ACM Performers Announced, Album Of The Year Nominees Revealed
March 5, 2009 at 1:01 PM (PT)
The ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC (ACM) has announced the first round of performers for the 44th Annual ACM AWARDS. TOBY KEITH, MIRANDA LAMBERT, TIM McGRAW, HEIDI NEWFIELD, RASCAL FLATTS, SUGARLAND and TAYLOR SWIFT are set to perform at the AWARDS, which will be held live from LAS VEGAS on APRIL 5th at 8p (ET/PT) on CBS-TV. REBA McENTIRE will be the evening's host.
The ACM has also revealed this year's "Album Of The Year" nominees, which are:
MONTGOMERY GENTRY - "Back When I Knew It All" – COLUMBIA
Produced by: BLAKE CHANCEY
CARRIE UNDERWOOD - "Carnival Ride" – 19/ARISTA NASHVILLE
Produced by: MARK BRIGHT
TAYLOR SWIFT - "Fearless" – BIG MACHINE
Produced by: SCOTT BORCHETTA, NATHAN CHAPMAN and TAYLOR SWIFT
JAMEY JOHNSON - "That Lonesome Song" – MERCURY
Produced by: The KENT HARDLY PLAYBOYS
GEORGE STRAIT - "Troubadour" – MCA
Produced by: TONY BROWN and GEORGE STRAIT
This category has slightly revised the total number of award nominations for this year's top nominated artists. BRAD PAISLEY leads with six nominations, with HEIDI NEWFIELD, JAMEY JOHNSON and GEORGE STRAIT each receiving five nominations. KENNY CHESNEY, TAYLOR SWIFT and CARRIE UNDERWOOD now stand at four nominations each, and KEITH URBAN receives three nominations.
For more info, visit www.acmcountry.com.