Miranda Lambert Reigns Supreme As ACM Noms Announced

LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Nominations for the 50th Academy Of Country Music Awards have been announced, ahead of the ACM Awards show, with Miranda Lambert leading the pack.

Lambert earned eight nominations, including her forth nomination for Entertainer of the Year and ninth consecutive nod for Female Vocalist of the Year, with additional nominations for Album of the Year, plus Single Record of the Year and twice for Song of the Year, as artist and songwriter, for “Automatic.” Her nominations continue with Video of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for “Somethin’ Bad” with Carrie Underwood. Lambert is the reigning ACM Female Vocalist of the Year.

Leading the pack of this year's nominees is Miranda Lambert, who earned eight nominations, including her forth nomination for Entertainer of the Year and ninth consecutive nod for Female Vocalist of the Year, with additional nominations for Album of the Year, plus Single Record of the Year and twice for Song of the Year, as artist and songwriter, for “Automatic.” Her nominations continue with Video of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for “Somethin’ Bad” with Carrie Underwood. Lambert is the reigning ACM Female Vocalist of the Year.

Dierks Bentley was hot on her feels and received seven nominations, including Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year for Riser, Single Record of the Year and Video of the Year for “Drunk On A Plane.” In the category for Song of the Year, Bentley is nominated twice for “I Hold On,” as artist and songwriter. Bentley is also nominated for Vocal Event of the Year with The Cadillac Three, Florida Georgia Line and Mike Eli for “The South.”

Florida Georgia Line landed five nominatons, including their first in the Entertainer of the Year category, third consecutive nod for Vocal Duo of the Year, Single Record of the Year for “Dirt,” and twice in the Vocal Event of the Year category, once for “The South” with The Cadillac Three, Dierks Bentley and Mike Eli, and “This Is How We Roll” with Luke Bryan.

Luke Bryan received four nominations, including his third consecutive nomination for both Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year. He also earned a Song of the Year nomination for “Drink A Beer” and Vocal Event of the Year nomination for “This Is How We Roll” with Florida Georgia Line.

Kenny Chesney was nominated for four awards including Song of the Year, Video of the Year and twice in the Single Record of the Year category as an artist and producer. All of Chesney’s nods were attributed to his hit song, “American Kids.”

Eric Church earned four nominations, including a nod for Male Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year for The Outsiders. Church is also nominated twice in the Song of the Year category, as the artist and songwriter, for “Give Me Back My Hometown.”

Hosted by Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, the ACMs will be broadcast live from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX on Sunday, April 19, 2015 and for the 50th anniversary event, the show will be extended by 30 minutes.

The full list of ACM nominees

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
• Jason Aldean
• Garth Brooks
• Luke Bryan
• Miranda Lambert
• Florida Georgia Line

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
• Jason Aldean
• Dierks Bentley
• Luke Bryan
• Eric Church
• Brad Paisley
• Blake Shelton

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
• Brandy Clark
• Miranda Lambert
• Martina McBride
• Kacey Musgraves
• Carrie Underwood

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
• Brothers Osborne
• Dan + Shay
• Florida Georgia Line
• Maddie & Tae
• The Swon Brothers

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
• Lady Antebellum
• Little Big Town
• Rascal Flatts
• The Band Perry
• Zac Brown Band

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
• Old Boots, New Dirt – Jason Aldean
• Pain Killer – Little Big Town Producer: Jay Joyce Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville
• Platinum – Miranda Lambert Producers: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf Record Label: RCA Nashville
• Riser – Dierks Bentley Producers: Ross Copperman, Jaren Johnston Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville
• The Outsiders – Eric Church Producer: Jay Joyce Record Label: EMI Records Nashville

SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR
• American Kids – Kenny Chesney
• Automatic – Miranda Lambert
• Dirt – Florida Georgia Line
• Drunk On A Plane – Dierks Bentley
• I Don't Dance – Lee Brice

SONG OF THE YEAR
• American Kids – Kenny Chesney
• Automatic – Miranda Lambert
• Drink A Beer – Luke Bryan
• Follow Your Arrow
• Give Me Back My Hometown
• I Hold On

