jamey miranda 456 020111 How Would YOU React To A Nomination?

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The ACM Nominations were just announced.  Now, WYCD having three nominations ourselves, we are pretty excited.  But just how excited are the other nominees this year?

Some of the biggest stars including [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jamey Johnson[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Miranda Lambert[/lastfm] have been nominated for ACMs this year.

Miranda is excited about this year, but still excited about last year:

“I’m still on cloud nine from last ACMs. I had such an amazing time last year,” Miranda Lambert, who leads the pack of nominations with seven, including Entertainer of the Year, tells CMT. “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.”

Jamey Johnson is actually nominated for two awards this year, but he knows taht hard work is what it has taken him and all of those who have helped him along the way:

“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,” Jamey says. “Thanks all for the hard work and dedication. You all deserve each accolade. And thanks to the Academy voters for the recognition.”

Colt Ford is even a first time nominee, and he is a little bit surprised, especially that people say he is ‘not country enough:’

“I never dreamed I would get a nomination for anything,” first-time nominee Colt Ford says. “I just wanted to make a good song with my friend Jamey. I am so humbled to even be mentioned with the amazing artists in this category. I promise no one is more grateful than me!”

If you want to see what people like [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lee Brice[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kenny Chesney[/lastfm] say, go to AOL’s TheBoot.com

Remember to vote at VoteACM.com! Voting ends at noon on February 24th!

Watch the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 3rd on CBS at 8 p.m. PT/ET


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