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Kenny Chesney Tops ACM Nominations

Kenny Chesney has received nine nominations for the 2012 Academy of Country Music Awards, the most of any artist this year. Chesney’s nominations include “Entertainer of the Year,” “Male Vocalist of the Year,” “Album of the Year” for ‘Hemingway’s Whiskey’ (BNA), and “Single of the Year” for “You and Tequila,” his smash duet with Grace Potter. Chesney has received nine ACM Awards to-date, including four consecutive “Entertainer of the Year” awards.

The ACM announcement coincides with the news that the Brothers of the Sun Tour, with Chesney and Tim McGraw, has already sold more than 500,000 tickets for what is one of 2012’s biggest tours. The stadium-only tour will be the only cities and venues Kenny plays in 2012.

“It’s an honor to receive so much love from the Academy of Country Music after all they’ve done to support my music over the years,” Chesney said. “I can’t wait to get back on the road with my good friend Tim and throw one big spring break party all summer long.”

Chesney’s ACM nominations:

Entertainer of the Year
Male Vocalist of the Year
Album of the Year (Artist) – ‘Hemingway’s Whiskey’ (BNA)
Album of the Year (Producer) – ‘Hemingway’s Whiskey’ (BNA)
Single Record of the Year (Artist) – “You And Tequila”
Singe Record of the Year (Producer) – “You And Tequila”
Song of the Year – “You and Tequila”
Vocal Event of the Year (Artist) – “You And Tequila”
Vocal Event of the Year (Producer) – “You And Tequila”

‘Brothers of the Sun’ Tour Dates:

Sat. June 2 – Tampa, FL – Raymond James Stadium
Sun. June 3 – Atlanta, GA – Georgia Dome
Sat. June 9 – Dallas, TX – Cowboys Stadium
Sun. June 10 – Kansas City, MO – Arrowhead Stadium
Sat. June 16 – Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field
Sat. June 23 – Nashville, TN – LP Field
Sun. June 24 – Charlotte, NC – Bank of America Stadium
Sat. June 30 – Pittsburgh, PA – Heinz Field
Sun. July 1 – Cincinnati, OH – Paul Brown Stadium
Sat. July 7 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field
Sun. July 8 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Field
Sat. July 14 – Anaheim, CA – Angel Stadium
Sat. July 21 – Denver, CO – Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Sat. July 28 – Indianapolis, IN – Lucas Oil Stadium
Sun. July 29 – Cleveland, OH – Cleveland Browns Stadium
Sat. August 11 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
Sun. August 12 – Washington, DC – FedExField
Sat. August 18 – Detroit, MI – Ford Field
Fri. August 24 – Foxboro, MA – Gillette Stadium
Sat. August 25 – Foxboro, MA – Gillette Stadium

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