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Lady Antebellum Leads 2010 BMI ACM Nominations

Posted in News on March 3, 2010

Lady Antebellum leads the list of 2010 Academy of Country Music Awards nominees, which were announced this week in Nashville. With seven nominations, including Top Vocal Group, Album, Single, and Song of the Year, the breakout trio has solidified their status as major players.

Critic favorite Miranda Lambert claimed five nominations, including Top Female Vocalist and Album of the Year, as well as Single and Song nods for “White Liar,” her first chart-topper, which she composed with fellow BMI songwriter Natalie Hemby. The Zac Brown Band also garnered a slew of nods, including the coveted Entertainer of the Year, as well as Top Vocal Group, Album and Single.

Carrie Underwood will also vie for wins in five categories, including Top Female Vocalist, Album, and Song of the Year, while Taylor Swift follows closely behind with five nominations, including her first for ACM Entertainer of the Year.

Fans will select the Entertainer of the Year winner, while the three newcomer categories—Top New Solo Vocalist, Top New Vocal Duo, and Top New Vocal Group—will be fan-voted as well. The winners of all three fields will then compete for the Top New Artist prize.

The awards will be handed out in Las Vegas Sunday, April 18, 2010 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. For a complete list of nominees and more, please visit www.acmcountry.com.

2010 BMI ACM Nominees

Entertainer of the Year
Toby Keith
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood
Keith Urban
Zac Brown Band

Top Male Vocalist of the Year
Keith Urban

Top Female Vocalist of the Year
Miranda Lambert
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

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

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 [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company(s)]
Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum (Capitol Records Nashville)

Play On
Carrie Underwood (19/Arista Nashville)

Revolution
Miranda Lambert (Columbia Nashville)
Co-produced by Mike Wrucke

The Foundation
Zac Brown Band (Southern Ground / Bigger Picture / Atlantic)
Produced by Keith Stegall, Zac Brown

Single Record of the Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company(s)]
“Need You Now”
Lady Antebellum (Capitol Records Nashville)
Co-produced by Lady Antebellum

“People Are Crazy”
Co-produced by Carson Chamberlain

“Red Light”
Co-produced by Mike Wrucke

“Toes”
Zac Brown Band (Southern Ground / Bigger Picture / Atlantic)
Produced by Keith Stegall, Zac Brown

“White Liar”
Miranda Lambert (Columbia Nashville)
Co-produced by Mike Wrucke

Song of the Year [Awarded to Composer(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]
“Cowboy Casanova”
Carrie Underwood
Co-written by Carrie Underwood

“Need You Now”
Lady Antebellum
Co-written by Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley

“People Are Crazy”
Co-written by Bobby Braddock, Troy Jones

“White Liar”
Miranda Lambert
Co-written by Natalie Hemby, Miranda Lambert

“You Belong With Me”
Taylor Swift
Co-written by Liz Rose, Taylor Swift

Video of the Year [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)]
“Boots On”
Randy Houser

“Need You Now”
Lady Antebellum

“White Liar”
Miranda Lambert

“You Belong With Me”
Taylor Swift

Vocal Event of the Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company]
“Hillbilly Bone”
Blake Shelton (Reprise Records / Warner Music Nashville)
Produced by Scott Hendricks

“Honky Tonk Stomp”
Brooks & Dunn featuring Billy Gibbons (Arista Nashville)
Produced by Ronnie Dunn, Terry McBride

“I Told You So”
Carrie Underwood (19/Arista Nashville)

“Seeing Stars”
Jack Ingram (Big Machine Records)
Co-produced by Jack Ingram

BMI Nominees for MUSICIAN/BANDLEADER/INSTRUMENTALIST (MBI) AWARDS
(MBI awards are presented to honorees at “ACM Honors,” an annual event held in Nashville in the fall.)

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Nathan Chapman

AUDIO ENGINEER OF THE YEAR
Justin Niebank

TOP BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Mike Brignardello

TOP PERCUSSIONIST/DRUMMMER OF THE YEAR
Shannon Forrest

TOP GUITARIST OF THE YEAR
J.T. Corenflos
Kenny Greenberg
Brent Mason

TOP FIDDLE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Stuart Duncan
Larry Franklin
Rob Hajacos
Deanie Richardson
Jonathan Yudkin

TOP PIANO/KEYBOARD PLAYER OF THE YEAR
John Hobbs

TOP SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT(S) PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Randy Scruggs
Jonathan Yudkin

TOP STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Mike Johnson
Gary Morse

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