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ACM Award Nominees Announced And Scott’s Picks

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The nominees for the 47th annual Academy of Country Music Awards were announced earlier on today Kenny Chesney leads the nominations with 9 including Entertainer of the Year. Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum and Brad Paisley are also up for a handful of awards. Here is the entire list as well as my picks on who I think should win!

Entertainer of the Year

Jason Aldean

Kenny Chesney

Brad Paisley

Blake Shelton

Taylor Swift

Scott’s Pick: I would go with Blake Shelton with this one. I have seen him in concert numerous times and is always funny and entertaining. He’s also a judge on the Voice and one of the hosts of the ACM’s. This guy can do It all!

Male Vocalist

Jason Aldean

Kenny Chesney

Brad Paisley

Blake Shelton

Chris Young

Scott’s Pick: Again I go with Blake, he’s been cranking out the hits as of late. But I gotta say it’s great to see Chris Young in the running, much deserved!

Female Vocalist

Sara Evans

Miranda Lambert

Martina McBride

Taylor Swift

Carrie Underwood

Scott’s Pick: Gotta go with Miranda, she’s been on a hot streak as of late!!

Vocal Duo

Love and Theft

Montgomery Gentry

Steel Magnolia

Sugarland

Thompson Square

Scott’s Pick: A fan of all these duos, but I think Jennifer and Kristian will take home the trophy again this year.

Vocal Group

The Band Perry

Eli Young Band

Lady Antebellum

Rascal Flatts

Zac Brown Band

Scott’s Pick: There is just no stopping Lady A right now, they take it!

Album of the Year

Chief by Eric Church

Four the Record By Miranda Lambert

Hemingway’s Whiskey by Kenny Chesney

My Kinda Party by Jason Aldean

Own the Night by Lady Antebellum

Scott’s Pick: Wow, It’s a toss up between Eric and Jason, I love both those albums equally! But If I have to choose I go with Chief!

Single Record of the Year

“Crazy Girl”  by the Eli Young Band

“Don’t You Wanna Stay” by Jason Aldean & Kelly Clarkson

“Red Solo Cup” by Toby Keith

“Tomorrow” by Chris Young

“You and Tequila” by Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter

Scott’s Pick:  I predict a huge win for Chris Young

Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriter)

“Crazy Girl” by Eli Young Band

Composers: Lee Brice, Liz Rose

“Home” by Dierks Bentley

Composers: Brett Beavers, Dierks Bentley, Dan Wilson

“Just a Kiss” by Lady Antebellum

Composers: Dallas Davidson, Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott

“ Threaten Me With Heaven” by Vince Gill

Composers: Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Dillon O’Brian, Will Owsley

“You and Tequila” by Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter

Composers: Matraca Berg, Deana Carter

Scott’s Pick: I am a big fan of Lee Brice and his songwriting, I pick “Crazy Girl”

Video of the Year

“Homeboy” by Eric Church

Producer: Brandon Arolfo

Director: Peter Zavadil

“Just a Kiss” by Lady Antebellum

Producer: Don Lepore

Director: Shawn Silva

“Mean” by Taylor Swift

Producer: Oualid Mouaness

Director: Declan Whitebloom

“Red Solo Cup”  by Toby Keith

Producer: Mark Kalbfeld

Director: Michael Salomon

“Tattoos on This Town” by Jason Aldean

Producer: John Burke

Director: Wes Edwards

Scott’s Pick: Just on the comedy factor alone, I go with “Red Solo Cup”

Vocal Event

“Country Boy” by Aaron Lewis Featuring George Jones and Charlie Daniels

“Don’t You Wanna Stay” by Jason Aldean With Kelly Clarkson

“Old Alabama” by Brad Paisley Featuring Alabama

“Remind Me” by Brad Paisley Duet With Carrie Underwood

“You and Tequila” by Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter

Scott’s Pick: Jason and Kelly won at the CMA’s, they win here as well!

Best New Artist (Fan Voted)

Brantley Gilbert

JT Hodges

Jerrod Niemann

Thompson Square

Scotty McCreery

Hunter Hayes

David Nail

Justin Moore

Scott’s Pick: I gotta go with Brantley Gilbert, I’ve become a huge fan of this guy in the last year or so, he deserves this award. But of course it’s up to you to vote on who wins, so VOTE  now!

So there ya have my picks for this years ACM Awards, who are your picks?

The Academy of Country Music Awards will be broadcast on April 1st on CBS at 8pm.  Get all the info about the awards at acmcountry.com

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