The nominations are out for the 2nd Annual American Country Awards.

American Country Awards
The nominations for the 2nd Annual American Country Awards have been announced, and Jason Aldean and the Zac Brown Band led the way with eight nominations each. On their heels were newcomers Thompson Square, who scored seven nominations each. The Band Perry and Taylor Swift also figured prominently in the process, tallying six nods. Fans can vote in each category at theacas.com. Voting closes on November 11th, with the exception of the Entertainer of the Year, which ends on December 2nd. The awards show will be hosted by Trace Adkins and Kristin Chenoweth, is scheduled for December 5th on FOX. Nominees include:

Artist of the Year: Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift and Zac Brown Band.

Artist of the Year: Male: Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley and Blake Shelton.

Artist of the Year:  Female: Sara Evans, Alison Krauss, Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood.

Artist of the Year: Duo or Group: The Band Perry, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland and Zac Brown Band.

Artist of the Year: Breakthrough Artist: Eric Church, Eli Young Band, Justin Moore, Jake Owen and Chris Young.

Artist of the Year: New Artist: The Band Perry, Scotty McCreery, Jerrod Niemann, Pistol Annies and Thompson Square.

Album of the Year: Jason Aldean – “My Kinda Party,” Kenny Chesney – “Hemingway’s Whiskey,” Brad Paisley – “This Is Country Music,” Taylor Swift – “Speak Now,” Keith Urban – “Get Closer” and Zac Brown Band – “You Get What You Give.”

Single of the Year: Billy Currington – “Let Me Down Easy,” Tim McGraw – “Felt Good On My Lips,” Thompson Square – “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not,” Chris Young – “Voices” and Zac Brown Band w/ Alan Jackson – “As She’s Walking Away.”

Single of the Year: Male: Jason Aldean – “My Kinda Party,” Luke Bryan – “Someone Else Calling You Baby,” Billy Currington – “Let Me Down Easy,” Tim McGraw – “Felt Good On My Lips” and Chris Young – “Voices.”

Single of the Year: Female: Sara Evans – “A Little Bit Stronger,” Miranda Lambert – “Heart Like Mine,” Reba – “Turn On The Radio,” Taylor Swift – “Mean” and Carrie Underwood – “Mama’s Song.”

Single of the Year: Duo or Group: The Band Perry – “You Lie,” Rascal Flatts – “Why Wait,” Sugarland – “Stuck Like Glue,” Thompson Square – “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” and Zac Brown Band – “Colder Weather.”

Single of the Year: New Artist: The Band Perry – “You Lie,” Craig Campbell – “Family Man,” The JaneDear Girls – “Wildflower,” Jerrod Niemann – “What Do You Want” and Thompson Square – “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not.”

Single of the Year: Vocal Collaboration: Jason Aldean w/ Kelly Clarkson – “Don’t You Wanna Stay,” Kenny Chesney f/ Grace Potter – “You and Tequila,” Brad Paisley w/ Alabama – “Old Alabama,” Zac Brown Band w/ Jimmy Buffet – “Knee Deep” and Zac Brown Band w/ Alan Jackson – “As She’s Walking Away.”

Touring Headline Act of the Year: Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, George Strait, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban.

Music Video of the Year: Sara Evans – “A Little Bit Stronger,” Jerrod Niemann – “What Do You Want,” Blake Shelton – “Who Are You When I’m Not Looking,” Thompson Square – “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” and Josh Turner – “I Wouldn’t Be A Man.”

Music Video: Male: Jason Aldean – “My Kinda Party,” Jerrod Niemann – “What Do You Want,” Blake Shelton – “Who Are You When I’m Not Looking,” Josh Turner – “I Wouldn’t Be A Man” and Keith Urban – “Put You In A Song.”

Music Video: Female: Sara Evans – “A Little Bit Stronger,” Reba – “Turn On The Radio,” Ashton Shepherd – “Look It Up,” Taylor Swift – “Back To December” and Carrie Underwood – “Mama’s Song.”

Music Video: Duo, Group or Collaboration: Jason Aldean w/ Kelly Clarkson – “Don’t You Wanna Stay,” The Band Perry – “You Lie,” Lady Antebellum – “Hello World,” Thompson Square – “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” and Zac Brown Band w/ Alan Jackson – “As She’s Walking Away.”

Music Video: New Artist: The Band Perry – “You Lie,” Craig Campbell – “Family Man,” Brett Eldredge – “Raymond,” Jerrod Niemann – “What Do You Want” and Thompson Square – “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not.”