SHOTLIST(including transcript):-

AP Entertainment

Nashville, Tenn. 10 Sept. 2013

1. Medium of Jason Aldean talking to reporters on red carpet of ACM Honors

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Jason Aldean, recording artist, talking about CMA nomination for entertainer of the year:

"Well, I think in this business, there are so many great artists and everybody that's… You know, we're all kinda going after the same things. We're all trying to have hits and we're all trying to sell records and the awards shows kind of reflect that. So anytime I think you get nominated for these shows, it's really cool. Entertainer, to me obviously, that's the big one. Not just for me but for everybody. That's the big one. That's the one everybody wants. And I have yet to get it so trust me, every time we get an entertainer of the year nomination, I am like, I am very thankful because I am hoping one of these times, we're going to land it."

3. Medium of Darius Rucker talking to reporters on red carpet of ACM Honors

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Darius Rucker, recording artist, talking about "Wagon Wheel" nomination for songwriting, single:

"I think it's awesome. I was thinking about that when I heard today about the nominations, you know, Dylan just got nominated for a CMA, you know? I am just really happy. I am happy for Ketch. I am so happy for Ketch. I am happy for Dylan. I am sure Dylan is happy about all that money he made and hopefully he will show up. If they won it, it would be really cool to see them up there together and hear Bob say thank you. That would be crazy."

5. Tight of Shawna and Keifer Thompson, of the band Thompson Square, talking to reporters on red carpet of ACM Honors

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Keifer Thompson, recording artist, talking about being nominated for vocal duo of the year:

"It feels good, man. Three years in a row, duo of the year nomination. That doesn't suck on any level."

Shawna Thompson, recording artist: "Every time we hear our name called on that list, it's very surreal. It's hard to believe."

Keifer Thompson: "It's awesome."

7. Zoom in on Dierks Bentley talking to reporters on red carpet of ACM Honors

8. SOUNDBITE (English) Dierks Bentley, recording artist, talking about Kacey Musgraves' six nominations:

"So excited for everyone that is nominated and friends. Just a great day for Kacey Musgraves and everyone that was nominated that got one or six. Couldn't be happier for her, that's awesome."

9. Zoom out on crowd inside Ryman Auditorium

 

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