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2012 American Country Awards: Nominees

#1/40:

Martina McBride

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Martina McBride

This long-time country star has three ACA nominations this year.
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Ronnie Dunn

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Ronnie Dunn

He co-wrote his song "Cost of Livin,'" which is up for Song of the Year.
#3/40:

Jason Aldean

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Jason Aldean

He is nominated in six different categories, but has seven nominations total.
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Lady Antebellum

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Lady Antebellum

The trio is nominated for six awards, including Artist of the Year and Group of the Year.
#5/40:

Hunter Hayes

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Hunter Hayes

This country cutie is nominated for New Artist of the Year at the ACAs, along with two other nods.
#6/40:

Taylor Swift

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Taylor Swift

This superstar has four nomination including Touring Artist of the Year.
#7/40:

Zac Brown Band

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Zac Brown Band

These men scored six nods for this year's awards show.
#8/40:

Kenny Chesney

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Kenny Chesney

One of this man's nominations is a collaboration with Tim McGraw called, "Feel Like A Rock Star."
#9/40:

Eli Young Band

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Eli Young Band

These boys scored at the ACM's, so hopefully with three nominations they will walk away with something again.
#10/40:

Eric Church

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Eric Church

Eric is one of the guys nominated for Male Artist of the Year.
#11/40:

Justin Moore

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Justin Moore

This is his first nomination for an American Country Award.
#12/40:

Keith Urban

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Keith Urban

Keith is nominated for two ACAs, including Music Video of the Year for his song, "For You."
#13/40:

The Farm

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The Farm

This is the very first nomination for this new country group.
#14/40:

Toby Keith

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Toby Keith

The country legend's "Red Solo Cup" was nominated for the new category of Song of the Year.
#15/40:

Sara Evans

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Sara Evans

The "My Heart Can't Tell You No" singer is nominated for three awards.
#16/40:

Luke Bryan

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Luke Bryan

The country sensation, here with his wife, Caroline, leads the pack with seven total nominations.
#17/40:

David Nail

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David Nail

He is nominated for Breakthrough Artist's Single of the Year at the ACAs this year.
#18/40:

Miranda Lambert

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Miranda Lambert

The blonde country star is nominated for Female Artist of the Year.
#19/40:

Carrie Underwood

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Carrie Underwood

Carrie is nominated for three awards, as well as a collaboration with Brad Paisley on "Remind Me."
#20/40:

Little Big Town

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Little Big Town

The foursome is nominated for Group Music Video of the Year for their single, "Pontoon."
#21/40:

The Band Perry

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The Band Perry

This trio has three nods this year at the American Country Awards.
#22/40:

Brantley Gilbert

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Brantley Gilbert

His single "You Don't Know Her Like I Do" is nominated for Breakthrough Artist.
#23/40:

Rascal Flatts

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Rascal Flatts

With four nominations, the superstars of Rascal Flatts could walk away with a win at the American Country Awards.
#24/40:

Jana Kramer

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Jana Kramer

The beautiful brunette is nominated for three awards this year at the American Country Awards.
#25/40:

Lee Brice

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Lee Brice

This is the country star's first year with American Country Award nominations.
#26/40:

Colt Ford

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Colt Ford

With this being his second nomination ever, we are rooting for the big guy to take home an ACA.
#27/40:

Gloriana

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Gloriana

The group is nominated for Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Breakthrough Artist's Single of the Year.
#28/40:

Casey James

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Casey James

The American Idol alum is nominated for his first ever award at this year's ACAs for the music video "Let's Don't Call It A Night."
#29/40:

Jake Owen

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Jake Owen

The newly-wedded star is nominated for Breakthrough Artist of the Year, as well as three other ACA's
#31/40:

Kip Moore

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Kip Moore

This handsome new country star is nominated for three ACAs, including New Artist of the Year.
#33/40:

Trace Adkins

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Trace Adkins

"Just Fishin'" is nominated for Song of the Year at the American Music Awards.
#34/40:

Dierks Bentley

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Dierks Bentley

This country star is nominated for Album of the Year at the American Country Awards.
#35/40:

Blake Shelton

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Blake Shelton

"The Voice" judge is nominated for Album of the Year for "Red River Blue."
#36/40:

Chris Young

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Chris Young

Chris is nominated for Single of the Year at this year's ACAs.
#37/40:

Kix Brooks

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Kix Brooks

The country star is nominated for his collaboration with Joe Walsh on "New To This Town."
#38/40:

Dustin Lynch

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Dustin Lynch

The country newbie is nominated for New Artist's Single of the Year.
#39/40:

Tim McGraw

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Tim McGraw

This legend is nominated for Touring Artist of the Year with Kenny Chesney.
#40/40:

Love and Theft

#40/40:

Love and Theft

This group is up for their first American Country Award for their music video "Angel Eyes."
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