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Here Are The 2019 ACM Awards Nominations

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Written by Lauren Laffer
Here Are The 2019 ACM Awards Nominations
Jason Aldean accepts the award for Entertainer of the Year at the 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM ET/PT on CBS. Photo: Michele Crowe/CBS ©2018 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

It’s that time again – time for the 2019 ACM Awards. Returning to Las Vegas on April 7, this year’s show is bound to be a big one. Ahead of “The Week Vegas Goes Country,” the nominations for the big night have been revealed.

Leading the pack with six nominations each is Chris Stapleton and Dan + Shay. Stapleton makes an appearance in Entertainer of the Year, while also grabbing nods in Male Artist, Album and Song of the Year. Additionally, Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney locked in noms for Duo, Single, Song and Video of the Year.

Coming in close with five is Kacey Musgraves, who earned two nominations for Album of the Year as both an artist and producer for Golden Hour. Musgraves will also be vying for Female Artist of the Year alongside Maren Morris, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and Ashley McBryde.

The 2019 ACM Awards marks the return of the Artist of the Decade Honor. The recipient of this year’s accolade will be revealed in the coming weeks. Previous recipients include Marty Robbins in 1969, Loretta Lynn in 1979, Alabama in 1988, Garth Brooks in 1998 and George Strait in 2009.

The 54th Annual ACM Awards will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 8 p.m. ET/delayed PT on CBS.

To stay up-to-date about the Week Vegas Goes Country, visit acmcountry.com/email-updates.

See the full list of nominations below…

Entertainer of the Year
• Jason Aldean
• Luke Bryan
• Kenny Chesney
• Chris Stapleton
• Keith Urban

Female Artist of the Year
• Miranda Lambert
• Ashley McBryde
• Maren Morris
• Kacey Musgraves
• Carrie Underwood

Male Artist Of the Year
• Dierks Bentley
• Luke Combs
• Thomas Rhett
• Chris Stapleton
• Keith Urban

Duo of the Year
• Brothers Osborne
• Dan + Shay
• Florida Georgia Line
• LOCASH
• Maddie & Tae

Group of the Year
• Lady Antebellum
• LANCO
• Little Big Town
• Midland
• Old Dominion

New Female Artist of the Year
• Danielle Bradbery
• Lindsay Ell
• Ashley McBryde
• Carly Pearce

New Male Artist of the Year
• Jimmie Allen
• Luke Combs
• Jordan Davis
• Michael Ray
• Mitchell Tenpenny

New Duo Or Group of the Year
• High Valley
• LANCO
• Runaway June

Album of the Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]
Dan + Shay – Dan + Shay
o Producers: Scott Hendricks / Dan Smyers / Matt Dragstrem
o Record Label: Warner Music Nashville

Desperate Man – Eric Church
o Producers: Jay Joyce / Arturo Buenahora Jr.
o Record Label: EMI Records Nashville

From A Room: Volume 2 – Chris Stapleton
o Producers: Dave Cobb / Chris Stapleton
o Record Label: Mercury Nashville

Golden Hour – Kacey Musgraves
o Producers: Ian Fitchuk / Daniel Tashian / Kacey Musgraves
o Record Label: MCA Nashville

The Mountain – Dierks Bentley
o Producers: Ross Copperman / Jon Randall Stewart / Arturo Buenahora Jr.
o Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

Single Of The Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]
• Down to the Honky Tonk – Jake Owen
o Producer: Joey Moi
o Record Label: Big Loud Records

• Heaven – Kane Brown
o Producer: Dann Huff / Polow Da Don
o Record Label: RCA Nashville

• Meant To Be – Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line
o Producer: Wilshire for Rock The Soul Ent
o Record Label: Warner Bros. Records

• Most People Are Good – Luke Bryan
o Producers: Jeff Stevens / Jody Stevens
o Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

• Tequila – Dan + Shay
o Producers: Scott Hendricks / Dan Smyers
o Record Label: Warner Music Nashville

