This year, the Academy of Country Music Awards won't just be about the gold. Or, as is its wont, the red, white and blue. This year, it's all about the Paisley.
Brad Paisley scored a leading six nominations for the ACM Awards this morning, including nods for Male Vocalist and Vocal Event of the Year, as well as one for the big enchilada, Entertainer of the Year.
Paisley shares his Vocal Event of the Year nod with fellow honky-tonk heavyweight Keith Urban for their duet, "Start a Band," but goes solo for his other nominations, including his impressive triple-play nods for Record, Song and Video of the Year for "Waitin' On a Woman."
Also making the cut is a vertiable Nashville who's-who (and in some cases a who's-that?), including Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Toby Keith, Sugarland, George Strait, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts and one Julianne Hough.