ENCINO, CA (February 16, 2017)
Nominations were announced (Feb 16, 2017) for the 52nd Academy Of Country Music Awards™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, honouring country music’s superstars and hottest emerging talent.
Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley will return to host for the second consecutive year. The ACM Awards® are produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2 (live 8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Who's ready to announce the nominees for the 52nd ACM Awards? Tune in to @CBSThisMorning now! #ACMs @ladyantebellum pic.twitter.com/QileVwMwrm— ACM Awards (@ACMawards) February 16, 2017
Ten-time ACM Award winners and multi-platinum trio Lady Antebellum announced the nominees in five categories, including Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, Vocal Duo of the Year, and Vocal Group of the Year live today on “CBS This Morning.” “Entertainment Tonight” hosts Nancy O’Dell and Kevin Frazier announced additional nominees on ETonline.com.
Keith Urban leads with seven nominations in five categories, including his seventh for Entertainer of the Year and 10th nod for Male Vocalist of the Year. Urban is nominated twice, as both artist and producer, in the Album of the Year category for RIPCORD. He received an additional two nominations, for both artist and producer, in the Single Record of the Year category for “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” which is also nominated in the Song of the Year category.
“I’ve been a musician since I was 6 years old,” says Keith. “I just love writing songs, making records and touring. So for the ACMS’s to recognize Ripcord in such a big way today is humbling. I share these nominations with everyone in my life who made it possible—and a big shout-out to all of our fans, who came out to see us on the Ripcord Tour. Can’t wait to play for you all again soon.”
Miranda Lambert the seven-time Female Vocalist of the Year received six nominations and is once again nominated in the Female Vocalist of the Year category. Lambert received her fifth nomination in the Album of the Year category for THE WEIGHT OF THESE WINGS. Lambert’s “Vice” received nods in the Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Video of the Year categories. Also, she received two nominations for “Vice” in the Song of the Year category, as both artist and songwriter.
Florida Georgia Line the reigning Vocal Duo of the Year leads group nominations with five nods, including their fifth nomination in the Vocal Duo of the Year category. Florida Georgia Line is also nominated for the second time in the Entertainer of the Year category. They received their second nomination in the Album of the Year category for DIG YOUR ROOTS. Also, they received nods for Single Record of the Year for “H.O.L.Y.” and for Vocal Event of the Year for “May We All” with Tim McGraw.
Tim McGraw a Sixteen-time ACM Award winner received five nominations in four categories. He earned two nominations in the Single Record of the Year category, as both artist and producer, on “Humble And Kind.” Also, McGraw is nominated in the Song of the Year and Video of the Year categories for “Humble And Kind.” In addition, he earned his 13th nod in the Vocal Event of the Year category for “May We All” with Florida Georgia Line.
ACM Awards co-host Dierks Bentley received three nominations, including his fourth nomination in the Male Vocalist of the Year category. Also, Bentley received his third nod in the Album of the Year category for Black, and his second nod in the Vocal Event of the Year category for “Different For Girls,” featuring Elle King.
Thomas Rhett earned three nominations, including his first in the Male Vocalist of the Year category. Also, Rhett received two nominations as artist and songwriter in the Song of the Year category for “Die A Happy Man.” The song won Rhett an ACM Award last year in the Single Record of the Year category.
Chris Stapleton the reigning ACM Male Vocalist of the Year is nominated in three categories. Once again, Stapleton is nominated in both the Male Vocalist of the Year category, and the Song of the Year category with “Tennessee Whiskey.” Also, Stapleton received a nod in the Video of the Year category for “Fire Away.”
Award-winning creative powerhouse, Shane McAnally, is nominated for three categories at the 2017 ACM Awards for Song of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year. The critically acclaimed songwriter, producer and newly appointed label co-president is a 12-time ACM nominee, and has earned awards in the Songwriter of the Year and Album of the Year categories previously.
"It means the world to me to be recognized by the ACM’s, especially in these three categories," said McAnally. "I will never forget the honesty in the room the day we wrote 'Vice'. Songwriters live for days like those, and I thank Miranda for being so vulnerable and allowing Josh and I to be a part of it. Producing 'Forever Country' was one of the great highlights of my career, working with country music icons past and present was the culmination of all of my childhood dreams coming true. Lastly, being nominated for Songwriter of the Year, alongside my dear friends, is truly the ultimate honor."
