The ACMA’s are almost here and after last years shenanigans Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton have been invited back to co-host this fun awards show in Las Vegas. The country music elite will be traveling to a Las Vegas for a celebration of country and one of the funner award shows of the year. Down the Road Show will be in Las Vegas this month for the 47th Academy of Country Music Awards and we couldn’t be more excited…..seriously excited.

It is hard to say who I am more excited to see.

Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton,and Taylor Swift are all nominated for Artist of the year and any of them could win that; though it reminds me of a conversation I had recently where 5 grown men were reluctantly talking to me about the fact they are Taylor Swift fans.

The nominees for Male Vocalist of the Year are Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, and Chris Young; and my money is on Jason Aldean this year. Though they are all extremely talented.

The nominees for Female Vocalist of the Year are Sara Evans, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Taylor Swift, and Carrie Underwood; and I may be a fan of all these women, but I do believe it will go to Carrie Underwood.

The nominees for Vocal Duo of the Year are Love and Theft, Montgomery Gentry, Steel Magnolia, Sugarland, and Thompson Square; which are all amazing bands, but I think that Sugarland takes this or a surprise upset by Thompson Square. It’s my site and I can choose two!

The nominees for Vocal Group of the Year are The Band Perry, Eli Young Band, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, and Zac Brown Band; and I really can’t choose on this category, but I can’t get enough of Zac Brown Band.

The nominees for New Artist of the Year are Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes, and Scotty McCreery; and I think that Scotty is the easy pick.

My other picks:

Album of the Year may go to: Own The Night – Lady Antebellum (Capitol Records Nashville)
Produced by: Lady Antebellum, Paul Worley

Single Record of the Year may go to: Red Solo Cup – Toby Keith (Show Dog-Universal Music)
Produced by: Toby Keith

Song of the Year may go to: Just A Kiss – Lady Antebellum
Composers: Dallas Davidson, Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott
Publishers: Dwhaywood Music (BMI), EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI), EMI Foray Music (SESAC), Hillary Dawn Songs (SESAC), Radiobulletspublishing (BMI), String Stretcher Music (BMI), Warner-Tamberlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)

Video of the Year may go to: Mean – Taylor Swift (above)
Producer: Oualid Mouaness
Director: Declan Whitebloom

Make sure that you tune in for the 47th Academy of Country Music Awards on April 1st 2012.

Who do you think is going to win?

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  • Dan

    Hi – I’m thinking about getting tickets and taking my wife to the actual show. It’s a big expense, but do you think it’s worth it? It sounds like you’re going or have been before, right? Thanks!

  • http://www.downtheroadshow.com KC

    YES GO!!!! It is always a good time.