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Lambert leads ACMs with 7 nominations

Tuesday, February 1, 2011 – Miranda Lambert topped the Academy of Country Music nominations with seven, including entertainer of the year.

"That's the first I've heard about all of that,' Lambert said about the nominations on "The Early Show" Tuesday morning. "I haven't had time to process that."

Lambert was nominated for Top Female Vocalist of the Year, Single Record of the Year for The House That Built Me, Song of the Year for The House That Built Me, Video of the Year for Only Prettier and Video of the Year for The House That Built Me and Vocal Event of the Year for Coal Miner's Daughter with Loretta Lynn and Sheryl Crow.

Zac Brown Band captured five nominations, while Brown himself garnered four more for being a producer ad composter. The Band Perry and Taylor Swift grabbed four nominations.

Nominees included:

Entertainer of the Year
Jason Aldean
Toby Keith
Brad Paisley
Taylor Swift
Keith Urban
Miranda Lambert

Album of the Year
Hemingway's Whiskey - Kenny Chesney
Need You Now - Lady Antebellum
The Guitar Song - Jamey Johnson
Speak Now - Taylor Swift
Up On the Ridge - Dierks Bentley
You Get What You Give - Zac Brown Band

Top Vocal Duo
Joey + Rory
Montgomery Gentry
Steel Magnolia
Sugarland
The Janedear Girls

Top Vocal Group
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Randy Rogers Band
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

Top Male Vocalist
Jason Aldean
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
George Strait
Keith Urban

Top Female Vocalist
Reba McEntire
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood
Lee Ann Womack
Miranda Lambert

Top New Solo Vocalist
Eric Church
Easton Corbin
Randy Houser

Top New Vocal Duo or Group
The Band Perry
the JaneDear girls
Steel Magnolia

Song of the Year
A Little More Country Than That, Easton Corbin Songwriters: Rory Lee Feek, Don Poythress, Wynn Varble
As She's Walking Away, Zac Brown Band featuring Alan Jackson Songwriters: Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette
If I Die Young, The Band Perry Songwriter: Kimberly Perry
Love Like Crazy, Lee Brice Songwriters: Tim James, Doug Johnson
The House That Built Me, Miranda Lambert Songwriters: Tom Douglas, Allen Shamblin

Vocal Event
As She's Walking Away, Zac Brown Band featuring Alan Jackson Producers: Zac Brown, Keith Stegall
Blue Sky, Emily West featuring Keith Urban Producer: Mark Bright
Coal Miner's Daughter, Loretta Lynn, Sheryl Crow and Miranda Lambert, Producers: John Carter Cash, Patsy Lynn Russell
Cold Beer, Colt Ford featuring Jamey Johnson Producers: Shannon Houchins, Adrian Young
Good to Be Me, Uncle Kracker featuring Kid Rock Producer: Kid Rock

Single Record of the Year
A Little More Country Than That, Easton Corbin Producer: Carson Chamberlain
As She's Walking Away, Zac Brown Band featuring Alan Jackson Producers: Zac Brown, Keith Stegall
If I Die Young, The Band Perry Producer: Paul Worley
Love Like Crazy, Lee Brice Producers: Lee Brice, Doug Johnson
The Boys of Fall, Kenny Chesney Producers: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney
The House That Built Me, Miranda Lambert Producers: Frank Liddell, Mike Wrucke

Song of the Year
A Little More Country Than That, Easton Corbin Songwriters: Rory Lee Feek, Don Poythress, Wynn Varble
As She's Walking Away, Zac Brown Band featuring Alan Jackson Songwriters: Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette
If I Die Young, The Band Perry Songwriter: Kimberly Perry
Love Like Crazy, Lee Brice Songwriters: Tim James, Doug Johnson
The House That Built Me, Miranda Lambert Songwriters: Tom Douglas, Allen Shamblin

Video of the Year
Hillbilly Bone, Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins Producer: Randy Brewer, Director: Roman White
Only Prettier, Miranda Lambert Producer: Trent Hardville, Director: Trey Fanjoy
Stuck Like Glue, Sugarland Producer: Tony McGarry, Director: Declan Whitebloom
The Boys of Fall, Kenny Chesney Producer: Don Lepore, Director: Shaun Silva
The House That Built Me, Miranda Lambert Producer: Trent Hardville, Director: Trey Fanjoy

Radio nominations:
National On-Air Personality:
Kix Brooks, American Country Countdown (Citadel Media)
Big D & Bubba (Premiere)
Crook & Chase, Crook and Chase Countdown (Premiere)
Blair Garner, AfterMidNite (Premiere)
Lon Helton, CMT's Country Countdown USA (Westwood One)
Shawn Parr, The Country's Hot List (United Stations)

Major Market Personality:
Cliff, Brooks & Tori, KSON/San Diego
Trish Biondo, WUSN/Chicago
Cornbread, Pat James, Annie Henson & Captain Mac Douglas, WIL/St. Louis
Dr. Don, Rachel Hunter & Grunwald, WYCD/Detroit
Chuck Edwards & Linda Lee, WYCD/Detroit

Large Market Personality:
J.D. Cannon, WFMS/Indianapolis
Karen, Scott & Radar, WMIL/Milwaukee
Mike, Marty & Janie, WQDR/Raleigh
Jeff Roper & Angie Ward, WTQR/Greensboro
Chris Carr, Jason Statt & Maverick, WUBE/Cincinnati.

Medium Market Personality:
Brian Pierce & Kellie Michaels, KFDI/Wichita
Jack Ryan, WIVK/Knoxville
Andy Ritchie, Alison Mencer & Jimmy Holt, WIVK/Knoxville
Dan Brennan & Shelby Mitchell, WKSJ/Mobile
Scott Winn & Sue Wilson, WQMX/Akron.

Small Market Personality:
Bill Barrett, Tim Fox & Tracy Berry, KKNU/Eugene, OR
Brian Gary, Todd Harding & Susan Moore, KUAD/Ft. Collins, CO
Jimmy Lehn & Shelly Martinez, WCTY/Norwich, CT
Mark Ericson & Karen Kiley, WOKQ/Dover, NH
Dex & Mo, WUSY/Chattanooga.

Major Market Station:
KEEY/Minneapolis
KNIX/Phoenix
WPOC/Baltimore,
WSOC/Charlotte,
WYCD/Detroit.

Large Market Station:
KCYY/San Antonio
WFMS/Indianapolis
WGH-FM/Norfolk
WMIL/Milwaukee
WSIX/Nashville.

Medium Market Station:
WBBS/Syracuse
WIVK/Knoxville
WKHK/Richmond, VA
WKMK/Monmouth, NJ
WYRK/Buffalo.

Small Market Station:
KCLR/Columbia, MO
KCTR/Billings, MT
KUAD/Ft. Collins, CO
WFRE/Fredrick, MD
WYCT/Pensacola, FL

The awards will be handed out April 3 in Las Vegas.

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