McAnally is nominated for Song of the Year for “Vice,” written by McAnally, Josh Osborne and Miranda Lambert, who recorded the song, and Vocal Event of the Year for “Forever Country” which he conceptualized and produced for the celebration of the CMA’s 50th anniversary, combining three iconic country anthems sung by 30 of Country Music brightest stars. He is also nominated for Songwriter of the Year, which he has been recognized for previously, taking home the award in 2013.
Big & Rich have scored a nomination for 'Vocal Duo of the Year.' : "We have deep gratitude to the folks in our industry who voted for us for ‘Duo of the Year.’ We are in great company in this category, and appreciate all the support we continue to receive from our fans and country radio! Here's to having a ‘Big and Rich Time’ in 2017!” – John Rich
LOCASH’s Chris Lucas and Preston Brust are celebrating their first major industry award nomination as ACM Awards® nominees in the New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year category. As Country Aircheck’s No. 1 New Artist for 2016, the Reviver Records duo is fresh off their No. 1 smash single, “I Know Somebody” and their first RIAA Gold-Certified chart-topping single “I Love This Life.”…Read More
Blake Shelton despite having the best-selling album (released in 2016) with the GOLD certified IF I'M HONEST goes empty handed in the nominations for the second year in a row.
Garth Brooks currently on his ongoing World Tour, was a nominee in 2016 (and won Entertainer of the Year at November's CMA Awards), but was shut out this time, along with last year nominees Miranda Lambert and Eric Church.
Zac Brown Band were nowhere to be found among the nominees in the Vocal Group category yet Lady Antebellum who took a 1-year hiatus from the country scene were nominated – Crazy!
Following is the list of final nominees. The Academy of Country Music’s professional membership selects the nominees and winners of the Academy of Country Music 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
JUST IN: Here are the nominations for Vocal Group of the Year at @ACMawards. #ACMs pic.twitter.com/4OAzMZufqz— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) February 16, 2017
NEW MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY T-MOBILE
Kane Brown, Chris Janson, Chris Lane, Jon Pardi, Brett Young
Truly Blown Away by this!! Thank you so much to everyone who helped nominate me!! Feeling Grateful 😊😊#acmawards #newmaleartist @ACMawards pic.twitter.com/esQPPeIf3D— Chris Lane (@iamchrislane) 16 February 2017
NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY T-MOBILE
Lauren Alaina, Cam, Brandy Clark, Maren Morris * four nominees only
Guys! I just found out that I am nominated for New Female Vocalist Of The Year at the @ACMawards. I'm literally crying in the airport. 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/GfZEPCZoKl— Lauren Alaina (@Lauren_Alaina) 16 February 2017
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/Producer/Record Company–Label)
Black – Dierks BentleyProducers: Ross Copperman, Arturo Buenahora Jr./ Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville
Dig Your Roots – Florida Georgia Line/ Producer: Joey Moi/ Record Label: Big Machine Label Group
HERO – Maren Morris/ Producers: busbee, Brad Hill, Maren Morris/ Record Label: Columbia Nashville
Ripcord – Keith Urban/ Producers: Jeff Bhasker, busbee, Nathan Chapman, Nitzan Kaikov, Dann Huff, Tyler Johnson, Johnny Price, Nile Rodgers, Keith Urban, Greg Wells/ Record Labels: Hit Red Records, Capitol Records Nashville
The Weight of These Wings – Miranda Lambert/ Producers: Frank Liddell, Eric Masse, Glenn Worf/ Record Labels: RCA Nashville, Vanner Records
SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR (Awarded to Artist/Producer/Record Company–Label)
“Blue Ain’t Your Color” – Keith Urban/ Producers: Dann Huff, Keith Urban/ Record Labels: Hit Red Records, Capitol Records Nashville
“H.O.L.Y.” – Florida Georgia Line/ Producer: Joey Moi/ Record Label: Big Machine Label Group
“Humble And Kind” – Tim McGraw/ Producers: Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw/ Record Labels: McGraw Music, Big Machine Records
“My Church” – Maren Morris/ Producers: busbee, Maren Morris/ Record Label: Columbia Nashville
“Vice” – Miranda Lambert/ Producers: Frank Liddell, Eric Masse, Glenn Worf/ Record Labels: RCA Nashville, Vanner Records
