Zac Brown leads the nominees for the 46th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, announced Tuesday morning, with a total of nine nominations. (Five with his Zac Brown band, and four for being the producer and co-writer of their hit "As She's Walking Away.")

Zac Brown Band's nominations include:

Top Vocal Group of the Year
Album of the Year
Single Record of the Year
Song of the Year
Vocal Event of the Year

Zac is grateful for the recognition stating;"This past year has been a huge year for both Zac Brown Band and for me. To wake up this morning with nine nominations, including five nominations for the whole band, was just incredible. We've been pouring our heart and soul into our music, our albums and our live show for as long as we can remember, so it's an honor to be recognized for all our hard work. We have a lot to live up to in the coming year - and it's a challenge we're ready to take on!"

The awards show will be broadcast live April 3 on CBS at 8 p.m. ET (tape-delayed for Pacific time zones) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.