2012 Nominees

­Learn more about the ACM Award Nominees.
Lady Antebellum

1. Lady Antebellum

Lady Antebellum is nominated for five awards, including Vocal Group of the Year, which they have won for two consecutive years. They are also nominated for Album of the Year as artists and producers for Own The Night and for Song of the Year and Video of the Year for “Just A Kiss.”
Two ACM Awards Nominations

2. Two ACM Awards Nominations

Dierks Bentley, Kelly Clarkson, Vince Gill, Miranda Lambert, Aaron Lewis, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood and Chris Young all received two nominations each.
Taylor Swift

3. Taylor Swift

Reigning Entertainer of the Year Taylor Swift is nominated for three awards, including her third nod for Entertainer of the Year. Swift is nominated for the fifth time for Female Vocalist of the Year and for the third time for Video of the Year for “Mean.”
Toby Keith

4. Toby Keith

Toby Keith received three nominations for “Red Solo Cup,” including Video of the Year, which he last won in 2003 for “Beer For My Horses.” He received a double nomination as artist and producer for Single Record of the Year.
Brad Paisley

5. Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley is nominated for four awards, including his fifth nomination for Entertainer of the Year and eighth nomination for Male Vocalist of the Year, which he won five times consecutively between 2006 and 2010. He received two nominations in the Vocal Event of the Year category, for “Old Alabama” with Alabama and “Remind Me” with Carrie Underwood.
 Jason Aldean

6. Jason Aldean

Jason Aldean is nominated for six awards, including his second consecutive nods for Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year. He is nominated for Album of the Year for My Kinda Party, and has two nominations for Single Record of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for “Don’t You Wanna Stay,” featuring Kelly Clarkson. He is nominated for Video of the Year for “Tattoos On This Town.”
Kenny Chesney

7. Kenny Chesney

Kenny Chesney leads with nine nominations, including Entertainer of the Year, a category he has won four times since 2004. He is twice nominated for Album of the Year for Hemingway’s Whiskey, as both artist and producer, as well as earning double nominations for Single Record of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year as both artist and producer for “You And Tequila” with Grace Potter. Chesney is also nominated for Song of the Year for “You And Tequila” with Grace Potter.