With 9 nominations, Kenny Chesney leads the way this year in American Country Music Awards nominations for the 47th running.  Kenny says, "It's an honor to receive so much love from the Academy of Country Music after all they've done to support my music over the years."  Jason Aldean follows up Kenny 6 AC M nominations.  Lady Antebellum lands with 5.   Once again Reba and Blake Shelton are the hosts of the show.  The 47th ACM awards will air on April 1st on CBS.

The nominees:

Entertainer of the Year
Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift

Female Vocalist of the Year
Sara Evans
Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year
Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
Chris Young

Vocal Duo
Love and Theft
Montgomery Gentry
Steel Magnolia
Sugarland
Thompson Square

Vocal Group of the Year
The Band Perry
Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band

Album of the Year
Chief, Eric Church
Four the Record,
Miranda Lambert
Hemingway's Whiskey,
Kenny Chesney
My Kinda Party,
Jason Aldean
Own the Night
, Lady Antebellum

Song of the Year (Award to Songwriter)
"Crazy Girl," Eli Young Band
"Home," Dierks Bentley
"Just a Kiss," Lady Antebellum
"Threaten Me with Heaven," Vince Gill
"You and Tequila," Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter

Single Record of the Year
"Crazy Girl," Eli Young Band
"Don't You Wanna Stay," Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson
"Red Solo Cup," Toby Keith
"Tomorrow," Chris Young
"You and Tequila," Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter

Video of the Year
"Tattoos on This Town," Jason Aldean
"Homeboy," Eric Church
"Red Solo Cup," Toby Keith
"Just a Kiss," Lady Antebellum
"Mean," Taylor Swift

Vocal Event
"Country Boy," Aaron Lewis featuring Charlie Daniels and George Jones
"Don’t' You Wanna Stay," Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson
"Old Alabama," Brad Paisley featuring Alabama
"Remind Me," Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood
"You and Tequila," Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter