Reba McEntire and Alan Jackson were top nominees Tuesday for the 29th Academy of Country Music Awards.
McEntire and Jackson got seven nominations apiece, including entertainer, record and song of the year. They will be hosts of the May 3 ceremony, to be produced by Dick Clark Prods. for broadcast on NBC.
Other multiple nominees were Clint Black (five) and Linda Davis, Vince Gill and Garth Brooks, last year’s entertainer of the year (four apiece).
Winners of the trophies in 11 categories will be determined by the 2,500 -member Academy of Country Music. Ballots will be mailed March 25.
The academy willalso present its Pioneer Award and Career Achievement Award during the ceremony.
A list of nominees follows.
Entertainer: Clint Black, Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Reba McEntire, Travis Tritt.
Male vocalist: Black, Brooks, Billy Ray Cyrus, Vince Gill, Jackson.
Female vocalist: Mary-Chapin Carpenter, McEntire, Pam Tillis, Tanya Tucker, Wynonna.
Group: Asleep at the Wheel, Confederate Railroad, Diamond Rio, Little Texas, Sawyer Brown.
Duet: Black & Wynonna, Brooks & Dunn, Darryl & Don Ellis, McEntire & Linda Davis, McEntire & Gill.
New male vocalist: John Michael Montgomery, Doug Supernaw, Clay Walker.
New female vocalist: Faith Hill, Lari White, Kelly Willis.
New vocal group or duet: Blackhawk, Boy Howdy, the Gibson Miller Band.
Single record: “A Bad Goodbye,” Black with Wynonna; “Ain’t Going Down (til the Sun Comes Up),” Garth Brooks; “Ain’t That Lonely Yet,” Dwight Yoakam; “Chattahoochee,” Jackson; “Does He Love You,” McEntire & Linda Davis.
Song: “Can I Trust You With My Heart,” Tritt; “Chattahoochee,” Jackson; “Does He Love You,” McEntire & Davis; “I Don’t Call Him Daddy,” Supernaw; “I Love the Way You Love Me,” Montgomery.
Album: “A Lot About Livin’ (and a Little ’bout Love),” Jackson; “Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles,” John Anderson, Black, Suzy Bogguss, Brooks & Dunn, Diamond Rio, Billy Dean, Gill, Jackson, Little Texas, Lorrie Morgan, Tritt , Tucker and Trisha Yearwood; “Hard Workin’ Man,” Brooks & Dunn; “I Still Believe in You,” Gill; “It Won’t Be the Last,” Cyrus; “This Time,” Yoakam.
Video: “Chattahoochee,” Jackson; “Cleopatra, Queen of Denial,” Tillis; “Does He Love You,” McEntire & Davis; “We Shall Be Free,” Garth Brooks; “What Might Have Been,” Little Texas.