Nominees For 2021 ACM Awards Just Announced

(Background) ACM - Academy of Country Music / Facebook/(Left) Maren Morris / Facebook/(Center) Chris Stapleton / Facebook/(Right) Miranda Lambert / Facebook

We know what you’re thinking…it seems like the ACM Awards were just a few months ago, doesn’t it? Well that’s because they were!

Due to everything going on in the world, the 2020 ACM Awards were postponed. The awards are typically held in April, and for the past several years were hosted in Las Vegas.

But because of the current world environment, the 2020 ACM Awards were postponed until September, and were held in Nashville. In a historic moment, Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett became the first-ever artists to tie for the coveted Entertainer of the Year Award.

Now, just seven months later, the 2021 ACM Awards are taking place in April like normal. The awards will be held in Nashville once more, and will air on Sunday, April 18.

With the ceremony less than two months away, the ACM announced its nominees on Friday morning. (February 26). You can see the complete list of nominees below.

Songwriter of the Year

  • Ashley Gorley
  • Michael Hardy
  • Hillary Lindsey
  • Shane McAnally
  • Josh Osborne

Video of the Year

  • “Better Than We Found It” – Maren Morris
  • “Bluebird” – Miranda Lambert
  • “Gone” – Dierks Bentley
  • “Hallelujah” – Carrie Underwood and John Legend
  • “Worldwide Beautiful” – Kane Brown

Music Event of the Year

  • Be A Light – Thomas Rhett featuring Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott, Chris Tomlin, and Keith Urban
  • Does To Me – Luke Combs featuring Eric Church
  • I Hope You’re Happy Now – Carly Pearce & Lee Brice
  • Nobody But You – Blake Shelton featuring Gwen Stefani
  • One Beer – HARDY featuring Lauren Alaina & Devin Dawson
  • One Too Many – Keith Urban, P!nk

Song of the Year

  • Bluebird – Miranda Lambert
  • One Night Standards – Ashley McBryde
  • Some People Do – Old Dominion
  • Starting Over – Chris Stapleton
  • The Bones – Maren Morris

Single of the Year

  • Bluebird – Miranda Lambert
  • I Hope – Gabby Barrett
  • I Hope You’re Happy Now – Carly Pearce & Lee Brice
  • More Hearts Than Mine – Ingrid Andress
  • The Bones – Maren Morris

Album of the Year

  • Born Here Live Here Die Here – Luke Bryan
  • Mixtape Vol. 1 – Kane Brown
  • Never Will – Ashley McBryde
  • Skeletons – Brothers Osborne
  • Starting Over – Chris Stapleton

New Male Artist of the Year

  • Jimmie Allen
  • Travis Denning
  • Cody Johnson
  • Parker McCollum

New Female Artist of the Year

  • Ingrid Andress
  • Tenille Arts
  • Gabby Barrett
  • Mickey Guyton
  • Caylee Hammack

Group of the Year

  • Lady A
  • Little Big Town
  • Old Dominion
  • The Cadillac Three
  • The Highwomen

Duo of the Year

  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Maddie & Tae

Male Artist of the Year

  • Dierks Bentley
  • Eric Church
  • Luke Combs
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Chris Stapleton

Female Artist of the Year

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Ashley McBryde
  • Maren Morris
  • Carly Pearce

Entertainer of the Year

  • Luke Bryan
  • Eric Church
  • Luke Combs
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Chris Stapleton

Chris Stapleton and Maren Morris are tied for the most nominations, with a total of six each. Right behind them is Miranda Lambert with five nominations, followed by Ashley McBryde and Thomas Rhett, with four nominations each.

What do y’all think of the nominees for this year’s ACM Awards? Who will you be rooting for to win in the big categories like Entertainer of the Year and Album of the Year?

We can’t wait for the ceremony on April 18!

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