2012 ACM Awards Nominations: Kenny Chesney Nabs 9 Nods

January 26, 2012
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The Academy of Country Music announced the nominees for this year’s ACM Awards, this time through their first ever digital press conference revealed on their Facebook page. Several stars were on hand to announce the nominations, including Lionel Richie, Nancy O’Dell, “2 Broke Girls'” Beth Behrs and TVLine’s Michael Ausiello. The full list is below!


Kenny Chesney


Kenny Chesney was nominated nine times, including Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year. “You and Tequila”, his duet with Grace Potter, was recognized as well, nominated for Vocal Event of the Year, Single Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

Jason Aldean was recognized with six nods, Lady Antebellum scored five, Brad Paisley nabbed four nominations and Taylor Swift received three.

The ACM Awards will be hosted by Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton on April 1st, airing live on CBS.

The 2012 ACM Awards Nominations are below, with a complete list including nominees for off camera awards and radio awards seen here.

Entertainer of the Year
Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift

Male Vocalist of the Year
Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
Chris Young

Female Vocalist of the Year
Sara Evans
Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Vocal Duo of the Year
Love and Theft
Montgomery Gentry
Steel Magnolia
Sugarland
Thompson Square

Vocal Group of the Year
The Band Perry
Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band

Album of the Year
Eric Church, ‘Chief’
Miranda Lambert, ‘Four the Record’
Kenny Chesney, ‘Hemmingway’s Whiskey’
Jason Aldean, ‘My Kinda Party’
Lady Antebellum, ‘Own the Night’

Vocal Event of the Year
Aaron Lewis feat. George Jones and Charlie Daniels, ‘Country Boy’
Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson, ‘Don’t You Wanna Stay’
Brad Paisley feat. Alabama, ‘Old Alabama’
Brad Paisley feat. Carrie Underwood, ‘Remind Me’
Kenny Chesney feat. Grace Potter, ‘You and Tequila’

Video of the Year
Jason Aldean, ‘Tattoos on This Town’
Eric Church, ‘Homeboy’
Toby Keith, ‘Red Solo Cup’
Lady Antebellum, ‘Just a Kiss’
Taylor Swfit, ‘Mean’

Single Record of the Year
Eli Young Band, ‘Crazy Girl’
Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson, ‘Don’t You Wanna Stay’
Toby Keith, ‘Red Solo Cup’
Chris Young, ‘Tomorrow’
Kenny Chesney feat. Grace Potter, ‘You and Tequila’

Song of the Year
Eli Young Band, ‘Crazy Girl’
Dierks Bentley, ‘Home’
Lady Antebellum, ‘Just a Kiss’
Vince Gill, ‘Threaten Me With Heaven’
Kenny Chesney feat. Grace Potter, ‘You and Tequila’

Songwriter of the Year
Rhett Akins
Dallas Davidson
Ben Hayslip
Luke Laird
David Lee Murphy

New Artist of the Year will be announced on January 30th.




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