The nominations for the 2nd Annual American Country Awards have been announced, and Jason Aldean and the Zac Brown Band led the way with eight nominations each. On their heels were newcomers Thompson Square, who scored seven nominations each. The Band Perry and Taylor Swift also figured prominently in the process, tallying six nods. Fans can vote in each category at Voting closes on November 11th, with the exception of the Entertainer of the Year, which ends on December 2nd. The awards show will be hosted by Trace Adkins and Kristin Chenoweth, is scheduled for December 5th on FOX 41 KCYU.