2008 43rd Annual ACM Award Nominations

Tuesday, March 04, 2008






Reba McEntire will host the Academy of Country Music Awards, set to air live Sunday, May 18th at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. This year's telecast, which is produced by Dick Clark Productions, Inc., will mark the unprecedented 10th time that McEntire has hosted the show.


Here are the nominations:

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

  • Kenny Chesney
  • Brad Paisley
  • Rascal Flatts
  • George Strait
  • Keith Urban
TOP MALE VOCALIST

  • Rodney Atkins
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Brad Paisley
  • George Strait
  • Keith Urban

TOP FEMALE VOCALIST

  • Miranda Lambert
  • Martina McBride
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • Taylor Swift
  • Carrie Underwood
TOP VOCAL GROUP

  • Diamond Rio
  • Eagles
  • Emerson Drive
  • Little Big Town
  • Rascal Flatts

TOP VOCAL DUO

  • Big & Rich
  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Halfway To Hazard
  • Montgomery Gentry
  • Sugarland

TOP NEW MALE VOCALIST

  • Luke Bryan
  • Jack Ingram
  • Jake Owen

TOP NEW FEMALE VOCALIST
  • Sarah Buxton
  • Kellie Pickler
  • Taylor Swift

TOP NEW DUO OR VOCAL GROUP

  • Carolina Rain
  • Lady Antebellum
  • The Wreckers

ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company]


  • 5th Gear - Brad Paisley (Arista Nashville) Produced by Chris DuBois, Frank Rogers
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend - Miranda Lambert (Columbia) Produced by Frank Liddell, Mike Wrucke
  • Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates - Kenny Chesney (BNA) Produced by Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney
  • If You're Going Through Hell - Rodney Atkins (Curb) Produced by Rodney Atkins, Ted Hewitt
  • Taylor Swift -Taylor Swift (Big Machine) Produced by Scott Borchetta, Nathan Chapman # 6 Produced by Robert Ellis Orrall
SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company]
  • Don't Blink Kenny Chesney, Produced by Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney BNA
  • Famous In A Small Town Miranda Lambert, Produced by Frank Liddell, Mike Wrucke Columbia
  • Lost In This Moment Big & Rich, Produced by Big Kenny, John Rich Warner Bros/WRN
  • Stay Sugarland, Produced by Kristian Bush, Byron Gallimore, Jennifer Nettles Mercury
  • Watching Airplanes Gary Allan, Produced by Gary Allan , Mark Wright MCA Nashville

SONG OF THE YEAR [Award to Composer(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]

  • Don't Blink Kenny Chesney Writers: Casey Beathard, Chris Wallin Publishers: Lavender Zoo Music (BMI), Mama's Dream Music (ASCAP), Sony/ATV Acuff Rose (BMI), WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
  • Lost In This Moment Big & Rich Writers: Keith Anderson, Rodney Clawson, John Rich
    Publishers: EMI April Music, Inc. (ASCAP), Romeo Cowboy Music (ASCAP), WB Music Corp. (ASCAP), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI), Writer's Extreme Music (BMI)
  • Moments Emerson Drive Writers: Dave Berg, Annie Tate, Sam Tate Publishers: Gravitron (SESAC), WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
  • Watching You Rodney Atkins Writers: Rodney Atkins, Steve Dean, Brian White Publishers: Bethar Music (BMI), Mike Curb Music (BMI), Multisongs (SESAC), Songs From The White House (SESAC)
  • Stay Sugarland Writer: Jennifer Nettles Publishers: Jennifer Nettles Publishing (ASCAP)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR [Award to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)]

  • Don't Blink - Kenny Chesney Producer: Tacklebox Films Director: Shaun Silva
  • Lost In This Moment - Big & Rich Producer: Big Kenny, Steve Lamar, Marc Oswald Director: Deaton Flannigan
  • Online - Brad Paisley Producer: Frames Per Second Director: Jason Alexander
  • Stay - Sugarland Producer: Kristian Bush, Byron Gallimore, Jennifer Nettles Director: Shaun Silva
  • Watching You - Rodney Atkins Producer: Broken Poet Production Director: Eric Welch

VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company]

  • Because Of You - Reba McEntire Duet With Kelly Clarkson Produced by Tony Brown, Reba McEntire MCA Nashville
  • Find Out Who Your Friends Are - Tracy Lawrence With Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney Produced by Julian King, Tracy Lawrence Rocky Comfort/CO5
  • Shiftwork - Kenny Chesney Duet With George Strait Produced by Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney BNA
  • Till We Ain't Strangers Anymore - Bon Jovi Featuring LeAnn Rimes Produced by Dann Huff Mecury
  • What You Give Away - Vince Gill With Sheryl Crow Produced by Vince Gill, John Hobbs, Justin Niebank MCA Nashville

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