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You probably already have a favorite picked out to win this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards entertainer of the year, right? So you should probably use that passion to get yourself a job as the ACM’s “fannouncer” (a term I just made up for “fan who announces”). All you have to do is upload a video of yourself enthusiastically announcing the name of the artist you think should win. The deadline is Monday (Feb. 11) at 5 p.m. ET. Just to get the ball rolling, look back at the ACM’s entertainers of the past 10 years: Taylor Swift , Carrie Underwood , Kenny Chesney and Toby Keith . So think big. But then again, keep in mind that entertainer of the year — just like the ACM’s new artist of the year prize — is a fan-voted one. So anything is possible and, really, anyone could win. Especially when you consider the steadfast loyalty of country fans.