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Taylor Swift leads nominees for American Country Awards

Taylor Swift leads nominees for American Country Awards

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Taylor Swift is entering this year's American Country Awards with the most chances to win. 

The country-pop superstar leads the list of contenders for the upcoming event with bids in eight categories, including Artist of the Year.  She's also earned several nominations for her hit "Begin Again" and her collaboration with Tim McGraw, "Highway Don't Care." 

Blake Shelton and Florida Georgia Line follow with seven nods.  They're also in the running for the Artist of the Year prize, along with Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan.  Other stars with multiple chances to win include The Band Perry, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum, Randy Houser, and Miranda Lambert. 

Trace Adkins and NASCAR's Danica Patrick are set to host the 4th annual American Country Awards, which will take place in Las Vegas and air on Fox on December 10th.  Balloting in the fan-voted event will be open at TheACAs.com through November 12th in all categories except Artist of the Year, which will remain open through December 7th. 

Nominees for the 4th annual American Country Awards:

ARTISTS 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR 
Jason Aldean 
Luke Bryan 
Florida Georgia Line 
Blake Shelton 
Taylor Swift 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR: MALE 
Jason Aldean 
Luke Bryan 
Kenny Chesney 
Eric Church 
Blake Shelton 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR: FEMALE 
Kelly Clarkson 
Sheryl Crow 
Miranda Lambert 
Taylor Swift 
Carrie Underwood 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR: DUO OR GROUP 
Lady Antebellum 
Little Big Town 
Rascal Flatts 
The Band Perry 
Zac Brown Band 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR: BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST 
Lee Brice 
Hunter Hayes 
Randy Houser 
Scotty McCreery 
Justin Moore 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR: NEW ARTIST 
Florida Georgia Line 
Kip Moore 
Kacey Musgraves 
Cassadee Pope 
Thomas Rhett 

ALBUM 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR 
"Night Train," Jason Aldean 
"Here's To The Good Times," Florida Georgia Line 
"Two Lanes of Freedom," Tim McGraw 
"Based On A True Story...," Blake Shelton 
"Pioneer," The Band Perry 

SINGLES 

SINGLE OF THE YEAR 
"Cruise," Florida Georgia Line 
"How Country Feels," Randy Houser 
"Beer Money," Kip Moore 
"Better Dig Two," The Band Perry 
"One of Those Nights," Tim McGraw 

SINGLE OF THE YEAR: MALE 
"Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)," Gary Allen 
"One of Those Nights," Tim McGraw 
"The One That Got Away," Jake Owen 
"Wagon Wheel," Darius Rucker 
"Sure Be Cool If You Did," Blake Shelton 

SINGLE OF THE YEAR: FEMALE 
"Easy," Sheryl Crow 
"American Heart," Faith Hill 
"Mama's Broken Heart," Miranda Lambert 
"Begin Again," Taylor Swift 
"Two Black Cadillacs," Carrie Underwood 

SINGLE OF THE YEAR: DUO/GROUP 
"Downtown," Lady Antebellum 
"Tornado," Little Big Town 
"Better Dig Two," The Band Perry 
"If I Didn't Have You," Thompson Square 
"Goodbye in Her Eyes," Zac Brown Band 

SINGLE OF THE YEAR: BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST 
"I Drive Your Truck," Lee Brice 
"All Over The Road," Easton Corbin 
"Somebody's Heartbreak," Hunter Hayes 
"How Country Feels," Randy Houser 
"Til My Last Day," Justin Moore 

SINGLE OF THE YEAR: NEW ARTIST 
"Did It for the Girl," Greg Bates 
"Don't Ya," Brett Eldredge 
"Redneck Crazy," Tyler Farr 
"Cruise," Florida Georgia Line 
"Beer Money," Kip Moore 

SINGLE OF THE YEAR: VOCAL COLLABORATION 
"The Only Way I Know," Jason Aldean with Luke Bryan and Eric Church 
"Don't Rush," Kelly Clarkson and Vince Gill 
"Highway Don't Care," Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban 
"Boys 'Round Here," Blake Shelton with Pistol Annies 

TOURING 

TOURING ARTIST OF THE YEAR 
Jason Aldean 
Luke Bryan 
Kenny Chesney 
Miranda Lambert 
Brad Paisley 
Rascal Flatts 
George Strait 
Taylor Swift 
Carrie Underwood 
Zac Brown Band 

VIDEOS 

GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY - MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR 
"Cruise," Florida Georgia Line 
"Tornado," Little Big Town 
"Sure Be Cool If You Did," Blake Shelton 
"Begin Again," Taylor Swift 
"Better Dig Two," The Band Perry 

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR: MALE 
"Take A Little Ride," Jason Aldean 
"Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)," Gary Allan 
"One of Those Nights," Tim McGraw 
"Wagon Wheel," Darius Rucker 
"Sure Be Cool If You Did," Blake Shelton 

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR: FEMALE 
"American Heart," Faith Hill 
"Mama's Broken Heart," Miranda Lambert 
"Someone Somewhere Tonight," Kellie Pickler 
"Begin Again," Taylor Swift 
"Blown Away," Carrie Underwood 

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR: NEW ARTIST 
"Don't Ya," Brett Eldredge 
"Cruise," Florida Georgia Line 
"Crying On A Suitcase," Casey James 
"Beer Money," Kip Moore 
"Merry Go 'Round," Kacey Musgraves 

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR: GROUP OR COLLABORATION 
"Tornado," Little Big Town 
"Highway Don't Care," Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban 
"Come Wake Me Up," Rascal Flatts 
"Better Dig Two," The Band Perry 
"If I Didn't Have You," Thompson Square 

SONG OF THE YEAR (award goes to the songwriter(s)): 
"Better Dig Two," Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally, Trevor Rosen Recorded by The Band Perry 
"Cruise," Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley, Joey Moi, Chase Rice and Jesse Rice Recorded by Florida Georgia Line 
"Hard To Love," Ben Glover, Billy Montana and John Ozier Recorded by Lee Brice 
"Highway Don't Care," Mark Irwin, Josh Kear, Brad Warren and Brett Warren Recorded by Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban 
"I Drive Your Truck," Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington and Jimmy Yeary Recorded by Lee Brice 
"Like Jesus Does," Casey Beathard and Monty Criswell Recorded by Eric Church 
"Mama's Broken Heart," Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally and Kacey Musgraves Recorded by Miranda Lambert 
"Merry Go 'Round," Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves and Josh Osborne Recorded by Kacey Musgraves 
"Pontoon," Barry Dean, Natalie Hemby and Luke Laird Recorded by Little Big Town 
"Wagon Wheel," Bob Dylan and Ketch Secor Recorded by Darius Rucker 

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