52nd Annual Academy of Country Music Award Nominees Announced

52nd Annual Academy of Country Music Award Nominees Announced | Country Music Videos

The Academy of Country Music revealed their 2017 ACM Award nominees Thursday morning (Feb. 16).

Three-time ACM Vocal Group of the Year winners Lady Antebellum appeared on CBS This Morning to reveal the nominees in the top categories. Additional nominees were announced by Nancy O’Dell and Kevin Frazier at ETOnline.com. 

Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert lead in nominations, while Maren Morris and Chris Stapleton are close behind. 

The 2017 ACM Awards are set to take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, on April 2, at T-Mobile Arena. Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley will once again be hosting the event. 

Below is a full list of this year’s nominees:

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

Little Big Town

Old Dominion

Rascal Flatts

Lady Antebellum

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

New Male Vocalist of the Year

Kane Brown

Chris Janson

Chris Lane

Jon Pardi

Brett Young

New Female Vocalist of the Year

Lauren Alaina


Brandy Clark

Maren Morris

New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year

A Thousand Horses

Brothers Osborne

Dan + Shay


Maddie & Tae

Video of the Year (Awarded to Producer/Director/Artist)

“Fire Away” –  Chris Stapleton

“Forever Country” –  Aritsts of Then, Now and Forever

“Humble and Kind” – Tim McGraw

“Peter Pan” –  Kelsea Ballerini

“Vice” – Miranda Lambert


Vocal Event of the Year (Awarded to Artist/Producer/Record Label)

“Different for Girls” –  Dierks Bentley feat. Elle King

“Forever Country” – Artists of Then, Now and Forever

“May We All” – Florida Georgia Line feat. Tim McGraw

“Setting the World on Fire” –  Kenny Chesney feat. Pink

“Think of You” –  Chris Young feat. Cassadee Pope

Single Record of the Year (Awarded to Artist/Producer/Record Label)

“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 (Awarded to Songwriter/Publisher/Artist)

“Blue Ain’t Your Color,” Keith Urban (Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey, Steven Lee Olsen)

“Die a Happy Man,” Thomas Rhett (Thomas Rhett, Sean Douglas, Joe Spargur)

“Humble and Kind,” Tim McGraw (Lori McKenna)

“Kill a Word,” Eric Church feat. Rhiannon Giddens (Eric Church, Luke Dick, Jeff Hyde)

“Tennessee Whiskey,” Chris Stapleton (Dean Dillon, Linda Hargrove)

“Vice,” Miranda Lambert (Miranda Lambert, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)


Songwriter of the Year

Ashley Gorley

Luke Laird

Hillary Lindsey

Shane McAnally

Lori McKenna

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