2010 Academy of Country Music Awards Nominees

ACM 45 This years list of nominees for the 2010 ACM awards were announced on March 2, 2010. The show will air on Sunday, April 18, 2010, at 8 p.m. on CBS. I looked over the list – gave out a little cheer when I saw the names of my favorites in the categories, and frowned just a little bit when I noticed some missing names.

Steel4 Do we not have enough Vocal groups out there? I’ll never understand how someone can be considered “Top Vocal Duo of the Year” AND “Top New Vocal Duo of the Year” in the same year. I love Steel Magnolia, and I think they belong in the Top New Vocal Duo category. But as much as I like these two, I don’t understand how they are also nominated to “Top Duo of the Year” – along side of Sugarland and Montgomery Gentry. As for Joey and Rory – they’re ok. They’ve done some things I like. But they’ve been around a few years now. Do they really belong in the Top New Due of the Year, AND the Top Duo of the Year? How long is one considered ‘new’ in the eyes of those making the nominations.

EliYoung Absolutely love seeing some names like Eli Young Band, The Lost Trailers and Gloriana in the New Vocal Group category. I think they’re all great, and definitely deserve those nominations.

I’d have to pick Jack Ingram and Patty Griffin for Vocal Event of the Year. I might be the only one who thinks so – but that song would definitely have my vote. But, I’m not part of the academy, so that thing will probably go to Hillbilly Bone. And didn’t Carrie and Randy already win that award for “I Told You So” last year? Or was that another awards show? There are so many these days.

And the nominees are….

Entertainer of the Year: Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Zac Brown Band, Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Taylor Swift, George Strait

Top Male Vocalist of the Year: Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, George Strait, Darius Rucker

Carrie3 - Copy Top Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, Lee Ann Womack

Top Vocal Duo of the Year: Brooks & Dunn, Joey & Rory, Montgomery Gentry, Steel Magnolia, Sugarland

Top Vocal Group of the Year: Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts , Zac Brown Band, Little Big Town, Randy Rogers Band

Chris Young Walmart 194 Top New Solo Vocalist of the Year: Luke Bryan, Jamey Johnson, Chris Young

Top New Vocal Duo of the Year: Bomshel, Joey & Rory, Steel Magnolia

Top New Vocal Group of the Year: Eli  Young Band, The Lost Trailers, Gloriana

Album of the Year: American Saturday Night-Brad Paisley, Lady Antebellum-Lady Antebellum, Play On-Carrie Underwood, The Foundation-Zac Brown Band, Revolution-Miranda Lambert

Single Record of the Year: Need You Now-Lady Antebellum, Red Light-David Nail, People Are Crazy-Billy Currington, Toes-Zac Brown Band, White Liar-Miranda Lambert

Song of the Year: “You Belong with Me”-Taylor Swift, “White Liar”- Miranda Lambert, “People Are Crazy”-Billy Currington, “Cowboy Casanova”-Carrie Underwood, “Need You Now”-Lady Antebellum

Lady Antebellum Friday 106 Video of the Year: “Need You Now”-Lady Antebellum, “Boots On”-Randy Houser, “Welcome to the Future”-Brad Paisley, “You Belong with Me”-Taylor Swift, “White Liar”-Miranda Lambert

Vocal Event of the Year: “Hillbilly Bone”-Blake Shelton & Trace Adkins, “Seeing Stars”-Jack Ingram & Patty Griffin, “I Told You So”-Carrie Underwood & Randy Travis, “I’m Alive”-Kenny Chesney & Dave Matthews, “Honkey Tonk Stomp” -Brooks & Dunn and Billy Gibbons

There you have it – your list of nominees for the 2010 Academy of Country Music Awards. Let me know what you think. Who should be on that list, but isn’t? Who shouldn’t be on that list, but is? Why don’t we have Jason Aldean on that list somewhere? It’s going to be interesting to see who carries the awards home this year. I think some are a little more predictable than others. I’m looking forward to the show.

I will talk to you all soon! Enjoy your Wednesday!

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