American Country Awards 2012: The Nominations Have Been Announced!

The nominees for this year’s 2012 American Country Awards have been announced. The event which will go live from Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas on December 10th have also added new categories for this year’s show. See the full list of nominations below:

Artist of the Year
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Lady Antebellum
Taylor Swift
Zac Brown Band

Artist of the Year: Male
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Eric Church
Toby Keith

Artist of the Year: Female
Sara Evans
Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Artist of the Year: Group
The Band Perry
Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band

Artist of the Year: Breakthrough Artist
Lee Brice
Colt Ford
Gloriana
Justin Moore
Jake Owen

Artist of the Year: New Artist
Lauren Alaina
Hunter Hayes
Jana Kramer
Kip Moore
Pistol Annies

Album of the Year
Dierks Bentley (Home)
Luke Bryan (tailgates & tanlines)
Eric Church (Chief)
Lady Antebellum (Own the Night)
Blake Shelton (Red River Blue)

Single of the Year
Jason Aldean (‘Tattoos On This Town’)
Luke Bryan (‘I Don’t Want This Night To End’)
Eric Church (‘Drink In My Hand’)
Chris Young (‘You’)
Zac Brown Band (‘Keep Me In Mind’)

Single of the Year: Male
Jason Aldean (‘Tattoos On This Town’)
Luke Bryan (‘I Don’t Want This Night To End’)
Kenny Chesney (‘Reality’)
Eric Church (‘Drink In My Hand’)
Chris Young (‘You’)

Single of the Year: Female
Sara Evans (‘My Heart Can’t Tell You No’)
Miranda Lambert (‘Over You’)
Martina McBride (‘I’m Gonna Love You Through It’)
Taylor Swift (‘Ours’)
Carrie Underwood (‘Good Girl’)

Single of the Year: Group
Eli Young Band (‘Even If It Breaks Your Heart’)
Lady Antebellum (‘We Owned The Night’)
Rascal Flatts (‘Banjo’)
The Band Perry (‘All Your Life’)
Zac Brown Band (‘Keep Me In Mind’)

Single of the Year: New Artist
Hunter Hayes (‘Wanted’)
Jana Kramer (‘Why Ya Wanna’)
Dustin Lynch (‘Cowboys and Angels’)
Kip Moore (‘Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck’)
The Farm (‘Home Sweet Home’)

Single of the Year: Breakthrough Artist
Lee Brice (‘A Woman Like You’)
Brantley Gilbert (‘You Don’t Know Her Like I Do’)
Gloriana (‘(Kissed You) Good Night’)
David Nail (‘Let It Rain’)
Jake Owen (‘Alone With You’)

Single of the Year: Vocal Collaboration
Kix Brooks featuring Joe Walsh (‘New To This Town’)
Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw (‘Feel Like A Rock Star’)
Brad Paisley featuring Carrie Underwood (‘Remind Me’)
Rascal Flatts featuring Natasha Bedingfield (‘Easy’)
Zac Brown Band featuring Jimmy Buffett (‘Knee Deep’)

Touring Artist of the Year
Kenny Chesney
Lady Antebellum
Miranda Lambert
Tim McGraw
Brad Paisley
Eric Church
Toby Keith
Rascal Flatts
Taylor Swift
Zac Brown Band
Jason Aldean

Music Video of the Year
Luke Bryan (‘I Don’t Want This Night To End’)
Jake Owen (‘Alone With You’)
Blake Shelton (‘God Gave Me You’)
Keith Urban (‘For You’)
Chris Young (‘You’)

Music Video: Male
Luke Bryan (‘I Don’t Want This Night to End’)
Jake Owen (‘Alone With You’)
Blake Shelton (‘God Gave Me You’)
Keith Urban (‘For You’)
Chris Young (‘You’)

Music Video: Female
Sara Evans (‘My Heart Can’t Tell You No’)
Miranda Lambert (‘Over You’)
Martina McBride (‘I’m Gonna Love You Through It’)
Taylor Swift (‘Ours’)
Carrie Underwood (‘Good Girl’)

Music Video: Group or Collaboration
Gloriana (‘(Kissed You) Good Night’)
Lady Antebellum (‘Dancin’ Away With My Heart’)
Little Big Town (‘Pontoon’)
Love and Theft (‘Angel Eyes’)
The Band Perry (‘All Your Life’)

Music Video: New Artist
Hunter Hayes (‘Wanted’)
Casey James (‘Let’s Don’t Call It A Night’)
Jana Kramer (‘Why You Wanna’)
Dustin Lynch (‘Cowboys and Angels’)
Kip Moore (‘Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck’)

Song of the Year
Trace Adkins (‘Just Fishin’, Casey Beathard, Monty Criswell and Ed Hill)
Jason Aldean (‘Fly Over States, Michael Dulaney and Neil Thrasher)
Jason Aldean (‘Tattoos On This Town’, Michael Dulaney, Wendell Mobley and Neil Thrasher)
Lee Brice (‘A Woman Like You’, Phil Barton, Johnny Bulford and Jon Stone)
Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter (‘You And Tequila’, Matraca Berg and Deana Carter)
Ronnie Dunn (‘Cost of Livin’, Phillip Coleman and Ronnie Dunn)
Eli Young Band (‘Even If It Breaks Your Heart’, Will Hoge and Eric Paslay)
Toby Keith (‘Red Solo Cup’, Brett Beavers, Jim Beavers, Brad Warren and Brett Warren)
Eric Church (‘Springsteen’, Eric Church, Jeff Hyde and Ryan Tyndell)
Tim McGraw (‘Better Than I Used to Be’, Ashley Gorley& Bryan Simpson)



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