Country superstars Miranda Lambert and Ronnie Dunn read the nominations live during CBS’ The Early Show broadcast. Blake Shelton will join forces with country music star Reba to host the awards broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3, 2011 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.
This nomination for "Up On The Ridge" follows a CMA and a Grammy album nod. While the CMA went to Miranda Lambert for Revolution, the Grammy (Feb 13) and ACM awards are still up for grabs! We know all the DB Congress feels it deserves to win. Let's hope Storme Warren was right when he texted Dierks: "Hold on to this text. You will win a Grammy for this album."
Dierks tweeted and posted his feelings early this morning on facebook:
"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."Then an hour later...
"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"========================================================
ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company] (TIE)
Hemingway’s Whiskey – Kenny Chesney (BNA)
Produced by: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney
Need You Now - Lady Antebellum (Capitol Records Nashville)
Produced by: Lady Antebellum, Paul Worley
The Guitar Song – Jamey Johnson (Mercury)
Produced by: Arlis Albritton, Dave Cobb, The Kent Hardly Playboys
Speak Now – Taylor Swift (Big Machine Records)
Produced by: Nathan Chapman, Taylor Swift
Up On The Ridge – Dierks Bentley (Capitol Records Nashville)
Produced by: Jon Randall Stewart
You Get What You Give - Zac Brown Band (Southern Ground / Roar / Bigger Picture / Atlantic)
Produced by: Zac Brown, Keith Stegall