44th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards Nominees (Full list of ACM 2009)

The Academy of Country Music announced nominees for the 44th annual ceremony. Julianne Hough, Kellie Pickler, LeAnn Rimes and Jessica Simpson announced the nominations, and Brad Paisley leads the pack with six nominations.


2009 ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC NOMINEES
Entertainer of the Year
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Brad Paisley
  • George Strait
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Keith Urban
Top Male Vocalist
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Toby Keith
  • Brad Paisley
  • George Strait
  • Keith Urban
Top Female Vocalist
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Heidi Newfield
  • Taylor Swift
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Lee Ann Womack
Top Vocal Group
  • Lady Antebellum
  • Little Big Town
  • Rascal Flatts
  • Randy Rogers Band
  • The Lost Trailers
Top Vocal Duo
  • Big & Rich
  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Joey & Rory
  • Montgomery Gentry
  • Sugarland
Top New Male Vocalist
  • Jamey Johnson
  • James Otto
  • Jake Owen
Top New Female Vocalist
  • Sarah Buxton
  • Julianne Hough
  • Ashton Shepherd
Top New Vocal Duo or Group
  • Eli Young Band
  • The Lost Trailers
  • Zac Brown Band
Single Record of the Year (Award to Artist, Producer & Record Company)
  • Gunpowder & Lead
  • Miranda Lambert, Produced by Frank Liddell and Mike Wrucke Columbia
  • In Color
    Jamey Johnson, Produced by The Ken Hardley Playboys
    Mercury
  • Johnny & June
    Heidi Newfield, Produced by Tony Brown
    Asylum-Curb
  • Waitin' On A Woman
    Brad Paisley, Produced by Frank Rogers
    Arista Nashville
  • You're Gonna Miss This
    Trace Adkins, Produced by Frank Rogers
    Capitol Nashville
Song of the Year (Award to Composer, Publisher & Artist)
  • I Saw God Today
    George Strait
    Composers:  Rodney Clawson, Monty Criswell, Wade Kirby
    Publishers:   Big Red Toe Music (BMI), Blind Mule Music (BMI), Extremely Loud Music (BMI), Steel Wheels Music (BMI)
  • In Color
    Jamey Johnson
    Composers:  Jamey Johnson, Lee Thomas Miller, James Otto
    Publishers: Big Gassed Hitties (BMI), Eldorotto Music Publishing (BMI), EMI Blackwood Music, Inc., Lucky Thumb Music (BMI), New Song of Sea Gayle (BMI), Noah's Little Boat Music (BMI)
  • Johnny & June
    Heidi Newfield
    Composers:  Deanna Bryant, Heidi Newfield, Stephony Smith
    Publishers:  Amylase Music (ASCAP), Big Hit Makers Music (BMI), Rainy Graham Publishing LLC (BMI), Souljet Music Tell Texas Tune III (ASCAP)
  • Waitin' On A Woman
    Brad Paisley
    Composers:  Don Sampson, Wynn Varble
    Publishers:  EMI April Music, Inc. (ASCAP), Sea Gayle Music LLC (ASCAP), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)
  • You're Gonna Miss This
    Trace Adkins
    Composers:  Ashley Gorley and Lee Thomas Miller
    Publishers:  EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI), Music of Windswept (ASCAP),  Noah's Little Boat Music (BMI), Song of Combustion (ASCAP), Songs of Sea Gayle (BMI)
Video of the Year (Award to Producer, Director & Artist)
  • Johnny & June - Heidi Newfield
  • Producer:  Karen Martin Director:  Eric Welch
  • Just A Dream - Carrie Underwood
    Producer:  Randy Brewer
    Director:  Roman White
  • Love Story - Taylor Swift
    Producer:  Trent Hardville
