acmTomorrow is Ground Hog Day. Regardless of what the little rodent says, I’m sure we have a lot of winter ahead of us. A look on the bright side, however, is that just a little more than 10 weeks from now, country music fans everywhere will have their eyes glued to their television sets, watching the 40th annual Academy of Country Music Awards show on Sunday, April 19, 2015, at 8 p.m. on CBS.

Nominees for these awards have been announced, and here they are:

Entertainer of the Year
Jason Aldean
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Miranda Lambert
Florida Georgia Line

Male Vocalist of the Year
Jason Aldean
Dierks Bentley
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton

Female Vocalist of the Year
Brandy Clark
Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

Vocal Duo of the Year
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Taw
The Swon Brothers

Vocal Group of the Year
Lady Antebelum
Little Big Town
Rascal Flatts
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

Album of the  Year
Old Boots, New Dirt – Jason Aldean
Painkiller – Little Big Town
Platinum – Miranda Lambert
The Outsiders – Eric Church
Riser – Dierks Bentley

Single Record of the Year
American Kids – Kenny Chesney
Automatic – Miranda Lambert
Dirt – Florida Georgia Line
Drunk on a Plane – Dierks Bentley
I Don’t Dance – Lee Brice

Song of the Year
American Kids – Kenny Chesney
Automatic – Miranda Lambert
Drink a Beer – Luke Bryan
Follow Your Arrow – Kacey Musgraves
Give Me Back My Hometown – Eric Church
I Hold On – Direks Bentley

Songwriter of the Year
Rodney Clawson
Ashley Gorley
Luke Laird
Josh Osborne
Chris Tompkins

Video of the Year (awarded to producers, directors and artists)
American Kids – Kenny Chesney
Cop car – Keith Urban
I’m Not Gonna Miss You – Glen Campbell
Drunk on a Plane – Dierks Bentley
Somethin’ Bad – Miranda Lambert duet with Carrie Underwood

Vocal Event of the Year (awarded to artists, producers, record companies and labels)
Lonely Tonight – Blake Shelton featuring Ashley Monroe
Meanwhile Back at Mama’s – Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill
Somethin’ Bad – Miranda Lambert duet with Carrie Underwood
The South – The Cadillac Three featuring Florida Georgia Line, Direks Bentley and Mike Eli
This is How We Roll – Florida Georgia Line featuring Luke Bryan

blakeshelton_lukebryanThis year’s show will again be co-hosted by Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan. This is Bake’s fifth year as host, and Luke’s third.  It’s always a fun night, full of great entertainment. This being the 5th year, I’m sure the ACM will have a great event in store for all of us! If you are going to be in North Texas this April, the two-day event starts on April 17, and you can find out all about tickets by clicking here.

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Tomorrow is Ground Hog Day. Regardless of what the little rodent says, I’m sure we have a lot of winter ahead of us. A look on the bright side, however, is that just a little more than 10 weeks from now, country music fans everywhere will have their eyes...