Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw lead with 7 Academy of Country Music Awards nominations

Nominations were announced Wednesday for the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, and Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw lead with a lucky seven bids apiece. 

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However, only Lambert was nominated for the top prize — Entertainer of the Year. She picked up her eighth straight bid for Female Vocalist of the Year. “Mama’s Broken Heart” earned her nods for Single, Song and Video of the Year. And she contends twice for Vocal Event of the Year: “We Were Us” with Keith Urban and “Boys ‘Round Here” as part of the Pistol Annies. She is the reigning ACM Female Vocalist of the Year.

McGraw is nominated twice for each of Album, Single and Vocal Event of the Year awards as both an artist and producer. And he contends for Video of the Year for “Highway Don’t Care,” his vocal event collaboration with Taylor Swift & Urban. 

Besides that bid for “Highway Don’t Care,” Swift contends for the fifth year in a row for Entertainer of the Year and seventh time as Female Vocalist of the Year. 

And Urban received four other nominations: Male Vocalist of the Year, Single Record of the Year, Video of the Year and as producer of “We Were Us” with Lambert.

Lambert’s husband, Blake Shelton, is nominated for five awards, including his third consecutive nomination for Entertainer of the Year and fourth for Male Vocalist of the Year. He also reaped bids for Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year. He will co-host these kudos with reigning Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan who will defend his title as well as compete for Male Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year (“Crash My Party”). 

Lee Brice is nominated for five awards, including his first ever Male Vocalist and Video of the Year nominations and fourth consecutive bid for Song of the Year. He is also nominated twice in the Single of the Year category as the artist and producer for “I Drive Your Truck.”

Kacey Musgraves also earned five nominations, including her second consecutive bids for Female Vocalist of the Year and Video of the Year. She is also nominated for Song of the Year and nominated twice in the Album of the Year category as the artist and producer for “Same Trailer, Different Park.”;

Reigning New Artist of the Year Florida Georgia Line earned four nominations, including their second consecutive nod for Vocal Duo of the Year. They also earned nominations for Album of the Year, Single Record of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year.;

Lady Antebellum is nominated for four awards, including their sixth nod for Vocal Group of the Year. They are also nominated for Single Song and Vocal Event of the Year for “Wagon Wheel” with Darius Rucker 

Winners will be revealed during the April 6 ceremony from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas which will air on CBS at 8pm ET/PT. 

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