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Awards season is wrapping up for film, but in the country music world -- it’s just getting started. Nominations were announced for the 45th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, taking place on April 18.

The Zac Brown Band, Entertainer of the Year nod

Although Taylor Swift shows no signs of slowing down as she cruised into five nominations, Lady Antebellum led the pack with seven nominations. Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood are no slouches either as they each received a whopping six nominations.

As for the men, Kenny Chesney and Brad Paisley received four nominations each as did the Zac Brown Band!

The show will air from Las Vegas on April 18 but for the third straight year, an element of American Idol will be infused into awards for Entertainer of the Year, Top New Solo Vocalist, Top New Vocal Group and Top New Vocal Duo, as fans will vote for the winner.

The winner in each top new category will proceed to the next echelon of Top New Artist, also a fan voted category.

As for highlights of the nominations, Lady Antebellum led with seven which include Album of the Year and Top Vocal Group. They were also nominated for Song of the Year, Video of the Year and Single Record of the Year. As if that's not enough, another nomination came through for producer for Single Record of the Year and composer for Song of the Year.

Like other awards shows, this one will pay homage to a legend in the music community. The Academy of Country Music-The Home Depot Humanitarian Award will be awarded to Montgomery Gentry for their continuous service in the community. This award is devoted to entertainers who serve others and give back to the community to help shape their own dreams.

The Academy of Country Music Awards nominees

Entertainer of the YearLady Antebellum
Kenny Chesney
Toby Keith
Brad Paisley
George Strait
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood
Keith Urban
Zac Brown Band

TOP MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
Darius Rucker
George Strait
Keith Urban

Top Female Vocalist of the Year
Miranda Lambert
Reba McEntire
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood
Lee Ann Womack

Top Vocal Group of the Year
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Randy Rogers Band
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band

Top Vocal Duo of the Year
Brooks & Dunn
Joey & Rory
Montgomery Gentry
Steel Magnolia
Sugarland

Top New Solo Vocalist of the Year
Luke Bryan
Jamey Johnson
Chris Young

Top New Vocal Duo of the Year
Bomshel
Joey & Rory
Steel Magnolia

Top New Vocal Group of the Year
Eli Young Band
Gloriana
The Lost Trailers

Album of the Year
American Saturday Night,
Brad Paisley
Lady Antebellum
, Lady Antebellum
Play On
, Carrie Underwood
Revolution,
Miranda Lambert
The Foundation
, Zac Brown Band

Single Record of the Year
Need You Now
, Lady Antebellum
People Are Crazy, Billy Currington
Red Light
, David Nail
Toes
, Zac Brown Band
White Liar
, Miranda Lambert

Song of the Year
Cowboy Casanova
, Carrie Underwood
Need You Now
, Lady Antebellum
People Are Crazy
, Billy Currington
White Liar
, Miranda Lambert
You Belong With Me
, Taylor Swift ?

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