Nominees were announced via social media with the help of stars like Reba McEntire and Lionel Richie. Fans were chosen to announce the entertainer of the year candidates. They’ll have a chance to pick the winner in that category and new artist of the year for the 47th annual ACM Awards. Fans can begin voting at the ACM website for entertainer and new artist nominees on March 19. The other award winners are picked by the academy’s membership. The 2012 Academy Of Country Music Awards will broadcast LIVE from Las Vegas on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on CBS. Good luck Jason!