Miranda Lambert Ties ACM Awards Record Held By Reba McEntire

Country music powerhouse Miranda Lambert received four nominations for the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards, including the coveted Entertainer Of The Year, Female Artist Of The Year, Video Of The Year for “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home),”…

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her master’s degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Music Mayhem, she has been published in American Songwriter, Country Now, and Holler.Country. When she’s not attending a concert or adding new country music to her playlist, O’Connell spends her time dancing in the studio and traveling with her family.

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Posted on February 10, 2022

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Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire; Photos By Andrew Wendowski

Country music powerhouse Miranda Lambert received four nominations for the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards, including the coveted Entertainer Of The Year, Female Artist Of The Year, Video Of The Year for “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home),” and for the first time as a producer, she was nominated for Album of the Year (‘The Marfa Tapes’). 

On Thursday morning (Feb. 10), Jimmie Allen and Gabby Barrett revealed the 2022 ACM Awards nominations during an announcement on social media, including Female Artist of the Year. In addition to Lambert and co-host Barrett, Carly Pearce, Maren Morris and Ashley McBryde were also nominated in the genre-specific category.

Miranda Lambert; Photo Provided by ACM
Miranda Lambert; Photo Provided by ACM

This marks Lambert’s sixteenth ACM Female Artist of the Year nomination, making her tied with country music icon Reba McEntire for the same number of nominations within the category. McEntire was nominated a total of 16 times from 1983 to 2017.

If Lambert is declared the winner of Female Artist of the Year, she will take the reins from Maren Morris and the win will mark her first time winning the award since 2017.

Last year, Lambert opened the ACM Awards ceremony with an epic performance of “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” alongside Elle King. This year that same dynamic duo have been nominated for Video of the Year with the aforementioned track. The hilarious music video for the anthemic tune features King and Lambert all decked out for the trailer park wedding of a lifetime. King serves as the bride in this storyline while Lambert is of course her bridesmaid. However, their performance in Nashville for the 56th ACM Awards show had a more modern look with their bright blue and pink fringe outfits as they stepped out of a hot pink car, ready to have some fun and kick off the night strong. 

For Album of the Year, Lambert was nominated as producer on The Marfa Tapes, the collection of songs which she also recorded with longtime collaborators Jack Ingram and Jon Randall. The 2021 collaboration will soon be coming to life in a documentary that showcases the behind-the-scenes footage from the five-day recording session in West Texas that a lead to the making of the Grammy-nominated project.

Each year, more and more women are seeing themselves represented within the award show’s nominations. This year, they have a 3% increase with 37% of nominations, compared to the average 35% that we have seen in the past 5 years.

Lambert and Carrie Underwood are the only two females nominated in the Entertainer Of The Year category, while in 2021 there were no women included in the nominations and Luke Bryan ultimately took home the title.

Co-hosted by global icon Dolly Parton and reigning New Female and Male Artist Of The Year, Gabby Barrett and Jimmie Allen, the 2022 ACM Awards will take place on Monday, March 7, 2022, at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.

“I am so excited to be hosting the ACM Awards on March 7 from Vegas. Watch for us because we’re going to have some fun,” Parton previously shared.

For the first time ever, the show will stream on Prime Video in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK, rather than on CBS. This marks the first time a major awards show has livestreamed exclusively.

The show promises to be a nonstop party, bringing legendary artists together with today’s favorites for exciting and unexpected collaborations, surprising moments fans will never forget, and world television-premiere performances.

More details, including the ACM Awards performance lineup, will be announced in the coming weeks.

Tickets to attend the 2022 ACM Awards are currently on-sale at Ticketmaster.com.

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her master’s degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Music Mayhem, she has been published in American Songwriter, Country Now, and Holler.Country. When she’s not attending a concert or adding new country music to her playlist, O’Connell spends her time dancing in the studio and traveling with her family.

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