American Country Music Awards nominees announced, Taylor Swift and Eric Church earn most nominations

By Daniel S Levine,

Just because the Grammys are over, doesn't mean that music's awards season is over. The nominees for the American Country Music Awards were announced on Wednesday, with some familiar names earning the most nominations.

Eric Church lead all male artists with seven nominations, while Taylor Swift and Miranda Lambert lead all female artists with five each. Hunter Hayes also earned six nominations, notes E! News.

Church and Hayes were not nominated for the top prize, though. Lambert and Swift will compete with Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Lambert’s husband, Blake Shelton, for the Entertainer of the Year prize. Swift has won the award for three straight years.

Little Big Town lead among groups with four nods, reports People. Bryan and Kacey Musgraves also earned four nominations.

Nominees for male vocalist include Aldean, Bryan, Church, Toby Keith and Shelton. The female vocalist nominees are Swift, Lambert, Martina McBride, Musgraves and Carrie Underwood.

Album of the year nominees are Underwood’s Blown Away, Red by Swift, Church’s Chief, Bryan’s Tailgates & Tanlines and Little Big Town’s Tornado.

You can check out all the nominees at ACMCountry.com. The awards will be handed out live on CBS on Sunday, April 7 at 8 p.m.

image: CBS

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