I wonder if I was the only one a little bit late for work on Tuesday morning (Feb. 1). I don’t think so. Was I really the only one who stayed home until 8:45 because I wanted to see Ronnie Dunn and Miranda Lambert on the CBS Morning show? I didn’t think so.
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Ronnie and Miranda were on live from Nashville, where they read the names of the major nominees for this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards. And while Brooks and Dunn are not among those names read, Miranda Lambert definitely was. I am so happy to see Miranda finally getting the recognition she deserves.
Here’s the list of nominees:
Vocal Duo: Roey + Rory, Montgomery Gentry, Steel Magnolia, Sugarland and Janedear Girls.
Vocal Group: Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Randy Rogers Band, The Band Perry, Zac Brown Band.
Male Vocalist: Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, George Strait and Keith Urgan.
Album: Hemingway’s Whiskey, Kenny Chesney; Need You Now, Lady Antebellum; The Guitar Song, Jamey Johnson; Speak Now, Taylor Swift; Up on the Ridge, Direks Bentley; and You Get What You Give, Zac Brown Band.
Top New Solo Vocalist: Eric Church, Easton Corbin and Randy Houser.
Single Record of the Year: Easton Corbin, A Little More Country Than That;” Zac Brown Band featuring Alan Jackson, As She’s Walking Away; Kenny Chesney, The Boys of Fall; Miranda Lambert, The House That Built Me; The Band Perry, If I Die Young; and Lee Brice, Love Like Crazy.
Song of the Year: Easton Corbin, A Little More Country Than That; Zac Brown Band, featuring Alan Jackson, As She’s Walking Away;” The Band Pertry, “If I Die Young; Lee Brice, Love Like Crazy; Kenny Chesney, The Boys of Fall, and Miranda Lambert, The House That Built Me.
Video of the Year: Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins, Hillbilly Bone; Miranda Lambert, Only Prettier; Sugarland, Stuck LIke Glue; Kenny Chesney, The Boys of Fall; and Miranda Lambert, The House That Built Me.
Vocal Event of the Year: Zac Brown Band featuring Alan Jackson, As She’s Walking Away; Emily West featuring Keith Urban, Blue Sky; Loretta Lynn, Sheryl Crow and Miranda Lambert, Coal Miners Daughter; Colt Ford featuring Jamey Johnson, “Cold Beer; Uncle Kracker featuring Kid Rock, "Good to Me.
I love this list! We have our long-time favorites like Reba, George Strait and even Toby Keith! And we have our new favorites like Eric Church, The Band Perry, Easton Corbin and Randy Houser. And we have the ones we’ve been enjoying for a while now like Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum and Jason Aldean. The entire group of nominees is great! And I would like to see every one of them win something.
Enjoy your Wednesday, everyone. I had a very productive night last night. I even got e-mail answered – a lot of e-mail. Hopefully, I’ll get as much done tonight.
Talk to you all soon!