    Director:  Trey Fanjoy
  • Troubadour - George Strait
    Producer:  Dominic Cancilla
    Director:  Trey Fanjoy
  • Waitin' On A Woman - Brad Paisley
    Producer:  Mark Kalbfeld, Jim Shea
    Director:  Jim Shea, Peter Tilden
Vocal Event of the Year (Award to Artist, Producer & Record Company)
  • Another Try - Josh Turner Featuring Trisha Yearwood
    Produced by: Frank Rogers
    MCA Nashville
  • Cowgirls Don't Cry - Brooks & Dunn Featuring Reba McEntire
    Produced by: Kix Brooks, Tony Brown, Ronnie Dunn
    Arista Nashville
  • Down The Road - Kenny Chesney With Mac McAnally
    Produced by:  Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney
    Blue Chair/BNA
  • Life In A Northern Town - Sugarland Featuring Little Big Town & Jake Owen
    Produced by: Not listed
    Mercury
  • Start A Band - Brad Paisley Duet With Keith Urban
    Produced by: Frank Rogers
    Arista Nashville
ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR - NATIONAL
  • Blair Garner - After MidNite with Blair Garner
  • Crook & Chase - Crook and Chase Countdown
  • Danny Wright - Danny Wright All Night
  • Lon Helton - Country Countdown USA
ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR - MAJOR MARKET
  • KEEY‐FM (Minneapolis, MN) - Donna Valentine, Muss and Fish
  • KSCS‐FM (Arlington, TX) - Dorsey Gang
  • KSON‐FM (San Diego, CA) - Cliff & Company: Cliff, Morgan, Tanner and Tori                                              
  • KYGO‐FM (Denver, CO) - Kelly Ford & Mudflap McGrew with Ed Greene
  • WIL ‐FM (St. Louis, MO) - The Cornbread Show featuring Cornbread, Pat James, Producer Annie, Captain Mac Douglas & Father Harry Shroeder
ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR - LARGE MARKET
  • WFMS‐FM (Indianapolis, IN) - JD Cannon
  • WFMS‐FM (Indianapolis, IN) - Jim Denny, Deborah Honeycutt & Kevin Freeman
  • WMIL‐FM (Milwaukee, WI) - Karen, Scott & Radar ‐ The Moo Crew
  • WTQR‐FM (Greensboro, NC) - Jeff Roper & Angie Ward
  • WUBE‐FM (Cincinnati, OH) - Chris Carr & Amanda Orlando
ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR - MEDIUM MARKET
  • WBBS‐FM (Syracuse, NY) - Tom and Becky ‐ B104.7 Morning Show
  • WBCT‐FM (Grand Rapids, MI) - The Electric Barnyard with Broadway (and Crawl)
  • KFDI‐FM (Wichita, KS) - Brian Pierce & Kellie Michaels
  • WIVK‐FM (Knoxville, TN) - Gunner
  • WIVK‐FM (Knoxville, TN) - Andy Ritchie, Alison West, Jimmy Holt
ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR - SMALL MARKET
  • KUAD‐FM (Ft. Collins, CO) - Brian Gary and Todd Harding (The Good Morning Guys)
  • WCTY‐FM (Norwich, CT) - Jimmy Lane and Shelly Martinez
  • WFYR‐FM (Peoria, IL) - Rick Stephenson & Lisa Franks
  • WOKQ‐FM (Dover, NH) - Mark & Danielle 
  • WYCT‐FM (Pensacola, FL) - Brent Lane and Dana Cervantes
RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR - MAJOR MARKET
  • KMPS‐FM (Seattle, WA) - Today's Country
  • KYGO‐FM (Denver, CO) - Denver's #1 For New Country
  • WKLB‐FM (Boston, MA) - Country 102.5
  • WQYK‐FM (Tampa, FL) - Tampa Bay's Country Station
  • WSOC‐FM (Charlotte, NC) - Charlotte's # 1 Country
RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR - LARGE MARKET
  • WFMS‐FM (Indianapolis, IN) - The Country Station
  • WMIL‐FM (Milwaukee, WI) - Continuous Country Favorites of Yesterday and Today
  • WQDR‐FM (Raleigh, NC) - Today's Best Country
  • WSIX‐FM (Nashville, TN) - The Big 98 WSIX
  • WUBE‐FM (Cincinnati, OH) - Cincinnati's Country!
RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR - MEDIUM MARKET
  • KFDI‐FM (Wichita, KS) - Today's KFDI
  • KUZZ AM/FM (Bakersfield, CA) - Bakersfield's Best Country
  • WGNA‐FM (Albany, NY) - Country 107.7
  • WIVK‐FM (Knoxville, TN) - Today's Best Music and the All‐Time Country Legends
  • WYRK‐FM (Buffalo, NY) - Today's Country & Your All Time Favorites
RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR - SMALL MARKET
  • WFYR‐FM (Peoria, IL) - River Country
  • WKXC‐FM (Augusta, GA) - Number One for New Country and More Variety
  • WXCL‐FM (Peoria, IL) - Number One For New Country
  • WXXQ‐FM (Rockford, IL) - Rockford's Country
  • WYCT‐FM (Pensacola, FL) - Cat Country
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
  • Buddy Cannon
  • Dann Huff
  • Frank Rogers
  • Nathan Chapman
  • Tony Brown
AUDIO ENGINEER OF THE YEAR
  • Chuck Ainlay
  • Greg Droman
  • John Kelton
  • Mills Logan
  • Steve Marcantonio
TOP BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
  • Dave Hungate
  • Glenn Worf
  • Jimmie Lee Sloas
  • Larry Paxton
  • Mike Brignardello
TOP PERCUSSIONIST/DRUMMER OF THE YEAR
  • Chad Cromwell
  • Eddie Bayers
  • Greg Morrow
  • Lonnie Wilson
  • Paul Leim
TOP FIDDLE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
  • Aubrey Haynie
  • Joe Spivey
  • Jonathan Yudkin
  • Larry Franklin
  • Rob Hajacos
TOP GUITARIST OF THE YEAR
  • Brett Mason
  • Bryan Sutton
  • J.T. Corenflos
  • Kenny Greenberg
  • Tom Bukovac
TOP PIANO/KEYBOARDS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
  • Gordon Mote
  • John Hobbs
  • John Jarvis
  • Steve Nathan
  • Tony Harrell
TOP SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT(S) PLAYER OF THE YEAR
  • Eric Darken
  • Ilya Toshinsky
  • Jelly Roll Johnson
  • Randy Kohrs
  • Rob Ickes
TOP STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR
  • Bruce Bouton
  • Dan Dugmore
  • Mike Johnson
  • Russ Pahl
  • Steve Hinson
VENUE OF THE YEAR
  • DTE Energy Music Theatre - Clarkston, MI
  • Meadowbrook US Cellular Pavilion - Gilford, NH
  • The Ryman Auditorium - Nashville, TN
  • Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek - Raleigh, NC
  • Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheatre - Virginia Beach, VA
NIGHTCLUB OF THE YEAR
  • Buck Owens' Crystal Palace - Bakersfield, CA
  • Coyote Joe's - Charlotte, NC
  • Joe's Bar - Chicago, IL
  • The Grizzly Rose - Denver, CO
  • Wild Bill's - Duluth, GA
CASINO OF THE YEAR
  • Casino Rama - Orillia, Ontario
  • Chumash Casino - Santa Ynez, CA
  • Mystic Lake - Minneapolis, MN
  • The Peppermill Resorts at Wendover - West Wendover, NV
  • Turning Stone Casino - Verona, NY
DON ROMEO TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR
  • David Snowden - Triangle Talent
  • Fran Romeo - Romeo Entertainment
  • Gary Osier - Gary Osier Presents
  • Suzanne Wilson - Wilson Events
  • Todd Boltin - Variety Attractions
PROMOTER OF THE YEAR
  • Ben Farrell - Varnell Enterprises
  • Darin Lashinsky - Outback Concerts
  • Gary Weinberger - Red Mountain Entertainment
  • Louis Messina - The Messina Group
  • Steve Moore - AEGLive:

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