THE ACM AWARD NOMINATIONS ARE HERE!

posted by Bev Rainey -

Lady Antbellum was on "CBS This Morning" yesterday to announce the nominees for the 52nd Annual ACM Awards, and Keith Urban is the man to beat.

Keith leads this year’s pack with seven nominations in five categories, including his seventh nod for Entertainer of the Year and his 10th for Male Vocalist of the Year. Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris come in a close second to Keith with six nods each, with both up for Female Vocalist of the Year. 

Other artists with multiple nods include Florida Georgia Line and Tim McGraw with five each, and Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett and Chris Stapleton with three.

As for the coveted Entertainer of the Year category, Keith will be going head-to-head with Jason Aldean, FGL, Luke Bryan and Carrie Underwood.

  • Among this year's snubs: Blake Shelton failed to receive a nod despite his hit album "If I'm Honest" coming out this year, while Kenny Chesney was missing from the Entertainer of the Year category as was Garth Brooks. And even though Sturgill Simpson won the GRAMMY for Country Album of the Year, he too got snubbed, although he hasn't had too many nice things to say about the ACMs so it's not surprising.

The 52nd Annual ACM Awards, hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, airs April 2nd on CBS at 8 pm, live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

 

NOMINEES FOR THE 52ND ANNUAL ACM AWARDS

 

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

  • Jason Aldean
  • Luke Bryan
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Keith Urban 

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Jason Aldean
  • Dierks Bentley
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Keith Urban 

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Maren Morris
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Carrie Underwood

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR

  • Big & Rich
  • Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Maddie & Tae

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

  • Eli Young Band
  • Lady Antebellum
  • Little Big Town
  • Old Dominion
  • Rascal Flatts 

NEW MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY T-MOBILE

  • Kane Brown
  • Chris Janson
  • Chris Lane
  • Jon Pardi
  • Brett Young 

NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY T-MOBILE

  • Lauren Alaina
  • Cam
  • Brandy Clark
  • Maren Morris

* four nominees only

NEW VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY T-MOBILE

  • A Thousand Horses
  • Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay
  • LOCASH
  • Maddie & Tae 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR[Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

  • “Black” – Dierks Bentley
  • “Dig Your Roots”– Florida Georgia Line
  • “HERO” – Maren Morris
  • “Ripcord: – Keith Urban
  • “The Weight of These Wings” – Miranda Lambert 

SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR[Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

  • “Blue Ain’t Your Color” – Keith Urban
  • “H.O.L.Y.” – Florida Georgia Line
  • “Humble And Kind” – Tim McGraw
  • “My Church” – Maren Morris
  • “Vice” – Miranda Lambert

SONG OF THE YEAR[Awarded to Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]

“Blue Ain’t Your Color” – Keith Urban“Die A Happy Man” – Thomas Rhett“Humble And Kind” – Tim McGraw“Kill A Word” – Eric Church Featuring Rhiannon Giddens“Tennessee Whiskey” – Chris Stapleton“Vice” – Miranda Lambert

VIDEO OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY XFINITY[Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)]

  • “Fire Away” – Chris Stapleton
  • “Forever Country” – Artists of Then, Now & Forever
  • “Humble And Kind” – Tim McGraw
  • “Peter Pan” – Kelsea Ballerini
  • “Vice” – Miranda Lambert 

VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR[Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

  • “Different For Girls” – Dierks Bentley Featuring Elle King
  • “Forever Country” – Artists of Then, Now & Forever
  • “May We All” – Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw
  • “Setting The World On Fire” – Kenny Chesney Featuring P!nk
  • “Think Of You” – Chris Young Featuring Cassadee Pope

Source: ACM Country

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