Yesterday, the Academy of Country Music Awards announced their nominees for various categories.  Yup, plenty of songs about loving one's country, truck, beer and dog were nominated.  But, more importantly, one of our local concert venues has been nominated for a award also.

Darling's Waterfront Pavilion has been nominated in the "Large Capacity" category of "Academy of Country Music Large Venue of the Year"!  Pretty cool.  In just three short concert seasons Bangor's outdoor show venue has made it big time!

Other venues nominated for the award are:  the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, the Gorge Amphitheater in Gorge, Washington, the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, California, and the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

In the past three years Country's best have been to Bangor to perform, including Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert and Brad Paisley.  Paisley will return again this season along with Lady Antebelum and Jason Aldean.

The Academy Of Country Music Awards will be aired, Sunday, April 6th on Channel 5 here in Bangor.