Stars React To ACM Nominations

Written by SLN Staff Writer
Stars React To ACM Nominations

Nominees for the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards were announced this morning. See what the stars have to say about their nominations…

“In making ‘Hemingway’s Whiskey,’ it was important for me to push myself and my audience while at the same time staying true to who I am as an artist. That’s why I’m so proud of this album and even more proud of the nomination for ACM Album of the Year.” ~Kenny Chesney

“I never get tired of hearing my name in these announcements. I'm thankful to the fans and the ACM.” ~George Strait

“This is a dream come true. This is something I've wanted all my life. To be able to do this for a living and have people like it, I couldn't ask for any better. I am so blessed… I always like to thank everybody and God for giving me this opportunity, and for everybody accepting my music. I've had a lot of great people that I've worked with who gave me a chance. Without that chance, I wouldn't be here. And of course I'd like to thank the fans.” ~ Easton Corbin

“not much sleep, songs in head. but hearing that RIDGE was nom for ACM album of the year is like a really strong cup of good good coffee I want to start by saying a HUGE thx to the ACM and the voters. really special album for me. but it all comes down to the fans on this…of course I got to thank my girls back home. if it wasn’t for them… OPPS! sorry, feel back asleep & was dwittering…dream tweet. dang” ~Dierks Bentley via Facebook

“I’m still on cloud nine from last ACMs. I had such an amazing time last year. I set a goal for myself when I was 17 that I wanted to be nominated for Entertainer of the Year, and ten years later, here I am. I know I have tons of work ahead of me to take a crown like that, and I love that because it puts the drive in me. I have my foot in the door in this category, and the fact that I’m nominated is amazing. I’ll keep working my butt off, and one day I’ll win it, hopefully.” ~Miranda Lambert via CMT

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“It means the world to the band and crew. We take this seriously, obviously, and it's our livelihood, so being included in a category that is recognized nationally like that is validating for us for sure… I am proud to represent all of the hard-working touring bands who are in the trenches playing 200 shows a year that have strong fan bases.” ~ Randy Rogers (Randy Rogers Band)

“ACM nomination? Are you kidding me? This is amazing! I can’t begin to explain how excited and honored I feel!!!” ~Lee Brice via Facebook

“WHAT?!! BLUE SKY IS NOMINATED FOR AN ACM AWARD! THANK YOU!” ~Emily West via Facebook

“Goodness gracious!!!!! Absolutely beaming hearing the news this morning about our ACM nominations…..c

“I hold my breath hoping for a nomination every year. It was nice to wake up this morning and hear the great news.” ~ Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman

“I am speechless – I can't believe we have been nominated for 'Top Vocal Duo of the Year! I remember playing out acoustically with Susie in backyards and colleges, living on taco soup, like it was yesterday. This doesn't seem real.” ~ Danelle (the JaneDear girls)

“This year has been such an amazing year so far! We are out on our very first tour with Jason Aldean, we just found out that we’ve broken the top 15 with our first single “Wildflower,” last night we performed for the first time on live TV on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and today we released our debut album across the country. Now to be nominated for ACM's Top Vocal Duo of the Year is so overwhelming and I feel deeply honored to be in a category with so many amazing artists. I just want to thank all the wonderful radio stations and fans that believe in us and have embraced us so warmly. We can’t wait to see all of your smiling faces in 2011!” ~ Susie (the JaneDear girls)

“The triumph of a gold-selling double album is shared by my family, my friends/bandmates/producers, my staff, my label, my booking agents, my publishers, my management, my publicists, my handlers, my wranglers, my fans, my dog, Willie’s braids and that beautiful brunette in Toledo. Thanks all for the hard work and dedication. You all deserve each accolade. And thanks to the Academy voters for the recognition.” ~ Jamey Johnson

Click HERE for a full list of ACM nominees.