2017 ACM Awards: Nominees & Winners

2017 ACM Awards: Nominees & Winners

The 52nd ACM Awards, co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, will broadcast live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2, 8-11 p.m. ET on the CBS Television Network.

Below is a list of the awards and nominees. We will be updating the post as the winners are announced. Stay tuned!

Entertainer of the Year

  • WINNER: Jason Aldean
  • Luke Bryan
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Keith Urban

Male Vocalist of the Year 

  • WINNER: Thomas Rhett
  • Jason Aldean
  • Dierks Bentley
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year 

  • WINNER: Miranda Lambert
  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Maren Morris
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Carrie Underwood

Vocal Duo of the Year

  • WINNER: Brothers Osborne
  • Big & Rich
  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Maddie & Tae

Vocal Group of the Year 

  • WINNER: Little Big Town
  • Eli Young Band
  • Lady Antebellum
  • Old Dominion
  • Rascal Flatts

New Male Vocalist of the Year 

  • WINNER: Jon Pardi
  • Kane Brown
  • Chris Janson
  • Chris Lane
  • Brett Young

New Female Vocalist of the Year

  • WINNER: Maren Morris
  • Lauren Alaina
  • Cam
  • Brandy Clark

New Vocal Duo/Group of the Year

  • WINNER: Brothers Osborne
  • A Thousand Horses
  • Dan + Shay
  • LOCASH
  • Maddie & Tae

Album of the Year (Awarded to Artist/Producer/Record Company–Label)

  • WINNER: The Weight of These Wings – Miranda Lambert
    Producers: Frank Liddell, Eric Masse, Glenn Worf
    Record Labels: RCA Nashville, Vanner Records
  • Black – Dierks Bentley
    Producers: Ross Copperman, Arturo Buenahora Jr.
    Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville
  • Dig Your Roots – Florida Georgia Line
    Producer: Joey Moi
    Record Label: Big Machine Label Group
  • HERO – Maren Morris
    Producers: busbee, Brad Hill, Maren Morris
    Record Label: Columbia Nashville
  • Ripcord – Keith Urban
    Producers: Jeff Bhasker, busbee, Nathan Chapman, Nitzan Kaikov, Dann Huff, Tyler Johnson, Johnny Price, Nile Rodgers, Keith Urban, Greg Wells
    Record Labels: Hit Red Records, Capitol Records Nashville

Single Record of the Year (Awarded to Artist/Producer/Record Company–Label)

  • WINNER: “H.O.L.Y.” – Florida Georgia Line
    Producer: Joey Moi
    Record Label: Big Machine Label Group
  • “Blue Ain’t Your Color” – Keith Urban
    Producers: Dann Huff, Keith Urban
    Record Labels: Hit Red Records, Capitol Records Nashville
  • Humble And Kind” – Tim McGraw
    Producers: Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw
    Record Labels: McGraw Music, Big Machine Records
  • My Church” – Maren Morris
    Producers: busbee, Maren Morris
    Record Label: Columbia Nashville
  • Vice” – Miranda Lambert
    Producers: Frank Liddell, Eric Masse, Glenn Worf
    Record Labels: RCA Nashville, Vanner Records

Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriter/Publisher/Artist

  • WINNER:Die a Happy Man” – Thomas Rhett
    Songwriters: Thomas Rhett, Sean Douglas, Joe Spargur
    Publishers: EMI Blackwood Music Inc (BMI), Cricket On The Line (BMI), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp (BMI), Eastman Pond Publishing (BMI), Music of Big Deal (BMI), Nice Life (BMI), Frederic And Reid Music (BMI), BMG Platinum Songs (BMI), Brodsky Spensive Publishing (BMI)
  • “Blue Ain’t Your Color” – Keith Urban
    Songwriters: Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey, Steven Lee Olsen
    Publishers: WB Music Corp (ASCAP), Music Of The Corn (ASCAP), HillarodyRathbone Music (ASCAP), BMG Gold Songs (ASCAP), House of Sea Gayle Music (ASCAP), Spirit Catalog Holdings (S.a.r.l.), Spirit Two Nashville (ASCAP)
  • Humble and Kind” – Tim McGraw
    Songwriter: Lori McKenna
    Publishers: Songs of Universal Inc (BMI), Hoodie Songs (BMI)
  • Kill a Word” – Eric Church Featuring Rhiannon Giddens
    Songwriters: Eric Church, Luke Dick, Jeff Hyde
    Publishers: Emileon Songs (BMI), Little Louder Songs (BMI), Longer And Louder Music (BMI), Mammaw’s Fried Okra Music (BMI), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI)
  • Tennessee Whiskey” – Chris Stapleton
    Songwriters: Dean Dillon, Linda Hargrove
    Publishers: Universal-Songs Of PolyGram International (BMI), EMI Algee (BMI)
  • Vice” – Miranda Lambert
    Songwriters: Miranda Lambert, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
    Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), Pink Dog Publishing (BMI), Smack Hits (GMR), Kobalt Music Group,
    Ltd. (GMR), Anderson Fork In The Road Music (ASCAP), Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc. (ASCAP), Smackville Music (ASCAP)

