Photos: Nominees for the 48th annual ACM Awards

Photos: Nominees for the 48th annual ACM Awards

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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 02: Jason Aldean performs during his sold out "Night Train Tour 2013" to Madison Square Garden on March 2, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

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Posted on April 6, 2013 at 11:53 AM

Updated yesterday at 2:58 AM

LAS VEGAS -- Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will co-host the 48th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS live from Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7, 2013 on KHOU-TV.

The 48th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.

Click here to see photos of this year’s nominees.

Several of the nominees and performers at this year's ACM Awards performed at the 2013 RodeoHouston. Click here to see those concert photos.

Fans have the opportunity to vote for the Academy’s most prestigious award, Entertainer of the Year, for which Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton and Taylor Swift are nominated.

Fans can also help choose the ACM New Artist of the Year, for which Brantley Gilbert, Jana Kramer and Florida Georgia Line are the nominees.

Fan voting is now open. Voting will close at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 7.

Here are the nominees for the 48th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS:

Entertainer of the Year

  • Jason Aldean
  • Luke Bryan
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Blake Shelton
  • Taylor Swift

Male Vocalist of the Year

  • Jason Aldean
  • Luke Bryan
  • Eric Church
  • Toby Keith
  • Blake Shelton

Female Vocalist of the Year

  • Miranda Lambert
  • Martina McBride
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Taylor Swift
  • Carrie Underwood

Vocal Duo of the Year

  • Big & Rich
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Love and Theft
  • Sugarland
  • Thompson Square

Vocal Group of the Year

  • The Band Perry
  • Eli Young Band
  • Lady Antebellum
  • Little Big Town
  • Zac Brown Band

New Male Vocalist of the Year

  • Lee Brice
  • Brantley Gilbert
  • Hunter Hayes

New Female Vocalist of the Year

  • Jana Kramer
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Sunny Sweeney

New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year

  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Love and Theft
  • Thompson Square

New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl's Department Stores (Winners of New Male, New Female & New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year)

  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Brantley Gilbert
  • Jana Kramer

Album of the Year (Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company)

  • Blown Away - Carrie Underwood (19/Arista Nashville) Produced by: Mark Bright
  • Chief - Eric Church (EMI-Nashville) Produced by: Jay Joyce
  • Red - Taylor Swift (Big Machine Records) Produced by: Jeff Bhasker, Nathan Chapman, Dann Huff, Jacknife Lee, Max Martin, Shellback, Taylor Swift, Butch Walker, Dan Wilson
  • Tailgates & Tanlines - Luke Bryan (Capitol Nashville) Produced by: Mark Bright, Jeff Stevens
  • Tornado - Little Big Town (Capitol Nashville) Produced by: Jay Joyce

Single Record of the Year (Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company)

  • Even If It Breaks Your Heart – Eli Young Band (Republic Nashville) Produced by: Mike Wrucke
  • Over You - Miranda Lambert (RCA) Produced by: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf
  • Pontoon - Little Big Town (Capitol Nashville) Produced by: Jay Joyce
  • Springsteen - Eric Church (EMI-Nashville) Produced by: Jay Joyce
  • Wanted - Hunter Hayes (Atlantic/WMN) Produced by: Hunter Hayes, Dann Huff

Song of the Year (Award to Composer(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s))

  • A Woman Like You - Lee Brice Composers: Phil Barton, Johnny Bulford, Jon Stone Publishers: 3JB Music (BMI), Adios Pantalones (SESAC), Hears That Skyline Music (SESAC), Sixteen Stars Music (BMI), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)
  • Even If It Breaks Your Heart - Eli Young Band Composers: Will Hoge, Eric Paslay Publishers: Cal IV Songs (ASCAP), Will Hoge Music (BMI)
  • Over You - Miranda Lambert Composers: Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton Publishers: Pink Dog Publishing (BMI), Sony ATV/Tree Publishing (BMI)
  • Springsteen - Eric Church Composers: Eric Church, Jeff Hyde, Ryan Tyndell Publishers: Bug Music (BMI), ole Purple Cape Music (BMI), Sinnerlina (BMI), Sony ATV/Tree Publishing (BMI)
  • Wanted - Hunter Hayes Composers: Hunter Hayes, Troy Verges Publishers: Happy Little Man Publishing (BMI), Songs From The Engine Room (BMI), Songs Of Universal Inc. (BMI)

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