Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift also score multiple Academy of Country Music nods

By Mike Fleeman
March 02, 2010 09:00 AM
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It looks like it’ll be ladies’ night at this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards.

Lady Antebellum joins Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift as leading nominees for the ceremony airing April 18 on CBS from Las Vegas and hosted by Reba McEntire for the 12th time.

Lady Antebellum dominated with seven nods, including Album of the year for Lady Antebellum and Song and Video of the year for “Need You Now,” followed by Lambert and Underwood with six apiece. Swift’s five nominations included Entertainer of the Year, a category she shares with Underwood, an honor to be selected by fans.

Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley and the Zac Brown Band all had four nominations each.

Here are the nominees:

Entertainer of the Year:
• Kenny Chesney • Toby Keith • Brad Paisley • George Strait • Taylor Swift • Carrie Underwood • Keith Urban • Zac Brown Band

Top Male Vocalist:
• Kenny Chesney • Brad Paisley • Darius Rucker • George Strait • Keith Urban

Top Female Vocalist:
• Miranda Lambert • Reba McEntire • Taylor Swift • Carrie Underwood • Lee Ann Womack

Top Vocal Group:• Lady Antebellum • Little Big Town • Randy Rogers Band • Rascal Flatts • Zac Brown Band
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Top Vocal Duo:
• Brooks & Dunn • Joey + Rory • Montgomery Gentry • Steel Magnolia • Sugarland

Top New Solo Vocalist:
• Luke Bryan • Jamey Johnson • Chris Young

Top New Vocal Duo:
• Bomshel • Joey + Rory • Steel Magnolia

Top new Vocal Group:
• Eli Young Band • Gloriana • The Lost Trailers

Album of the Year
• American Saturday Night – Brad Paisley • Lady Antebellum – Lady Antebellum • Play On – Carrie Underwood • Revolution – Miranda Lambert • The Foundation – Zac Brown Band

Single Record:
• Need You Now – Lady Antebellum • People Are Crazy – Billy Currington • Red Light – David Nail • Toes – Zac Brown Band ( • White Liar – Miranda Lambert

• Cowboy Casanova – Carrie Underwood • Need You Now – Lady Antebellum • People Are Crazy – Billy Currington • White Liar – Miranda Lambert • You Belong With Me – Taylor Swift

• Boots On Randy Houser • Need You Now Lady Antebellum • Welcome To The Future Brad Paisley • White Liar Miranda Lambert • You Belong With Me Taylor Swift

Vocal Event:• Hillbilly Bone – Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins • Honky Tonk Stomp – Brooks & Dunn featuring Billy Gibbons • I Told You So – Carrie Underwood featuring Randy Travis • I m Alive – Kenny Chesney with Dave Matthews • Seeing Stars – Jack Ingram featuring Patty Griffin