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NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR THE “54TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™”

NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR THE

“54TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™”


THE SHOW WILL BROADCAST LIVE ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

ON SUNDAY, APRIL 7 AT 8:00 PM ET/PT FROM THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS


Chris Stapleton and Dan + Shay Each Receive 6 Nominations,

with Dan Smyers Receiving 4 Additional Nods;

Kacey Musgraves Receives 5 Nominations;

Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Florida Georgia Line and Bebe Rexha Each Receive 4 Nominations; Producer Ian Fitchuk, First-Time Nominee, Receives 6 Nominations


ENCINO, CA (February 20, 2019) – The Academy of Country Music announced today the nominees for the 54TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, honoring country music’s superstars and hottest emerging talent. Iconic entertainer and sixteen-time ACM Award® winner Reba McEntire will return to host LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 8:00 PM ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.


This year will also mark the return of the ACM Artist of the Decade Honor which will be announced in the coming weeks. Only five other honorees have received this award, including Marty Robbins in 1969, Loretta Lynn in 1979, Alabama in 1988, Garth Brooks in 1998 and George Strait in 2009.


Reba McEntire appeared live today on “CBS This Morning” to announce this year’s ACM Award nominees for Entertainer of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Duo of the Year, Group of the Year and Song of the Year. Reba also revealed nominees for Song of the Year and Songwriter of the Year on Facebook Live on her Facebook page, which was shared on Academy of Country Music’s Facebook page and CBS This Morning’s Facebook page. Additional nominees were announced on ETonline.com.


Reigning Male Artist of the Year, Chris Stapleton received six nominations in four categories, including his second nod for Entertainer of the Year. Stapleton is also nominated twice, as both artist and producer, for his album From A Room: Volume 2 in the Album of the Year category, which he won last year for From A Room: Volume 1. Additionally, he is nominated for Song of the Year twice, as both artist and songwriter, for “Broken Halos.” Lastly, Stapleton is nominated for Male Artist of the Year.


Dan + Shay earned six nominations, including their sixth nod for Duo of the Year. They received nominations in the Single of the Year, Song of the Year and Video of the Year categories for “Tequila.” Dan + Shay are also nominated for Album of the Year for Dan + Shay, and Music Event of the Year for “Keeping Score” (featuring Kelly Clarkson). Additionally, Dan Smyers received 3 individual nominations as a producer in the Album of the Year, Single of the Year and Music Event of the Year categories. He also received an individual nomination as a writer in the Song of the Year category for “Tequila.”


Kacey Musgraves earned five nominations in three categories, including a nod for Female Artist of the Year. Additionally, she is nominated in the Album of the Year Category twice, as both artist and producer, for Golden Hour, as well as in the Song of the Year category twice, as both artist and songwriter, for “Space Cowboy.” Musgraves most recently won in 2016 in the Video of the Year category for “Forever Country” and previously won in the Album of the Year category in 2013 for Same Trailer Different Park.


Dierks Bentley received four nominations, including his fourth nod for Album of the Year; nominated for the category this year for The Mountain. Additionally, Bentley is nominated for “Burning Man” (featuring Brothers Osborne) in both the Music Event of the Year category and Video of the Year category. He is also nominated for Male Artist of the Year. If he were to win for Video of the Year this year, it would mark his third win in this category.


Reigning Duo of the Year and Video of the Year winners, Brothers Osborne earned four nominations in three categories, including a nod for Duo of the Year. They are also nominated for Music Event of the Year for “Burning Man” with Dierks Bentley. Additionally, Brothers Osborne are nominated twice in the Video of the Year category for songs “Shoot Me Straight” and “Burning Man.”


Florida Georgia Line received four nominations, including a nod for Duo of the Year. They are also nominated with Bebe Rexha for “Meant To Be” for Single of the Year, Music Event of the Year and Song of the Year.


First-time Academy of Country Music Award nominee, Bebe Rexha earned four nominations for “Meant To Be” (featuring Florida Georgia Line). Rexha is nominated for Single of the Year, Music Event of the Year, and twice, as both artist and songwriter, for Song of the Year.


