Miranda Lambert has just made history and broke a record previously held by Reba McEntire. The 39-year-old country music superstar has officially earned her 17th Female Artist Of The Year nomination heading into the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards.
The reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year’s latest accomplishment means she surpassed legendary country singer Reba McEntire for the same category. McEntire has received 16 nods for Female Artist Of The Year throughout the course of her illustrious career.
The Academy of Country Music announced the nominees for the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards on Thursday, (April 13). Lambert is in the running for Female Artist Of The Year alongside Kelsea Ballerini, Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce, and Lainey Wilson.
Miranda Lambert Earned Five Overall Nods
The Texas native earned five nods overall ahead of the big night. Along with her Female Artist Of The Year nomination, she is up for Artist-Songwriter of the Year, Album of the Year for Palomino, which she also co-produced alongside Jon Randall, Luke Dick, and Mikey Reaves, and the highly coveted Entertainer of the Year.
Miranda Lambert Is The Most-Awarded Artist In ACM Award History
Lambert is the most-awarded artist in ACM Award history and the latest news gives her the opportunity to break even more records following her ACM Triple Crown Award, which she received in 2022.
The “Actin’ Up” singer was presented with the rare top honor during the 15th annual ACM Honors, which were held on Wednesday (Aug. 24, 2022) at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. The highly–sought-after trophy, which has only been handed out to seven other talented country stars, recognizes an artist who has won the ACM Awards for New Artist of the Year, Male or Female Artist of the Year, and Entertainer of the Year during the span of their career.
Lambert isn’t the only one celebrating ahead of the upcoming star-studded ACM Award ceremony.
Who Is Nominated At The 2023 ACM Awards?
HARDY and Lainey Wilson lead the pack with the most nominations. HARDY has seven nominations in total. They include Artist-Songwriter of the Year, Song of the Year in which he’s nominated three times for songs, “Wait in the truck” and “Sand In My Boots,” Visual Media of the Year, and Music Event of the Year twice as an artist and producer for “wait in the truck.”
Wilson, meanwhile, shares three categories with HARDY for Song of the Year, Visual Media of the Year, and Music Event of the Year, for their collaboration of “wait in the truck.” She also scored nods in categories for Female Artist of the Year, Single of the Year for “Heart Like A Truck,” and Album of the Year for Bell Bottom Country.
Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Lambert, and Cole Swindell, trail behind Wilson and HARDY with five nods in total. Those in the running for ACM Entertainer of the Year include Jason Aldean, Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Lambert, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, and Morgan Wallen.
Garth Brooks And Dolly Parton Will Co-Host 2023 ACM Awards
The awards ceremony, co-hosted by Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks (which marks Brooks’ first time hosting the award show), takes place at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas, and will feature live performances, unforgettable collaborations, and unexpected moments.
Dubbed “Country Music’s Party of the Year,” the 58th annual Academy of Country Music Awards will stream live on Prime Video on Thursday (Mat 11) at 8:00 p.m. ET.