SONG OF THE YEAR (Awarded to Songwriter/Publisher/Artist)
“Blue Ain’t Your Color” – Keith Urban/ Songwriters: Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey, Steven Lee Olsen/ Publishers: WB Music Corp (ASCAP), Music Of The Corn (ASCAP), HillarodyRathbone Music (ASCAP), BMG Gold Songs (ASCAP), House of Sea Gayle Music (ASCAP), Spirit Catalog Holdings (S.a.r.l.), Spirit Two Nashville (ASCAP)
“Die a Happy Man” – Thomas Rhett/ Songwriters: Thomas Rhett, Sean Douglas, Joe Spargur/ Publishers: EMI Blackwood Music Inc (BMI), Cricket On The Line (BMI), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp (BMI), Eastman Pond Publishing (BMI), Music of Big Deal (BMI), Nice Life (BMI), Frederic And Reid Music (BMI), BMG Platinum Songs (BMI), Brodsky Spensive Publishing (BMI)
“Humble and Kind” – Tim McGraw/ Songwriter: Lori McKenna/ Publishers: Songs of Universal Inc (BMI), Hoodie Songs (BMI)/
“Kill a Word” – Eric Church Featuring Rhiannon Giddens
Songwriters: Eric Church, Luke Dick, Jeff Hyde/ Publishers: Emileon Songs (BMI), Little Louder Songs (BMI), Longer And Louder Music (BMI), Mammaw’s Fried Okra Music (BMI), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI)
“Tennessee Whiskey” – Chris Stapleton/ Songwriters: Dean Dillon, Linda Hargrove/ Publishers: Universal-Songs Of PolyGram International (BMI), EMI Algee (BMI)
“Vice” – Miranda Lambert/ Songwriters: Miranda Lambert, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne/ Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), Pink Dog Publishing (BMI), Smack Hits (GMR), Kobalt Music Group,
Ltd. (GMR), Anderson Fork In The Road Music (ASCAP), Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc. (ASCAP), Smackville Music (ASCAP)
VIDEO OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY XFINITY [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)]
Fire Away – Chris Stapleton; Director: Tim Mattia; Producer: Jennifer Rothlein
Forever Country – Artists of Then, Now & Forever; Director: Joseph Kahn; Producers: Nathan de la Rionda, Jil Hardin, Charleen Manca, Joanna Carter, Chandra LaPlume, Sarah Trahern, Damon Whiteside
Humble And Kind – Tim McGraw; Director: Wes Edwards; Producer: Jennifer Rothlein
Peter Pan – Kelsea Ballerini; Director: Kristin Barlowe; Producer: Michelle Abnet
Vice – Miranda Lambert; Director: Trey Fanjoy; Producer: Ashley Bergeron Ford
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR* (Off Camera Award)
Ashley Gorley, Luke Laird, Hillary Lindsey, Shane McAnally, Lori McKenna
[Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]
Different For Girls – Dierks Bentley Featuring Elle King; Producers: Ross Copperman, Arturo Buenahora Jr.
Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville
Forever Country – Artists of Then, Now & Forever; Producer: Shane McAnally; Record Label: MCA Nashville
May We All – Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw; Producer: Joey Moi; Record Label: Big Machine Label Group
Setting The World On Fire – Kenny Chesney Featuring P!nk; Producers: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney; Record Labels: Blue Chair Records, Columbia Nashville
Think Of You – Chris Young Featuring Cassadee Pope; Producers: Corey Crowder, Chris Young; Record Labels: RCA Nashville, RCA Records
ACM Broadcast Award Winners Announced
February 22, 2017 at 9:07 AM (PT)
Broadcast Award Winners
The Academy Of Country Music (ACM) unveiled winners in the Station Of The Year and On-Air Personality Of The Year categories.
Winners are as follows:
ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR WINNERS:
NATIONAL Lon Helton – Country Countdown USA
MAJOR MARKET (TIE) George, Mo & Cowboy Dave – KILT-FM – Houston, TX
Rob & Linda Show – Rob Stone & Linda Lee – WYCD-FM – Southfield, MI
LARGE MARKET Q Morning Crew – Mike, Marty and Janie – WQDR-FM – Raleigh, NC
MEDIUM MARKET Steve & Gina in the Morning on Kat 103.7 – KXKT-FM – Omaha, NE
SMALL MARKET Scotty Cox & Cara Denis – KCLR-FM – Columbia, MO
RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR WINNERS:
MAJOR MARKET KKBQ-FM – Houston, TX
LARGE MARKET WUBE-FM – Cincinnati, OH
MEDIUM MARKET WIVK-FM – Knoxville, TN
SMALL MARKET KKNU-FM – Eugene, OR
Winners will be recognized at a private ceremony during the ACM Party For A Cause event at The Joint in Las Vegas on Saturday, April 1st.
The "52nd Academy Of Country Music Awards" will be held on Sunday, APRIL 2nd and broadcast live on CBS-TV at 8p (ET/PT).