Country's Jason Aldean has special place for ACMs

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By CAITLIN R. KING, Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jason Aldean will always remember his first time.

That's why the Academy of Country Music Awards hold a special place in his heart.

Aldean says he won his first award ever at the ACMs, top new male artist back in 2006.

Aldean has the second-most ACM nominations this year behind Kenny Chesney, with six, including entertainer and album of the year. His No. 1 duet with Kelly Clarkson, "Don't You Wanna Stay," is up for ACM single of the year and vocal event of the year at the awards show, airing Sunday on CBS.

He released the platinum-selling hit at the end of 2010, and over the past year and a half, he has performed it with Clarkson at the CMAs, the Grammys, on TV shows and at the CMA Music Festival last June.

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