First-time Academy of Country Music Award nominee, Ian Fitchuk received six nominations, including a nod for Album of the Year with Kacey Musgraves as a producer for Golden Hour. Fitchuk also received five nominations across Studio Recording Award categories, including Bass Player of the Year, Drummer of the Year, Piano/Keyboards Player of the Year, Specialty Instrument(s) Player of the Year and Producer of the Year.


The following is the full list of nominees for all Awards categories, including Main Awards, Industry Awards, Studio Recording Awards and previously announced Radio Awards. ACM Radio Awards winners will be announced in the coming weeks, and Industry Awards and Studio Recording Awards winners will be announced following the 54th ACM Awards.


MAIN AWARDS:


ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Jason AldeanLuke BryanKenny ChesneyChris StapletonKeith Urban

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Miranda LambertAshley McBrydeMaren MorrisKacey MusgravesCarrie Underwood

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Dierks BentleyLuke CombsThomas RhettChris StapletonKeith Urban

DUO OF THE YEAR

Brothers OsborneDan + ShayFlorida Georgia LineLOCASHMaddie & Tae

GROUP OF THE YEAR

Lady AntebellumLANCOLittle Big TownMidlandOld Dominion

NEW FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Danielle BradberyLindsay EllAshley McBrydeCarly Pearce

NEW MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Jimmie AllenLuke CombsJordan DavisMichael RayMitchell Tenpenny

NEW DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

High ValleyLANCORunaway June

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

  • Dan + Shay – Dan + Shay

Producers: Scott Hendricks / Dan Smyers / Matt Dragstrem

Record Label: Warner Music Nashville

  • Desperate Man – Eric Church

Producers: Jay Joyce / Arturo Buenahora Jr.

Record Label: EMI Records Nashville

  • From A Room: Volume 2 – Chris Stapleton

Producers: Dave Cobb / Chris Stapleton

Record Label: Mercury Nashville

  • Golden Hour – Kacey Musgraves

Producers: Ian Fitchuk / Daniel Tashian / Kacey Musgraves

Record Label: MCA Nashville

  • The Mountain – Dierks Bentley

Producers: Ross Copperman / Jon Randall Stewart / Arturo Buenahora Jr.

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

Producer: Joey Moi

Record Label: Big Loud Records


Heaven – Kane Brown

Producer: Dann Huff / Polow Da Don

Record Label: RCA Nashville


Meant To Be – Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line

Producer: Wilshire for Rock The Soul Ent

Record Label: Warner Bros. Records


Most People Are Good – Luke Bryan

Producers: Jeff Stevens / Jody Stevens

Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville


Tequila – Dan + Shay

Producers: Scott Hendricks / Dan Smyers

Record Label: Warner Music Nashville

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


Break Up In The End – Cole Swindell

Writers: Jessie Jo Dillon / Chase McGill / Jon Nite

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

Writers: Mike Henderson, Chris StapletonPublishers: 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 LineWriters: David Garcia, Tyler Hubbard, Joshua Miller, Bebe Rexha

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

Writers: Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, Kacey MusgravesPublishers: 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

Writers: Nicolle Galyon / Jordan Reynolds / Dan SmyersPublishers: Beats and Banjos (ASCAP), WB Music Corp. (ASCAP), A Girl Named Charlie (BMI) / Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI) / Buckeye26 (ASCAP) / Jreynmusic (ASCAP)Yours – Russell DickersonWriters: Casey Brown / Russell Dickerson / Parker WellingPublishers: 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

Producer: Roger Hunt

Director: Anthony Mandler


Burn Out – Midland

Producer: Ben Skipworth

Director: TK McKamy / Cameron Duddy


Burning Man – Dierks Bentley featuring Brothers Osborne

Producer: Nate Eggert

Director: Wes Edwards


Drunk Girl – Chris Janson

Producer: Ben Skipwort

Director: Jeff Venable


Shoot Me Straight – Brothers Osborne

Producer: April Kimbrell

Director: Wes Edwards / Ryan Silver


Tequila – Dan + Shay

Producer: Christen Pinkston

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

Producers: Ross Copperman / Jon Randall Stewart / Arturo Buenahora Jr.

Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville


Drowns the Whiskey – Jason Aldean featuring Miranda Lambert

Producer: Michael Knox

Record Labels: Macon Music, LLC; Broken Bow Records; BBR Music Group; BMG


Everything’s Gonna Be Alright – David Lee Murphy featuring Kenny Chesney

Producers: Buddy Cannon / Kenny Chesney / David Lee Murphy

Record Label: Reviver Records


Keeping Score – Dan + Shay featuring Kelly Clarkson

Producers: Scott Hendricks / Dan Smyers

Record Label: Warner Music Nashville


Meant To Be – Bebe Rexha Featuring Florida Georgia Line

Producer: Wilshire for Rock The Soul Ent

Record Label: Warner Bros. Records

INDUSTRY AWARDS:

CASINO OF THE YEAR – SMALL CAPACITY

Choctaw Casino & Resort - Durant, OK

Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort - Cherokee, NC

The Joint: Tulsa - Tulsa, OK

Peppermill Reno - Reno, NV

Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort - Mt. Pleasant, MI


CASINO OF THE YEAR – LARGE CAPACITY

Casino Rama - Orillia, ON

Grand Casino Hinckley - Hinckley, MN

Mohegan Sun Arena - Uncasville, CT

Sandia Casino Amphitheater - Albuquerque, NM

WinStar Global Event Center - Thackerville, OK

FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR

Boots & Hearts - Oro-Medonte, ON

Faster Horses - Brooklyn, MI

Stagecoach - Indio, CA

Tortuga Music Festival - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Windy City Smokeout - Chicago, IL


NIGHTCLUB OF THE YEAR

Dusty Armadillo - Rootstown, OH

Grizzly Rose - Denver, CO

Joe's on Weed St - Chicago, IL

Joe's Live - Rosemont, IL

Stoney's Rockin' Country - Las Vegas, NV

VENUE OF THE YEAR – SMALL CAPACITY

House of Blues - Anaheim, CA

House of Blues - Boston, MA

Floore's - Helotes, TX

Ryman Auditorium - Nashville, TN

Surf Ballroom - Clear Lake, IA

VENUE OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM CAPACITY

Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO

Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion – Gilford, NH

Ascend Amphitheater – Nashville, TN

The Wharf Amphitheater - Orange Beach, AL

The Anthem – Washington, DC

VENUE OF THE YEAR – LARGE CAPACITY

Bridgestone Arena - Nashville, TN

BOK Center - Tulsa, OK

Budweiser Stage - Toronto, ON

PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ

Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center - Noblesville, IN


DON ROMEO TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR

Todd Boltin - Variety Attractions

Billy Brill - Billy Alan Productions

Gil Cunningham - Neste Event Marketing

Kell Houston - Houston Productions

Nicole More - Wilson Events, Inc.


PROMOTER OF THE YEAR

Brent Fedrizzi - AEG Presents

Stacy Vee - Goldenvoice

Ed Warm - Joe's Bar

Adam Weiser - AEG Presents

Jason Wright - Live Nation

STUDIO RECORDING AWARDS:


BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Mike Brignardello

JT Cure

Ian Fitchuk

Tony Lucido

Glenn Worf


DRUMMER OF THE YEAR

Matt Chamberlain

Ian Fitchuk

Evan Hutchings

Aaron Sterling

Nir Z

GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Tom Bukovac

Jedd Hughes

Danny Rader

Adam Shoenfeld

Ilya Toshinsky

Derek Wells

PIANO/KEYBOARDS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Dave Cohen

David Dorn

Ian Fitchuk

Tony Harrell

Charlie Judge

Gordon Mote

SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT(S) PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Ian Fitchuk

Jenee Fleenor

Carl Miner

Mickey Raphael

Ilya Toshinsky


STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Dan Dugmore

Steve Hinson

Mike Johnson

Russ Pahl

Justin Schipper


AUDIO ENGINEER OF THE YEAR

Craig Alvin

Ryan Gore

Jeff Juliano

Vance Powell

F Reid Shippen


PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Buddy Cannon

Ian Fitchuk

Dann Huff

Jay Joyce

Michael Knox


ACM RADIO AWARDS:

The following previously announced radio awards will be presented during the annual Radio Winners Reception which will be held on Saturday, April 6 in Las Vegas.  

