Cowboy Troy, Big and Rich and Two Foot Fred - Cowboy Troy, Big and Rich, Two Foot Fred Las Vegas, Nevada - The Academy of Country Music Awards 2011 at MGM Grand Garden Arena - Arrivals Sunday 3rd April 2011
Singer/songwriter Chris Young was crowned the fourth winner of US reality TV talent contest NASHVILLE STAR last night (02MAY06). The 20-year-old beat nine other contestants on the AMERICAN IDOL-style show, which was hosted by country stars WYNONNA and Cowboy Troy. Young won a recording contract with Sony BMG Nashville and a new Chevy Silverado truck.
Brad Paisley has been crowned the king of country today (08MAR06) after landing six Academy of Country Music (ACM) Award nominations. The CELEBRITY singer will fight for Best Male Artist and Best Album (TIME WELL WASTED) honours and will also compete for three collaboration prizes for his duet with Dolly Parton, WHEN I GET WHERE I'M GOING. Sugarland and BROOKS + DUNN are each up for five honours apiece, Rascal Flatts claimed four nominations and AMERICAN IDOL star Carrie Underwood landed three. Rockers Bon Jovi grabbed their first ACM nod. The awards will be presented at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on 23 May (06). The nominees in the leading categories are: Album of The Year FEELS LIKE TODAY by RASCAL FLATTS THERE'S MORE WHERE THAT CAME FROM by LEE ANN WOMACK TIME WELL WASTED by BRAD PAISLEY TOUGH ALL OVER by GARY ALLAN TWICE THE SPEED OF LIFE by SUGARLAND Entertainer of The Year BROOKS + DUNN Kenny Chesney Toby Keith RASCAL FLATTS Keith Urban Single of The Year ALCOHOL by BRAD PAISLEY BABY GIRL by SUGARLAND BELIEVE by BROOKS + DUNN BEST I EVER HAD by GARY ALLAN JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL by CARRIE UNDERWOOD Song of The Year BABY GIRL by SUGARLAND BELIEVE by BROOKS + DUNN JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL by CARRIE UNDERWOOD SKIN (SARABETH) by RASCAL FLATTS WHEN I GET WHERE I'M GOING by BRAD PAISLEY + DOLLY PARTON 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/Group BIG + RICH Little Big Town SUGARLAND Top New Female Artist Miranda Lambert Julie Roberts CARRIE UNDERWOOD Top New Male Artist 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 by TOBY KEITH BELIEVE by BROOKS + DUNN I MAY HATE MYSELF IN THE MORNING by LEE ANN WOMACK KEROSENE by MIRANDA LAMBERT WHEN I GET WHERE I'M GOING by BRAD PAISLEY + DOLLY PARTON Vocal Event of The Year I PLAY CHICKEN WITH THE TRAIN by Cowboy Troy/BIG + RICH LIKE WE NEVER LOVED AT ALL by Faith Hill + Tim Mcgraw WHEN I GET WHERE I'M GOING by BRAD PAISLEY + DOLLY PARTON WHO SAYS YOU CAN'T GO HOME by Jennifer Nettles + BON JOVI.
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