Video of the Year (Awarded to Producer/Director/Artist)

  • WINNER: “Forever Country” – Artists of Then, Now & Forever
    Director: Joseph Kahn
    Producers: Nathan de la Rionda, Jil Hardin, Charleen Manca, Joanna Carter, Chandra LaPlume, Sarah Trahern, Damon Whiteside
  • “Fire Away” – Chris Stapleton
    Director: Tim Mattia
    Producer: Jennifer Rothlein
  • Humble And Kind” – Tim McGraw
    Director: Wes Edwards
    Producer: Jennifer Rothlein
  • Peter Pan” – Kelsea Ballerini
    Director: Kristin Barlowe
    Producer: Michelle Abnet
  • Vice” – Miranda Lambert
    Director: Trey Fanjoy
    Producer: Ashley Bergeron Ford

Songwriter of the Year

  • WINNER: Lori McKenna
  • Shane McAnally
  • Ashley Gorley
  • Luke Laird
  • Hillary Lindsey

Vocal Event of the Year (Awarded to Artist/Producer/Record Company–Label)”

  • WINNER: “May We All” – Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw
    Producer: Joey Moi
    Record Label: Big Machine Label Group
  • “Different For Girls” – Dierks Bentley Featuring Elle King
    Producers: Ross Copperman, Arturo Buenahora Jr.
    Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville
  • Forever Country” – Artists of Then, Now & Forever
    Producer: Shane McAnally
    Record Label: MCA Nashville
  • Setting the World On Fire” – Kenny Chesney Featuring P!nk
    Producers: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney
    Record Labels: Blue Chair Records, Columbia Nashville
  • Think of You” – Chris Young Featuring Cassadee Pope
    Producers: Corey Crowder, Chris Young
    Record Labels: RCA Nashville, RCA Records

Daily Dose

Trisha Yearwood Tests Positive For COVID – but “On Her Way Out of the Tunnel” Now

Trisha Yearwood Tests Positive For COVID – but “On Her Way Out of the Tunnel” Now

A couple of weeks ago Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood announced they were going into quarantine because one of their team members tested positive for COVID.

As fans expected to the see the super star couple resume their public events, news comes that their isolation will last a bit longer as Trisha has now also tested positive. Garth is testing negative as of now.

Speaking on the matter, Garth says “The Queen and I have now tested twice.” In regards to Trisha’s diagnosis, Garth shares, “Officially, she’s diagnosed as ‘on her way out of the tunnel’ now, though, which I’m extremely thankful for.”

The snow and ice storm that the Nashville area experienced last week prevented the couple from getting tested until almost a week after their initial exposure; once they did, they continued to quarantine together.

Garth shared “Anyone who knows me knows my world begins and ends with Miss Yearwood, so she and I will ride through this together, and anyone who knows her knows she’s a fighter and she’s been doing everything right, so I know we’ll walk out the other side of this thing together.” Garth fully admits, “She’s tough. She’s stronger than me.”

Garth says, though he welcomes any prayers and good thoughts anyone wants to send Trisha’s way. “If anyone asks, that’s what you can do for her. That’s what I’m doing. Living with her, I sometimes take it for granted she’s one of the greatest voices in all of music, so the possible long-term effects on her concern me as her husband and as a fan,” Garth continues. “We’re very lucky she is currently under the greatest care in the best city for treating and healing singers.”

Photo Credit: Russ Harrington