41st Academy of Country Music Awards - Final Nominees

Final nominees for the 41st Academy of Country Music Awards, to be handed out May 23 in Las Vegas.

Below are the final nominees for the 41st Academy of Country Music Awards, to be handed out May 23 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, in a ceremony airing live on CBS.

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
"FEELS LIKE TODAY," Rascal Flatts \ Producers: Mark Bright, Marty Williams and Rascal Flatts
Lyric Street Records

"THERE’S MORE WHERE THAT CAME FROM," Lee Ann Womack \ Producers: Byron Gallimore / Greg Droman
MCA Nashville

"TIME WELL WASTED," Brad Paisley \ Executive Producer: Chris DuBois, Produced by Frank Rogers
Arista Nashville

"TOUGH ALL OVER," Gary Allan \ Producers: Mark Wright / Gary Allan
MCA Nashville

"TWICE THE SPEED OF LIFE," Sugarland \ Producer: Garth Fundis
Mercury Records

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
BROOKS & DUNN
KENNY CHESNEY
TOBY KEITH
RASCAL FLATTS
KEITH URBAN

SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR
"ALCOHOL," Brad Paisley \ Executive Producer: Chris DuBois, Produced by Frank Rogers \ Arista Nashville

"BABY GIRL," Sugarland \ Producers: Garth Fundis \ Mercury Records

"BELIEVE," Brooks & Dunn \ Producers: Tony Brown, Ronnie Dunn and Kix Brooks \ Arista Nashville

"BEST I EVER HAD," Gary Allan \ Producers: Mark Wright / Gary Allan \ MCA Nashville

"JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL," Carrie Underwood \ Producer: Mark Bright \ Arista Nashville

SONG OF THE YEAR
"BABY GIRL," Sugarland / Writers: Kristian Bush (BMI), Kristen Hall (ASCAP), Jennifer Nettles (ASCAP), Lisa Simonton (ASCAP), Robert Hartley (ASCAP) and Troy Bieser (ASCAP) / Dirkpit Music (BMI) / GreaterGood Songs (ASCAP) / Jennifer Nettles Publishing (ASCAP) / Telegrammusic (ASCAP) / Drumbum Music (ASCAP) / Tremolo Blue (ASCAP) / The World Asleep (ASCAP) / Simonton Music (ASCAP)

"BELIEVE," Brooks & Dunn \ Writers: Ronnie Dunn (BMI) / Craig Wiseman (ASCAP) \ Sony/ATV Tree Publishing Co. (BMI) / Showbilly Music (BMI) / Big Loud Shirt Industries (ASCAP)

"JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL," Carrie Underwood \ Writers: Brett James (ASCAP), Hillary Lindsey (ASCAP) and Gordon Sampson (SOCAN) \ Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing (ASCAP) / Onaly Music //Raylene Music (ASCAP) / No Such Music (SOCAN) / Passing Stranger Music (ASCAP) / 1609 Songs (ASCAP) / Music of Windswept (ASCAP)

"SKIN (SARABETH)," Rascal Flatts \ Writers: Doug Johnson (BMI) / Joe Henry (ASCAP) \ Cool Hand Music 2004 (ASCAP) / Mike Curb Music/Sweet Radical Music (BMI) (administered by Mike Curb Music) c/o Karen Schauben Publishing Administration

"WHEN I GET WHERE I’M GOING," Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton \ Writers: Rivers Rutherford (ASCAP) / George Teren (BMI) \ Universal Music Corp. (ASCAP) / Memphersfield Music (ASCAP) / House of Full Circle Music Publishing (BMI)

TOP FEMALE VOCALIST
SARA EVANS
MARTINA McBRIDE
CARRIE UNDERWOOD
GRETCHEN WILSON
LEE ANN WOMACK

TOP MALE VOCALIST
DIERKS BENTLEY
KENNY CHESNEY
BRAD PAISLEY
GEORGE STRAIT
KEITH URBAN

TOP NEW DUO OR GROUP
BIG & RICH
LITTLE BIG TOWN
SUGARLAND

TOP NEW FEMALE VOCALIST
MIRANDA LAMBERT
JULIE ROBERTS
CARRIE UNDERWOOD

TOP NEW MALE VOCALIST
JASON ALDEAN
BILLY CURRINGTON
CRAIG MORGAN

TOP VOCAL DUO
BIG & RICH
BROOKS & DUNN
MONTGOMERY GENTRY
VAN ZANT
THE WARREN BROTHERS

TOP VOCAL GROUP
ALABAMA
LITTLE BIG TOWN
LONESTAR
RASCAL FLATTS
SUGARLAND

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
"AS GOOD AS I ONCE WAS," Toby Keith \ Producer: Mark Kalbfeld \ Director: Michael Soloman

"BELIEVE," Brooks & Dunn \ Producer: Steve Lamar \ Director: Deaton Flanigen

"I MAY HATE MYSELF IN THE MORNING," Lee Ann Womack \ Producer: Ivy Dane \ Director: Trey Fanjoy

"KEROSENE," Miranda Lambert \ Producer: Holly Millar \ Director: Trey Fanjoy

"WHEN I GET WHERE I’M GOING," Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton \ Producer: Mark Kalbfeld / Peter Tilden \ Director: Jim Shea

VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
"I PLAY CHICKEN WITH THE TRAIN," Cowboy Troy and Big & Rich \ Producers: John Rich, Big Kenny and Paul Worley \ Warner Bros. Records / Raybaw

"LIKE WE NEVER LOVED AT ALL," Faith Hill with Tim McGraw \ Producers: Dann Huff / Faith Hill \ Warner Bros. Records

"WHEN I GET WHERE I’M GOING," Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton \ Executive Producer: Chris DuBois, Produced by Frank Rogers \ Arista Nashville

"WHO SAYS YOU CAN’T GO HOME," Jennifer Nettles and Bon Jovi \ Producers: John Shanks, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and Dann Huff \ The Island Def Jam Music Group

ON-AIR PERSONALITY – NATIONAL
Jon Anthony – Highway 16 (XM Satellite Radio)
Blair Garner – After MidNite (Premiere Radio Networks)
Lia Knight – (Jones Radio Networks)
Darren Tandy – Thee Country Station (Superadio Network)
Danny Wright – All Night (Jones Radio Networks)

ON-AIR PERSONALITY – MAJOR MARKET
JD Cannon – WFMS Indianapolis
Jim Denny, Deborah Honeycutt & Kevin Freeman – WFMS Indianapolis
Lisa Dent – WUSN Chicago
Gerry House & The House Foundation – WSIX Nashville
Kelly, Jonathan & Mudflap – KYGO Denver

ON-AIR PERSONALITY – MEDIUM MARKET
Bill Barrett, Tim Fox & Tracy Barry – KKNU Eugene, Ore.
Mark Ericson & Danielle Carrier – WOKQ Dover, N.H.
Gunner - WIVK Knoxville, Tenn.
Scott Innes – WYNK Baton Rouge, La.
Buzz Jackson – KIIM Tucson, Ariz.

ON-AIR PERSONALITY – SMALL MARKET
Becky Austin & Brad Austin – KLUR Wichita Falls, Texas
Buddy Baron & Allyson Scott – WBBN Laurel, Miss.
Carrie & Uncle – KCLR Columbia, Mo.
Marty McFly & Stew James – WGSQ Cookeville, Tenn.
Scott Schuler & Angie Foster – KRKT Albany, Ore.

RADIO STATION– MAJOR MARKET
KNIX – Phoenix.
KYGO – Denver
WFMS – Indianapolis
WPOC – Baltimore
WUSN – Chicago

RADIO STATION– MEDIUM MARKET
KIZN – Boise, Idaho
KTTS – Springfield, Mo.
WBBS – Syracuse, N.Y.
WGNA – Albany, N.Y.
WUSY – Chattanooga, Tenn.

RADIO STATION– SMALL MARKET
WGSQ – Cookeville, Tenn.
WIXY – Champaign, Ill.
WPAP – Panama City, Fla.
WTCR – Huntington, W.Va.
WYCT – Pensacola, Fla.

VENUE OF THE YEAR
Ameristar Casino - Kansas City, Mo.
Casino Rama Resort- Orilla, Ontario
Mohegan Sun Casino - Uncasville, Conn.
Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort - Mt. Pleasant, Mich.
Turning Stone Casino - Verona, N.Y.

NIGHTCLUB OF THE YEAR
8 Seconds – Indianapolis
Billy Bob’s - Fort Worth, Texas
Cowboy’s - Atlanta
Coyote’s – Lousiville, K.Y.
Grizzly Rose - Denver
Joe’s Bar - Chicago

DON ROMEO TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR
Brad Combs, Meridian Entertainment
Gary Osier, Gary Osier Presents
Terrye Seigel, Terrye Seigal Productions
David Snowden, Triangle Talent
Suzanne Wilson, Wilson Events

PROMOTER OF THE YEAR
Ben Farrell, Varnell Enterprises
Brad Garrett, Police Productions
Gary Marx, Game Inc.
Louis Messina, The Messina Group
Mike Smardak, Outback Concerts of Tenn.

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Mark Bright
Buddy Cannon
Byron Gallimore
Dann Huff
Frank Rogers

AUDIO ENGINEER OF THE YEAR
Chuck Ainlay
Julian King
Steve Marcantonio
Justin Niebank
Gary Paczoza

BASS
Mike Brignardello
David Hungate
Larry Paxton
Michael Rhodes
Jimmy Lee Sloas

DRUMS
Steve Brewster
Chad Cromwell
Shannon Forest
Paul Leim
Greg Morrow

FIDDLE
Glen Duncan
Larry Franklin
Rob Hajacos
Aubrey Haynie
Jonathan Yudkin

GUITAR
Richard Bennett
Pat Buchanan
Tom Bukovac
J.T. Corenflos
Kenny Greenberg

PIANO/KEYBOARDS
Jim Brown
Gordon Mote
Michael Omartian
Mike Rojas
Reese Wynans

SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT(S)
Eric Darken
Jim Hoke
Jim Horn
Rob Ickes
Bryan Sutton

STEEL GUITAR
Paul Franklin
Sonny Garrish
John Hughey
Mike Johnson
Russ Pahl