Keith Urban Leads ACM Awards Nominations

by VVN Music

Veteran country artist Keith Urban is leading the way with seven nominations for the Academy of Country Music Awards (ACMs).

The nominations were announced this morning with Urban named in Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist, Album (Ripcord), Single and Song (Blue Ain't Your Color). He also is up as producer of the Album and Single.

Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris were tied with six nominations while Florida Georgia Line has five and another veteran, Tim McGraw, received four. McGraw is up for Single, Song and Video of the Year (Humble and Kind) and Vocal Event (May We All with Florida Georgia Line).

Artists of Then, Now and Forever, made up of over fifty country artists both veteran and modern, are up for two awards, Video and Vocal Event of the Year while Kenny Chesney only received one, for his single Setting the World on Fire with P!nk (Vocal Event).

The ACM Awards, hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, will air Sunday, April 2 on CBS.

The nominees (veteran artists in bold):

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
  • Kane Brown
  • Chris Janson
  • Chris Lane
  • Jon Pardi
  • Brett Young
New Female Vocalist of the Year
  • Lauren Alaina
  • Cam
  • Brandy Clark
  • Maren Morris
New Vocal Duo Or Group of the Year
  • 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
Video of the Year
  • Fire Away - Chris Stapleton
  • Forever Country - Artists of Then, Now & Forever
  • Humble and Kind - Tim McGraw
  • Peter Pan - Kelsea Ballerini
  • Vice - Miranda Lambert
Songwriter of the Year
  • Ashley Gorley
  • Luke Laird
  • Hillary Lindsey
  • Shane McAnally
  • Lori McKenna
Vocal Event of the Year
  • Different for Girls - Dierks Bentley featuring Elle King
  • Forever Country Artists of Then, Now & Forever
  • May We All - Florida Georgia Line featuring Tim McGraw
  • Setting the World on Fire - Kenny Chesney featuring Pink
  • Think of You - Chris Young Featuring Cassadee Pope

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