Saturday, 3 March 2018

Reba McEntire reveals '53rd Annual ACM Awards' Nominees






















Chris Stapleton leads with eight nominations
Keith Urban and songwriter Shane McAnally each have five nods
Miranda Lambert and Columbia's Maren Morris each have four

Reba McEntire Returns To Host Country Music's Party Of The Year® Nominations Announced For The "53rd Academy Of Country Music Awards™," To Be Broadcast Live On The CBS Television Network, 
Sunday, April 15, From The MGM Grand Garden Arena In Las Vegas.

ACM Nominees:

Mercury's Chris Stapleton leads with eight nominations for the 53rd Annual ACM Awards, which air April 15 from Las Vegas on CBSReba McEntire returns as host. Valory's Thomas Rhett has six, and Capitol's Keith Urban and songwriter Shane McAnallyeach have five nods, RCA's Miranda Lambert and Columbia's Maren Morris each have four, with MCA's Sam Hunt, Capitol's Little Big Town and Big Machine's Midland receiving three.

This year’s show will mark Reba McEntire’s fifteenth time hosting the ceremony, last appearing in 2012 with Blake Shelton.
In addition to surprising audiences with the news that she will return to host, Reba appeared live (Thurs March 1 at 8a (ET)) on “CBS This Morning” to announce this year’s ACM Award nominees for 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, as well as nominees for Song of the Year on Facebook LIVE. “Entertainment Tonight” host Nancy O’Dell announced additional nominees on ETonline.com.
CBS This Morning with Reba McEntire!
In case you missed CBS This Morning, we are beyond thrilled to have Reba McEntire announce the nominees and return as the host of the 53rd #ACMawards! Congratulations to all of the nominees. For a full list, visit: ACMcountry.com/noms
Posted by ACM - Academy of Country Music on Thursday, 1 March 2018



Reba announces the 53rd Academy Of Country Music Awards Song of the Year nominees:

Ready to announce the ACM - Academy of Country Music Awards nominees on CBS This Morning, but first we’re announcing the Song of the Year nominees here on Facebook!
Posted by Reba McEntire on Thursday, 1 March 2018




Chris Stapleton leads with eight nominations in five categories, including his first nod for Entertainer of the Year. Stapleton is also nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year, and twice, as both artist and producer, in both the Album of the Year and Single Record of the Year categories; he received the Album of the Year nod for From a Room: Volume 1, and the Single Record of the Year nod for “Broken Halos.” He is also nominated twice, both as artist and songwriter, in the Song of The Year category for “Whiskey and You.”
Reigning Male Vocalist of the Year, Thomas Rhett earned six nominations, including his second in the Male Vocalist of the Year category. Rhett is also nominated twice, as an artist and producer, for both Album of The Year for Life Changes and Vocal Event of the Year for “Craving You” (featuring Maren Morris). Lastly, he is nominated for his first Music Video of the Year award for “Marry Me,” along with director TK McKamy and producer Dan Atchison.

Keith Urban earned five nominations including his eighth nod for Entertainer of the Year and eleventh nod for Male Vocalist of the Year.  Urban is also nominated for Song of the Year for “Female,” and twice, as both artist and producer in the Vocal Event of the Year category for “The Fighter” (featuring Carrie Underwood). Urban won Top New Male Vocalist of the Year in 2000, and Top Male Vocalist of the Year in 2004 and 2005.  A win in the Entertainer of the Year category would also make him the eighth ever ACM Triple Crown winner.

Reigning Female Vocalist of the Year, Miranda Lambert received four nominations, including her twelfth nod for Female Vocalist of the Year. If she wins, it will be her ninth consecutive win in this category. She is the current record holder for most consecutive wins in the Female Vocalist of the Year category. Miranda is currently tied for the winningest artist in ACM history with 29 awards along with Brooks & Dunn. This year she is also nominated twice, both as artist and songwriter, in the Song of The Year category for “Tin Man,” and for Video of the Year for “We Should Be Friends.”

Reigning New Female Vocalist of the Year Maren Morris received four nominations, including her second nod in the Female Vocalist of the Year category.  Morris is also nominated twice, as an artist and producer, in the Vocal Event of the Year category for “Dear Hate” (featuring Vince Gill). She is nominated again in the category with Thomas Rhett for “Craving You.”

