Academy of Country Music Songwriting Nominees Revealed

Chris Stapleton
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The contenders for song of the year and songwriter of the year were announced on Thursday.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton has earned two extra nominations from the Academy of Country Music Awards, making him the leading nominee with seven mentions.

The ACM announced on Thursday the nominees for the song of the year and songwriter categories. Stapleton, who had five nominations in previously announced categories, added two more for his song "Nobody to Blame," as co-writer and artist.

Other nominees include "Burning House," co-written and performed by Cam; "Girl Crush," performed by Little Big Town; "Raise 'Em Up," performed by Keith Urban and Eric Church; and "She Don't Love You," co-written and performed by Eric Paslay.

Songwriter of the year nominees include Rodney Clawson, Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne.

The ACM Awards will air live on April 3 on CBS.

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