Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift Nab Album of the Year Nominations from Academy of Country Music
03/05/2009 AT 02:30 PM EST
The 44th annual ACM Awards will be hosted – for a record eleventh time – by Reba McEntire on Sunday, April 5, and be broadcast live on CBS from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Swift, Tim McGraw, Rascall Flatts, Sugarland and nominees Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert and Heidi Newfield are scheduled to perform, the Academy announced.
Brad Paisley leads the group of ACM nominees with six nods this year, including for entertainer of the year and top male vocalist. (Other nominations were previously announced.) Other top nominees include Newfield, Strait and Johnson, who each received five nominations. Swift, Kenny Chesney and Underwood have four nominations apiece.