Jackson nominated for 8 ACM awards

March 10, 2004 at 5:33 PM
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BURBANK, Calif., March 10 (UPI) -- Alan Jackson leads the field with eight nominations for the 2004 Academy of Country Music Awards announced Wednesday in Burbank, Calif.

Competing against Jackson for the Entertainer of the Year award are Brooks and Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith and Tim McGraw. Jackson was also nominated for Top Male Vocalist with Chesney, Keith, McGraw and Keith Urban.

Jackson's "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere" with Jimmy Buffett earned nods for Single Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Vocal Event Of The Year and ACM/LAUNCH Video Of The Year. His song "Remember When," was also nominated for Single Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year.

Keith's "American Soldier" was nominated for Single Record Of The Year, his "Beer For My Horses" with Willie Nelson earned a nod for ACM/LAUNCH Video Of The Year and his album "Shock 'N Y'All" is up for Album Of The Year --bringing his nominations to five.

Also earning five nominations were Brooks & Dunn for Top Vocal Duo, Album Of The Year, Single Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year.

Jimmy Buffett and Martina McBride were each nominated four awards. Competing against McBride for the Top Female Vocalist prize are Terri Clark, Sara Evans, Patty Loveless and Shania Twain.

The awards will be handed out May 26 in Las Vegas.

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