ACM Awards Nominees

NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 08: Blake Shelton performs during the 2012 CMA Music Festival - Day 2 at LP Field on June 8, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
Blake Shelton NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 08: Blake Shelton performs during the 2012 CMA Music Festival - Day 2 at LP Field on June 8, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 30: Reid Perry, Kimberly Perry and Neil Perry of The Band Perry attend the 60th Annual BMI Country Awards at BMI on October 30, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for BMI)
The Band Perry NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 30: Reid Perry, Kimberly Perry and Neil Perry of The Band Perry attend the 60th Annual BMI Country Awards at BMI on October 30, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for BMI)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Recording artist Carrie Underwood performs onstage at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Carrie Underwood LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Recording artist Carrie Underwood performs onstage at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 10: Singer Luke Bryan performs onstage during the 2012 American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on December 10, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Credit: Mark Davis/Getty Images)
Luke Bryan LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 10: Singer Luke Bryan performs onstage during the 2012 American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on December 10, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Credit: Mark Davis/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 24: Love & Theft attend the 6th Annual ACM Honors at Ryman Auditorium on September 24, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Credit: Frederick Breedon/Getty Images for ACM)
Love and Theft NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 24: Love & Theft attend the 6th Annual ACM Honors at Ryman Auditorium on September 24, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Credit: Frederick Breedon/Getty Images for ACM)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 12: Recording artist Zac Brown of the Zac Brown Band perform onstage at City Of Hope Honors Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman With Spirit Of Life Award - Inside at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on June 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Credit: Michael Kovac/Getty Images for City of Hope)
Zac Brown Band LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 12: Recording artist Zac Brown of the Zac Brown Band perform onstage at City Of Hope Honors Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman With Spirit Of Life Award - Inside at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on June 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Credit: Michael Kovac/Getty Images for City of Hope)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 01: Actress Jana Kramer attends the 46th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 1, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Jana Kramer NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 01: Actress Jana Kramer attends the 46th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 1, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
TWIN LAKES, WI - JULY 19: Big Kenny and John Rich of Big and Rich perform at Country Thunder - Day 1 on July 19, 2012 in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin. (Credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Country Thunder)
Big & Rich TWIN LAKES, WI - JULY 19: Big Kenny and John Rich of Big and Rich perform at Country Thunder - Day 1 on July 19, 2012 in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin. (Credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Country Thunder)
NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 21: Singer/Songwriter Martina McBride headlines The 3rd Annual Hymns Hams And Jams Benefiting The Shalom Foundation at The Loveless Barn on August 21, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Shalom Foundation)
Martina McBride NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 21: Singer/Songwriter Martina McBride headlines The 3rd Annual Hymns Hams And Jams Benefiting The Shalom Foundation at The Loveless Barn on August 21, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Shalom Foundation)
FRANKLIN, TN - DECEMBER 03: Toby Keith performs onstage during the 2012 CMT Artists Of The Year at The Factory at Franklin on December 3, 2012 in Franklin, Tennessee. (Credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)
Toby Keith FRANKLIN, TN - DECEMBER 03: Toby Keith performs onstage during the 2012 CMT Artists Of The Year at The Factory at Franklin on December 3, 2012 in Franklin, Tennessee. (Credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)
ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 14: Honorees Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush of Sugarland perform at the 34th Annual Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards Concert and Show at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center on October 14, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
Sugarland ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 14: Honorees Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush of Sugarland perform at the 34th Annual Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards Concert and Show at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center on October 14, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 03: Singer/Songwriter Lee Brice works on a song backstage during Willie Nelson's Country Throwdown Tour 2011 at The Woods in Fontanel on June 3, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
Lee Brice NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 03: Singer/Songwriter Lee Brice works on a song backstage during Willie Nelson's Country Throwdown Tour 2011 at The Woods in Fontanel on June 3, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 31: Shawna and Keifer Thompson of Thompson Square perform at the BBR Music Group 3rd annual Pre-CMA party at the Hard Rock Cafe Nashville on October 31, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Credit: Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
Thompson Square NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 31: Shawna and Keifer Thompson of Thompson Square perform at the BBR Music Group 3rd annual Pre-CMA party at the Hard Rock Cafe Nashville on October 31, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Credit: Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Singer Miranda Lambert performs onstage during the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Credit: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)
Miranda Lambert LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Singer Miranda Lambert performs onstage during the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Credit: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 01: Brantley Gilbert performs during the 46th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 1, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Brantley Gilbert NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 01: Brantley Gilbert performs during the 46th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 1, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Musician, Eric Church performs at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 4, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Credit: Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
Eric Church LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Musician, Eric Church performs at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 4, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Credit: Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 28: Musician Sunny Sweeney performs onstage during the Stagecoach Country Music Festival held at the Empire Polo Field on April 28, 2012 in Indio, California. (Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Stagecoach)
Sunny Sweeney INDIO, CA - APRIL 28: Musician Sunny Sweeney performs onstage during the Stagecoach Country Music Festival held at the Empire Polo Field on April 28, 2012 in Indio, California. (Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Stagecoach)
FRANKLIN, TN - DECEMBER 03: Eli Young Band attends the 2012 CMT Artists Of The Year at The Factory at Franklin on December 3, 2012 in Franklin, Tennessee. (Credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)
Eli Young Band FRANKLIN, TN - DECEMBER 03: Eli Young Band attends the 2012 CMT Artists Of The Year at The Factory at Franklin on December 3, 2012 in Franklin, Tennessee. (Credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 10: Jimi Westbrook, Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild, and Philip Sweet of Little Big Town perform onstage during the 2012 American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on December 10, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Credit: Mark Davis/Getty Images)
Little Big Town LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 10: Jimi Westbrook, Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild, and Philip Sweet of Little Big Town perform onstage during the 2012 American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on December 10, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Credit: Mark Davis/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 20: Taylor Swift performs on stage during the Brit Awards 2013 at the 02 Arena on February 20, 2013 in London, England. (Credit: Matt Kent/Getty Images)
Taylor Swift LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 20: Taylor Swift performs on stage during the Brit Awards 2013 at the 02 Arena on February 20, 2013 in London, England. (Credit: Matt Kent/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 02: Jason Aldean performs during his sold out 'Night Train Tour 2013' to Madison Square Garden on March 2, 2013 in New York City. (Credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
Jason Aldean NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 02: Jason Aldean performs during his sold out 'Night Train Tour 2013' to Madison Square Garden on March 2, 2013 in New York City. (Credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 10: Presenters Tyler Hubbard (R) and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line speak onstage during the 2012 American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on December 10, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Credit: Mark Davis/Getty Images)
Florida Georgia Line LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 10: Presenters Tyler Hubbard (R) and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line speak onstage during the 2012 American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on December 10, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Credit: Mark Davis/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Recording artists Hunter Hayes attends Warner Music Group's 2013 Grammy Celebration at Chateau Marmont's Bar Marmont on February 10, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Hunter Hayes HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Recording artists Hunter Hayes attends Warner Music Group's 2013 Grammy Celebration at Chateau Marmont's Bar Marmont on February 10, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
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Lady Antebellum
<> at Roseland Ballroom on February 19, 2013 in New York City.
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FRANKLIN, TN - DECEMBER 03: Kacey Musgraves attends 2012 CMT Artists Of The Year at The Factory at Franklin on December 3, 2012 in Franklin, Tennessee. (Credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)
Kacey Musgraves FRANKLIN, TN - DECEMBER 03: Kacey Musgraves attends 2012 CMT Artists Of The Year at The Factory at Franklin on December 3, 2012 in Franklin, Tennessee. (Credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)
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