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR *(Off Camera Award)
• Rodney Clawson
• Ashley Gorley
• Luke Laird
• Josh Osborne
• Chris Tompkins

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
• American Kids – Kenny Chesney
• Cop Car – Keith Urban
• Drunk On A Plane – Dierks Bentley
• I'm Not Gonna Miss You – Glen Campbell
• Somethin' Bad – Miranda Lambert Duet With Carrie Underwood

VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
• Lonely Tonight – Blake Shelton Featuring Ashley Monroe
• Meanwhile Back At Mama's – Tim McGraw Featuring Faith Hill
• Somethin' Bad – Miranda Lambert Duet With Carrie Underwood
• The South – The Cadillac Three Featuring Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley & Mike Eli
• This Is How We Roll – Florida Georgia Line Featuring Luke Bryan

RADIO AWARDS – The following radio awards will be presented during the annual Radio Winners Reception held the day prior to the ACM Awards telecast, on Saturday, April 18th in Arlington, TX.

NATIONAL ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
• Big D, Bubba, Patrick Thomas – The Big D and Bubba Show
• Cody Alan – CMT After MidNite
• Crook and Chase – The Crook and Chase Countdown
• Lia Knight – The Lia Show
• Shawn Parr, Elaina Smith – Nash Nights Live

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET
• Ben Campbell and Matt McAllister – KNIX-FM – Phoenix, AZ
• Dave and Veronica – WQYK-FM – Tampa, FL
• Lisa Dent & Ramblin’ Ray – WUSN-FM – Chicago, IL
• Razz on the Radio – WXTU-FM – Philadelphia, PA
• Rob Tanner, Guenn, Chris & Captain Jim – WSOC-FM – Charlotte, NC

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET
• AJ & Ashley – WWKA-FM – Orlando, FL
• Big Dave, Chelsie, Stattman – WUBE-FM – Cincinnati, OH
• Dave O'Brien – WLHK-FM – Indianapolis, IN
• Mike Wheless, Marty Young, Janie Carothers – WQDR-FM – Raleigh, NC
• The Odd Squad – CKRY-FM – Calgary, Alberta

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET
• 97 Country Breakfast Club with Roger, Tom, Melissa and DJ Thee Trucker – WPCV-FM – Lakeland, FL
• Buzz Jackson – KIIM-FM – Tucson, AZ
• Cash and Carey – KWEN-FM – Tulsa, OK
• Steve & Gina and the Kat 103.7 Morning Show – KXKT-FM – Omaha, NE
• Wynn & Wilson in The Morning – WQMX-FM – Akron, OH

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET
• Brian Gary, Todd Harding, and Susan Moore -The Good Morning Guys – KUAD-FM – Ft. Collins-Greeley, CO
• Gator, Styckman, Cowboy Kyle – WUSY-FM – Chattanooga, TN
• M. Fletcher Brown – WXFL-FM – Florence, AL
• Philip Gibbons – WGSQ-FM – Cookeville, TN
• Scotty Cox & Cara Denis – KCLR-FM – Columbia, MO

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET
• KNIX-FM – Phoenix, AZ
• WIL-FM – St. Louis, MO
• WKLB-FM – Boston, MA
• WSOC-FM – Charlotte, NC
• WUSN-FM – Chicago, IL

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET
• CKRY-FM – Calgary, Alberta
• KAJA-FM – San Antonio, TX
• WMIL-FM – Milwaukee, WI
• WUBE-FM – Cincinnati, OH
• WWKA-FM – Orlando, FL

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET
• KUZZ-AM/FM – Bakersfield, CA
• KXKT-FM – Omaha, NE
• WCYQ-FM – Knoxville, TN
• WQMX-FM – Akron, OH
• WYRK-FM – Buffalo, NY

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET
• KCLR-FM – Columbia, MO
• KTHK-FM – Idaho Falls, ID
• WGSQ-FM – Cookeville, TN
• WXFL-FM – Florence, AL
• WYCT-FM – Pensacola, FL

-Staff Writers

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