event of the Year for both “We Were Us” with Keith Urban and “Boys ‘Round Here” as part of the Pistol Annies. Lambert is the reigning ACM Female Vocalist of the Year.

Shelton is nominated for five awards, including his third consecutive nomination for Entertainer of the Year and fourth nod for Male Vocalist of the Year. Shelton also received a nomination for Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year.

Bryan received three nominations, including his second consecutive nomination for both Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year. He also earned an Album of the Year nomination for Crash My Party.

Tim McGraw received seven nominations, including Video of the Year for “Highway Don't Care” featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban. He is also nominated twice for Album of the Year, Single Record of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year awards as both the artist and producer.

Keith Urban received six nominations, including Male Vocalist of the Year, Single Record of the Year and Video of the Year. In the category for Vocal Event of the Year he is nominated for “Highway Don’t Care” with Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift, as well as nominated twice for “We Were Us” with Miranda Lambert as the artist and producer.

Lee Brice is nominated for five awards, including his first ever Male Vocalist of the Year and Video of the Year nominations and fourth consecutive nod for Song of the Year. He is also nominated twice in the Single Record of the Year category as the artist and producer for “I Drive Your Truck.”

Kacey Musgraves earned five nominations, including her second consecutive nods for Female Vocalist of the Year and Video of the Year. She is also nominated for Song of the Year and nominated twice in the Album of the Year category, as the artist and producer, for Same Trailer Different Park.

Taylor Swift received five nominations, including her fifth consecutive nod for Entertainer of the Year and seventh consecutive nod for Female Vocalist of the Year. She also received a nomination for Single Record of the Year, Video of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for “Highway Don’t Care” with Tim McGraw and Keith Urban.

Reigning New Artist of the Year, Florida Georgia Line earned four nominations, including their second consecutive nod for Vocal Duo of the Year. They also earned nominations for Album of the Year, Single Record of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year.

Lady Antebellum is nominated for four awards, including their sixth nod for Vocal Group of the Year. They are also nominated for Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for “Wagon Wheel” with Darius Rucker.

Darius Rucker is nominated for three awards, including Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for “Wagon Wheel” featuring Lady Antebellum.

The Academy of Country Music’s professional membership selects the nominees and winners of the ACM Awards, and selects the final top five nominees of the Entertainer of the Year category. New Artist of the Year final nominees will be selected by a combined vote of the fans and professional members.

Following is the list of final nominees. Winners in each of the categories, except where noted, will be presented with an ACM Award during the live television broadcast:

Entertainer of the Year
• Luke Bryan
• Miranda Lambert
• Blake Shelton
• George Strait
• Taylor Swift

Male Vocalist of the year
• Jason Aldean
• Lee Brice
• Luke Bryan
• Blake Shelton
• Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the year
• Sheryl Crow
• Miranda Lambert
• Kacey Musgraves
• Taylor Swift
• Carrie Underwood

Vocal Duo of the year
• Big & Rich
• Dan + Shay
• Florida Georgia Line
• Love and Theft
• Thompson Square

Vocal Group of the year
• Eli Young Band
• Lady Antebellum
• Little Big Town
• The Band Perry
• Zac Brown Band

Album of the year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]
• Based On A True Story… – Blake Shelton
Producer: Scott Hendricks
Record Label: Warner Bros. Records

• Crash My Party – Luke Bryan
Producer: Jeff Stevens
Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

• Here's To The Good Times – Florida Georgia Line
Producer: Joey Moi
Record Label: Republic Nashville

• Same Trailer Different Park – Kacey Musgraves
Producers: Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves
Record Label: Mercury Records

• Two Lanes Of Freedom – Tim McGraw
Producers: Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw
Record Label: Big Machine Records

Single Record of the Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]
• Cruise – Florida Georgia Line
Producer: Joey Moi
Record Label: Republic Nashville

• Highway Don't Care – Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban
Producers: Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw
Record Label: Big Machine Records

• I Drive Your Truck – Lee Brice
Producers: Lee Brice, Kyle Jacobs, Matt McClure
Record Label: Curb Records

• Mama's Broken Heart – Miranda Lambert
Producers: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf
Record Label: RCA Nashville

• Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum
Producer: Frank Rogers
Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

Song of the Year [Awarded to Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]
• Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain) – Gary Allan
Songwriters: Gary Allan, Hillary Lindsey, Matthew Warren
Publishers: Always Alone Songs (ASCAP), Crystal Beach Music (BMI), Raylene Music (ASCAP)

• I Drive Your Truck – Lee Brice
Songwriters: Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, Jimmy Yeary
Publishers: Beattyville Music (BMI), EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI), Great Day At This Music (BMI), Happy Tears Music (ASCAP), Vistaville Music (ASCAP), Watch This Girl Publishing (BMI)

• Mama’s Broken Heart – Miranda Lambert
Songwriters: Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves
Publishers: 351 Music (BMI), Crazy Water Music (ASCAP), Little Blue Egg (ASCAP), Songs of Parallel (ASCAP), Vista Loma Music (ASCAP), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)

• Mine Would Be You – Blake Shelton
Songwriters: Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, Deric Ruttan
Publishers: Doc and Maggie Music (ASCAP), EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI), Get A Load Of This Music (ASCAP), Great Day At This Music (BMI), Hopeless Rose Music (ASCAP), Vistaville Music (ASCAP), Watch This Girl Publishing (BMI), WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)

• Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum
Songwriters: Bob Dylan, Ketch Secor
Publishers: Blood Donor Music (BMI), Special Rider Music (SESAC)

Video of the Year [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)] *(Off Camera Award) (TIE)
• Better Dig Two – The Band Perry
Producer: Eric Williams
Director: Declan Whitebloom

• Blowin' Smoke – Kacey Musgraves
Producer: Josh Goldstein
Director: Honey

• Highway Don't Care – Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban
Producers: Tameron Hedge, Chandra LaPlume
Director: Shane Drake

• I Drive Your Truck – Lee Brice
Producer: Karen Martin
Director: Eric Welch

• Mama's Broken Heart – Miranda Lambert
Producer: Reagan Rosson
Director: Trey Fanjoy

• Two Black Cadillacs – Carrie Underwood
Producer: Steve Lamar
Director: P.R. Brown

Vocal Event of the Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]*(Off Camera Award)
• Boys 'Round Here – Blake Shelton Featuring Pistol Annies & Friends
Producer: Scott Hendricks
Record Label: Warner Bros. Records

• Cruise (Remix) – Florida Georgia Line Featuring Nelly
Producers: Joey Moi, Jason Nevins
Record Label: Republic Nashville

• Highway Don't Care – Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban
Producers: Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw
Record Label: Big Machine Records

• Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum
Producer: Frank Rogers
Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

• We Were Us – Keith Urban And Miranda Lambert
Producers: Nathan Chapman, Keith Urban
Record Labels: Capitol Records Nashville, Hit Red Records, RCA Nashville

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