Sam Hunt received three nominations for his hit “Body Like A Back Road.” One nod in the Single Record of The Year category, and two, both as artist and songwriter, in the Song of the Year category.

Reigning Vocal Group of the Year, Little Big Town, earned their twelfth nomination in the category. This would be their fourth consecutive win and fifth overall. They are also nominated for Album of the Year for Breaker, and Single Record of the Year for “Better Man.”

First-time Academy of Country Music Award nominee, Midland, received three nominations for Vocal Group of the Year, New Vocal Duo/Group of the Year, and Single Record of the Year for “Drinkin’ Problem.”

Eighteen-time ACM Award winner Tim McGraw and sixteen-time ACM Award winner Faith Hill received their first-ever nomination as a duo in the Vocal Duo of the Year category.

Reba McEntire received her sixteenth nomination for Female Vocalist of the Year. This would be her eighth win in the category.

The full list: 


Entertainer: Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban.
Male Vocalist: Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban, Chris Young.
Female Vocalist: Kelsea Ballerini, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Maren Morris, Carrie Underwood.
Vocal Duo: Brothers Osborne, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, LoCash, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill.
Vocal Group: Lady Antebellum, Lanco, Little Big Town, Midland, Old Dominion.
New Male: Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Devin Dawson, Russell Dickerson, Brett Young.
New Female: Lauren Alaina, Danielle Bradbery, Carly Pearce, RaeLynn.
New Vocal Duo/Group: High Valley, Lanco, LoCash, Midland, Runaway June.

Album Of The Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]
THE BREAKER - Little Big Town/ Producer: Jay Joyce/ Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville
CALIFORNIA SUNRISE - Jon Pardi/ Producers: Bart Butler, Jon Pardi/ Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville
FROM A ROOM: VOLUME 1 - Chris Stapleton/ Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton/ Record Label: Mercury Records
HAPPY ENDINGS - Old Dominion/ Producer: Shane McAnally/ Record Label: RCA
LIFE CHANGES - Thomas Rhett/ Producers: Julian Bunetta, Jesse Frasure, Dann Huff, Joe London, Thomas Rhett/ Record Label: The Valory Music Co.

Single Record Of The Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]
Better Man - Little Big Town/ Producer: Jay Joyce/ Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville
Body Like A Back Road - Sam Hunt/ Producer: Zach Crowell/ Record Label: MCA Nashville
Broken Halos - Chris Stapleton/ Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton/ Record Label: Mercury Records
Drinkin’ Problem – Midland/ Producers: Dann Huff, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne/ Record Label: Big Machine Records
I’ll Name The Dogs - Blake Shelton/ Producer: Scott Hendricks/ Record Label: Warner Bros.

Song Of The Year [Awarded to Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]
  • Body Like a Back Road - Sam Hunt/ Songwriters: Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne/ Publishers: Anderson Fork In The Road Music (ASCAP), Atlas Music Publishing, Highly Combustible Music (ASCAP), I Love Pizza Music (ASCAP), Kobalt Music Group Ltd. (GMR), Kobalt Songs Music Publishing (ASCAP), Sam Hunt Publishing (ASCAP), Smack Hits (GMR), Smack Songs LLC (ASCAP), Smackville Music (ASCAP), Songs of Southside Independent Music Publishing (ASCAP), Universal Music Corp. (ASCAP), Who Wants To Buy My Publishing (ASCAP)
  • Female - Keith Urban/ Songwriters: Ross Copperman, Nicolle Galyon and Shane McAnally
  • Publishers: A Girl Named Charlie (BMI), EMI Blackwood Music Inc. (BMI), Plain Jane Songs (BMI), Rezolant Music (BMI), Smack Hits (GMR), Smack Songs LLC (GMR), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)
  • Tin Man - Miranda Lambert/ Songwriters: Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert Jon Randall/ Publishers: Beat Up Ford Publishing (BMI), BMG Platinum Songs (BMI), Lonesome Vinyl Music (BMI), Pink Dog Publishing (BMI), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), SWMBMGBMI (BMI)
  • Whiskey And You - Chris Stapleton/ Songwriters: Lee Thomas Miller, Chris Stapleton/ Publishers: New Sea Gayle Music (ASCAP), Spirit of Nashville One (BMI), Spirit Two Nashville (ASCAP), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI), WM Music Corp. (ASCAP)

Video Of The Year [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)]
  • Black - Dierks Bentley/ Director: Wes Edwards/ Producer: Max A. Butler
  • It Ain’t My Fault - Brothers Osborne/ Director: Wes Edwards, Ryan Silver/ Producer: Tiffany Davies
  • Legends - Kelsea Ballerini/ Director: Jeff Venable/ Producer: Ben Skipworth
  • Marry Me - Thomas Rhett/ Director: TK McKamy/ Producer: Dan Atchison
  • We Should Be Friends - Miranda Lambert/ Director: Trey Fanjoy/ Producer: April Dace

Songwriter: Rhett Akins, Ashley Gorley, Hillary Lindsey, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne.

