Eric Church, Gabby Barrett, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert And More Among 2021 ACM Award Nominations

Eric Church, Gabby Barrett, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert and more are among the 2021 ACM Award nominations.

The Academy Of Country Music Award nominations were announce on Friday (Feb. 26) morning by superstars Kelsea Ballerini and Brothers Osborne. The superstar country duo and “Hole In The Bottle” singer announced the nominees in several categories including Entertainer of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Duo of the Year, Group of the Year and Single of the Year during CBS This Morning.

Additionally, ET Online announced the remaining categories including New Male Artist of the Year, New Female Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Video of the Year and Music Event of the Year.

Eric Church, Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett and more were among the artists with several nomination. For the first time in history, every nomination in the Single Of The Year category are all women.

The 2021 ACM Awards will return to Music City, broadcasting live from three iconic venues including the Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe. The star-studded event will air on Wednesday, April 18 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on CBS Television Network and will be streamed live and on-demand on Paramount+ and CBS All Access.

Entertainer of the Year
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton

Single of the Year
“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 feat. 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)

Duo of the Year
Brooks & Dunn
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae
Brothers Osborne

Group of the Year
Lady A
Little Big Town
Old Dominion
The Cadillac Three
The Highwomen

Female Artist of the Year
Miranda Lambert
Ashley McBryde
Maren Morris
Carly Pearce
Kelsea Ballerini

Male Artist of the Year
Dierks Bentley
Luke Combs
Eric Church
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton

New Male Artist of the Year
Jimmie Allen
Travis Denning
HARDY
Cody Johnson
Parker McCollum

New Female Artist of the Year
Ingrid Andress
Tenille Arts
Gabby Barrett
Mickey Guyton
Caylee Hammack

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

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

Music Event of the Year
(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 feat. 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 ft. Gwen Stefani Producer: Scott Hendricks Record Label: Warner Music Nashville
“One Beer” – HARDY ft. 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

Songwriter Of The Year
(Off Camera Award)
Ashley Gorley
Michael Hardy
Hillary Lindsey
Shane McAnally
Josh Osborne

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