The Academy of Country Music has announced their full list of nominations for the ACM Awards, which will be held Sunday, April 18th in their glamorous return to Nashville. Let's see who's up for an award!


A Quick Overview

If you don't have time to go through a huge list, completely understandable. Here's the big news: Chris Stapleton and Maren Morris are tied for the most nominations with six each. Morris was most recently in the news for her support of friend TJ Osborne coming out as gay. Stapleton has been huge this year, with nominations for Album and Song of the Year.

Some surprise nominations include Gwen Stefani, John Legend, and Pink, who traditionally make pop music but garnered nominations for a very successful foray into the country genre this year.

So, with that out of the way, let's get into the full list!

Entertainer of the Year

Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton

The first of many nominations for Chris Stapleton, and Thomas Rhett, who has five this year. Eric Church, who's up for the award as well, will also be performing at the event.

Female Artist of the Year

Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Ashley McBryde
Maren Morris
Carly Pearce

Maren Morris starts her parade, while Miranda Lambert picks up the first of five nominations.

Male Artist of the Year

Dierks Bentley
Eric Church
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton

The Male Artist of the Year almost completely mimics the Entertainer of the Year category with the new inclusion of Dierks Bentley.

Duo of the Year

Brooks & Dunn
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae

Duos are all the rage in country music, with powerhouses Florida Georgia Line and Dan + Shay, as well as Brothers Osborne grabbing a spot.

Group of the Year

Lady A
Little Big Town
Old Dominion
The Cadillac Three
The Highwomen

Female groups lead the charge with Little Big Town and Lady A, who recently changed their name, getting recognized!

New Female Artist of the Year

Ingrid Andress
Tenille Arts
Gabby Barrett
Mickey Guyton
Caylee Hammack

The future is female, and it looks bright for Country!

New Male Artist of the Year

Jimmie Allen
Travis Denning
Hardy
Cody Johnson
Parker McCollum

We've got some fresh up and comers for this year's New Male Artist of the Year!

Album of the Year

Born Here Live Here Die Here by Luke Bryan
Mixtape Vol. 1 by Kane Brown
Never Will by Ashley McBryde
Skeletons by Brothers Osborne
Starting Over by Chris Stapleton

Kane Brown grabs his first nomination for his Mixtape Vol. 1.

Song of the Year

"Bluebird" by Miranda Lambert
"I Hope" by Gabby Barrett
"I Hope You're Happy Now" by Carly Pearce and Lee Brice
"More Hearts Than Mine" by Ingrid Andress
"The Bones" by Maren Morris

Women are owning the singles this year, with Maren Morris and Ingrid Andress grabbing their fourth and second noms, respectively.

Song of the Year

"Bluebird" by Miranda Lambert
"One Night Standards" by Ashley McBryde
"Some People Do" by Old Dominion
"Starting Over" by Chris Stapleton
"The Bones" by Maren Morris

Chris Stapleton and Maren Morris continue to dominate the awards slate!

ACM Awards on Twitter

"Better Than We Found It" by Maren Morris
"Bluebird" by Miranda Lambert
"Gone" by Dierks Bentley
"Hallelujah" by Carrie Underwood and John Legend
"Worldwide Beautiful" by Kane Brown

John Legend grabs his first nomination for his collaboration track Hallelujah with country legend Carrie Underwood.

Songwriter of the Year

Ashley Gorley
Michael Hardy
Hillary Lindsey
Shane McAnally
Josh Osborne

The second half of Brothers Osborne gets some credit for his writing chops!

ACM Awards on Twitter

"Be a Light" by Thomas Rhett featuring Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott, Chris Tomlin and Keith Urban
"Does to Me" by Luke Combs featuring Eric Church
"I Hope You're Happy Now" by Carly Pearce and Lee Brice
"Nobody But You" by Blake Shelton featuring Gwen Stefani
"One Beer" by Hardy featuring Lauren Alaina and Devin Dawson
"One Too Many" by Keith Urban and Pink

We've got some big names here, with Keith Urban getting two nominations in this category, one for a feature on a Thomas Rhett song, and the other a duet with camp and pop legend P!NK!

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