A popular suburban Minneapolis nightspot nabbed a nomination Thursday for a major country music award.

Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill, located in the West End retail district in St. Louis Park, is vying for the Academy of Country Music Awards' Nightclub of the Year.

The Twin Cities' biggest honky tonk (14,700 square feet), which opened in June 2010, is competing for the award with clubs in Denver, Oklahoma City, Forth Worth, Texas, and Bakersfield, Calif.

The awards show will be televised live April 1 from Las Vegas on CBS, but the nightclub category is among several that are "off-camera." Those awards are revealed in the spring and presented in Nashville in the fall.

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