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New York, NY (CBS) -- The 48th annual Academy Of Country Music Awards, happening on CBS & WLTX April 7th, announced the lineup of nominees Wednesday.

Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan join to co-host this year's show, the third time for Shelton, and it will be Luke Bryan's first time hosting a live event.

For the sixth year, fans will select the winner of the Academy's most prestigious honor, Entertainer of the Year, and for the fifth year, the New Artist of the Year category will also be opened up to fan voting.

Fan voting for New Artist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year begins on March 25 at 3:00 PM, at www.VoteACM.com. Fan voting for New Artist of the Year will close at 5:00 PM, PT on April 7 (before the Live show starts) and fan voting for Entertainer of the Year will close during the third hour of the Live broadcast.

Eric Church leads with seven nominations, including Male Vocalist of the Year and his second consecutive nods for Album of the Year and Video of the Year. He is twice nominated for Song of the Year for "Springsteen," as both artist and composer. Church also earned nominations for Single of the Year for "Springsteen" and for Vocal Event of the Year for "The Only Way I Know" with Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan.

Hunter Hayes received six nominations, including New Male Vocalist of the Year and Video of the Year for "Wanted." He is also twice nominated in the Song of the Year category as the artist and composer, as well as in the Single Record of the Year category as the artist and producer for "Wanted."

Miranda Lambert earned five nominations, including her second nomination for Entertainer of the Year and seventh consecutive nod for Female Vocalist of the Year. In addition, Lambert was nominated for Single Record of the Year and Song of the Year for "Over You." Lambert is the reigning ACM Female Vocalist of the Year.

Reigning Entertainer of the Year Taylor Swift received five nominations, including her fourth consecutive nod for Entertainer of the Year. If Swift wins Entertainer of the Year, this will be her third consecutive win in that category. Swift is nominated for the sixth time for Female Vocalist of the Year and for the fourth time for Video of the Year for "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together." She also received a double nomination for Album of the Year for Red as the artist and producer.

Luke Bryan received four nominations, including his first-ever Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year nominations. He also received nominations for Album of the Year for Tailgates & Tanlines and Vocal Event of the Year for "The Only Way I Know" with Jason Aldean and Eric Church.

First-time ACM nominee Kacey Musgraves is nominated for four awards, including Female Vocalist of the Year, New Female Vocalist of the Year and twice for Video of the Year for "Merry Go 'Round" as both artist and producer.

Little Big Town leads group nominations with four nods, including their seventh nomination for Vocal Group of the Year. They are also nominated for Album of the Year, Single Record of the Year and Video of the Year for "Tornado."

Jason Aldean is nominated for three awards, including his third consecutive nods for Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year. He is nominated for Vocal Event of the Year for "The Only Way I Know" with Luke Bryan and Eric Church.

Reigning Male Vocalist of the Year Blake Shelton is nominated for three awards, including his third consecutive nomination for Male Vocalist of the Year and second nod for Entertainer of the Year. Shelton also received a nomination for Song of the Year as composer for "Over You" with Miranda Lambert.

Eli Young Band earned three nominations, including their second consecutive nomination for Vocal Group of the Year. They also received nominations for "Even If It Breaks Your Heart" in the Single Record of the Year and Song of the Year categories.

Florida Georgia Line received nominations for three awards, including Duo of the Year, New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year and New Artist of the Year. This is Florida Georgia Line's first year to be nominated.

The Academy of Country Music's professional membership select the nominees and winners of the ACMs, and select the final top five nominees of the Entertainer of the Year category. New Artist of the Year final nominees were selected by a combined vote of the fans and professional members. Presenters and performers who will appear at the ceremony will be announced at a later date.

Following is the list of final nominees. Winners in each of the following categories, except where noted, will be presented with an Academy Of Country Music Award during the live television broadcast. The complete list of categories and nominees can be seen at www.ACMcountry.com.

