NASHVILLE (February 14, 2013)--Hunter Hayes says he's starting to feel as if he's part of the country music family now.
Hayes has six nominations for the Academy of Country Music Awards.
Eric Church leads the nominations with seven.
Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift have five each.
Swift has won entertainer of the year twice already and is nominated again this year, along with Lambert, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan.
Jana Kramer, Brantley Gilbert and Florida Georgia Line will compete for new artist of the year.
Fans can vote for entertainer of the year and for new artist of the year online beginning on March 25.
The ACM Awards will be April 7 in Las Vegas.