54th Academy of Country Music Award Nominees

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

SONG OF THE YEAR

  • “Break Up In The End,” Cole Swindell
    Songwriters: Jessie Jo Dillon, Chase McGill and Jon Nite
  • “Broken Halos,” Chris Stapleton
    Songwriters: Mike Henderson, Chris Stapleton
  • “Meant To Be,” Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line 
    Songwriters: David Garcia, Tyler Hubbard, Joshua Miller, Bebe Rexha
  • “Space Cowboy,” Kacey Musgraves 
    Songwriters: Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves
  • “Tequila,” Dan + Shay 
    Songwriters: Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers
  •  “Yours,” Russell Dickerson 
    Songwriters: Casey Brown / Russell Dickerson / Parker Welling

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 VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

  • High Valley 
  • LANCO
  • Runaway June

ALBUM OF THE YEAR 

  • “Dan + Shay,” Dan + Shay
  • “Desperate Man,” Eric Church  
  • “From A Room Vol. 2,” Chris Stapleton
  • “Golden Hour,” Kacey Musgraves 
  • “The Mountain,” Dierks Bentley 

SINGLE OF THE YEAR 

  • “Down to the Honky Tonk,” Jake Owen
  • “Heaven,” Kane Brown 
  • “Meant To Be,” Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line 
  • “Most People Are Good,” Luke Bryan 
  • “Tequila,” Dan + Shay 

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • “Babe,” Sugarland featuring Taylor Swift 
  • “Burn Out,” Midland 
  • “Burning Man,” Dierks Bentley featuring Brothers Osborne 
  • “Drunk Girl,” Chris Janson 
  • “Shoot Me Straight,” Brothers Osborne 
  • “Tequila,” Dan + Shay 

MUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR

  • “Burning Man,” Dierks Bentley featuring Brothers Osborne
  • “Drowns the Whiskey,” Jason Aldean featuring Miranda Lambert 
  • “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright,” David Lee Murphy featuring Kenny Chesney 
  • “Keeping Score,” Dan + Shay featuring Kelly Clarkson 
  • “Meant To Be,” Bebe Rexha Featuring Florida Georgia Line 

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

  • Ross Copperman
  • Ashley Gorley 
  • Shane McAnally 
  • Chase McGill 
  • Josh Osborne