Rascal Flatts, which includes Picher-bred guitarist Joe Don Rooney, earned nods for Artist of the Year: Group, Single of the Year: Group for their tuneful hit “Banjo,” Touring Artist of the Year and Single of the Year: Vocal Collaboration for the mournful ballad “Easy” featuring British pop star Natasha Bedingfield.
Lambert's husband and fellow Tishomingo resident Blake Shelton is nominated for Album of the Year for “Red River Blue” as well as Music Video of the Year and Music Video of the Year: Male for his earnest love song “God Gave Me You.”
Online balloting for ACA Artist of the Year closes Friday. Fans can vote at www.theacas.com.
Luke Bryan leads the ACA contenders with seven nominations; Lady Antebellum and Zac Brown Band each earned six nods; and Eric Church and Taylor Swift garnered five nominations a piece.