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Nominees' list for the 48th annual Academy of Country Music Awards

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Luke Bryan will be hosting the ACM awards for the first time. (Photo: Isaac Brekken, AP)
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(USA TODAY) -- The following is a list of nominees for artist and songwriter awards at the 48th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, to be handed out Sunday, April 7, in Las Vegas. The ACM awards telecast will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas (8 p.m. ET/PT, CBS).

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

  1. Jason Aldean
  2. Luke Bryan
  3. Miranda Lambert
  4. Blake Shelton
  5. Taylor Swift

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  1. Jason Aldean
  2. Luke Bryan
  3. Eric Church
  4. Toby Keith
  5. Blake Shelton

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  1. Miranda Lambert
  2. Martina McBride
  3. Kacey Musgraves
  4. Taylor Swift
  5. Carrie Underwood

STORY: Eric Church, Hunter Hayes lead ACM nominees

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR

  1. Big & Rich
  2. Florida Georgia Line
  3. Love and Theft
  4. Sugarland
  5. Thompson Square

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

  1. The Band Perry
  2. Eli Young Band
  3. Lady Antebellum
  4. Little Big Town
  5. Zac Brown Band

NEW MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  1. Lee Brice
  2. Brantley Gilbert
  3. Hunter Hayes

NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  1. Jana Kramer
  2. Kacey Musgraves
  3. Sunny Sweeney

NEW VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

  1. Florida Georgia Line
  2. Love and Theft
  3. Thompson Square

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  1. Florida Georgia Line
  2. Brantley Gilbert
  3. Jana Kramer

ALBUM OF THE YEAR (Award goes to artist, producer and record company)

  1. Blown Away, Carrie Underwood (19/Arista Nashville, produced by Mark Bright)
  2. Chief, Eric Church (EMI-Nashville, prod. by Jay Joyce)
  3. Red, Taylor Swift (Big Machine Records, prod. by Jeff Bhasker, Nathan Chapman, Dann Huff, Jacknife Lee, Max Martin, Shellback, Taylor Swift, Butch Walker, Dan Wilson)
  4. tailgates & tanlinesLuke Bryan (Capitol Nashville, produced by Mark Bright, Jeff Stevens)
  5. Tornado, Little Big Town (Capitol Nashville, prod. by Jay Joyce

SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR (Award goes to artist, producer and record company)

  1. Even If It Breaks Your Heart, Eli Young Band (Republic Nashville, prod. by Mike Wrucke)
  2. Over You, Miranda Lambert (RCA, prod. by Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf)
  3. Pontoon, Little Big Town (Capitol Nashville, prod. by Jay Joyce)
  4. Springsteen, Eric Church (EMI-Nashville, prod. by Jay Joyce)
  5. Wanted, Hunter Hayes (Atlantic/WMN, prod. by Hunter Hayes, Dann Huff)

SONG OF THE YEAR (Award goes to composers, publishers, artist)

  1. A Woman Like You, Lee Brice (Composers: Phil Barton, Johnny Bulford, Jon Stone)
  2. Even If It Breaks Your Heart, Eli Young Band (Will Hoge, Eric Paslay)
  3. Over You, Miranda Lambert (Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton)
  4. Springsteen, Eric Church (Eric Church, Jeff Hyde, Ryan Tyndell)
  5. Wanted, Hunter Hayes (Hunter Hayes, Troy Verges)

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

  1. Rodney Clawson
  2. Dallas Davidson
  3. Josh Kear
  4. Luke Laird
  5. Shane McAnally

VIDEO OF THE YEAR (Award goes to producer, director and artist)

  1. Creepin', Eric Church (Producer: Iris Baker/Director: Peter Zavadil)
  2. Merry Go 'Round, Kacey Musgraves (Producers: Perry Bean, Kacey Musgraves/Director: Perry Bean)
  3. Tornado, Little Big Town (Producer: Iris Baker/Director: Shane Drake)
  4. Wanted, Hunter Hayes (Producers: Stephanie Reeves, Eric Williams/Directors: Traci Goudie, Patrick Hubik)
  5. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, Taylor Swift (Producer: John Nguyen/Director: Declan Whitebloom)
  6. The Wind, Zac Brown Band (Producer: Ben Kalina/Director: Mike Judge)

VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR (Award goes to Artist, producer and record company)

  1. Don't Rush, Kelly Clarkson feat. Vince Gill (19/RCA/Columbia Nashville, prod. by Dann Huff)
  2. Easy, Rascal Flatts Featuring Natasha Bedingfield (Big Machine Records, prod. by Dann Huff, Brian Kennedy, Rascal Flatts)
  3. Feel Like A Rock Star, Kenny Chesney (duet with Tim McGraw) (Blue Chair/BNA, prod. by Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney)
  4. Let It Rain, David Nail Featuring Sarah Buxton (MCA Nashville, prod. by Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell)
  5. The Only Way I Know, Jason Aldean With Luke Bryan & Eric Church (Broken Bow, prod. by Michael Knox)

Brian Mansfield, Special for USA TODAY

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