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BREAKING: New Artist Winners Announced for ACM Awards

Brothers Osborne, Maren Morris and Jon Pardi have been named as winners in new artist categories at the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards. Brothers Osborne earn their early win in the New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year category, while Morris and Pardi and been named New Female and New Male Vocalist of the Year, respectively. These awards mark the first ACM Award wins for each of these artists.

 

·         Each of these winners will also perform at the upcoming ACM Awards, which will be broadcast live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on April 2, airing at 8:00 PM ET on CBS.

First Round of ACM Performers Announced

The first round of performers at the upcoming 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards has been announced and includes current ACM nominees Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, and Maren Morris. Additionally, the Backstreet Boys will make their debut appearance on the ACM stage, teaming up with FGL for a one-of-a-kind performance. Additional acts and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.

 

·         Hosted by Bryan and Bentley, the 2017 ACM Awards will be broadcast live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on April 2 at 8:00 PM ET on CBS.

There’ll Be No Oscar-Style Snafu at ACMS For Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley

In light of the Best Picture snafu at the Academy Awards on Sunday (2/26), Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan have a plan to create a diversion if their ACM Awards hosting isn’t going well. Dierks tells The Tennessean, “We have a plan. Luke’s going to have a wardrobe malfunction. At least that way everyone talks about that and not the show.” Luke then quips, “It’s sad nobody is talking about what happened at the Oscars. That’s our approach, Dierks — train wreck the show.”

 

·       Luke and Dierks will return to host the 52nd ACM Awards when it’s broadcast live from Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2 at 8PM ET on CBS.

52nd ACM Nominees Announced

Keith Urban earned a pack-leading seven nominations at the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards on Thursday (2/16), including his seventh nod for the coveted Entertainer of the Year award. Following close on Keith’s heels is Maren Morris and Miranda Lambert with six nominations apiece, and Florida Georgia Line and Tim McGraw, who each have five. Hosted for a second consecutive year by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards will be broadcast live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2 at 8:00 PM ET CBS.

 

The 52nd Annual Academy of Country Music nominees:

 

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 PRESENTED BY T-MOBILE

·       Kane Brown

·       Chris Janson

·       Chris Lane

·       Jon Pardi

·       Brett Young

 

NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY T-MOBILE

·       Lauren Alaina

·       Cam

·       Brandy Clark

·       Maren Morris

* four nominees only

 

NEW VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY T-MOBILE

·       A Thousand Horses

·       Brothers Osborne

·       Dan + Shay

·       LOCASH

·       Maddie & Tae

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

·       Black– Dierks Bentley

Producers: Ross Copperman, Arturo Buenahora Jr.

Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

 

·       Dig Your Roots– Florida Georgia Line

Producer: Joey Moi

Record Label: Big Machine Label Group

 

·       HERO– Maren Morris

Producers: busbee, Brad Hill, Maren Morris

Record Label: Columbia Nashville

 

·       Ripcord– Keith Urban

Producers: Jeff Bhasker, busbee, Nathan Chapman, Nitzan Kaikov, Dann Huff, Tyler Johnson, Johnny Price, Nile                       Rodgers, Keith Urban, Greg Wells

Record Labels: Hit Red Records, Capitol Records Nashville

 

·       The Weight of These Wings– Miranda Lambert

Producers: Frank Liddell, Eric Masse, Glenn Worf

Record Labels: RCA Nashville, Vanner Records

 

Single Record of the Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

·       Blue Ain’t Your Color– Keith Urban

Producers: Dann Huff, Keith Urban

Record Labels: Hit Red Records, Capitol Records Nashville

 

·       H.O.L.Y.– Florida Georgia Line

Producer: Joey Moi

Record Label: Big Machine Label Group

 

·       Humble And Kind– Tim McGraw

Producers: Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw

Record Labels: McGraw Music, Big Machine Records

 

·       My Church– Maren Morris

Producers: busbee, Maren Morris

Record Label: Columbia Nashville

 

·       Vice– Miranda Lambert

Producers: Frank Liddell, Eric Masse, Glenn Worf

Record Labels: RCA Nashville, Vanner Records

 

SONG OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]

·       Blue Ain’t Your Color– Keith Urban

Songwriters: Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey, Steven Lee Olsen

Publishers: WB Music Corp (ASCAP), Music Of The Corn (ASCAP), HillarodyRathbone Music (ASCAP), BMG Gold Songs (ASCAP), House of Sea Gayle Music (ASCAP), Spirit Catalog Holdings (S.a.r.l.), Spirit Two Nashville (ASCAP)

