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    2021 ACM Awards Nominations: Maren Morris, Chris Stapleton Lead

    The 2021 ACM Awards are right around the corner on April 18. They’re happening in Nashville once again and they just revealed this year’s nominees with Maren Morris and Chris Stapleton leading the pack with six nods each.

    Here’s the full list of nominees — and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter for live show coverage.

    2021 ACM Awards Nominations

    ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

    Luke Bryan
    Eric Church
    Luke Combs
    Thomas Rhett
    Chris Stapleton

    FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

    Kelsea Ballerini
    Miranda Lambert
    Ashley McBryde
    Maren Morris
    Carly Pearce

    MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

    Dierks Bentley
    Eric Church
    Luke Combs
    Thomas Rhett
    Chris Stapleton

    DUO OF THE YEAR

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

    GROUP OF THE YEAR

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

    NEW FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

    Ingrid Andress
    Tenille Arts
    Gabby Barrett
    Mickey Guyton
    Caylee Hammack

    NEW MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

    Jimmie Allen
    Travis Denning
    HARDY
    Cody Johnson
    Parker McCollum

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

    Born Here Live Here Die Here – Luke Bryan
    Producers: Jeff Stevens, Jody Stevens
    Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

    Mixtape Vol. 1 – Kane Brown
    Producers: Andrew Goldstein, Charlie Handsome, Dann Huff, Lindsay Rimes
    Record Label: RCA Nashville

    Never Will – Ashley McBryde
    Producer: Jay Joyce
    Record Label: Warner Music Nashville

    Skeletons – Brothers Osborne
    Producer: Jay Joyce
    Record Label: EMI Records Nashville

    Starting Over – Chris Stapleton
    Producers: Chris Stapleton, Dave Cobb
    Record Label: Mercury Nashville

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

    Bluebird – Miranda Lambert
    Producer: Jay Joyce
    Record Label: Vanner Records/RCA Records Nashville

    I Hope – Gabby Barrett
    Producers: Ross Copperman, Zach Kale
    Record Label: Warner Music Nashville

    I Hope You’re Happy Now – Carly Pearce & Lee Brice
    Producers: busbee
    Record Label: Big Machine Records / Curb Records

    More Hearts Than Mine – Ingrid Andress
    Producers: Ingrid Andress, Sam Ellis
    Record Label: Warner Music Nashville

    The Bones – Maren Morris
    Producer: Greg Kurstin
    Record Label: Columbia Nashville

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

    “Bluebird” – Miranda Lambert
    Songwriter(s): Luke Dick, Miranda Lambert, Natalie Hemby
    Publishers: Emileon Songs; Little Louder Songs; Pink Dog Publishing; Songs of Universal, INC; Sony ATV Tree Publishing; Wrucke for You Publishing

    “One Night Standards” – Ashley McBryde
    Songwriter(s): Ashley McBryde, Nicolette Hayford, Shane McAnally
    Publishers: Canned Biscuit Songs; Smackworks Music; Smack Blue, LLC; Smackstreet Music; Tempo Investments; Warner Geo Met Ric Music; Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp

    “Some People Do” – Old Dominion
    Songwriter(s): Jesse Frasure, Matt Ramsey, Thomas Rhett, Shane McAnally
    Publishers: Carrot Seed Songs; EMI Blackwood Music INC; Smackville Music; Songs of ROC Nation; Telemitry Rhythm House Music; Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp; Smack Hits; Tempo Investments; Warner Gro Met Ric Music

    “Starting Over” – Chris Stapleton
    Songwriter(s): Chris Stapleton, Mike Henderson
    Publishers: I Wrote These Songs; Straight Six Music; WC Music Corp

    “The Bones: – Maren Morris
    Songwriter(s): Jimmy Robbins, Maren Morris, Laura Veltz
    Publishers: Big Machine Music, LLC; Extraordinary Alien Publishing; International Dog Music; Oh Denise Publishing; Round Hill Songs; Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.

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

    “Better Than We Found It” – Maren Morris
    Director: Gabrielle Woodland
    Producers: Sarah Kunin, Jennifer Pepke

    “Bluebird” – Miranda Lambert
    Director: Trey Fanjoy
    Producer: Heather Levenstone

    “Gone” – Dierks Bentley
    Directors: Wes Edwards, Ed Pryor, Travis Nicholson, Running Bear and Sam Siske, with animation by Skylar Wilson
    Producer: David Garcia

    “Hallelujah” – Carrie Underwood and John Legend
    Director: Randee St. Nicholas
    Producer: Greg Wells

    “Worldwide Beautiful” – Kane Brown
    Director: Alex Alvga
    Producer: Christen Pinkston

    SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

    Ashley Gorley
    Michael Hardy
    Hillary Lindsey
    Shane McAnally
    Josh Osborne

    MUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR (Tie Within Category Increased Nominees) [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

    “Be A Light” – Thomas Rhett featuring Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott, Chris Tomlin, Keith Urban
    Producer: Dann Huff
    Record Label: The Valory Music Co.

    “Does To Me” – Luke Combs featuring Eric Church
    Producer: Scott Moffatt
    Record Label: River House Artists/Columbia Nashville

    “I Hope You’re Happy Now” – Carly Pearce & Lee Brice
    Producer: busbee
    Record Label: Big Machine Records / Curb Records

    “Nobody But You” – Blake Shelton featuring Gwen Stefani
    Producer: Scott Hendricks
    Record Label: Warner Music Nashville

    “One Beer” – HARDY featuring Lauren Alaina & Devin Dawson
    Producers: Derek Wells, Joey Moi
    Record Label: Big Loud Records

    “One Too Many” – Keith Urban, P!nk
    Producers: Cutfather, Dan McCarroll, Keith Urban, PhD
    Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

    The 2021 ACM Awards are right around the corner on April 18. They're happening in Nashville once again and they just revealed this year's nominees with Maren Morris and Chris Stapleton leading the pack with six nods each.

