BRAD, BROOKS & DUNN LEAD ACM NOMINEES

Brad Paisley leads the field of nominees for this year's Academy of Country Music (ACM) awards, which will be handed out May 23.

Brad tallied six nominations, including Top Male Vocalist and Album of the Year for Time Well Wasted. Right behind Brad in the ACM pack were Brooks & Dunn and Sugarland with five nominations apiece. Rascal Flatts garnered four, including its first-ever nomination for Entertainer of the Year. "We are honored and blown away to be up for four awards," raved Rascal Flatts lead vocalist Gary LeVox, "and surprised and proud of the Entertainer nod." You can catch the ACM Awards May 23 on CBS, beginning at 8 p.m. ET. Here are the nominees in some of the major ACM categories.

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 NEW MALE VOCALIST

Jason Aldean

Billy Currington

Craig Morgan

TOP NEW FEMALE VOCALIST

Miranda Lambert

Julie Roberts

Carrie Underwood

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