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Taylor Swift leads the ACA nominees with eight nominations. Florida Georgia Line and Blake Shelton each have seven nominations. Swift, Shelton and Florida Georgia Line are all up for artist of the year, as are Bryan and Jason Aldean. Fan voting for that category continues until Saturday at the ACA website. Bryan was named the ACAs artist of the year in 2012.
The newest performers added to the 2013 ACAs include: Thomas Rhett, LeAnn Rimes, Justin Moore and Randy Houser. Trace Adkins and Danica Patrick will be the evening’s hosts, and Luke Bryan, Jewel and Dwight Yoakam will make appearances on the show.
Hosted by Trace Adkins and Danica Patrick, the two-hour event will also feature appearances by Sara Evans, GLEE's Matthew Morrison and ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons. Previously announced performers include Brad Paisley and Florida Georgia Line, and Sheryl Crow will sing with Darius Rucker. Previously announced presenters include Trevor Brazile, Shada Brazile, Cowboy Troy, Big Smo, Dan King, Scotty McCreery, Thompson Square, Chris Young, Carrie Keagan, Olivia Newton-John, Joe Nichols, Lauren Alaina, Clay Walker and Parmalee. Additional performers and presenters to be announced soon.