Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley Lead ACM Awards Nominations

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Lambert and Bentley are the frontrunners for this year's 50th anniversary.

Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley are the frontrunners leading into the Academy of Country Music Awards, which this year celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Lambert has a leading eight nominations for the April 19 event, including her fourth nod for entertainer of the year and she’s again in the hunt for female vocalist of the year, the award she took out last year. It’s her ninth consecutive nod for that particular trophy. Lambert is also up for album of the year, single record of the year, video of the year and vocal event of the year (for "Somethin’ Bad” with Carrie Underwood) and she has nods in the category for song of the year (as artist and songwriter, for “Automatic.”)

Dierks earns seven ACM nominations, includes chances for male vocalist of the year, album of the year for "Riser", single record of the year and video of the year for “Drunk On A Plane.” Not far behind is Florida Georgia Line with five nominations while Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, and Eric Church each score four nominations.

 



The Academy's annual celebration promises to be a particularly busy night for Bryan; the singer will host the gala along with Blake Shelton.

The ACM’s professional membership selects the nominees and winners of the awards, and selects the final top five nominees of the Academy's most prestigious honor, the entertainer of the year category. New artist of the year final nominees will be selected by a combined vote of the fans and professional members. The semi-finalists for new artist of the year are Brett Eldredge, Tyler Farr, Sam Hunt, Kip Moore, Thomas Rhett, Chase Rice, Cole Swindell, and Dan + Shay. To cast a vote, visit VoteACM.com and voteacm.CMT.com.

The ACM Awards at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX will be produced for television by Dick Clark productions. This year’s broadcast will be extended by half an hour in celebration of its golden anniversary.

 

 



List of 2015 ACM Awards Nominees:

Entertainer Of The Year
Jason Aldean
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Miranda Lambert
Florida Georgia Line

Male Vocalist Of The Year
Jason Aldean
Dierks Bentley
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton

Female Vocalist Of The Year
Brandy Clark
Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

Vocal Duo Of The Year
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae
The Swon Brothers

Vocal Group Of The Year
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Rascal Flatts
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

Album Of The Year
Old Boots, New Dirt – Jason Aldean
Producer: Michael Knox
Record Label: Broken Bow Records
Pain Killer – Little Big Town
Producer: Jay Joyce
Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville
Platinum – Miranda Lambert
Producers: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf
Record Label: RCA Nashville
Riser – Dierks Bentley
Producers: Ross Copperman, Jaren Johnston
Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville
The Outsiders – Eric Church
Producer: Jay Joyce
Record Label: EMI Records Nashville

Single Record Of The Year
American Kids – Kenny Chesney
Producers: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney
Record Label: Blue Chair Records/Columbia Nashville
Automatic – Miranda Lambert
Producers: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf
Record Label: RCA Nashville
Dirt – Florida Georgia Line
Producer: Joey Moi
Record Label: Republic Nashville
Drunk On A Plane – Dierks Bentley
Producer: Ross Copperman
Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville
I Don't Dance – Lee Brice
Producer: Lee Brice
Record Label: Curb Records

Song Of The Year
American Kids – Kenny Chesney
Songwriters: Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally
Publishers: Big Red Toe Music (BMI), Creative Nation Music (BMI), Farm Town Songs (BMI), Smack Ink (ASCAP), Songs Of Universal, Inc. (BMI), Twangin And Slangin Songs (BMI), Universal Music Corporation (ASCAP)
Automatic – Miranda Lambert
Songwriters: Nicolle Galyon, Natalie Hemby, Miranda Lambert
Publishers: EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI), Pink Dog Publishing (BMI), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI), Wruckestrike (BMI)
Drink A Beer – Luke Bryan
Songwriters: Jim Beavers, Chris Stapleton
Publishers: House of Sea Gayle Music (ASCAP), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Follow Your Arrow – Kacey Musgraves
Songwriters: Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves
Publishers: 351 Music (BMI), Highway 508 Songs (ASCAP), House of Sea Gayle Music (ASCAP), Smack Ink (ASCAP), Universal Music Corporation (ASCAP), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)
Give Me Back My Hometown – Eric Church
Songwriters: Eric Church, Luke Laird
Publishers: Creative Nation Music (BMI), Longer And Louder Music (BMI), Songs Of Universal, Inc. (BMI), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), Twangin And Slangin Songs (BMI)
I Hold On – Dierks Bentley
Songwriters: Dierks Bentley, Brett James
Publishers: Atlas Holdings (ASCAP), Big White Tracks (ASCAP), External Combustion Music (ASCAP), Songs of Brett (ASCAP), WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)

Songwriter Of The Year
Rodney Clawson
Ashley Gorley
Luke Laird
Josh Osborne
Chris Tompkins

Video Of The Year
American Kids – Kenny Chesney
Director: Shaun Silva
Producer: Don Lepore
Cop Car – Keith Urban
Director: John Urbano
Producer: Michelle Abnet
Drunk On A Plane – Dierks Bentley
Director: Wes Edwards
Producer: Clarke Gallivan
I'm Not Gonna Miss You – Glen Campbell
Director: James Keach
Producer: Julian Raymond
Somethin' Bad – Miranda Lambert Duet With Carrie Underwood
Director: Trey Fanjoy
Producer: Trent Hardville

Vocal Event Of The Year
Lonely Tonight – Blake Shelton Featuring Ashley Monroe
Producer: Scott Hendricks
Record Label: Warner Bros. Records
Meanwhile Back At Mama's – Tim McGraw Featuring Faith Hill
Producers: Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw
Record Label: Big Machine Records
Somethin' Bad – Miranda Lambert Duet With Carrie Underwood
Producers: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf
Record Label: RCA Nashville
The South – The Cadillac Three Featuring Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley & Mike Eli
Producers: Dann Huff, Justin Niebank
Record Label: Big Machine Records
This Is How We Roll – Florida Georgia Line Featuring Luke Bryan
Producer: Joey Moi
Record Label: Republic Nashville

*Radio Award will be presented during the April 18 Radio Winners Reception while Industry Awards and Studio Recording Awards will be announced at a later date.

 

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