Nominations were announced today for the 48th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, a star-studded event honoring country music’s best and introducing the industry’s hottest emerging talent. The awards will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7th, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET on the CBS Television Network.
Eric leads with seven nominations, including Male Vocalist of the Year and his second consecutive nod for Album of the Year and Video of the Year. He is twice nominated for Song of the Year for “Springsteen,” as both artist and composer. Church also earned nominations for Single of the Year for “Springsteen” and for Vocal Event of the Year for “The Only Way I Know” with Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan.