Brad Paisley leads all finalists for the Academy of Country Music Awards with six nominations.
The finalists were announced in Nashville, Tenn., yesterday morning and Paisley garnered nods for entertainer of the year and male vocalist. He is also a finalist for record, song and video of the year for Waitin' on a Woman. Paisley is also up for vocal event of the year for Start a Band with Keith Urban.
Heidi Newfield is a strong contender, picking up nominations in five categories, including song of the year and video of the year for Johnny & June. The winners will be announced on April 5.