Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler, Miranda Lambert & Chris Young Nominated For Academy Of Country Music Awards
March 05, 2007 08:45 PM by Joe Reality
Nominations for the 42nd Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards were
announced by multi-platinum recording artists Kenny Chesney and
Sugarland, along with CBS’s "The Early Show" host Hannah Storm, at a
press conference at the Ford Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame
in Nashville. The winners will be broadcast live from Las Vegas’ MGM
Grand Garden Arena, Tuesday, May 15 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT)
on the CBS Television Network.
Included among the nominees were four contestants that got their start on reality TV shows. American Idol Winner Carrie Underwood, American Idol Finalist Kellie Pickler, Nashville Star Finalist Miranda Lambert, and Nashville Star Winner Chris Young all received nominations.
Top among the former reality TV contestants was Carrie Underwood, who had five nominations including Top Female Vocalist, Album of the Year, Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Video of the Year. Carrie Underwood was awarded two Academy of Country Music Awards last year – Top New Female and Single Record of the Year – in her first year ever to be nominated.
American Idol 5 finalist Kellie Pickler received one nomination for Top New Female Vocalist. Nashville Star finalist Miranda Lambert received two nominations for Top Female Vocalist and Top New Female Vocalist. Nashville Star 4 winner Chris Young received one nomination for Top New Male Vocalist.
Also, Sara Evans received one nomination for Top Female Vocalist. Even though Sara Evans did not get her career start on a reality TV show, she did appear on Dancing with the Stars 3, before dropping out of the competition.
The ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS is produced for television by dick clark productions. The show is executive produced by Allen Shapiro and R.A. Clark, and produced by Barry Adelman. The executive in charge of production is Bob Bardo, and the executive in charge is Fran LaMaina