56th ACM Awards Nominees List

56th ACM Awards Nominees List

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 [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]
“Born Here Live Here Die Here” – LUKE BRYAN
Producers: JEFF STEVENS, JODY STEVENS
Record Label: CAPITOL RECORDS NASHVILLE

“Mixtape Vol. 1” – KANE BROWN
Producers: ANDREW GOLDSTEIN, CHARLES HANDSOME, DANN HUFF, LINDSAY RIMES
Record Label: RCA NASHVILLE

“Never Will” – ASHLEY McBRYDE
Producer: JAY JOYCE
Record Label: WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE

“Skeletons” – BROTHERS OSBORNE
Producer: JAY JOYCE
Record Label: EMI RECORDS NASHVILLE

“Starting Over” – CHRIS STAPLETON
Producers: CHRIS STAPLETON, DAVE COBB
Record Label: MERCURY NASHVILLE

SINGLE OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]
“Bluebird” – MIRANDA LAMBERT
Producer: JAY JOYCE
Record Label: VANNER RECORDS/RCA RECORDS NASHVILLE

“I Hope” – GABBY BARRETT
Producers: ROSS COPPERMAN, ZACH KALE
Record Label: WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE

“I Hope You’re Happy Now” – CARLY PEARCE & LEE BRICE
Producers: BUSBEE
Record Label: BIG MACHINE RECORDS / CURB RECORDS

“More Hearts Than Mine” – INGRID ANDRESS
Producers: INGRID ANDRESS, SAM ELLIS
Record Label: WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE

“The Bones” – MAREN MORRIS
Producer: GREG KURSTIN
Record Label: COLUMBIA NASHVILLE

SONG OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]
“Bluebird” – MIRANDA LAMBERT
Songwriter(s): LUKE DICK, MIRANDA LAMBERT, NATALIE HEMBY
Publishers: EMILION SONGS; LITTLE LOUDER SONGS; PINK DOG PUBLISHING; SONGS OF UNIVERSAL, INC.; SONY ATV TREE PUBLISHING; WRUCKE FOR YOU PUBLISHING

“One Night Standards” – ASHLEY McBRYDE
Songwriter(s): ASHLEY McBRYDE, NICOLETTE HAYFORD, SHANE McANALLY
Publishers: CANNED BISCUIT SONGS; SMACKWORKS MUSIC; SMACK BLUE, LLC; SMACKSTREET MUSIC; TEMPO INVESTMENTS; WARNER GEO MET RIC MUSIC; WARNER-TAMERLANE PUBLISHING CORP.

“Some People Do” – OLD DOMINION
Songwriter(s): JESSE FRASURE, MATT RAMSEY, THOMAS RHETT, SHANE McANALLY
Publishers: CARROT SEED SONGS; EMI BLACKWOOD MUSIC INC.; SMACKVILLE MUSIC; SONGS OF ROC NATION; TELEMITRY RHYTHM HOUSE MUSIC; WARNER-TAMERLANE PUBLISHING CORP.; SMACK HITS; TEMPO INVESTMENTS; WARNER GRO MET RIC MUSIC

“Starting Over” – CHRIS STAPLETON
Songwriter(s): CHRIS STAPLETON, MIKE HENDERSON
Publishers: I WROTE THESE SONGS; STRAIGHT SIX MUSIC; WC MUSIC CORP

“The Bones” – MAREN MORRIS
Songwriter(s): JIMMY ROBBINS, MAREN MORRIS, LAURA VELTZ
Publishers: BIG MACHINE MUSIC, LLC; EXTRAORDINARY ALIEN PUBLISHING; INTERNATIONAL DOG MUSIC; OH DENISE PUBLISHING; ROUND HILL SONGS; WARNER-TAMERLANE PUBLISHING CORP.

VIDEO OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)]
“Better Than We Found It” – MAREN MORRIS
Director: GABRIELLE WOODLAND
Producers: SARAH KUNIN, JENNIFER JENNIFER PEPKE

“Bluebird” – MIRANDA LAMBERT
Director: TREY FANJOY
Producer: HEATHER LEVENSTONE

“Gone” – DIERKS BENTLEY
Directors: WES EDWARDS, ED PRYOR, TRAVIS NICHOLSON, RUNNING BEAR and SAM SISKE, with animation by SKYLAR WILSON
Producer: DAVID GARCIA

“Hallelujah” – CARRIE UNDERWOOD and JOHN LEGEND
Director: RANDEE ST. NICHOLAS
Producer: GREG WELLS

“Worldwide Beautiful” – KANE BROWN
Director: ALEX ALVGA
Producer: CHRISTEN PINKSTON

MUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR (includes six nominees as a result of a tie) [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]
“Be A Light” – THOMAS RHETT featuring REBA McENTIRE, HILLARY SCOTT, CHRIS TOMLIN, KEITH URBAN
Producer: DANN HUFF
Record Label: THE VALORY MUSIC CO.

“Does To Me” – LUKE COMBS featuring ERIC CHURCH
Producer: SCOTT MOFFATT
Record Label: RIVER HOUSE ARTISTS / COLUMBIA NASHVILLE

“I Hope You’re Happy Now” – CARLY PEARCE & LEE BRICE
Producer: BUSBEE
Record Label: BIG MACHINE RECORDS / CURB RECORDS

“Nobody But You” – BLAKE SHELTON featuring GWEN STEFANI
Producer: SCOTT HENDRICKS
Record Label: WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE

“One Beer” – HARDY featuring LAUREN ALAINA & DEVIN DAWSON
Producers: DEREK WELLS, JOEY MOI
Record Label: BIG LOUD RECORDS

“One Too Many” – KEITH URBAN, P!NK
Producers: CUTFATHER, DAN McCARROLL, KEITH URBAN, PhD
Record Label: CAPITOL RECORDS NASHVILLE

 

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Brian Kelley Finds A Solo Home

Brian Kelley Finds A Solo Home

Earlier this year Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard announced that while Florida Georgia Line would continue, both guys would also be venturing out to do their own musical projects. As their FGL song “Long Live” is knocking on the door to number-1, Tyler is also climbing the chart with Tim McGraw and their duet “Undivided.”

Now, Brian is giving fans a taste of what’s to come with his solo project – he shared, “There’s a new kind of cowboy in town…who’s ready to ride this wave? Can’t wait for y’all to hear this new music.”

Brian also made some news in announcing that he’s partnering with Warner Music Nashville when it comes to any future solo projects he has, “I couldn’t be more grateful for everyone who has helped me on my journey to get here. I’m humbled to team up with Warner Music Nashville to take the music I’ve been dreamin’ and schemin’ up to the next level. This is just the beginning of a whole new adventure. My vision for what’s next is a vibe and state of mind – get ready to ride the wave with ya Beach Cowboy, y’all!”

Photo Credit: Ben Christensen