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44th Annual ACM Nominations Announced

February 11, 2009

This morning the Academy of Country Music announced the nominees for the 2009 ACM Awards. I will share my opinions and thoughts in later posts, but for now here are your nominees…some pleasant surprises here too.

Entertainer of the Year

  • Kenny Chesney
  • Brad Paisley
  • George Strait
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Keith Urban

Top Male Vocalist

  • Kenny Chesney
  • Toby Keith
  • Brad Paisley
  • George Strait
  • Keith Urban

Top Female Vocalist

  • Miranda Lambert
  • Heidi Newfield
  • Taylor Swift
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Lee Ann Womack

Top Vocal Duo

  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Big & Rich
  • Joey + Rory
  • Montgomery Gentry
  • Sugarland

Top Vocal Group

  • Lady Antebellum
  • Little Big Town
  • Rascal Flatts
  • Randy Rogers Band
  • The Lost Trailers

Top New Female Vocalist

  • Sarah Buxton
  • Julianne Hough
  • Ashton Shepherd

Top New Male Vocalist

  • Jamey Johnson
  • James Otto
  • Jake Owen

Top New Vocal Group/Duo

  • Eli Young Band
  • The Lost Trailers
  • Zac Brown Band

Single of the Year

  • “Gunpowder and Lead,” Miranda Lambert
  • “In Color,” Jamey Johnson
  • “Johnny & June,” Heidi Newfield
  • “Waitin’ on a Woman,” Brad Paisley
  • “You’re Gonna Miss This,” Trace Adkins

Song of the Year

  • “I Saw God Today,” George Strait (Rodney Clawson, Monty Criswell, Wade Kirby)
  • “In Color,” Jamey Johnson (Jamey Johnson, Lee Thomas Miller, James Otto)
  • “Johnny & June,” Heidi Newfield (Deanna Bryant, Heidi Newfield, Stephony Smith)
  • “Waitin’ on a Woman,” Brad Paisley (Don Sampson, Wynn Varble)
  • “You’re Gonna Miss This,” Trace Adkins (Ashley Gorley/Lee Thomas Miller)

Video of the Year

  • “Johnny & June,” Heidi Newfield
  • “Just a Dream,” Carrie Underwood
  • “Love Story,” Taylor Swift
  • “Troubadour,” George Strait
  • “Waitin’ on a Woman,” Brad Paisley

Vocal Event of the Year

  • “Another Try,” Josh Turner/Trisha Yearwood
  • “Cowgirls Don’t Cry,” Brooks & Dunn/Reba McEntire
  • “Down the Road,” Kenny Chesney, Mac McAnally
  • “Life in a Northern Town,” Sugarland/Little Big Town/Jake Owen
  • “Start a Band,” Brad Paisley/Keith Urban

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