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Nominations Announced For the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards

By: Lauren Hoffman

February 16, 2017

The nominees for the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards have been announced. Earlier today, Lady Antebellum appeared on CBS This Morning to reveal the nominations for each category.

Keith Urban leads with seven nominations including Entertainer of the Year as well as getting his 10th nod for Male Vocalist of the Year. Urban is followed by Miranda Lambert with six nominations and is once again nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year. Lambert has also received two nominations for her lead single, “Vice,” both as an artist and songwriter.

Other leading names include Maren Morris with six nominations, Florida Georgia Line and Tim McGraw with five, and Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett, and Chris Stapleton each receiving three.

It was previously announced that country superstars Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley will return to host country music’s party of the year, April 2, LIVE on CBS.

Check below for a list of nominees and let us know what you think!

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

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 P!nk
  • Think Of You – Chris Young Featuring Cassadee Pope