The ACM Awards are celebrating their 50th year, and, today, the nominees for the coveted awards were announced. Miranda Lambert scored the most nominations with eight, followed closely by Dierks Bentley with seven. Florida Georgia Line earned an amazing five, while Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, and Eric Church round out the leaders with four each.
The nominees of all major categories are as follows:
Entertainer: Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Florida Georgia Line.
Male Vocalist: Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton.
Female Vocalist: Brandy Clark, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Kacey Musgraves, Carrie Underwood.
Vocal Duo: Brothers Osborne, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Maddie & Tae, The Swon Brothers.
Vocal Group: Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry, Zac Brown Band.
Album: Old Boots, New Dirt, Jason Aldean; Pain Killer, Little Big Town; Platinum, Miranda Lambert; Riser, Dierks Bentley; The Outsiders, Eric Church.
Single: “American Kids,” Kenny Chesney; “Automatic,” Miranda Lambert; “Dirt,” Florida Georgia Line; “Drunk On A Plane,” Dierks Bentley; “I Don’t Dance,” Lee Brice.
Song: “American Kids,” Kenny Chesney; “Automatic,” Miranda Lambert; “Drink A Beer,” Luke Bryan; “Follow Your Arrow,” Kacey Musgraves; “Give Me Back My Hometown,” Eric Church; “I Hold On,” Dierks Bentley.
Video: “American Kids,” Kenny Chesney; “Cop Car,” Keith Urban; “Drunk On A Plane,” Dierks Bentley; “I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” Glen Campbell; “Somethin’ Bad,” Miranda Lambert w/Carrie Underwood.
Vocal Event: “Lonely Tonight,” Blake Shelton f/Ashley Monroe; “Meanwhile Back At Mamas,” Tim McGraw f/Faith Hill; “Somethin’ Bad,” Miranda Lambert w/Carrie Underwood; “The South,” The Cadillac Three f/Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley, Mike Eli; “This Is How We Roll,” Florida Georgia Line f/Luke Bryan.
Good luck to the ACM Awards nominees! Who are you rooting for this year and who do you expect to need a cart to lug their trophies out of Cowboy Stadium in Arlington, Texas? Let us know on Twitter @CMchatLIVE.