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ACM Awards 2021 – here are the Nominees

Six Nominations each for Maren Morris and Chris Stapleton, who also competes with Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs and Thomas Rhett for the prestigious Entertainer of the Year Award. Miranda Lambert with a chance to win Video, Song and Record of the Year for Bluebird and the very first ACM-Chance for Pop-Queen Gwen Stefani. Here are the Nominations for the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards which will air live on 18-APR from Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe, Grand Ole Opry House and Ryman Auditorium on CBS.

Entertainer of the Year
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton

Female Artist of the Year
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Ashley McBryde
Maren Morris
Carly Pearce

Male Artist of the Year
Dierks Bentley
Eric Church
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton

Duo of the Year
Brooks & Dunn
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae

Group of the Year
Lady A
Little Big Town
Old Dominion
The Cadillac Three
The Highwomen

New Female Artist of the Year
Ingrid Andress
Tenille Arts
Gabby Barrett
Mickey Guyton
Caylee Hammack

New Male Artist of the Year
Jimmie Allen
Travis Denning
Hardy
Cody Johnson
Parker McCollum

Album of the Year
Luke Bryan – Born Here, Live Here, Die Here
Kane Brown – Mixtape Vol. 1
Ashley McBryde – Never Will
Brothers Osborne – Skeletons
Chris Stapleton – Starting Over

Single of the Year
Miranda Lambert – Bluebird
Gabby Barrett – I Hope
Carly Pearce and Lee Brice – I Hope You’re Happy Now
Ingrid Andress – More Hearts Than Mine
Maren Morris – The Bones

Song of the Year
Miranda Lambert – Bluebird
Ashley McBryde – One Night Standards
Old Dominion – Some People Do
Chris Stapleton – Starting Over
Maren Morris – The Bones

Video of the Year
Maren Morris – Better Than We Found It
Miranda Lambert – Bluebird
Dierks Bentley – Gone
Carrie Underwood and John Legend – Hallelujah
Kane Brown – Worldwide Beautiful

Music Event of the Year
Thomas Rhett featuring Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott, Chris Tomlin & Keith Urban – Be a Light
Luke Combs feat. Eric Church – Does to Me
Carly Pearce and Lee Brice – I Hope You’re Happy Now
Blake Shelton feat. Gwen Stefani – Nobody But You
Hardy feat. Lauren Alaina and Devin Dawson – One Beer
Keith Urban and Pink – One Too Many

Songwriter of the Year
Ashley Gorley
Michael Hardy
Hillary Lindsey
Shane McAnally
Josh Osborne