Carrie Underwood Set For Country Success

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Carrie Underwood has been nominated for six Academy of Country Music Awards.

The singer will fight it out to retain her Top Female Vocalist of the Year accolade - which she has won for the last three years - and the coveted Entertainer of the Year prize, which she was given at last year's ceremony.

She faces stiff competition for the latter award from five-time winner Kenny Chesney, hotly tipped Taylor Swift, Toby Keith and GEORGE STRAIT.

Brad Paisley and Keith Urban are also nominated for the honour, with the Zac Brown Band the final nominee for Entertainer of the Year.

Carrie will also go head-to-head with Taylor in the Top Female Vocalist of the Year and Song of the Year - for 'Cowboy Casanova' and 'You Belong With Me' respectively - categories, while her other nominations are for Vocal Event of the Year for 'I Told You So' with Randy Travis and Album of the Year for 'Play On'.

Song of the Year counts twice for both artists, for their singing and composing duties.

Taylor is up for a total of five awards, including Video of the Year for 'You Belong With Me'.

Lady Antebellum lead the nominations with seven nods including Top Vocal Group and Song of the Year, for 'Need You Now'.

Kenny Chesney and Brad Paisley are both up for four prizes.

The awards will be handed out at a Las Vegas ceremony on April 18. Presenters and performers for the show have not yet been announced.

Academy of Country Music Awards nominations:

Entertainer of the Year:

Kenny Chesney

Toby Keith

Brad Paisley

George Strait

Taylor Swift

Carrie Underwood

Keith Urban

Zac Brown Band

Top Male Vocalist of the Year:

Kenny Chesney

Brad Paisley

Darius Rucker

George Strait

Keith Urban

Top Female Vocalist of the Year:

Miranda Lambert

Reba McEntire

Taylor Swift

Carrie Underwood

Lee Ann Womack

Top Vocal Group of the Year:

Lady Antebellum

Little Big Town

Randy Rogers Band

Rascal Flatts

Zac Brown Band

Top Vocal Duo of the Year:

Brooks And Dunn

Joey and Rory


Steel Magnolia


Top New Solo Vocalist of the Year:

Luke Bryan

Jamey Johnson

Chris Young

Top New Vocal Duo of the Year:


Joey and Rory

Steel Magnolia

Top New Vocal Group of the Year:

Eli Young Band


The Lost Trailers

Album of the Year:

'American Saturday Night' - Brad Paisley

'Lady Antebellum' - Lady Antebellum

'Play On' - Carrie Underwood

'Revolution' - Miranda Lambert

'The Foundation' - Zac Brown Band

Single Record of the Year:

'Need You Now' - Lady Antebellum

'People Are Crazy' - BILLY CURRINGTON

'Red Light' - David Nail

'Toes' - Zac Brown Band

'White Liar' - Miranda Lambert

Song of the Year:

'Cowboy Casanova' - Carrie Underwood

'Need You Now' - Lady Antebellum

'People Are Crazy' - Billy Currington

'White Liar' - Miranda Lambert

'You Belong With Me' - Taylor Swift

Video of the Year:

'Boots On' - Randy Houser

'Need You Now' - Lady Antebellum

'Welcome To The Future' - Brad Paisley

'White Liar' - Miranda Lambert

'You Belong With Me' - Taylor Swift

Vocal Event of the Year:

'Hillbilly Bone' - Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins

'Honky Tonk Stomp' - Brooks and Dunn featuring Billy Gibbons

'I Told You So' - Carrie Underwood featuring Randy Travis

'I'm Alive' - Kenny Chesney with Dave Matthews

'Seeing Stars' - Jack Ingram featuring Patty Griffin


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