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Lady Antebellum Leads ACM Noms

Lady Antebellum leads this year's Academy of Country Music Award nominations with seven nods, including Album of the Year for Lady Antebellum and Top Vocal Group. The three-member group was also nominated for Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Video of the Year for "Need You Now." They were also nominated as a producer for Single Record of the Year and as a composer for Song of the Year.

Country stars Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton revealed the nominees for the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards Tuesday on "The Early Show."

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Miranda Lambert is nominated for six awards, including Album of the Year for Revolution and Top Female Vocalist. She is nominated for Single Record of the Year and as an artist and composer for Song of the Year for "White Liar," which is also nominated for Video of the Year.

Carrie Underwood is nominated for six awards, including Entertainer of Year. Underwood is the reigning Entertainer of the Year, and if she wins that category again, she will be the first female in the Academy's history to ever to capture two Entertainer of the Year trophies. Underwood is also nominated as an artist and composer for Song of the Year for "Cowboy Casanova," as well as Vocal Event of the Year for "I Told You So" with Randy Travis. Underwood also received nominations for Top Female Vocalist and Album of the Year for Play On. If she wins Top Female Vocalist, it will be the fourth consecutive year she has won the category.

Taylor Swift is nominated for five awards, including her first nod for Entertainer of the Year. If the 20-year-old wins Entertainer of the Year, she will be the eighth female in Academy history to win in this category. Swift is also nominated as an artist and composer for Song of the Year for "You Belong With Me," for which she is also nominated for Video of the Year and she also received a nomination for Top Female Vocalist.



TOP NOMINEES:
• Lady Antebellum leads with seven nominations
• Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood receive six nominations each
• Taylor Swift receives five nominations
• Kenny Chesney and Brad Paisley each receive four nominations each
• Zac Brown Band receives four nominations and Zac Brown receives two additional nods

Superstar Kenny Chesney is nominated for four awards, including Entertainer of the Year and Top Male Vocalist. If he wins Entertainer of the Year, it will be his fifth win in the category. He is currently one of only three acts in the Academy's history to achieve four wins for Entertainer of the Year. He is also nominated as an artist and producer for Vocal Event of the Year for "I'm Alive" with multi-platinum recording artist Dave Matthews. This is Matthews' first ACM nomination.

Brad Paisley is nominated for four awards, including Entertainer of the Year and Top Male Vocalist. Paisley is the reigning Top Male Vocalist and if Paisley wins the category it will be his fourth consecutive Top Male Vocalist title. Paisley is also nominated for Album of the Year for American Saturday Night and for Video of the Year for 'Welcome to the Future." Paisley won the 2005 Album of the Year for Time Well Wasted.

Zac Brown Band is nominated for four awards including Entertainer of the Year, for which this is their first nomination in the category. The band is also nominated for Album of the Year for The Foundation, Single Record of the Year for "Toes," and Top Vocal Group.

This is the first time that eight nominees have been named for the Entertainer of the Year.

If Brooks & Dunn win Top Vocal Duo this year, it will be their 16th win in that category. The duo has also been named the winner of the Academy of Country Music's Milestone Award in recognition of their 20-year record-breaking career and will be honored in a television special entitled "ACM Presents: Brooks & Dunn - The Last Rodeo" to air later this year on CBS.

Reba McEntire will host the awards, her 12th year at the helm of the event. You can watch the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards from Las Vegas on Sunday April 18, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.