Vocal Event Of The Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]
  • Craving You – Thomas Rhett Featuring Maren Morris/ Producers: Julian Bunetta, Dann Huff, Joe London, Thomas Rhett/ Record Label: The Valory Music Co.
  • Dear Hate – Maren Morris featuring Vince Gill/ Producers: Brad Hill, Maren Morris/ Record Label: Columbia Nashville
  • Funny (How Time Slips Away) - Glen Campbell And Willie Nelson/ Producer: Carl Jackson/ Record Label: Universal Music Enterprises
  • The Fighter – Keith Urban featuring Carrie Underwood/ Producers: Busbee, Keith Urban/ Record Label: Capitol Nashville
  • What Ifs – Kane Brown Featuring Lauren Alaina/ Producer: Dann Huff/ Record Label: RCA Nashville

ACM RADIO AWARDS
These will be presented during the annual Radio Winners Reception, which will be held at Topgolf Las Vegas at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on Saturday, April 14. See the nominees list at acmcountry.com


Reba McEntire is "disappointed" that all the nominees for the Entertainer of the Year prize at the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards are male.
The 62-year-old singer will be hosting the 2018 ceremony next month (Apr18) and is very much looking forward to the opportunity. However, speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Reba admitted she feels sad that gender disparity is once again such an issue, with all the artists up for the evening's biggest prize being male - namely Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton and Keith Urban.
"It's disappointing that there's no female in the Entertainer of the Year category," she mused.
But Reba added she doesn't see things staying this way for long, explaining: "The country music business is very cyclical. It'll go very traditional with the music or it will go very contemporary. The girls dominate, or the boys dominate, so, it's coming around. I have faith."
Reba is no stranger to the ACM Awards, and currently holds the record for the most wins, with 16 gongs under her belt. And when it comes to taking home prizes, Reba cites her competitive nature as the reason she's such a big fan of emerging victorious.

SNUBS
Blake Shelton and Florida Georgia Line were also snubbed by ACM voters, but there are some pleasant surprises. An entire category proves that voters do indeed value artistry, even when commercial success isn't apparent. A Male Vocalist of the Year nominee caused a little squeal. And all those guesses we had for ACM host? …Read More at Taste Of Country.com

Carly Pearce ACM
As the nominees for the "53RD Annual Academy Of Country Music (ACM) AWARDS" rolled out, BIG MACHINE RECORDS' Carly Pearce has been named a "New Female Vocalist Of The Year" nominee. Carly found out while 30,000 feet in the air on a SOUTHWEST flight. She shared, "I have dreamt of being nominated for an ACM Award my entire life. All the years I watched the show from my couch, wondering if I’d ever make it to the awards as a nominee, are now coming true. I love you, Country music!!"







































Since the age of five, Carly Pearce has envisioned one path for her life... singing Country music. On March 1st after years of hard – and anything but glamourous work – she has been named a New Female Vocalist of the Year nominee at the upcoming Academy Of Country Music Awards™.
Watch her reaction:

Yes. I really screamed that loud. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคท๐Ÿป‍♀️๐Ÿ˜ญ❤️ ACM - Academy of Country Music Southwest Airlines
Posted by Carly Pearce on Thursday, 1 March 2018



From 'Cleaning Toilets' to the No. 1 Song in America (the Inspiring Story of How This Singer Persevered and Found Success)…Read The Story

Danielle Bradbery reacts to her "New Female Vocalist Of The Year" nomination:
About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards™ is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry. The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM live ET/PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Pete Fisher is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

Tickets to the ACM Awards are now on sale at www.axs.com. Media credential applications to cover the Awards in Las Vegas are now available at www.ACMcountry.com/press.
For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events including ACM Party for a Cause®, visit www.PartyForaCause.com.

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