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Academy of Country Music Awards 2011: Complete List of Nominations

The nominees and winners are determined by members of the Academy of Country Music with two notable exceptions.

While the ACM voters selected the five contenders for Entertainer of the Year, for the fifth year it will be the public who decides the winner. The ACM nominated eight semi-finalists for New Artist of the Year and the public has till Jan. 30 to winnow that down to five finalists via online voting. Then, for the fourth year they will choose that winner as well. Voting for these two awards will begin on March 19, closing on April 1 before the live show for New Artist and during the third hour for Entertainer of the Year.

Blake Shelton emcees along with long-time host Reba McEntire for the second year in a row. The kudocast airs on CBS on April 1 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT).

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 [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company]
"
Chief" – Eric Church (EMI-Nashville)

Produced by: Arturo Buenahora, Jr., Jay Joyce

"Four The Record" – Miranda Lambert (RCA)

Produced by: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf

"Hemingway’s Whiskey" – Kenny Chesney (BNA)
Produced by: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney

"My Kinda Party" – Jason Aldean (Broken Bow Records)

Produced by: Michael Knox

"Own The Night" – Lady Antebellum (Capitol Records Nashville)

Produced by: Lady Antebellum, Paul Worley

RECORD OF THE YEAR [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company]

"Crazy Girl" – Eli Young Band (Republic Nashville)

Produced by: Mike Wrucke

"Don’t You Wanna Stay" – Jason Aldean With Kelly Clarkson (Broken Bow Records)

Produced by: Michael Knox

"Red Solo Cup" – Toby Keith (Show Dog-Universal Music)

Produced by: Toby Keith

"Tomorrow" – Chris Young (RCA)

Produced by: James Stroud

"You And Tequila" – Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter (BNA)

Produced by: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney

SONG OF THE YEAR [Award to Composer(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]
"
Crazy Girl" – Eli Young Band

Composers: Lee Brice, Liz Rose
Publishers: Cake Taker Music (BMI), Mike Curb Music (BMI), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), Sweet Hysteria Music (BMI)

"Home" – Dierks Bentley

Composers: Brett Beavers, Dierks Bentley, Dan Wilson
Publishers: Big White Tracks (ASCAP), Chestnut Barn Music (BMI), Chrysalis Music/BMG Rights (ASCAP), Chrysalis One Songs (BMI)

"Just A Kiss" – Lady Antebellum

Composers: Dallas Davidson, Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott
Publishers: Dwhaywood Music (BMI), EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI), EMI Foray Music (SESAC), Hillary Dawn Songs (SESAC), Radiobulletspublishing (BMI), String Stretcher Music (BMI) Warner-Tamberlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)

"Threaten Me With Heaven" – Vince Gill

Composers: Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Dillon O’Brian, Will Owsley
Publishers: Grant Girls Music (ASCAP), Vinny Mae Music (BMI), Willie-O Music (ASCAP)

"You And Tequila" – Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter

Composers: Matraca Berg, Deana Carter
Publishers: Deanaling Music (ASCAP), Hannaberg Music (BMI), Songs of Universal Inc., (BMI), WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR [Award to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)]
"
Homeboy" – Eric Church

Producer: Brandon Arolfo
Director: Peter Zavadil

"Just A Kiss" – Lady Antebellum

Producer: Don Lepore
Director: Shawn Silva

"Mean" – Taylor Swift

Producer: Oualid Mouaness
Director: Declan Whitebloom

"Red Solo Cup" – Toby Keith

Producer: Mark Kalbfeld
Director: Michael Salomon

"Tattoos On This Town" – Jason Aldean

Producer: John Burke
Director: Wes Edwards

VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company] 
"Country Boy" – Aaron Lewis Featuring George Jones and Charlie Daniels (R&J Records)

Produced by: Aaron Lewis, James Stroud

"Don’t You Wanna Stay" – Jason Aldean With Kelly Clarkson (Broken Bow Records)

Produced by: Michael Knox

"Old Alabama" – Brad Paisley Featuring Alabama (Arista Nashville)

Produced by: Frank Rogers

"Remind Me" – Brad Paisley Duet With Carrie Underwood (Arista Nashville)

Produced by: Frank Rogers

"You And Tequila" – Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter (BNA)

Produced by: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney