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Nominees of 2010 ACM Awards Announced, Lady Antebellum Lead the List

March 3, 2010 (2:52 am) GMT
Lady Antebellum's domination is followed by Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift and Kenny Chesney among others.

and have visited CBS' "The Early Show" on March 2 to announce nominees of the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards. And, dominate the list, grabbing seven nods.

The trio is vying for Top Vocal Group of the Year, Album of the Year, Video of the Year, Single Record of the Year and Song of the Year. In the two latter categories, they get double nominations; as an artist and producer for Single Record of the Year and as an artist and composer for Song of the Year.

"You always hear about the power of a great song, and there's no doubt that '' has definitely been a career-changer for us ... but seven nominations?" the band's member Dave Haywood said in a statement after learning about the gongs. "We are blown away."

Following Lady Antebellum's domination is with six nods. She is facing off the country music group in Album of the Year, Single Record of the Year and Video of the Year. Also, she is nominated as an artist and composer in Song of the Year and appears among the contenders of Top Female Vocalist.

"She's blown away," commented Miranda's boyfriend Blake who also is nominated in the vocal event category for his "Hillbilly Bone" collaboration with . "I think she's on Cloud 9. It's one thing to get a nomination here or there. It's another thing whenever you dominate the nominations. She and Lady Antebellum I think did that."

also receives six gongs. After winning Entertainer of the Year and Top Female Vocalist last year, she once again is nominated for the two categories this year. In addition, she is vying as an artist and composer in Song of the Year for her "Cowboy Casanova" single, Album of the Year for "" as well as Vocal Event of the Year for "I Told You So" with .

Other artists receiving multiple nominations are with five and , as well as with four each.

Voting to determine winners from three categories; Top New Solo Vocalist, Top New Vocal Duo and Top New Vocal Group, have been opened since February 26 and will be closed on March 12 on ACM Awards official site. Then, the winners will be running for Top New Artist with voting beginning April 1 along with fans voting for Entertainer of the Year.

2010 ACM Awards will be held on April 18 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas with Reba McEntire taking the mic as a host. One day after the awards show is wrapped, an all-star tribute concert will be conducted at the same venue. Country music duo are going to be handed the Academy of Country Music's Milestone Award during the special gig dubbed "ACM Presents: Brooks & Dunn -- the Last Rodeo".

Press conference on "The Early Show":



2010 ACM Awards Nominations list:

Entertainer of the Year:

Top Male Vocalist of the Year: Top Female Vocalist of the Year: Top Vocal Group of the Year: Top Vocal Duo of the Year: Top New Solo Vocalist of the Year: Top New Vocal Duo of the Year: Top New Vocal Group of the Year: Album of the Year: Single Record of the Year: Song of the Year: Video of the Year: Vocal Event of the Year:

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