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The second annual 2011 American Country Awards nominations have been announced with Jason Aldean and Zac Brown leading with most nods.

Jason Aldean and Zac Brown Band leads the second annual 2011 American Country Awards, by bagging eight nominations each and are being followed by the new music artist Thompson Square, who won seven nominations, while the ‘Billboard Women of the Year’ singer Taylor Swift managed to win six nominations along with The Band Perry, the wife-husband duo, who also bagged six nods.

Taylor Swift, Aldean and Zac Brown are vying to win the ‘Artist of the Year’, who will also be competed with Kenny Chesney and Lady Antebellum. Also, Jason and Chesney will battle against each other for ‘Male Artist of the Year’ along with Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley and Luke Bryan. Zac Brown and Lay Antebellum will compete for ‘Duo or Group Artist of the Year’ with Band Perry, Rascal Flatts and Sugarland.

Taylor Swift is also in the race for ‘Female Artist of the Year’ with Sara Evans, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood and Alison Krauss. For the ‘New Artist of the Year’, Band Perry will be vying along with American Idol season 10 winner Scotty McCreery, Pistol Annies, Thompson Square and Jerrod Nieman. Scotty has topped the Billboard Top 200 with his debut album ‘Clear as Day’, the very first week of its release, which has also sold 197,000 copies of the album.

The winners of the 2011 American Country Awards will be determined, based on the votes of the fans, which will be open from October 13, 2011 to November 11, 2011 on the official website of ACA and the voting for the ‘Artist of the Year’ category will be available till December 2, 2011, before the star filled event will be held at MGM Grand in Las Vegas on December 5, 2011, which will be aired at 8PM EST on Fox.

Check out the complete nominations list of second annual 2011 American Country Awards:

Artist of the Year: New Artist

The Band Perry 

Scotty McCreery

Jerrod Niemann

Pistol Annies

Thompson Square

Artist of the Year:

Jason Aldean

Kenny Chesney

Lady Antebellum

Taylor Swift

Zac Brown Band

Artist of the Year: Male

Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan

Kenny Chesney

Brad Paisley

Blake Shelton

Artist of the Year: Female

Sara Evans

Alison Krauss

Miranda Lambert

Taylor Swift

Carrie Underwood

Artist of the Year: Duo or Group

The Band Perry

Lady Antebellum

Rascal Flatts

Sugarland

Zac Brown Band

Artist of the Year: Breakthrough Artist

Eric Church

Eli Young Band

Justin Moore

Jake Owen

Chris Young

Artist of the Year: New Artist

The Band Perry

Scotty McCreery

Jerrod Niemann

Pistol Annies

Thompson Square

Album of the Year:

Jason Aldean – “My Kinda Party”

Kenny Chesney – “Hemingway’s Whiskey”

Brad Paisley – “This Is Country Music”

Taylor Swift – “Speak Now”

Keith Urban – “Get Closer”

Zac Brown Band – “You Get What You Give”

Single of the Year:

Billy Currington – “Let Me Down Easy”

Tim McGraw – “Felt Good on My Lips”

Thompson Square – “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not”

Chris Young – “Voices”

Zac Brown Band with Alan Jackson – “As She’s Walking Away”

Single of the Year: Male

Jason Aldean – “My Kinda Party”

Luke Bryan – “Someone Else Calling You Baby”

Billy Currington – “Let Me Down Easy”

Tim McGraw – “Felt Good on My Lips”

Chris Young – “Voices”

Single of the Year: Female

Sara Evans – “A Little Bit Stronger”

Miranda Lambert – “Heart Like Mine”

Reba McEntire – “Turn on the Radio”

Taylor Swift – “Mean”

Carrie Underwood – “Mama’s Song”

Single of the Year: Duo or Group

The Band Perry – “You Lie”

Rascal Flatts – “Why Wait”

Sugarland – “Stuck Like Glue”

Thompson Square – “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not”

Zac Brown Band – “Colder Weather”

Single of the Year: New Artist

The Band Perry – “You Lie”

Craig Campbell – “Family Man”

The JaneDear Girls – “Wildflower”

Jerrod Niemann – “What Do You Want”

Thompson Square – “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not”

Single of the Year: Vocal Collaboration

Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson – “Don’t You Wanna Stay”

Kenny Chesney ft. Grace Potter – “You and Tequila”

Brad Paisley and Alabama – “Old Alabama”

Zac Brown Band and Jimmy Buffet – “Knee Deep”

Zac Brown Band with Alan Jackson – “As She’s Walking Away”

Touring Headline Act of the Year:

Jason Aldean

Kenny Chesney

Toby Keith

Tim McGraw

Brad Paisley

Rascal Flatts

George Strait

Taylor Swift

Carrie Underwood

Keith Urban

Music Video of the Year:

Sara Evans – “A Little Bit Stronger”

Jerrod Niemann – “What Do You Want”

Blake Shelton – “Who Are You When I’m Not Looking”

Thompson Square – “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not”

Josh Turner – “I Wouldn’t Be a Man”

Music Video: Male

Jason Aldean – “My Kinda Party”

Jerrod Niemann – “What Do You Want”

Blake Shelton – “Who Are You When I’m Not Looking”

Josh Turner – “I Wouldn’t Be a Man”

Keith Urban – “Put You in a Song”

Music Video: Female

Sara Evans – “A Little Bit Stronger”

Reba McEntire – “Turn on the Radio”

Ashton Shepherd – “Look It Up”

Taylor Swift – “Back to December”

Carrie Underwood – “Mama’s Song”

Music Video: Duo, Group or Collaboration

Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson – “Don’t You Wanna Stay”

The Band Perry – “You Lie”

Lady Antebellum – “Hello World”

Thompson Square – “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not”

Zac Brown Band with Alan Jackson – “As She’s Walking Away”

Music Video: New Artist

The Band Perry – “You Lie”

Craig Campbell – “Family Man”

Brett Eldredge – “Raymond”

Jerrod Niemann – “What Do You Want”

Thompson Square – “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not”

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