The Academy of Country Music Awards show will be telecast live at 8 PM Sunday, May 18th, on CBS. I wanted to pass the list on nominees on to you, and I had some help – Thanks goes out to Brittany Johnson for sending the list my way, so I could pass it on to you. And have tossed in a few photographs of some of the nominees.

021_21 ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flats, George Strait and Keith Urban

TOP MALE VOCALIST
Rodney Adkins, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, George Strait and Keith Urban

TOP FEMALE VOCALIST
Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood037_37

TOP VOCAL GROUP
Diamond Rio, Eagles, Emerson Drive. Little Big Town and Rascal Flatts

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TOP VOCAL DUO
Big & Rich, Brooks & Dunn, Halfway to Hazard, Montgomery Gentry and Sugarland

TOP NEW MALE VOCALIST
Luke Bryan, Jack Ingram and Jake Owen

TOP NEW FEMALE VOCALIST
Sarah Buxton, Kellie Pickler andTaylor SwiftPickler

TOP NEW DUO OR VOCAL GROUP
Carolina Rain, Lady Antebellum and The Wreckers

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
5th Gear – Brad Paisley; Crazy Ex-Girlfriend – Miranda Lambert; Just Who I Am:; Poets & Pirates – Kenny Chesney; If You’re Going Through Hell – Rodney Adkins
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SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR
Don’t Blink – Kenny Chesney; Famous in a Small Town – Miranda Lambert; Lost in This Moment – Big & Rich; Stay – Sugerland; Watching Airplanes – Gary Allen

SONG OF THE YEAR
Don’t Blink – Kenny Chesney; Lost in This Moment – Big & Rich; Moments – Emerson Drive; Watching You – Rodney Adkins; Stay – Sugerland

011_11 VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Don’t Blink – Kenny Chesney; Lost in This Moment – Big & Rich; Online – Brad Paisley; Stay – Sugerland; Watching You – Rodney Adkins

VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
Because Of You – Reba McIntire Duet with Kelly Clarkson; Find Out Who Your Friends Are-Tracy Lawrence, Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney; Shiftwork – Kenny Chesney Duet with George Strait; Till We Ain’t Strangers Anymore – Bon Jovi Featuring LeAnn Rimes.

Some of my favorite country entertainers haven’t even been nominated this year – but I have the ones picked that I hope will carry home a CMA award this year. That’s it for tonight, thanks again, Brittany, hope to hear from all of you soon.

UPDATEI received a comment to this post, from Jackie, who wanted to know if she could get tickets to the ACM Awards show on May 18. The answer is yes. Tickets are available to the show, which will be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. Ticket prices range from $195 each to $999 each. ( I just found out on Saturday, March 8, that the least expensive tickets are now sold out, and available tickets are starting above $300). One of the places they can be ordered is Find Tickets Fast.

Thanks again for you comments, e-mails, questions, photos, and everything that you are all doing to help me with this blog, and Thanks, too – for reading!
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The Academy of Country Music Awards show will be telecast live at 8 PM Sunday, May 18th, on CBS. I wanted to pass the list on nominees on to you, and I had some help - Thanks goes out to Brittany Johnson for sending the list my way, so...