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Miranda Lambert
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Toby Keith
Blake Shelton

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Kacey Musgraves
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR

Big & Rich
Florida Georgia Line
Love and Theft
Sugarland
Thompson Square

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

The Band Perry
Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Zac Brown Band

NEW MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Lee Brice
Brantley Gilbert
Hunter Hayes


NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Jana Kramer
Kacey Musgraves
Sunny Sweeney


NEW VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

Florida Georgia Line
Love and Theft
Thompson Square


NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
[Winners of New Male, New Female & New Vocal Duo or Group OTY]

Florida Georgia Line
Brantley Gilbert
Jana Kramer


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

Blown Away - Carrie Underwood (19/Arista Nashville)
Produced by: Mark Bright

Chief - Eric Church (EMI-Nashville)
Produced by: Jay Joyce

Red - Taylor Swift (Big Machine Records)
Produced by: Jeff Bhasker, Nathan Chapman, Dann Huff, Jacknife Lee, Max Martin, Shellback, Taylor Swift, Butch Walker, Dan Wilson

Tailgates & Tanlines - Luke Bryan (Capitol Nashville)
Produced by: Mark Bright, Jeff Stevens

Tornado - Little Big Town (Capitol Nashville)
Produced by: Jay Joyce


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

Even If It Breaks Your Heart - Eli Young Band (Republic Nashville)
Produced by: Mike Wrucke

Over You - Miranda Lambert (RCA)
Produced by: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf

Pontoon - Little Big Town (Capitol Nashville)
Produced by: Jay Joyce

Springsteen - Eric Church (EMI-Nashville)
Produced by: Jay Joyce

Wanted - Hunter Hayes (Atlantic/WMN)
Produced by: Hunter Hayes, Dann Huff


SONG OF THE YEAR
[Award to Composer(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]

A Woman Like You - Lee Brice
Composers: Phil Barton, Johnny Bulford, Jon Stone
Publishers: 3JB Music (BMI), Adios Pantalones (SESAC), Hears That Skyline Music (SESAC), Sixteen Stars Music (BMI), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)

Even If It Breaks Your Heart - Eli Young Band
Composers: Will Hoge, Eric Paslay
Publishers: Cal IV Songs (ASCAP), Will Hoge Music (BMI)

Over You - Miranda Lambert
Composers: Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton
Publishers: Pink Dog Publishing (BMI), Sony ATV/Tree Publishing (BMI)

Springsteen - Eric Church
Composers: Eric Church, Jeff Hyde, Ryan Tyndell
Publishers: Bug Music (BMI), Ole Purple Cape Music (BMI), Sinnerlina (BMI), Sony ATV/Tree Publishing (BMI)

Wanted - Hunter Hayes
Composers: Hunter Hayes, Troy Verges
Publishers: Happy Little Man Publishing (BMI), Songs From The Engine Room (BMI), Songs Of Universal Inc. (BMI)


VIDEO OF THE YEAR
[Award to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)]
*Off Camera Award

Creepin' - Eric Church
Producer: Iris Baker
Director: Peter Zavadil

Merry Go 'Round - Kacey Musgraves
Producer: Perry Bean, Kacey Musgraves
Director: Perry Bean

Tornado - Little Big Town
Producer: Iris Baker
Director: Shane Drake

Wanted - Hunter Hayes
Producer: Stephanie Reeves, Eric Williams
Director: Traci Goudie, Patrick Hubik

We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together - Taylor Swift
Producer: John Nguyen
Director: Declan Whitebloom

The Wind - Zac Brown Band
Producer: Ben Kalina
Director: Mike Judge


VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
[Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company]
*Off Camera Award

Don't Rush - Kelly Clarkson Featuring Vince Gill (19/RCA/Columbia Nashville)
Produced by: Dann Huff

Easy - Rascal Flatts Featuring Natasha Bedingfield (Big Machine Records)
Produced by: Dann Huff, Brian Kennedy, Rascal Flatts

Feel Like A Rock Star - Kenny Chesney (Duet With Tim McGraw) (Blue Chair/BNA)
Produced by: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney

Let It Rain - David Nail Featuring Sarah Buxton (MCA Nashville)
Produced by: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell

The Only Way I Know - Jason Aldean With Luke Bryan & Eric Church (Broken Bow)
Produced by: Michael Knox

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