With eight nominations, Alan Jackson leads the pack of contenders for the 39th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, to be broadcast live from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, May 26, 2004, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
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Brooks & Dunn
The singing duo of Ronnie Dunn and Kix Brooks, shown here at the 30th Annual People's Choice Awards last January, is up for five awards from the Academy of Country Music (ACM).
Toby Keith is also up for five awards. Here, he is shown accepting the trophy for Collaborative Video of the Year during the Country Music Television Flame Worthy Video Music Awards show last April. He won the award (along with Willie Nelson) for their video "Beer for My Horses."
Jimmy Buffett and The Coral Reefer Band perform at the Pepsi Center in Denver, May 18, 2004, as part of the band's "2004 License to Chill Tour." He's up for four ACM awards.
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Martina McBride has been nominated for four awards by the Academy of Country Music. Here, she is seen performing during the Country Music Television Flame Worthy Video Music Awards show in Nashville, April 21, 2004.
Country singer and songwriter Kenny Chesney performs to a sold out Jacksonville Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, on May 7, 2004. He is up for three ACM awards, including Entertainer of the Year.
Country singer Brad Paisley, shown here arriving at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles last February, is nominated for three ACM awards.
Tim McGraw, nominated for two ACM awards, also will perform during the show. Here, he is seen talking to fans as he arrives for the premiere of "The Alamo" at the Majestic Theater in downtown San Antonio, March 27, 2004.
Montgomery Gentry (Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry), also up for two ACM trophies, are shown at the Country Music Television Flame Worthy Video Music Awards in Nashville, April 21, 2004.
Randy Travis holds the award he won for best southern, country or bluegrass gospel album, for "Rise and Shine," at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards, Feb. 8, 2004, in Los Angeles. His fans are rooting for him to win both of the ACM awards for which he is nominated.