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Academy of Country Music Awards air tonight

3D Published: April 5, 2009
Oklahoma native Reba McEntire is hosting the Academy of Country Music Awards for the 11th time at 7 p.m. Sunday on CBS. (Associated Press photo)
Oklahoma native Reba McEntire is hosting the Academy of Country Music Awards for the 11th time at 7 p.m. Sunday on CBS. (Associated Press photo)

The 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will air live from Las Vegas at 7 p.m. today on CBS. Oklahoma native Reba McEntire will host once again.

Here are the nominees (Oklahomans are marked with an asterisk):

Oklahoma native Carrie Underwood poses at the 2008 Academy of Country Music Awards. (Associated Press photo)
Oklahoma native Carrie Underwood poses at the 2008 Academy of Country Music Awards. (Associated Press photo)

Entertainer of the Year
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
George Strait
Keith Urban
Carrie Underwood*

Toby Keith performs during the Oklahoma Centennial Spectacular. (The Oklahoman Archives photo)
Toby Keith performs during the Oklahoma Centennial Spectacular. (The Oklahoman Archives photo)

Top Male Vocalist
Kenny Chesney
Toby Keith*
Brad Paisley
George Strait
Keith Urban

Tishomingo resident Miranda Lambert celebrates her win at the 2008 Academy of Country Music Awards. (Associated Press photo)
Tishomingo resident Miranda Lambert celebrates her win at the 2008 Academy of Country Music Awards. (Associated Press photo)

Top Female Vocalist
Miranda Lambert*
Heidi Newfield
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood*
Lee Ann Womack

From right, Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney of the band Rascal Flatts accept the Vocal Group of the Year award during the 42nd Annual CMA Awards show on Wednesday Nov. 12, 2008 in Nashville, Tenn.  (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) ORG XMIT: TNLS161
From right, Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney of the band Rascal Flatts accept the Vocal Group of the Year award during the 42nd Annual CMA Awards show on Wednesday Nov. 12, 2008 in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) ORG XMIT: TNLS161

Top Vocal Group
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Rascal Flatts*
Randy Rogers Band
The Lost Trailers

Brooks & Dunn perform at their 2008 Oklahoma City concert. (The Oklahoman Archives photo)
Brooks & Dunn perform at their 2008 Oklahoma City concert. (The Oklahoman Archives photo)

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

Top New Artist
Jake Owen
Julianne Hough
Zac Brown Band

Album of the Year
Back When I Knew It All – Montgomery Gentry (Columbia)
Produced by: Blake Chancey
Carnival Ride – Carrie Underwood (19/Arista Nashville)*
Produced by: Mark Bright
Fearless – Taylor Swift (Big Machine)
Produced by: Scott Borchetta, Nathan Chapman, Taylor Swift
That Lonesome Song – Jamey Johnson (Mercury)
Produced by: The Kent Hardly Playboys
Troubadour – George Strait (MCA)
Produced by: Tony Brown and George Strait

Single Record of the Year [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company]
Gunpowder & Lead*
Miranda Lambert, Produced by Frank Liddell and Mike Wrucke
Columbia
In Color
Jamey Johnson, Produced by The Ken Hardley Playboys
Mercury
Johnny & June
Heidi Newfield, Produced by Tony Brown
Asylum-Curb
Waitin’ On A Woman
Brad Paisley, Produced by Frank Rogers
Arista Nashville
You’re Gonna Miss This
Trace Adkins, Produced by Frank Rogers
Capitol Nashville

George Strait (Associated Press photo)
George Strait (Associated Press photo)

Song of the Year [Award to Composer(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]
I Saw God Today
George Strait
Composers: Rodney Clawson, Monty Criswell, Wade Kirby
Publishers: Big Red Toe Music (BMI), Blind Mule Music (BMI),
Extremely Loud Music (BMI), Steel Wheels Music (BMI)
In Color
Jamey Johnson
Composers: Jamey Johnson, Lee Thomas Miller, James Otto
Publishers: Big Gassed Hitties (BMI), Eldorotto Music Publishing
(BMI), EMI Blackwood Music, Inc., Lucky Thumb Music (BMI),
New Song of Sea Gayle (BMI), Noah’s Little Boat Music
(BMI)
Johnny & June
Heidi Newfield
Composers: Deanna Bryant, Heidi Newfield, Stephony Smith
Publishers: Amylase Music (ASCAP), Big Hit Makers Music (BMI), Rainy
Graham Publishing LLC (BMI), Souljet Music Tell Texas Tune
III (ASCAP)
Waitin’ On A Woman
Brad Paisley
Composers: Don Sampson, Wynn Varble
Publishers: EMI April Music, Inc. (ASCAP), Sea Gayle Music LLC
(ASCAP), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)
You’re Gonna Miss This
Trace Adkins
Composers: Ashley Gorley and Lee Thomas Miller
Publishers: EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI), Music of Windswept
(ASCAP), Noah’s Little Boat Music (BMI), Song of
Combustion (ASCAP), Songs of Sea Gayle (BMI)

Grammy-nominated country music artist Taylor Swift  poses for a photo at a hotel in the Universal City area of Los Angeles on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008.   (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) ORG XMIT: NY493
Grammy-nominated country music artist Taylor Swift poses for a photo at a hotel in the Universal City area of Los Angeles on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) ORG XMIT: NY493

Video of the Year [Award to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)]
Johnny & 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
Producer: Mark Kalbfeld, Jim Shea
Director: Jim Shea, Peter Tilden

Vocal Event of the Year [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company]
Another Try – Josh Turner Featuring Trisha Yearwood*
Produced by: Frank Rogers
MCA Nashville
Cowgirls Don’t Cry – Brooks & Dunn Featuring Reba McEntire*
Produced by: Kix Brooks, Tony Brown, Ronnie Dunn,
Arista Nashville
Down The Road – Kenny Chesney With Mac McAnally
Produced by: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney
Blue Chair/BNA
Life In A Northern Town – Sugarland Featuring Little Big Town & Jake
Owen
Mercury
Start A Band – Brad Paisley Duet With Keith Urban
Produced by: Frank Rogers
Arista Nashville

-3D



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