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Jason Aldean and Taylor Swift Lead 2011 American Country Awards Nominations

October 14, 2011 (2:02 am) GMT
Aldean scores a whopping of eight nods along with Zac Brown Band, while Swift who gets six is overshadowed by Thompson Square with seven.

The 2nd annual American Music Awards has just unveiled its nominees. leads the pack with a total of eight nods along with . New act follow with seven nominations, and , along with another newcomer , trail behind the husband/wife duo with six each.

Aldean, Zac Brown and Swift battle each other to win Artist of the Year along with and . Aldean and Chesney additionally bump into one another in Male Artist of the Year which also lists , and among the contenders.

Zac Brown and Lady A are dueling in Duo or Group Artist of the Year, joining the Band Perry, and . Swift, meanwhile, is one of the strong contenders for Female Artist of the Year. To win the award, she has to beat the likes of , , and .

Although Thompson miss the top honor nod, the duo still have a chance to take home an Artist of the Year trophy in New Artist category. They are facing off the Band Perry, , 's newly-formed group , and "" winner who recently made Billboard Hot 200 history.

Aldean gets his third nomination in Album of the Year, thanks to his latest effort "". He is going head to head once again with Zac Brown (""), Swift (""), Chesney ("") and Paisley (""). joins them in the battle through "".

None of those six nominees receive a nod in Single of the Year though, except for Zac Brown. The band are vying for the prize through their duet with in "As She's Walking Away". In this category, they face off ("Let Me Down Easy"), ("Felt Good on My Lips"), Thompson ("Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not"), and ("Voices").

Aldean receives the rest of his nods in Single of the Year: Male, Single of the Year: Vocal Collaboration, Touring Headline Act of the Year, Music Video: Male, and Music Video: Duo, Group or Collaboration. Swift, meanwhile, makes up her six nominations in Single of the Year: Female, Touring Headline Act of the Year, and Music Video: Female.

Winners will be determined via fans voting which opens on the ACA official website starting October 13 until November 11. Voting for the Artist of the Year category, however, will run until December 2, three days before the star-studded gala which will be held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. and are tapped to host.

Artist of the Year:

Artist of the Year: Male Artist of the Year: Female Artist of the Year: Duo or Group Artist of the Year: Breakthrough Artist Artist of the Year: New Artist Album of the Year: Single of the Year: Single of the Year: Male Single of the Year: Female Single of the Year: Duo or Group Single of the Year: New Artist Single of the Year: Vocal Collaboration Touring Headline Act of the Year: Music Video of the Year: Music Video: Male Music Video: Female Music Video: Duo, Group or Collaboration Music Video: New Artist

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