2009 ACM Nominees are announced, Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, Jamey Johnson, and George Strait clean house!

ACM nominations have been announced and Brad’s keeping good company with 6 nominations, alongside Heidi Newfield, Pirate Kenny, King George, and Jamey Johnson!

The 44th annual Academy of Country Music Awards show is  upon us and the nominees have been announced! This morning Julianne Hough, LeAnn Rimes, Kelli Pickler, and Jessica Simpson read off the list of nominations on a special press conference in Nashville. Brad Paisley received the highest count at 6, followed close behind (by surprise) former Trick Pony singer, Heidi Newfield. Other high-riding nominees include Jamey Johnson, George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood and more!

The ACM Awards Ceremony will air live April 5th on  CBS, hosted by none other than Reba McEntire, and voting for Newcomer of the Year as well as Entertainer of the Year happens over at GACTV.com starting this Friday the 13th!

The 2009 ACM Nominees are:

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Brad Paisley with his Top Male Vocalist and Video of the Year awards backstage at the 43rd Annual ACM Awards, Sunday, May 18, 2008 in Las Vegas, NV. Photo by David Vespie

Entertainer of the Year

Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
George Strait
Keith Urban
Carrie Underwood

Top Male Vocalist

Kenny Chesney
Toby Keith
Brad Paisley
George Strait
Keith Urban

Top Female Vocalist

Miranda Lambert
Heidi Newfield
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood
Lee Ann Womack

Top Vocal Group

Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Rascal Flatts
Randy Rogers Band
the Lost Trailers

Top Vocal Duo

Big & Rich
Brooks & Dunn
Joey & Rory
Montgomery Gentry
Sugarland

Top New Male Vocalist

Jamey Johnson
James Otto
Jake Owen

Top New Female Vocalist

Sarah Buxton
Julianne Hough
Ashton Shepherd

Top New Vocal Duo or Group

Eli Young Band
The Lost Trailers
Zac Brown Band

Single Record of the Year

“Gunpowder & Lead”
Miranda Lambert
Producers: Frank Liddell and Mike Wrucke

“In Color”
Jamey Johnson
Producers: The Ken Hardley Playboys

“Johnny and June”
Heidi Newfield
Producer: Tony Brown

“Waitin’ on a Woman”
Brad Paisley
Producer: Frank Rogers

“You’re Gonna Miss This”
Trace Adkins
Producer: Frank Rogers

Song of the Year

“I Saw God Today”
George Strait
Writers: Rodney Clawson, Monty Criswell, Wade Kirby

“In Color”
Jamey Johnson
Writers: Jamey Johnson, Lee Thomas Miller, James Otto

“Johnny and June”
Heidi Newfield
Writers: Deanna Bryant, Heidi Newfield, Stephony Smith

“Waitin’ on a Woman”
Brad Paisley
Writers: Don Sampson, Wynn Varble

“You’re Gonna Miss This”
Trace Adkins
Writers: Ashley Gorley, Lee Thomas Miller

Video of the Year

“Johnny and June”
Heidi Newfield
Producer: Karen Martin
Director: Eric Welch

“Just a Dream”
Carrie Underwood
Producer: Randy Brewer
Director: Roman White

“Love Story”
Taylor Swift
Producer: Trent Hardville
Director: Trey Fanjoy

“Troubadour”
George Strait
Producer: Dominic Cancilla
Director: Trey Fanjoy

“Waitin’ on a Woman”
Brad Paisley
Producers: Mark Kalbfeld, Jim Shea
Directors: Jim Shea, Peter Tilden

Vocal Event of the Year

“Another Try”
Josh Turner Featuring Trisha Yearwood
Producer: Frank Rogers

“Cowgirls Don’t Cry”
Brooks & Dunn Featuring Reba McEntire
Producers: Kix Brooks, Tony Brown, Ronnie Dunn

“Down the Road”
Kenny Chesney With Mac McAnally
Producers: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney

“Life in a Northern Town”
Sugarland Featuring Little Big Town and Jake Owen
Producers: Sugarland, Byron Gallimore

“Start a Band”
Brad Paisley Duet With Keith Urban
Producer: Frank RogersCountry Music Photo Gallery

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  1. i didnt read it but it sounds cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!