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2011 American Country Awards Nominees: Complete List

Posted Thursday October 13, 2011 1:08 PM GMT

Honoring the best in country music for the second year, the American Country Awards have announced the nominees for their 2011 ceremony.

Hosted by Trace Adkins and Kristin Chenoweth, the ACAs take place on December 5th with Jason Aldean and the Zac Brown Band topping all hopefuls with eight nominations each.

Also among the top trophy contenders this year are Taylor Swift and The Band Perry with six chances at victory while Kenny Chesney and Lady Antebellum continue to be favorites in numerous categories.

The complete list of 2011 American Country Awards nominees is as follows:

Artist of the Year
Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney
Lady Antebellum
Taylor Swift
Zac Brown Band

Artist of the Year: Male
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton

Artist of the Year: Female
Sara Evans
Alison Krauss
Miranda Lambert
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Artist of the Year: Duo or Group
The Band Perry
Lady Antebellum
Rascal Flatts
Sugarland
Zac Brown Band

Artist of the Year: Breakthrough Artist
Eric Church
Eli Young Band
Justin Moore
Jake Owen
Chris Young

Artist of the Year: New Artist
The Band Perry
Scotty McCreery
Jerrod Niemann
Pistol Annies
Thompson Square

Album of the Year
Jason Aldean, My Kinda Party
Kenny Chesney, Hemingway's Whiskey
Brad Paisley, This Is Country Music
Taylor Swift, Speak Now
Keith Urban, Get Closer
Zac Brown Band, You Get What You Give

Single of the Year
Billy Currington, "Let Me Down Easy"
Tim McGraw, "Felt Good on My Lips"
Thompson Square, "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not"
Chris Young, "Voices"
Zac Brown Band with Alan Jackson, "As She's Walking Away"

Single of the Year: Male
Jason Aldean, "My Kinda Party"
Luke Bryan, "Someone Else Calling You Baby"
Billy Currington, "Let Me Down Easy"
Tim McGraw, "Felt Good on My Lips"
Chris Young, "Voices"

Single of the Year: Female
Sara Evans, "A Little Bit Stronger"
Miranda Lambert, "Heart Like Mine"
Reba, "Turn On The Radio"
Taylor Swift, "Mean"
Carrie Underwood, "Mama's Song"

Single of the Year: Duo or Group
The Band Perry, "You Lie"
Rascal Flatts, "Why Wait"
Sugarland, "Stuck Like Glue"
Thompson Square, "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not"
Zac Brown Band, "Colder Weather"

Single of the Year: New Artist
The Band Perry, "You Lie"
Craig Campbell, "Family Man"
The JaneDear Girls, "Wildflower"
Jerrod Niemann, "What Do You Want"
Thompson Square, "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not"

Single of the Year: Vocal Collaboration
Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson, "Don't You Wanna Stay"
Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter, "You and Tequila"
Brad Paisley with Alabama, "Old Alabama"
Zac Brown Band with Jimmy Buffet, "Knee Deep"
Zac Brown Band with Alan Jackson, "As She's Walking Away"

Touring Headline Act of the Year
Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney
Toby Keith
Tim McGraw
Brad Paisley
Rascal Flatts
George Strait
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood
Keith Urban

Music Video of the Year
Sara Evans, "A Little Bit Stronger"
Jerrod Niemann, "What Do You Want"
Blake Shelton, "Who Are You When I'm Not Looking"
Thompson Square, "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not"
Josh Turner, "I Wouldn't Be a Man"

Music Video: Male
Jason Aldean, "My Kinda Party"
Jerrod Niemann, "What Do You Want"
Blake Shelton, "Who Are You When I'm Not Looking"
Josh Turner, "I Wouldn't Be a Man"
Keith Urban, "Put You In a Song"

Music Video: Female
Sara Evans, "A Little Bit Stronger"
Reba, "Turn on the Radio"
Ashton Shepherd, "Look It Up"
Taylor Swift, "Back to December"
Carrie Underwood, "Mama's Song"

Music Video: Duo, Group or Collaboration
Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson, "Don't You Wanna Stay"
The Band Perry, "You Lie"
Lady Antebellum, "Hello World"
Thompson Square, "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not"
Zac Brown Band with Alan Jackson, "As She's Walking Away"

Music Video: New Artist
The Band Perry, "You Lie"
Craig Campbell, "Family Man"
Brett Eldredge, "Raymond"
Jerrod Niemann, "What Do You Want"
Thompson Square, "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not"

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