Song of the Year [Awarded to Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]
• Break Up In The End – Cole Swindell
o Writers: Jessie Jo Dillon / Chase McGill / Jon Nite
o Publishers: EMI April Music Inc. / Nite Writer Music (ASCAP) / Songs of Universal, Inc. / Plum Nelly (BMI) / Big Music Machine (BMI)/ Big Ass Pile Of Dimes Music (BMI)

• Broken Halos – Chris Stapleton
o Writers: Mike Henderson, Chris Stapleton
o Publishers: WB Music Corp./House of Sea Gayle Music, admin. by ClearBox Rights/Spirit Catalog Holdings, S.a.r.l. admin. by Spirit Two Nashville (ASCAP); Straight Six Music (BMI)

• Meant To Be – Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line
o Writers: David Garcia, Tyler Hubbard, Joshua Miller, Bebe Rexha
o Publishers: BMG Platinum Songs/Kiss Me If You Can Music (BMI) (all rights administered by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC) Big Loud Mountain (BMI) and T Hubb Publishing (BMI). All Rights Administered by Round Hill Works. Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. on behalf of itself and Songs of the Corn and Jack 10 Publishing. Universal Music – Brentwood Benson Publishing (ASCAP) D Soul Music (ASCAP) (adm. at CapitolCMGPublishing.com)

• Space Cowboy – Kacey Musgraves
o Writers: Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves
o Publishers: Smack Hits/Smack Songs, admin by Kobalt Music Group ltd. (GMR); Universal Music Works/We Are Creative NBaSmack Hits/Smack Songs, LLC, admin. by Kobalt Music Group Ltd. (GMR); Universal Music Works/We Are Creative Nation/Jake and Mack Music, admin. by Universal Music Works; Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./351 Music (BMI).

• Tequila – Dan + Shay
o Writers: Nicolle Galyon / Jordan Reynolds / Dan Smyers
o Publishers: Beats and Banjos (ASCAP), WB Music Corp. (ASCAP), A Girl Named Charlie (BMI) / Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI) / Buckeye26 (ASCAP) / Jreynmusic (ASCAP)

• Yours – Russell Dickerson
o Writers: Casey Brown / Russell Dickerson / Parker Welling
o Publishers: BMG Platinum Songs/Kailey’s Dream / So Essential Tunes / Not Just Another Song Publishing / Hillbilly Science and Research Publishing/Trailerlily Music

Video of the Year [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)]
• Babe – Sugarland featuring Taylor Swift
o Producer: Roger Hunt
o Director: Anthony Mandler

• Burn Out – Midland
o Producer: Ben Skipworth
o Director: TK McKamy / Cameron Duddy

• Burning Man – Dierks Bentley featuring Brothers Osborne
o Producer: Nate Eggert
o Director: Wes Edwards

• Drunk Girl – Chris Janson
o Producer: Ben Skipworth
o Director: Jeff Venable

• Shoot Me Straight – Brothers Osborne
o Producer: April Kimbrell
o Director: Wes Edwards / Ryan Silver

• Tequila – Dan + Shay
o Producer: Christen Pinkston
o Director: Patrick Tracy

Songwriter of the Year*(Off Camera Award)
• Ross Copperman
• Ashley Gorley
• Shane McAnally
• Chase McGill
• Josh Osborne

Music Event of the Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]
• Burning Man – Dierks Bentley featuring Brothers Osborne
o Producers: Ross Copperman / Jon Randall Stewart / Arturo Buenahora Jr.
o Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

• Drowns the Whiskey – Jason Aldean featuring Miranda Lambert
o Producer: Michael Knox
o Record Labels: Macon Music, LLC; Broken Bow Records; BBR Music Group; BMG

• Everything’s Gonna Be Alright – David Lee Murphy featuring Kenny Chesney
o Producers: Buddy Cannon / Kenny Chesney / David Lee Murphy
o Record Label: Reviver Records

• Keeping Score – Dan + Shay featuring Kelly Clarkson
o Producers: Scott Hendricks / Dan Smyers
o Record Label: Warner Music Nashville

• Meant To Be – Bebe Rexha Featuring Florida Georgia Line
o Producer: Wilshire for Rock The Soul Ent
o Record Label: Warner Bros. Records