Academy of Country Music Awards Announced: Carrie Underwood Nominated for Entertainer of The Year, Top Female Vocalist

Kellie Pickler, Julianne Hough and Jessica Simpson were on hand this morning to announce the nominees for The Academy of Country Music Awards, broadcast live on Good Morning America from the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, TN.

Carrie Underwood was nominated for “Entertainer of the Year” with all the big boys–Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, George Strait and Keith Urban! Impressive. Congratulations Carrie…

Plus, Carrie is nominated for Top Female Vocalist, along with Miranda Lambert Heidi Newfield, Taylor Swift and Lee Ann Womack.   It’ll be interesting if the crown gets passed to the mega-album selling Taylor Swift this year.

Dancing with the Stars Julianne Hough is nominated in the Top New Female Vocalist category.   And Carrie Underwood’s video for “Just a Dream” was nominated as Video of the Year.

There are no Idol nominees in the Single Record, Song of the Year or Vocal Event categories.

The Academy of Country Music Awards air on ABC, Sunday, April 5, 8/7c pm.

Check out the competition after the JUMP…

Entertainer of the Year
* Kenny Chesney
* Brad Paisley
* George Strait
* Carrie Underwood
* Keith Urban

Top Female Vocalist
* Miranda Lambert
* Heidi Newfield
* Taylor Swift
* Carrie Underwood
* Lee Ann Womack

Top New Female Vocalist
* Sarah Buxton
* Julianne Hough
* Ashton Shepherd

Video of the Year [Award to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)]
* Johnny & June – Heidi Newfield
Producer: Karen Martin
Director: Eric Welch

* Just A Dream – Carrie Underwood
Producer: Randy Brewer
Director: Roman White

* Love Story – Taylor Swift
Producer: Trent Hardville
Director: Trey Fanjoy

* Troubadour – George Strait
Producer: Dominic Cancilla
Director: Trey Fanjoy

* Waitin’ On A Woman – Brad Paisley
Producer: Mark Kalbfeld, Jim Shea
Director: Jim Shea, Peter Tilden

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