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Keith Urban, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne 2014 photo by Ros O'Gorman

Keith Urban Leads ACM Award Nominations

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on February 17, 2017

in News

Keith Urban is leading the way with seven nominations for the Academy of Country Music Awards (ACMs).

The nominations were announced this morning with Urban named in Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist, Album (Ripcord), Single and Song (Blue Ain’t Your Color). He also is up as producer of the Album and Single.

Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris were tied with six nominations while Florida Georgia Line has five and another veteran, Tim McGraw, received four. McGraw is up for Single, Song and Video of the Year (Humble and Kind) and Vocal Event (May We All with Florida Georgia Line).

Artists of Then, Now and Forever, made up of over fifty country artists both veteran and modern, are up for two awards, Video and Vocal Event of the Year while Kenny Chesney only received one, for his single Setting the World on Fire with P!nk (Vocal Event).

The ACM Awards, hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, will air Sunday, April 2 on CBS.

The 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
Kane Brown
Chris Janson
Chris Lane
Jon Pardi
Brett Young

New Female Vocalist of the Year
Lauren Alaina
Brandy Clark
Maren Morris

New Vocal Duo Or Group of the Year
A Thousand Horses
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Maddie & Tae

Album of the Year
Black – Dierks Bentley
Dig Your Roots – Florida Georgia Line
Hero – Maren Morris
Ripcord – Keith Urban
The Weight of These Wings – Miranda Lambert

Single Record of the Year
Blue Ain’t Your Color – Keith Urban
H.O.L.Y. – Florida Georgia Line
Humble and Kind – Tim McGraw
My Church – Maren Morris
Vice – Miranda Lambert

Song of the Year
Blue Ain’t Your Color – Keith Urban
Die a Happy Man – Thomas Rhett
Humble and Kind – Tim McGraw
Kill a Word – Eric Church featuring Rhiannon Giddens
Tennessee Whiskey – Chris Stapleton
Vice – Miranda Lambert

Video of the Year
Fire Away – Chris Stapleton
Forever Country – Artists of Then, Now & Forever
Humble and Kind – Tim McGraw
Peter Pan – Kelsea Ballerini
Vice – Miranda Lambert

Songwriter of the Year
Ashley Gorley
Luke Laird
Hillary Lindsey
Shane McAnally
Lori McKenna

Vocal Event of the Year
Different for Girls – Dierks Bentley featuring Elle King
Forever Country – Artists of Then, Now & Forever
May We All – Florida Georgia Line featuring Tim McGraw
Setting the World on Fire – Kenny Chesney featuring Pink
Think of You – Chris Young Featuring Cassadee Pope



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