NATIONAL ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR (tie within category increased nominees)

Cody Alan                                                           CMT After MidNite with Cody Alan         

Kix Brooks                                                        American Country Countdown

Darren Wilhite and Tim Wall                             Wilhite & Wall   

Lon Helton                                                          Country Countdown USA with Lon Helton

Tracy Lawrence                                        Honky Tonkin' with Tracy Lawrence

Lorianne Crook and Charlie Chase                    The Crook & Chase Countdown                               

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET

Chuck, Rachael & Grunwald in the Morning      WYCD-FM      Detroit, MI                     

Katie Neal                          WNSH-FM           New York, NY

The Rob + Holly Show                                        WYCD-FM           Detroit, MI

Tanner in the Morning - Rob Tanner, Catherine Lane, Chris Allen, Captain Jim, and Mimi                    WSOC-FM          Charlotte, NC  

   Tracy Dixon, Guy David & Patrick Knight          KYGO-FM            Denver, CO          

             

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET

Jim, Deb & Kevin                                            WFMS-FM          Indianapolis, IN   

Lexi and Banks                                                 KUBL-FM             Salt Lake City, UT

Q Morning Crew with Mike and Janie          WQDR-FM          Raleigh, NC                        

Ridder, Scott and Shannen                            WMIL-FM            Milwaukee, WI                 

Tige & Daniel - Tige Rogers, Daniel Baker,

and Mari Mueller                                             WSIX-FM             Nashville, TN     

                

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET

Kenn McCloud                                                KUZZ-AM/FM    Bakersfield, CA   

Brent Michaels                                                 KUZZ-AM/FM    Bakersfield, CA

Mo & Styckman Show                                      WUSY-FM           Chattanooga, TN

Roger, Julie and DJ Thee Trucker in the Morning      WPCV-FM   Lakeland, FL

Tom & Becky                                                 WBBS-FM            Syracuse, NY     

                

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET                                                   

Adam & Jen in the Morning                           KIOK-FM              Richland, WA  

Brent Lane and Candy Cullerton                                      WYCT-FM            Pensacola, FL 

The Q Crew with Jason and Ashley on Q100.3                KRWQ-FM           Medford, OR

The Roger & Corliss Morning Show                                  KORA-FM            Bryan, TX 

Scotty & Catryna in the Morning                                       KCLR-FM              Columbia, MO    


RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET

KKBQ-FM            Houston, TX   

KNIX-FM              Phoenix, AZ 

KPLX-FM              Dallas, TX  

KSCS-FM              Dallas, TX  

WYCD-FM           Detroit, MI        

                 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET

KAJA-FM             San Antonio, TX 

KUBL-FM             Salt Lake City, UT 

WLHK-FM            Indianapolis, IN

WMIL-FM            Milwaukee, WI 

WWKA-FM         Orlando, FL                     

                   

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET

KATM-FM           Stockton, CA  

KUZZ-AM/FM    Bakersfield, CA 

KXKT-FM             Omaha, NE 

WHKO-FM          Dayton, OH 

WIVK-FM            Knoxville, TN                      

               

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET                                                              

KHAY-FM             Ventura, CA  

KKNU-FM            Eugene, OR 

KORA-FM            Bryan, TX

WGSQ-FM          Cookeville, TN

WYCT-FM            Pensacola, FL    


IMPORTANT NOTE:  Awards counts for artists reflect categories in which they have been recognized as individuals or as part of their duo or group. In some cases, an artist may receive more than one nomination which factors into their official count.


Award recipients in each category are noted above parenthetically in the Album of the Year, Single of the Year, Song of the Year, Video of the Year and Music Event of the Year.


The 54th ACM Awards will feature exciting performances, unprecedented collaborations, surprising moments and more to be announced in the coming months. Tickets for the 54th ACM Awards are available for purchase now at www.axs.com.


For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events including ACM Party for a Cause®, visit ACMcountry.com. You can also like Academy of Country Music on Facebook or follow on Twitter and Instagram for more immediate updates.


About the Academy of Country Music Awards

The 54th Academy of Country Music Awards™ is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry. The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. R.A. Clark, Reba McEntire, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Pete Fisher is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.