March 5, 2009
This year’s nominees for ACM Album of the Year have been announced.
The nominees are:
- Jamey Johnson, That Lonesome Song
- Montgomery Gentry, Back When I Knew it All
- George Strait, Troubadour
- Taylor Swift, Fearless
- Carrie Underwood, Carnival Ride
George Strait’s nomination in this category gives him the opportunity to win all three industry awards for Album of the Year, having already won the Grammy and the CMA trophies for Troubadour. The last album to win all three was Fly by the Dixie Chicks, back in 2000-2001.