Brad Paisley Tops Country Nominations

American Idol star Carrie Underwood also gets four Academy of Country Music Awards nods

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Brad Paisley led the 41st annual Academy of Country Music Award nominations with six nods, including ones for album of the year, single of the year and top male vocalist, the Associated Press reports.

Brooks & Dunn and first-time nominees Sugarland each got five nods, while last season’s American Idol champ, Carrie Underwood, and the trio Rascal Flatts each received four nominations.

Underwood is nominated in the top new female vocalist category as well as in the top female vocalist category along with such veterans as Martina McBride, Gretchen Wilson and Lee Ann Womack. Underwood’s song, “Jesus Take the Wheel,” is nominated for single of the year.

Sugarland s nominations came for album of the year, top new duo or vocal group, top vocal group, and single and song of the year for “Baby Girl.” The group’s lead singer, Jennifer Nettles, received a separate nomination for her duet with Bon Jovi, “Who Says You Can’t Go Home.”

The awards will be broadcast May 23 from Las Vegas on CBS.

List of nominees for the 41st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

Entertainer of the Year: Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban.

Top Male Vocalist: Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, George Strait, Keith Urban.

Top Female Vocalist: Sara Evans, Martina McBride, Carrie Underwood, Gretchen Wilson, Lee Ann Womack.

Top Vocal Group: Alabama, Little Big Town, Lonestar, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland.

Top Vocal Duo: Big & Rich, Brooks & Dunn, Montgomery Gentry, Van Zant, The Warren Brothers.

Top New Male Vocalist: Jason Aldean, Billy Currington, Craig Morgan.

Top New Female Vocalist: Miranda Lambert, Julie Roberts, Carrie Underwood.

Top New Duo or Group: Big & Rich, Little Big Town, Sugarland.

Album of the Year: Feels Like Today, Rascal Flatts; There’s More Where That Came From, Lee Ann Womack; Time Well Wasted, Brad Paisley; Tough All Over, Gary Allan; Twice the Speed of Life, Sugarland.

Single Record of the Year (awarded to artist, producer, record company): “Alcohol,” Brad Paisley; “Baby Girl,” Sugarland; “Believe,” Brooks & Dunn; “Best I Ever Had,” Gary Allan; “Jesus Take the Wheel,” Carrie Underwood.

Song of the Year (awarded to composer, publisher, artist): “Baby Girl,” Sugarland; Believe, Brooks & Dunn; “Jesus Take the Wheel,” Carrie Underwood; “Skin (Sarabeth),” Rascal Flatts; “When I Get Where I m Going,” Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton.

Video of the Year: “As Good I Once Was,” Toby Keith; “Believe,” Brooks & Dunn; “I May Hate Myself in the Morning,” Lee Ann Womack; “Kerosene,” Miranda Lambert; When I Get Where I m Going, Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton.

Vocal Event of the Year: “I Play Chicken With the Train,” Cowboy Troy and Big & Rich; Like We Never Loved at All,” Faith Hill with Tim McGraw; “When I Get Where I’m Going,” Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton; “Who Says You Can’t Go Home,” Jennifer Nettles and Bon Jovi.

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