The list of nominees for the 40th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards were released today and bluegrass artist Alison Krauss received five nods, one less than numbers leader Tim McGraw and tying her for second place with current media darling, Gretchen Wilson. Four of Krauss’ nominations are for her duet with country singer Brad Paisley, but her bluegrass work was also recognized with a nomination for Krauss and her all-star band, Union Station, in the Top Vocal Group category. It is their first ACM nomination. Singer/songwriter Norah Jones also earned an ACM nomination – for Creepin’ In, her duet with Dolly Parton off of her sophomore CD, Feels Like Home.
Awards will be presented in a ceremony from the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on May 17. The event will be broadcast live in the U.S. on CBS-TV.