The nominees have officially been announced for the 57th annual ACM Award show.
Chris Young earned a whopping seven nominations, three of which are for his collaboration with Kane Brown on "Famous Friends," while Miranda Lambert and Chris Stapleton each have five.
After being banned from last years ACM and CMA Awards, Morgan Wallen has returned in the mix with four nominations, including male artist of the year and album of the year, which isn't surprising since he holds the title for the best selling album of 2021. There appears to be no ban from attending the show this year for Wallen. Whether he shows up or not is a different story.
The ACM's will be hosted by Dolly Parton, Jimmie Allen and Gabby Barrett and will be live on Amazon Prime with zero commercials for the first time since CBS dropped the Academy for dwindling ratings. I doubt the ratings will be stronger this year, personally.
You can watch the ACM'S (or not) on March 7th as the show returns to Las Vegas. Here are some of the nominees and categories for this year's award show.
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
DUO OF THE YEAR
Brooks & Dunn
Dan + Shay
Maddie & Tae
GROUP OF THE YEAR
Little Big Town
The Cadillac Three
NEW FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
NEW MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Written in Stone – Carly Pearce
Producers: Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, Jimmy Robbins, Tony Brown
Country Again: Side A – Thomas Rhett
Producers: Dann Huff, Jesse Frasure, Matt Dragstrem
Dangerous: The Double Album – Morgan Wallen
Producer: Joey Moi, Jacob Durrett, Charlie Handsome, Matt Dragstrem, Dave Cohen
Famous Friends – Chris Young
Producer: Mark Holman, Corey Crowder, Chris Young, Chris DeStefano
The Marfa Tapes – Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall
Producers: Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall
SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Buy Dirt – Jordan Davis featuring Luke Bryan
Producer: Paul DiGiovanni
Famous Friends – Chris Young and Kane Brown
Producers: Corey Crowder, Chris Young
Fancy Like – Walker Hayes
Producers: Walker Hayes, Shane McAnally, Joe Thibodeau
If I Didn’t Love You – Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood
Producers: Michael Knox
You Should Probably Leave – Chris Stapleton
Producer: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton