ACM Awards Nominations Announced
And the nominees are…
Lady Antebellum dropped by CBS This Morning to present the official nominees for the 52nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Here’s the big rundown:
- 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 Artist of the year: Kane Brown, Chris Janson, Chris Lane, Jon Pardi, Brett Young.
- New Female Artist of the year: Lauren Alaina, Cam, Brandy Clark, Maren Morris.
- New Vocal Duo/Group of the year: A Thousand Horses, Brothers Osborne, Dan + Shay, LoCash, Maddie & Tae.
- Album of the year: Black, Dierks Bentley; Dig Your Roots, Florida Georgia Line; Hero, Maren Morris; Ripcord, Keith Urban; The Weight Of These Wings, Miranda Lambert.
- Single of the year: “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: “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” Keith Urban; “Die A Happy Man,” Thomas Rhett; “Humble And Kind,” Tim McGraw; “Kill A Word,” Eric Church f/Rhiannon Giddens; “Tennessee Whiskey,” Chris Stapleton; “Vice,” Miranda Lambert.
- Video of the year: “Fire Away,” Chris Stapleton; “Forever Country,” Various Artists; “Humble And Kind,” Tim McGraw; “Peter Pan,” Kelsea Ballerini, “Vice,” Miranda Lambert.
- Songwriter of the year: Ashley Gorley, Luke Laird, Hillary Lindsey, Shane McAnally, Lori McKenna.
- Vocal Event of the year: “Different For Girls,” Dierks Bentley f/Elle King; “Forever Country,” Various Artists; “May We All,” Florida Georgia Line f/Tim McGraw; “Setting The World On Fire,” Kenny Chesney f/P!nk; “Think Of You,” Chris Young f/Cassadee Pope.
Capitol’s Keith Urban leads nominees for the 52nd Annual ACM Awards, which air April 2 from Las Vegas on CBS-TV. RCA’s Miranda Lambert and Columbia’s Maren Morris each have six nods, BMLGR’s Florida Georgia Line and Sony’s Tim McGraw each have five, with Capitol’s Dierks Bentley, Valory’s Thomas Rhett and Mercury’s Chris Stapleton having three nominations each.