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2012 American Country Awards: Nominees

#1/40: Martina McBride
#1/40: Martina McBride
This long-time country star has three ACA nominations this year.
#2/40: Ronnie Dunn
#2/40: Ronnie Dunn
He co-wrote his song "Cost of Livin,'" which is up for Song of the Year.
#3/40: Jason Aldean
#3/40: Jason Aldean
He is nominated in six different categories, but has seven nominations total.
#4/40: Lady Antebellum
#4/40: Lady Antebellum
The trio is nominated for six awards, including Artist of the Year and Group of the Year.
#5/40: Hunter Hayes
#5/40: 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
#6/40: Taylor Swift
This superstar has four nomination including Touring Artist of the Year.
#7/40: Zac Brown Band
#7/40: Zac Brown Band
These men scored six nods for this year's awards show.
#8/40: Kenny Chesney
#8/40: 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
#9/40: 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
#10/40: Eric Church
Eric is one of the guys nominated for Male Artist of the Year.
#11/40: Justin Moore
#11/40: Justin Moore
This is his first nomination for an American Country Award.
#12/40: Keith Urban
#12/40: Keith Urban
Keith is nominated for two ACAs, including Music Video of the Year for his song, "For You."
#13/40: The Farm
#13/40: The Farm
This is the very first nomination for this new country group.
#14/40: Toby Keith
#14/40: Toby Keith
The country legend's "Red Solo Cup" was nominated for the new category of Song of the Year.
#15/40: Sara Evans
#15/40: Sara Evans
The "My Heart Can't Tell You No" singer is nominated for three awards.
#16/40: Luke Bryan
#16/40: Luke Bryan
The country sensation, here with his wife, Caroline, leads the pack with seven total nominations.
#17/40: David Nail
#17/40: David Nail
He is nominated for Breakthrough Artist's Single of the Year at the ACAs this year.
#18/40: Miranda Lambert
#18/40: Miranda Lambert
The blonde country star is nominated for Female Artist of the Year.
#20/40: Little Big Town
#20/40: Little Big Town
The foursome is nominated for Group Music Video of the Year for their single, "Pontoon."
#22/40: Brantley Gilbert
#22/40: Brantley Gilbert
His single "You Don't Know Her Like I Do" is nominated for Breakthrough Artist.
#23/40: Rascal Flatts
#23/40: 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
#24/40: Jana Kramer
The beautiful brunette is nominated for three awards this year at the American Country Awards.
#25/40: Lee Brice
#25/40: Lee Brice
This is the country star's first year with American Country Award nominations.
#26/40: Colt Ford
#26/40: Colt Ford
With this being his second nomination ever, we are rooting for the big guy to take home an ACA.
#27/40: Gloriana
#27/40: Gloriana
The group is nominated for Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Breakthrough Artist's Single of the Year.
#28/40: Casey James
#28/40: 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
#29/40: Jake Owen
The newly-wedded star is nominated for Breakthrough Artist of the Year, as well as three other ACA's
#30/40: Lauren Alaina
#30/40: Lauren Alaina
This beauty is up against Hunter Hayes, Jana Kramer, Kip Moore, and Pistol Annies in the New Artist of the Year category.
#31/40: Kip Moore
#31/40: Kip Moore
This handsome new country star is nominated for three ACAs, including New Artist of the Year.
#32/40: Pistol Annies
#32/40: Pistol Annies
The vocals for this New Artist of the Year nominee consists of Ashley Monroe, Angaleena Presley, and Miranda Lambert.
#33/40: Trace Adkins
#33/40: Trace Adkins
"Just Fishin'" is nominated for Song of the Year at the American Music Awards.
#34/40: Dierks Bentley
#34/40: Dierks Bentley
This country star is nominated for Album of the Year at the American Country Awards.
#35/40: Blake Shelton
#35/40: Blake Shelton
"The Voice" judge is nominated for Album of the Year for "Red River Blue."
#36/40: Chris Young
#36/40: Chris Young
Chris is nominated for Single of the Year at this year's ACAs.
#37/40: Kix Brooks
#37/40: Kix Brooks
The country star is nominated for his collaboration with Joe Walsh on "New To This Town."
#38/40: Dustin Lynch
#38/40: Dustin Lynch
The country newbie is nominated for New Artist's Single of the Year.
#39/40: Tim McGraw
#39/40: 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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