    Here's the full list of nominees — and don't forget to follow us on Twitter for live show coverage.

    2021 ACM Awards Nominations

    ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

    Luke Bryan
    Eric Church
    Luke Combs
    Thomas Rhett
    Chris Stapleton

    FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

    Kelsea Ballerini
    Miranda Lambert
    Ashley McBryde
    Maren Morris
    Carly Pearce

    MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

    Dierks Bentley
    Eric Church
    Luke Combs
    Thomas Rhett
    Chris Stapleton

    DUO OF THE YEAR

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

    GROUP OF THE YEAR

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

    NEW FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

    Ingrid Andress
    Tenille Arts
    Gabby Barrett
    Mickey Guyton
    Caylee Hammack

    NEW MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

    Jimmie Allen
    Travis Denning
    HARDY
    Cody Johnson
    Parker McCollum

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

    Born Here Live Here Die Here – Luke Bryan
    Producers: Jeff Stevens, Jody Stevens
    Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

    Mixtape Vol. 1 – Kane Brown
    Producers: Andrew Goldstein, Charlie Handsome, Dann Huff, Lindsay Rimes
    Record Label: RCA Nashville

    Never Will – Ashley McBryde
    Producer: Jay Joyce
    Record Label: Warner Music Nashville

    Skeletons – Brothers Osborne
    Producer: Jay Joyce
    Record Label: EMI Records Nashville

    Starting Over – Chris Stapleton
    Producers: Chris Stapleton, Dave Cobb
    Record Label: Mercury Nashville

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

    Bluebird – Miranda Lambert
    Producer: Jay Joyce
    Record Label: Vanner Records/RCA Records Nashville

    I Hope – Gabby Barrett
    Producers: Ross Copperman, Zach Kale
    Record Label: Warner Music Nashville

    I Hope You’re Happy Now – Carly Pearce & Lee Brice
    Producers: busbee
    Record Label: Big Machine Records / Curb Records

    More Hearts Than Mine – Ingrid Andress
    Producers: Ingrid Andress, Sam Ellis
    Record Label: Warner Music Nashville

    The Bones – Maren Morris
    Producer: Greg Kurstin
    Record Label: Columbia Nashville

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

    "Bluebird" – Miranda Lambert
    Songwriter(s): Luke Dick, Miranda Lambert, Natalie Hemby
    Publishers: Emileon Songs; Little Louder Songs; Pink Dog Publishing; Songs of Universal, INC; Sony ATV Tree Publishing; Wrucke for You Publishing

    "One Night Standards" – Ashley McBryde
    Songwriter(s): Ashley McBryde, Nicolette Hayford, Shane McAnally
    Publishers: Canned Biscuit Songs; Smackworks Music; Smack Blue, LLC; Smackstreet Music; Tempo Investments; Warner Geo Met Ric Music; Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp

    "Some People Do" – Old Dominion
    Songwriter(s): Jesse Frasure, Matt Ramsey, Thomas Rhett, Shane McAnally
    Publishers: Carrot Seed Songs; EMI Blackwood Music INC; Smackville Music; Songs of ROC Nation; Telemitry Rhythm House Music; Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp; Smack Hits; Tempo Investments; Warner Gro Met Ric Music

    "Starting Over" – Chris Stapleton
    Songwriter(s): Chris Stapleton, Mike Henderson
    Publishers: I Wrote These Songs; Straight Six Music; WC Music Corp

    "The Bones: – Maren Morris
    Songwriter(s): Jimmy Robbins, Maren Morris, Laura Veltz
    Publishers: Big Machine Music, LLC; Extraordinary Alien Publishing; International Dog Music; Oh Denise Publishing; Round Hill Songs; Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.

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

    "Better Than We Found It" – Maren Morris
    Director: Gabrielle Woodland
    Producers: Sarah Kunin, Jennifer Pepke

    "Bluebird" – Miranda Lambert
    Director: Trey Fanjoy
    Producer: Heather Levenstone

    "Gone" – Dierks Bentley
    Directors: Wes Edwards, Ed Pryor, Travis Nicholson, Running Bear and Sam Siske, with animation by Skylar Wilson
    Producer: David Garcia

    "Hallelujah" – Carrie Underwood and John Legend
    Director: Randee St. Nicholas
    Producer: Greg Wells

    "Worldwide Beautiful" – Kane Brown
    Director: Alex Alvga
    Producer: Christen Pinkston

    SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

    Ashley Gorley
    Michael Hardy
    Hillary Lindsey
    Shane McAnally
    Josh Osborne

    MUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR (Tie Within Category Increased Nominees) [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

    "Be A Light" – Thomas Rhett featuring Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott, Chris Tomlin, Keith Urban
    Producer: Dann Huff
    Record Label: The Valory Music Co.

    "Does To Me" – Luke Combs featuring Eric Church
    Producer: Scott Moffatt
    Record Label: River House Artists/Columbia Nashville

    "I Hope You’re Happy Now" – Carly Pearce & Lee Brice
    Producer: busbee
    Record Label: Big Machine Records / Curb Records

    "Nobody But You" – Blake Shelton featuring Gwen Stefani
    Producer: Scott Hendricks
    Record Label: Warner Music Nashville

    "One Beer" – HARDY featuring Lauren Alaina & Devin Dawson
    Producers: Derek Wells, Joey Moi
    Record Label: Big Loud Records

    "One Too Many" – Keith Urban, P!nk
    Producers: Cutfather, Dan McCarroll, Keith Urban, PhD
    Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

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