ACM AWARDS: Nominees Announced

The Academy of Country Music has announced this year’s nominees for the ACM Awards.

Luke Combs leads the nominations with eight, including nods in the major categories of Entertainer, Male Artist, Album, Song and Single, along with Music Event for his collaboration with Riley Green on “Different ‘Round Here.”

Megan Moroney leads the way for women with six nominations, including both Female Artist and New Female Artist. Morgan Wallen also receives six nominations, tying Megan for the second most. Cody Johnson, Chris Stapleton and Lainey Wilson got five each, and Jelly Roll and Jordan Davis four apiece.

The ACM Awards will stream live on Amazon Prime Video on May 16th from The Star in Frisco, Texas.

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Jelly Roll
Cody Johnson
Chris Stapleton
Morgan Wallen
Lainey Wilson

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Kelsea Ballerini
Ashley McBryde
Megan Moroney
Kacey Musgraves
Lainey Wilson

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Luke Combs
Jelly Roll
Cody Johnson
Chris Stapleton
Morgan Wallen

DUO OF THE YEAR

Brooks & Dunn
Brothers Osborne
Dan and Shay
Maddie and Tae
The War And Treaty

GROUP OF THE YEAR

Flatland Cavalry
Lady A
Little Big Town
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band

NEW FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Kassi Ashton
Ashley Cooke
Hannah Ellis
Kylie Morgan
Megan Moroney

NEW MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Ernest
Kameron Marlowe
Dylan Scott
Conner Smith
Nate Smith

NEW DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

Neon Union
Restless Road
Tigirlily Gold

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

Gettin’ Old – Luke Combs
Higher – Chris Stapleton
Leather – Cody Johnson
One Thing at a Time – Morgan Wallen
Rolling Up the Welcome Mat (For Good) – Kelsea Ballerini

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

“Burn It Down” – Parker McCollum
“Fast Car” – Luke Combs
“Last Night” – Morgan Wallen
“Need a Favor” – Jelly Roll
“Next Thing You Know” – Jordan Davis

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

“Fast Car” – Luke Combs
“Heart Like a Truck” – Lainey Wilson
“Next Thing You Know” – Jordan Davis
“The Painter” – Cody Johnson
“Tennessee Orange” – Megan Moroney

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

“Can’t Break Up Now” – Old Dominion and Megan Moroney
“Different ‘Round Here” – Riley Green and Luke Combs
“I Remember Everything” – Zach Bryan and Kacey Musgraves
“Man Made a Bar” – Morgan Wallen and Eric Church
“Save Me” – Jelly Roll with Lainey Wilson

VISUAL MEDIA OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)]

“Burn It Down” – Parker McCollum
“Human” – Cody Johnson
“In Your Love” – Tyler Childers
“Next Thing You Know” – Jordan Davis
“Tennessee Orange” – Megan Moroney

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

Jessie Jo Dillon
Ashley Gorley
Hillary Lindsey
Chase McGill
Josh Thompson

ARTIST-SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

Zach Bryan
Ernest
Hardy
Chris Stapleton
Morgan Wallen

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