Originally created 03/09/06

Brad Paisley leads AMC nominations



NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Brad Paisley led the list of nominees for the 41st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards with six nominations, including top male vocalist of the year.

Brooks & Dunn and Sugarland received five nominations each, while Rascal Flatts and Carrie Underwood had four apiece.

Rascal Flatts and Underwood announced the nominations Wednesday.

Besides top male vocalist, Paisley was nominated for album of the year for "Time Well Wasted," single of the year for "Alcohol" and song of the year, vocal event of the year and video of the year for "When I Get Where I'm Going," his hit duet with Dolly Parton.

Brooks & Dunn were nominated for entertainer of the year, top vocal duo and single of the year, song of the year and video of the year for "Believe."

First-time nominees Sugarland received nominations for album of the year for "Twice the Speed of Life," top new duo or vocal group and top vocal group of the year. They also were recognized in the single record of the year and song of the year categories for "Baby Girl."

Lead singer Jennifer Nettles received a separate nomination for vocal event of the year for her duet with Bon Jovi, "Who Says You Can't Go Home."

Members of the Academy of Country Music select the nominees and winners of the ACM awards, which will be broadcast May 23 from Las Vegas on CBS.

List of nominees for the 41st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, which were announced Wednesday.

Entertainer of the Year: Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban.

Top Male Vocalist: Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, George Strait, Keith Urban.

Top Female Vocalist: Sara Evans, Martina McBride, Carrie Underwood, Gretchen Wilson, Lee Ann Womack.

Top Vocal Group: Alabama, Little Big Town, Lonestar, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland.

Top Vocal Duo: Big & Rich, Brooks & Dunn, Montgomery Gentry, Van Zant, The Warren Brothers.

Top New Male Vocalist: Jason Aldean, Billy Currington, Craig Morgan.

Top New Female Vocalist: Miranda Lambert, Julie Roberts, Carrie Underwood.

Top New Duo or Group: Big & Rich, Little Big Town, Sugarland.

Album of the Year: "Feels Like Today," Rascal Flatts; "There's More Where That Came From," Lee Ann Womack; "Time Well Wasted," Brad Paisley; "Tough All Over," Gary Allan; "Twice the Speed of Life," Sugarland.

Single Record of the Year (awarded to artist, producer, record company): "Alcohol," Brad Paisley; "Baby Girl," Sugarland; "Believe," Brooks & Dunn; "Best I Ever Had," Gary Allan; "Jesus Take the Wheel," Carrie Underwood.

Song of the Year (awarded to composer, publisher, artist): "Baby Girl," Sugarland; "Believe," Brooks & Dunn; "Jesus Take the Wheel," Carrie Underwood; "Skin (Sarabeth)," Rascal Flatts; "When I Get Where I'm Going," Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton.

Video of the Year: "As Good I Once Was," Toby Keith; "Believe," Brooks & Dunn; "I May Hate Myself in the Morning," Lee Ann Womack; "Kerosene," Miranda Lambert; "When I Get Where I'm Going," Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton.

Vocal Event of the Year: "I Play Chicken With the Train," Cowboy Troy and Big & Rich; "Like We Never Loved at All," Faith Hill with Tim McGraw; "When I Get Where I'm Going," Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton; "Who Says You Can't Go Home," Jennifer Nettles and Bon Jovi.