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2014 ACM Nominations

January 29, 2014 Ben Foster 37

Blake Shelton Luke Bryan ACMHaving had just enough time to catch our breath after the Grammys, we now find ourselves gearing up for ACM season. This year’s Academy of Country Music Award nominees have just been announced today. Not surprisingly, this year’s nominees are wildly uneven, with “bro country” scoring ample representation. Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw lead with seven nominations each.



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2013 ACM Awards: Staff Picks and Predictions

April 6, 2013 Ben Foster 44

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The stars are converging on Las Vegas this weekend as the industry gears up for this year’s ACM Awards.  We at Country Universe have been busily poring over this year’s list of nominees, picking and predicting the winners while getting ready for all the live-blogging madness Sunday night.



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2013 ACM Nominations

February 13, 2013 Ben Foster 84

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After just enough time to catch our breath after the Grammys, this year’s ACM Awards are right around the corner.  The 2013 nominees were announced today, and are presented here with brief commentary from yours truly.  Eric Church leads the pack with seven nominations, followed by Hunter Hayes with six, and Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift with five each.  Please share your thoughts on this year’s nominees in the comments section.



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ACM Live Blog 2012

April 1, 2012 Dan Milliken 8

Show starts at 8/7 Central. Hang with us!

Also, if you have any trouble with the live blog client, let us know in the regular comments section!





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2012 ACM Awards: Staff Picks & Predictions

March 30, 2012 Tara Seetharam 17

Throw on your bedazzled boots – the 47th annual Academy of Country Music Awards air live from Las Vegas this Sunday at 8 p.m. EST. The show promises to be a melting pot of performances, with oddball duets like Rascal Flatts and Steve Martin – and no, that’s not an April Fools joke. The CU staff picked and predicted the awards below. Tell us your thoughts, and check back for our live blog on Sunday night!

Entertainer of the Year

Should Win:

  • Jason Aldean
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Brad Paisley
  • Blake Shelton
  • Taylor Swift – Jonathan, Dan, Tara, Leeann, Kevin, Ben, Sam





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2012 ACM Nominations

January 27, 2012 Kevin John Coyne 7

The nominations have been announced for the 2012 Academy of Country Music Awards.

Kenny Chesney leads with nine nominations. Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, and Brad Paisley follow.

Check out the entire list of nominees here.



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ACM Picks & Predictions

April 2, 2011 Kevin John Coyne 22

And some amount of us will be live-blogging the show tomorrow at 8 pm/7 central. Join!

Entertainer of the Year

Picks

  • Jason Aldean
  • Toby Keith
  • Miranda Lambert – Dan
  • Brad Paisley – Leeann, Tara
  • Taylor Swift – Kevin
  • Keith Urban

Predictions

  • Jason Aldean
  • Toby Keith
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Brad Paisley
  • Taylor Swift – Dan, Kevin, Leeann, Tara
  • Keith Urban




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2011 ACM Awards Nominations

February 1, 2011 Kevin John Coyne 110

Here are this year’s nominees for the ACM Awards. Biggest surprises: Lady Antebellum, Carrie Underwood and Zac Brown Band not up for Entertainer; Rascal Flatts out of the Vocal Group race; Jason Aldean finally scores major nominations, both Entertainer and Male Vocalist.

Entertainer of the Year

  • Jason Aldean
  • Toby Keith
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Brad Paisley
  • Taylor Swift
  • Keith Urban





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ACM 2010: Ladies Night

April 19, 2010 Kevin John Coyne 75

Female artists dominated this year’s ACM Awards in a way that would have been unimaginable just five years earlier, with nearly all of the major winners of the evening coming from a female solo artist or a band that prominently features a female vocalist. More significantly, this year’s ACM dissented from the CMA this fall in the marquee categories of Entertainer and Female Vocalist, which makes this fall’s CMA Awards that much more unpredictable.

Here’s my spin on the show’s highlights:

Carrie Underwood wins Entertainer of the Year

Perhaps we should have known not to underestimate the fan base of Ms. Underwood, who helped deliver the singing siren her second consecutive win for Entertainer of the Year. With Taylor Swift dominating the Grammys and CMAs, it was easy to forget that Underwood has continued to do quite well in her own right. Her string of hits at radio – eleven consecutive top two hits, nine of which reached #1 – is unprecedented. She’s also had ten gold singles, three of which have sold platinum or better. Her third album, Play On, has moved her cumulative album sales past eleven million.




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ACM Live Blog 2010

April 18, 2010 Dan Milliken 74

Winners

Vocal Event of the Year – Blake Shelton & Trace Adkins, “Hillbilly Bone”

Video of the Year – Miranda Lambert, “White Liar”

Song of the Year – Lady Antebellum, “Need You Now”

Single of the Year – Lady Antebellum, “Need You Now”

Top New Artist: Luke Bryan

Album of the Year: Miranda Lambert, Revolution

Top Vocal Group of the Year: Lady Antebellum

Top Male Vocalist of the Year: Brad Paisley

Top Vocal Duo of the Year: Brooks & Dunn

Top Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert

Entertainer of the Year: Carrie Underwood

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10:07 DM: Anyway, it’s certainly been an interesting awards night. Thanks so much for your participation, everyone!