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Lady Antebellum and Taylor Swift Dominate 2012 American Country Awards Nominations

October 11, 2012 (2:24 am) GMT
Lady A, Swift, Jason Aldean and Zac Brown Band vie for the coveted Artist of the Year title along with Luke Bryan, who leads the list of nominees with a total of seven.
Lady Antebellum and Taylor Swift Dominate 2012 American Country Awards Nominations

This year's American Country Awards sees a stiff competition in Artist of the Year category. , , and are all up for the nod, joined by rising country music star .

In term of number, Bryan is leading with a total of seven noms. He's once again pitted against Aldean in Artist of the Year: Male category which also names , and as the contenders.

The "Rain Is a Good Thing" singer will fight against Aldean, Church, Lady A and for Album of the Year prize. He gets his other nominations for Single of the Year, Single of the Year: Male, Music Video of the Year, and Music Video of the Year: Male.

Lady A and Zac Brown Band follow Bryan's domination with six nods apiece. In addition to Artist of the Year, the two groups meet again in Artist of the Year: Group, Single of the Year: Group, and Touring Artist of the Year categories.

Swift and Church also grabs multiple nominations with a total of five each. The "Begin Again" songstress faces off , , and for Artist of the Year: Female, Single of the Year: Female, as well as Music Video of the Year: Female kudos. Church, meanwhile, vies for Single of the Year: Male and Touring Artist of the Year in addition to his above mentioned nods.

The 2012 ACAs will air live December 10 starting at 8 P.M. ET/PT on FOX from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas with and serving as the hosts. Fans can vote for the winners by visiting the official site.

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