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And the ACM nominees are …


The Academy of Country Music Awards will have even more of a Vegas feel this year, as one of the event’s leading nominees, Tim McGraw, is a regular here, performing with his wife Faith Hill at their “Soul2Soul” residency at The Venetian.

Tying McGraw with seven nominations, the most among any performers, is fiery singer Miranda Lambert, who performs in town on Saturday opening for George Strait at the MGM Grand Garden arena.

Lambert’s husband, Blake Shelton, earned five nominations of his own, as did Lee Brice, Kasey Musgraves and Taylor Swift. Florida Georgia Line and Lady Antebellum scored four nominations each, while Darius Rucker and Luke Bryan earned three a piece.

The awards show takes place at the MGM Grand Garden arena on April 6 and is also broadcast on CBS.

The nominees:

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

— “Based On A True Story… ,” Blake Shelton

— “Crash My Party,” Luke Bryan

— “Here’s To The Good Times,” Florida Georgia Line

— “Same Trailer Different Park,” Kacey Musgraves

— “Two Lanes Of Freedom,” Tim McGraw

Single Record of the Year

— “Cruise,” Florida Georgia Line

— “Highway Don’t Care,” Tim McGraw featuring Taylor Swift and Keith Urban

— “I Drive Your Truck,” Lee Brice

— “Mama’s Broken Heart,” Miranda Lambert

— “Wagon Wheel,” Darius Rucker featuring Lady Antebellum

Song of the Year

— “Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain),” Gary Allan

— “I Drive Your Truck,” Lee Brice

— “Mama’s Broken Heart,” Miranda Lambert

— “Mine Would Be You,” Blake Shelton

— “Wagon Wheel,” Darius Rucker featuring Lady Antebellum

Contact reporter Jason Bracelin at jbracelin@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0476. Follow on Twitter @JasonBracelin.

 

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