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Eric Church Leads ACM Awards Nominations with Seven Nods

Image courtesy of ACM (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of ACM (via ABC News Radio)

Eric Church is the leading nominee for the 48th Annual ACM Awards, scoring seven nods. Hunter Hayes picked up six nominations, while Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift are tied with five apiece. Miranda is going up against her husband Blake Shelton in the Entertainer of the Year category, which also includes Taylor, Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan .

The Entertainer of the Year and New Artist of the Year categories will be opened up to a fan vote. The New Artist of the Year nominees have all already won their individual categories: Brantley Gilbert is this year's New Male Vocalist; Jana Kramer is the New Female Vocalist winner and Florida Georgia Line is the winner for New Vocal Duo or Group.

The 48th Annual ACM Awards will be handed out live on CBS, Sunday, April 7 at 8 p.m. Eastern time. Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan are set to co-host the telecast.

Here are the 48th Annual ACM Awards Nominees:

Entertainer of the Year
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Miranda Lambert
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift

Male Vocalist
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Toby Keith
Blake Shelton

Female Vocalist
Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Kacey Musgraves
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Vocal Duo of the Year 
Big & Rich
Florida Georgia Line
Love and Theft
Sugarland
Thompson Square

Vocal Group of the Year
The Band Perry
Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Zac Brown Band

Album of the Year
Blown Away , Carrie Underwood
Chief , Eric Church
Red , Taylor Swift
tailgates & tanlines , Luke Bryan
Tornado , Little Big Town

Song of the Year (Award to Songwriter)
"A Woman Like You," Lee Brice (Phil Barton, Jonny Bulford, Jon Stone)
"Even if It Breaks Your Heart," Eli Young Band (Will Hoge, Eric Paslay)
"Over You," Miranda Lambert (Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton)
"Springsteen," Eric Church (Eric Church, Jeff Hyde, Ryan Tyndell)
"Wanted," Hunter Hayes (Hunter Hayes, Troy Verges)

Single Record
"Even if It Breaks Your Heart," Eli Young Band
"Over You," Miranda Lambert
"Pontoon," Little Big Town
"Springsteen," Eric Church
"Wanted," Hunter Hayes

Video of the Year
"Creepin'," Eric Church
"Wanted," Hunter Hayes
"Tornado," Little Big Town
"Merry Go 'Round," Kacey Musgraves
"We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," Taylor Swift
"The Wind," Zac Brown Band

New Artist of the Year
Jana Kramer,  New Female Vocalist Winner
Brantley Gilbert, New Male Vocalist Winner
Florida Georgia Line, New Vocal Duo or Group Winner

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