 

·       Die A Happy Man– Thomas Rhett

Songwriters: Thomas Rhett, Sean Douglas, Joe Spargur

Publishers: EMI Blackwood Music Inc (BMI), Cricket On The Line (BMI), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp (BMI), Eastman Pond Publishing (BMI), Music of Big Deal (BMI), Nice Life (BMI), Frederic And Reid Music (BMI), BMG Platinum Songs (BMI), Brodsky Spensive Publishing (BMI)

 

·       Humble And Kind– Tim McGraw

Songwriter: Lori McKenna

Publishers: Songs of Universal Inc (BMI), Hoodie Songs (BMI)

 

·       Kill A Word– Eric Church Featuring Rhiannon Giddens

Songwriters: Eric Church, Luke Dick, Jeff Hyde

Publishers: Emileon Songs (BMI), Little Louder Songs (BMI), Longer And Louder Music (BMI), Mammaw’s Fried Okra Music (BMI), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI)

 

·       Tennessee Whiskey– Chris Stapleton

Songwriters: Dean Dillon, Linda Hargrove

Publishers: Universal-Songs Of PolyGram International (BMI), EMI Algee (BMI)

 

·       Vice– Miranda Lambert

Songwriters: Miranda Lambert, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne

Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), Pink Dog Publishing (BMI), Smack Hits (GMR), Kobalt Music Group,

Ltd. (GMR), Anderson Fork In The Road Music (ASCAP), Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc. (ASCAP), Smackville Music (ASCAP)

 

Video of the YearPRESENTED BY XFINITY [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)]

·       Fire Away– Chris Stapleton

Director: Tim Mattia

Producer: Jennifer Rothlein

 

·       Forever Country– Artists of Then, Now & Forever

Director: Joseph Kahn

Producers: Nathan de la Rionda, Jil Hardin, Charleen Manca, Joanna Carter, Chandra LaPlume, Sarah Trahern,

Damon Whiteside

 

·       Humble And Kind– Tim McGraw

Director: Wes Edwards

Producer: Jennifer Rothlein

 

·       Peter Pan– Kelsea Ballerini

Director: Kristin Barlowe

Producer: Michelle Abnet

 

·       Vice– Miranda Lambert

Director: Trey Fanjoy

Producer: Ashley Bergeron Ford

 

songwriter of the year*(Off Camera Award)

·       Ashley Gorley

·       Luke Laird

·       Hillary Lindsey

·       Shane McAnally

·       Lori McKenna

 

Vocal Event of the Year[Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

·       Different For Girls– Dierks Bentley Featuring Elle King

Producers: Ross Copperman, Arturo Buenahora Jr.

Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

 

·       Forever Country– Artists of Then, Now & Forever

Producer: Shane McAnally

Record Label: MCA Nashville

 

·       May We All– Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw

Producer: Joey Moi

Record Label: Big Machine Label Group

 

·       Setting The World On Fire– Kenny Chesney Featuring P!nk

Producers: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney

Record Labels: Blue Chair Records, Columbia Nashville

 

·       Think Of You– Chris Young Featuring Cassadee Pope

Producers: Corey Crowder, Chris Young

Record Labels: RCA Nashville, RCA Records

 

The 52ND Academy Of Country Music Awards,hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, will be broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2 at 8PM ET on CBS.

 

BREAKING: Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley Will Host ACM Awards

Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley will return to co-host the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards for the second straight year. The duo’s reprised roles were revealed during an ACM Awards promo that aired during the 59th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night (2/12). The 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards will broadcast live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2, airing at 8:00 PM, ET on CBS.

 

·         On Thursday (2/16), Lady Antebellum will appear on CBS This Morning to reveal the ACM nominees live during the show’s 8:00 AM hour.​

Jason Aldean To Be Honored With The ACM Triple Crown Award

Jason Aldean will be honored with the Academy of Country Music’s prestigious Triple Crown award during the 10th Annual ACM Honors Ceremony on August 30th.  The Triple Crown award is given to artists who have won for New Male/Female Vocalist of the Year, Male/Female Vocalist of the Year, and Entertainer of the Year.

Keith Urban is taking part in ACM 50th Anniversary

Keith Urban is taking part in this weekend’s ACM 50th Anniversary Festivities in Dallas, and he’s looking forward to it. He shares, “I think the rowdy Texans is what’s gonna be the magic part of the show. I mean, It’s gonna be huge. I really do. As soon as I heard we were taking it to Dallas, I just knew it was gonna be a spectacular night.”

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