Please note, though the awards are presented in the calendar year 2013, honors are bestowed for works produced in 2012.
Eric Church is the leading solo nominee with 7 nominations
Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift are the leading solo female nominees with 5 nominations each
Hunter Hayes receives 6 nominations
Luke Bryan, Kacey Musgraves and Little Big Town each receive 4 nominations
Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton, Eli Young Band and Florida Georgia Line each receive 3 nominations
Did you know…
Blake Shelton will join forces with Luke Bryan to host the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. This year's show will mark Blake's third consecutive turn hosting the Awards and Luke's first time hosting a LIVE televised event.
First-time Academy of Country Music Award nominees include: Kacey Musgraves (4 nominations), Florida Georgia Line (3 nominations), Jana Kramer (2 nominations), Natasha Bedingfield (1 nomination), Will Hoge (1 nomination), Eric Paslay (1 nomination) and Sunny Sweeney (1 nomination).
Pop singer and first-time ACM nominee Natasha Bedingfield is nominated for Vocal Event of the Year for "Easy" with Rascal Flatts.
If Taylor Swift wins Entertainer of the Year, it will be her third consecutive win in this category and she will be the first female to win the award three times.
Reigning Female Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert receives her seventh nod for Female Vocalist of the Year. If she wins, it will be her fourth consecutive trophy in that category.
Carrie Underwood receives her eighth consecutive nomination for Female Vocalist of the Year. She has previously won this category in 2006, 2007 and 2008.
This is co-host Luke Bryan's first Entertainer of the Year nomination.
Kelly Clarkson is nominated for Vocal Event of the Year for "Dont Rush" with Vince Gill. She won this category last year for "Dont You Wanna Stay" with Jason Aldean.
Big & Rich receives their sixth nod for Vocal Duo of the Year. They were previously nominated in this category in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.