Toby Keith and Lee Ann Womack lead this year's nominees for the 36th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards with six nominations each. Faith Hill received four nods and Brad Paisley is nominated in three categories.
Keith was nominated for Entertainer of the Year, Top Male Vocalist, Album of the Year (for How Do You Like Me Now?!), Single of the Year, Song of the Year both for "How Do You Like Me Now?!" (RealAudio excerpt) and Video of the Year for "You Shouldn't Kiss Me Like This."
Womack's breakthrough album, I Hope You Dance (RealAudio excerpt of title song), was nominated in the album category, and the title song (on which she was accompanied by the group Sons of the Desert) gained nominations for Song, Single, Vocal Event and Video of the Year. Womack also was nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year.
The ACM Awards show, set for May 9 at Los Angeles' Universal Amphitheater, will be telecast live on CBS.
Here is the complete list of ACM nominees, as announced at a press conference Tuesday (February 27):
Brooks & Dunn
Jo Dee Messina
Lee Ann Womack
Brooks & Dunn
The Warren Brothers
Carolyn Dawn Johnson
Clark Family Experience
Sons of the Desert
"Goodbye Earl," Dixie Chicks; Producer: Keely Gould, Director: Evan Bernard
"I Hope You Dance," Lee Ann Womack; Producer: Alex Carone, Director: Gerry Wenner
"The Way You Love Me," Faith Hill; Producers: Faith Hill and Mary Ann Tanedo, Director: Joseph Kahn
"When It All Goes South," Alabama; Producer: Chanda Zimmerman, Director: Brent Hedgecock
"You Shouldn't Kiss Me Like This," Toby Keith; Producer: Mark Kalbfield, Director: Michael Salomon
American III: Solitary Man, Johnny Cash; Producer: Rick Rubin, Record Company: American Recordings
How Do You Like Me Now?!,Toby Keith; Producers: James Stroud and Toby Keith, Record Company: DreamWorks Records
I Hope You Dance, Lee Ann Womack w/Sons of the Desert; Producers: Mark Wright and Frank Liddell, Record Company: MCA Nashville
One Voice, Billy Gilman; Producers: Don Cook, Blake Chancey and David Malloy, Record Company: Epic Records
Who Needs Pictures, Brad Paisley; Producer: Frank Rogers, Record Company: Arista Nashville
"How Do You Like Me Now?!, "Toby Keith; Producers: James Stroud and Toby Keith, Record Company: DreamWorks Records
"I Hope You Dance," Lee Ann Womack w/Sons of the Desert; Producer: Mark Wright, Record Company: MCA Nashville
"Kiss This," Aaron Tippin; Producers: Aaron Tippin, B. Watson and M. Bradley, Record Company: Lyric Street Records
"The Little Girl," John Michael Montgomery; Producers: Buddy Cannon, Norro Wilson and John Michael Montgomery; Record Company: Atlantic Records
"There Is No Arizona," Jamie O'Neal; Producer: Keith Stegall, Record Company: Mercury Records
"How Do You Like Me Now?!," Toby Keith; Composers: Toby Keith and Chuck Cannon, Publishers: Tokeco Tunes and Wacissa River Music Inc. (BMI)
"I Hope You Dance," Lee Ann Womack w/Sons of the Desert; Composers: Mark D. Sanders and Tia Sellers, Publishers: Universal MCA Music Publishing, Soda Creek Songs (ASCAP), Choice Is Tragic Music and Ensign Music Corporation (BMI)
"The Little Girl," John Michael Montgomery; Composer: Harley L. Allen, Publisher: Coburn Music Inc.
"One Voice," Billy Gilman; Composers: David Malloy and Don Cook, Publishers: Starstruck Angel Music Inc., Malloy's Toys Music, Sony/ATV Songs LLC and Don Cook Music (BMI)
"We Danced," Brad Paisley; Composers: Brad Paisley and Chris DuBois, Publishers: EMI April Music Inc. and Sea Gayle Music (ASCAP)
"Buy Me a Rose," Kenny Rogers w/Alison Krauss, Bill Dean; Producers: Kenny Rogers and Brent Maher
"I Hope You Dance," Lee Ann Womack w/Sons of the Desert; Producer: Mark Wright
"Let's Make Love," Faith Hill w/Tim McGraw; Producers: Byron Gallimore and Faith Hill
"Murder on Music Row," George Strait w/Alan Jackson; Producers: Tony Brown and George Strait
"That's the Beat of a Heart," Warren Brothers featuring Sara Evans; Producer: Chris Farren