Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley are back to host the 52nd Annual ACM Awards, and this morning the category nominees were announced.

Keith Urban leads with seven nominations, including Entertainer of the Year,  Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year for RipCord for which he could win as the artist and producer, as well as artist and producer in the Single of the Year category for "Blue Ain't Your Color," which is also up for Song of the Year.

Miranda Lambert has six nominations. She's up for Female Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year for The Weight of These Wings and Single Record of the Year and Video of the Year for "Vice," which is also nominated in Song of the Year category, where she has nominations as both artist and songwriter.  

Maren Morris has six nominations. She picked up nods in the Female Vocalist of the Year and New Female Vocalist of the Year categories. She is also nominated twice for Album of the Year, as both producer and artist for Hero. She is also nominated twice as both artist and producer in the Single Record of the Year category for “My Church.”

Florida Georgia Line has five nods, including Vocal Duo of the Year, Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year for Dig Your Roots, Single Record of the Year for “H.O.L.Y.” and Vocal Event of the Year for “May We All” with Tim McGraw.

Tim has five nominations, including Single Record of the Year for "Humble and Kind" as both artist and producer. He's also up for Song of the Year and Video of the Year for “Humble And Kind.” In addition, he earned a nod in the Vocal Event of the Year category for “May We All” with Florida Georgia Line.

Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett and Chris Stapleton have three nominations each.    

Entertainer of the Year

Male Vocalist of the Year

Female Vocalist of the Year

Vocal Duo of the Year

Vocal Group of the Year

New Male Vocalist of the Year

New Female Vocalist of the Year 

New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year

Songwriter of the Year

  • Ashley Gorley
  • Luke Laird
  • Hillary Lindsey
  • Shane McAnally
  • Lori McKenna

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 Producers: Joey MoiRecord Label: Big Machine Label Group

Hero Maren Morris Producers: busbee, Brad Hill, Maren MorrisRecord 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 Label: Hit Red Records, Capitol Records Nashville

 The Weight of These WingsMiranda Lambert Producers: Frank Liddell, Eric Masse, Glenn Worf Record Label: RCA Nashville, Vanner Records

Single 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 Label: 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 Label: RCA Nashville, Vanner Records

ACM 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 Songwriters: 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 [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

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 Labels: Big Machine Label Group

• "Setting the World on Fire" – Kenny Chesney Featuring P!nk Producers: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney Record Label: Blue Chair Records, Columbia Nashville

• Think of You – Chris Young Featuring Cassadee Pope Producers: Corey Crowder, Chris Young Record Labels: RCA Nashville, RCA Records

The 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards will air live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on April 2nd on CBS. 

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