Lady Antebellum Reveals ACM Award Nominations Live from NYC…

The show, dubbed “Country Music’s Party of the Year,” honors country music’s superstars and hottest emerging talent including Keith Urban (who leads the pack with seven nominations), Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett and more. Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley will return to host for the second consecutive year.

The ACM Awards will broadcast LIVE on CBS from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2, 8PM.

Check out the complete list of nominations below:

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 VOCALIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY T-MOBILE

  • Kane Brown
  • Chris Janson
  • Chris Lane
  • Jon Pardi
  • Brett Young

NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY T-MOBILE

  • Lauren Alaina
  • Cam
  • Brandy Clark
  • Maren Morris
    * four nominees only

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(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

  • Black – Dierks Bentley
    Producers: 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(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

  • 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(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]

  • 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

VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR [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

RADIO AWARDS – The following previously announced radio awards will be presented during the ACM Party for a Cause® event at The Joint on Saturday, April 1 in Las Vegas, NV.

NATIONAL ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

  • Big D, Bubba, Patrick Thomas, Carsen                             The Big D and Bubba Show
  • Cody Alan                                                                          CMT After MidNite with Cody Alan
  • Kix Brooks                                                                         American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks
  • Lon Helton                                                                         Country Countdown USA
  • Tracy Lawrence                                                                 Honky Tonkin’ with Tracy Lawrence

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET

  • Chris & Nina                                                                      KMLE-FM                 Phoenix, AZ
  • George, Mo & Cowboy Dave                                             KILT-FM                   Houston, TX
  • Paul Schadt, Meg Butterly, Geof Knight                           WKKT-FM                Charlotte, NC
  • Rob & Linda Show – Rob Stone & Linda Lee                     WYCD-FM                Southfield, MI
  • Tanner in the Morning                                                        WSOC-FM               Charlotte, NC

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET (tie within category increased nominees)

  • Ally & Andy                                                                       WDSY-FM                Pittsburgh, PA
  • Big Dave, Chelsie and Statt                                              WUBE-FM                Cincinnati, OH
  • Dave O’Brien                                                                     WLHK-FM                 Indianapolis, IN
  • Jim Denny, Deborah Honeycutt & Kevin Freeman           WFMS-FM                Indianapolis, IN
  • Marty McFly                                                                      WSM-FM                  Nashville, TN
  • Q Morning Crew – Mike, Marty and Janie                          WQDR-FM                Raleigh, NC

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET

  • Andy Ritchie, Alison Mencer, Jimmy Holt                          WIVK-FM                  Knoxville, TN
  • Jack Ryan                                                                         WMYL-FM                 Clinton, TN
  • Scott Wynn & Sarah Kay                                                   WQMX-FM                Akron, OH
  • Steve & Geoff                                                                    KUZZ-FM                  Bakersfield, CA
  • Steve & Gina in the Morning on Kat 103.7                         KXKT-FM                  Omaha, NE

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET

  • Ben Butler and Arnie Andrews                                             WCOW-FM                Sparta, WI
  • Brent Lane and Candy Cullerton                                          WYCT-FM                  Pensacola, FL
  • Jason and Ashley “The Q Crew” on Q100.3                        KRWQ-FM                 Medford, OR
  • Scotty Cox & Cara Denis                                                     KCLR-FM                   Columbia, MO
  • The Roger & Carly Morning Show                                         KORA-FM                 Bryan, TX

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET (tie within category increased nominees)

  • KKBQ-FM                            Houston, TX
  • KMLE-FM                            Phoenix, AZ
  • KUPL-FM                             Portland, OR
  • WIL-FM                               St. Louis, MO
  • WKKT-FM                            Charlotte, NC
  • WSOC-FM                           Charlotte, NC

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET

  • KAJA-FM                             San Antonio, TX
  • WQDR-FM                          Raleigh, NC
  • WSIX-FM                            Nashville, TN
  • WSM-FM                             Nashville, TN
  • WUBE-FM                           Cincinnati, OH

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET

  • CKRY-FM                            Calgary, AB
  • KAWO-FM                           Boise, ID
  • KUZZ-FM                            Bakersfield, CA
  • KXKT-FM                            Omaha, NE
  • WIVK-FM                            Knoxville, TN

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET

  • KCLR-FM                            Columbia, MO
  • KKNU-FM                            Eugene, OR
  • KTHK-FM                            Idaho Falls, ID
  • WCOW-FM                          Sparta, WI
  • WXFL-FM                            Florence, AL

(*The Academy of Country Music’s professional membership selects the nominees and winners of the Academy of Country Music Awards.)

Don’t forget to tune-in to CBS on Sunday, April 2, 8PM for the big show!

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