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Keith Urban Leads Nominations at Academy of Country Music Awards

Keith Urban Leads Nominations at Academy of Country Music Awards
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The nominees for the 52nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards were announced today, and Keith Urban leads the pack with seven nods, including Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year.

Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris each received six nominations, and are up against each other for Female Vocalist of the Year.

Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley will return to host country music’s party of the year! The live show takes place Sunday, April 2 at 8 p.m. on CBS.

Following is the list of final nominees. The Academy of Country Music’s professional membership selects the nominees and winners of the Academy of Country Music Awards.

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

  • Jason Aldean
  • Luke Bryan
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Keith Urban
  • MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Jason Aldean
  • Dierks Bentley
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Keith Urban

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Maren Morris
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Carrie Underwood

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR

  • Big & Rich
  • Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Maddie & Tae

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

  • Eli Young Band
  • Lady Antebellum
  • Little Big Town
  • Old Dominion
  • Rascal Flatts

NEW MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY T-MOBILE

  • Kane Brown
  • Chris Janson
  • Chris Lane
  • Jon Pardi
  • Brett Young

NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY T-MOBILE

  • Lauren Alaina
  • Cam
  • Brandy Clark
  • Maren Morris

NEW VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY T-MOBILE

  • A Thousand Horses
  • Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay
  • LOCASH
  • Maddie & Tae

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • “Black" – Dierks Bentley
  • “Dig Your Roots“ – Florida Georgia Line
  • “HERO“ – Maren Morris
  • “Ripcord“ – Keith Urban
  • “The Weight of These Wings“ – Miranda Lambert

SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR

  • "Blue Ain’t Your Color" – Keith Urban
  • “H.O.L.Y." – Florida Georgia Line
  • "Humble And Kind" – Tim McGraw
  • "My Church" – Maren Morris
  • “Vice" – Miranda Lambert

SONG OF THE YEAR

  • "Blue Ain’t Your Color" – Keith Urban
  • "Die A Happy Man" – Thomas Rhett
  • "Humble And Kind" – Tim McGraw
  • "Kill A Word" – Eric Church Featuring Rhiannon Giddens
  • "Tennessee Whiskey" – Chris Stapleton
  • “Vice" – Miranda Lambert

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