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Miranda Lambert Leads List of 2011 ACM Nominees

Posted in News on February 3, 2011

BMI songwriters, artists, and producers earned 72% of the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards nominations, announced earlier this week. With seven nominations, BMI torchbearer Miranda Lambert leads the list of nominees. The reigning ACM Top Female Vocalist will vie for that title again, as well as Song and Single Record of the Year for “The House That Built Me,” co-written by Tom Douglas; Vocal Event for “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” featuring fellow BMI artist/songwriters Loretta Lynn and Sheryl Crow; and the coveted Entertainer of the Year crown.

The Zac Brown Band earned five nods including Top Vocal Group, Album for “You Get What You Give,” and Song and Single Record for “As She’s Walking Away.” Zac Brown earned an additional four individual nominations as a songwriter and producer: He co-wrote “As She’s Walking Away” with frequent collaborator and fellow BMI songwriter Wyatt Durette.

Taylor Swift garnered four nominations, including Entertainer and Top Female Vocalist, while breakout trio The Band Perry also earned four nods, including Top Vocal Group, Top New Vocal Duo or Group, and Song and Single Record for “If I Die Young,” the group’s first #1 written by frontwoman Kimberly Perry.

Song of the Year contenders also include Easton Corbin’s “A Little More Country Than That,” co-written by Wynn Varble; and Lee Brice’s “Love Like Crazy,” written by Doug Johnson and Tim James. Corbin and Brice both earned three nods overall, as did crossover trio Lady Antebellum and perennial favorite Keith Urban.

The 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be broadcast live on CBS from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3, 2011, at 8:00 p.m. For more information, visit acmcountry.com.

2011 ACM Awards
BMI Nominees

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Jason Aldean
Toby Keith
Miranda Lambert
Taylor Swift
Keith Urban

TOP MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Jason Aldean
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban

TOP FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Miranda Lambert
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

TOP VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
the JaneDear girls
Joey + Rory
Montgomery Gentry
Steel Magnolia
Sugarland

TOP VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Randy Rogers Band
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

TOP NEW SOLO VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Eric Church
Easton Corbin
Randy Houser

TOP NEW VOCAL DUO or GROUP OF THE YEAR
the JaneDear girls
Steel Magnolia
The Band Perry

SONG OF THE YEAR [Award to Composer(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]
“A Little More Country Than That”
Easton Corbin
Co-written by Wynn Varble
Publishers: Precious Flour Music (BMI), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)

“As She’s Walking Away”
Zac Brown Band
Written by Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette
Publishers: Angelika Music (BMI), Weimerhound Publishing (BMI)

“If I Die Young”
The Band Perry
Written by Kimberly Perry
Publishers: Pearlfeather Publishing (BMI), Rio Bravo Music, Inc. (BMI)

“Love Like Crazy”
Lee Brice
Written by Tim James, Doug Johnson
Publishers: Mike Curb Music (BMI), Sweet Radical Music (BMI), T-Bird’s Music (BMI), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)

“The House That Built Me”
Miranda Lambert
Co-written by Tom Douglas
Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), Tomdouglasmusic (BMI)

ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company]
“Need You Now”
Lady Antebellum (Capitol Records Nashville)
Co-produced by Lady Antebellum

“The Guitar Song”
Jamey Johnson (Mercury)
Produced by: Arlis Albritton, The Kent Hardly Playboys

“Speak Now”
Taylor Swift (Big Machine Records)
Produced by: Nathan Chapman, Taylor Swift

“Up On the Ridge”
Produced by: Jon Randall Stewart

“You Get What You Give”
Zac Brown Band (Southern Ground / Roar / Bigger Picture / Atlantic)
Produced by: Zac Brown, Keith Stegall

SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company]
“A Little More Country Than That”
Easton Corbin (Mercury)
Produced by: Carson Chamberlain

“As She’s Walking Away”
Zac Brown (Southern Ground / Roar / Bigger Picture / Atlantic)
Produced by: Zac Brown, Keith Stegall

“If I Die Young”
The Band Perry (Republic Nashville)

“Love Like Crazy”
Lee Brice (Curb Records)
Produced by: Lee Brice, Doug Johnson

“The House That Built Me”
Miranda Lambert (Columbia Nashville)
Co-produced by: Mike Wrucke

VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company]
“As She’s Walking Away”
Zac Brown Band (Southern Ground / Roar / Bigger Picture / Atlantic)
Produced by: Zac Brown, Keith Stegall

“Blue Sky”
Emily West Featuring Keith Urban (Capitol Records Nashville)

“Coal Miner’s Daughter”
Loretta Lynn, Sheryl Crow and Miranda Lambert (Columbia Nashville)

“Cold Beer”
Colt Ford Featuring Jamey Johnson (Average Joes)
Co-produced by: Shannon Houchins

“Good To Be Me”
Uncle Kracker Featuring Kid Rock (Top Dog/ Atlantic / Bigger Picture)
Produced by: Kid Rock

VIDEO OF THE YEAR [Award to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)]
“Hillbilly Bone”
Blake Shelton
Producer: Randy Brewer

“Only Prettier”
Miranda Lambert

“Stuck Like Glue”
Sugarland

“The House That Built Me”
Miranda Lambert

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