Full list of nominees – Billboard

Chris Young is the top nominee for the 2022 Academy of Country Music Awards with seven nominations, including album and single of the year. Young shares three of his nominations with Kane Brown for their hit song “Famous Friends.”

Walker Hayes, Miranda Lambert and Chris Stapleton each received five nominations.

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The nominations, announced Thursday, February 10, include historical personalities. Lambert received her 16th consecutive nomination for Female Artist of the Year, which tied her with Reba McEntire for the most nominations in category history. McEntire has been nominated 16 times from 1983 to 2017.

Both Carrie Underwood and Lambert are nominated for Entertainer of the Year. It is the first time in eight years that two women have been nominated in this category in the same year. (Lambert and Taylor Swift were both nominated in 2013.)

Jimmie Allen is only the third black artist to receive a nomination for Male Artist of the Year. It follows Charley Pride, who received four consecutive nominations from 1969 to 1972, and Darius Rucker, who was nominated 12 years ago.

Morgan Wallen, who has been both scorching hot and a virtual pariah over the past year, particularly at award shows, received four nominations, including album of the year, song of the year and male artist of the year. Wallen was nominated for New Male Artist of the Year two years ago, but was barred from competing last year due to his videotaped use of a racial slur.

Allen and Gabby Barrett revealed this year’s ACM Award nominees at the ACM Awards Twitter. Allen and Barrett, the new ACM Male and Female Artist of the Year winners, respectively, received their first nominations for Male and Female Entertainer of the Year, respectively. The stars are set to co-host this year’s show with host Dolly Parton.

Ryan Hurd and Maren Morris are the first married couple to be nominated in the same year since Tim McGraw and Faith Hill in 2017. Hurd is nominated for New Male Artist of the Year. Morris won New Female Artist of the Year five years ago. Morris received her sixth straight nomination for Female Artist of the Year.

Hayes’ crossover hit “Fancy Like” and Jordan Davis’ “Buy Dirt” (featuring Bryan) are both nominated for Single and Song of the Year. Josh Jenkins is nominated to co-write both songs.

Swift received her 32nd ACM nomination — and her first since 2018 — for “I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor’s Version).” The music video, which features Stapleton, is up for Video of the Year. Swift won in this category eight years ago with “Highway Don’t Care,” a collaboration with McGraw and Keith Urban. Actor Blake Lively is also nominated for producing and directing the music video.

Davis, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, Carly Pearce, Underwood and Wallen each received four nominations.

Jason Aldean, Brown, Luke Bryan, Dave Cobb, Ashley McBryde and Lainey Wilson each received three nods. Bryan, last year’s artist, wasn’t even nominated in that category this year.

According to the ACM, women represent 37% of appointments, compared to an average of 35% over the past five years. Additionally, women make up 50% of producers and directors in the Video of the Year nominations.

The ACM also notes that three openly LGBTQ+ people are nominated. Brothers Osborne’s TJ Osborne receives a nomination for Duo of the Year, Lily Rose receives a nomination for New Female Artist of the Year and Shane McAnally receives four nominations including Song of the Year

The awards are voted on by members of the Academy of Country Music. The ACM reports that membership has increased by 12% over the past year, bringing the total membership of the Academy to more than 4,600 members.

The 57th Academy of Country Music Awards will air live and non-commercially on Prime Video on March 7 at 8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT / 5 p.m. PT from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. (The show’s clever tagline is “a show so big only a stadium can hold it.”) Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.

The ACM Awards will go down in history as the first major awards show to be broadcast live exclusively. The show will also stream live on Prime Video in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the UK.

RA Clark is the executive producer of the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards. Damon Whiteside is executive producer of the Academy of Country Music.

Here’s the full list of ACM Awards nominees in major categories. Billboard will report on the nominees for the Studio Recording Awards and the Industry Awards in a separate article.

Artist of the Year

Eric Church

Luc Combes

Miranda Lambert

Chris Stapleton

Carrie Underwood

Female Artist of the Year

Gabby Barrette

Miranda Lambert

Ashley McBryde

Maren Morris

Carly Pearce

Male Artist of the Year

jimmy allen

Luc Combes

Thomas Rhet

Chris Stapleton

Morgan Wallen

Duo of the year

Brooks & Dunn

Osborne Brothers

Dan + Shay

LOCASH

Maddie & Tae

Group of the year

Lady A

little big city

Midland

Old Dominion

The Cadillac Three

New Female Artist of the Year

Tentilled Arts

Priscilla Block

Pink Lily

Caitlyn Smith

Lainey Wilson

New Male Artist of the Year

ROBUST

Walker Hayes

Ryan Hurd

Parker McCollum

Elvie Shane

album of the year

29: Written in Stone – Carly Pearce; producers: Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, Jimmy Robbins, Tony Brown; Big machine discs

Country Again: Side A – Thomas Rhett, producers: Dann Huff, Jesse Frasure, Matt Dragstrem; Big Machine Label Group

Dangerous: The Double Album – Morgan Wallen; producers: Joey Moi, Jacob Durrett, Charlie Handsome, Matt Dragstrem, Dave Cohen; Big Loud Records/Republic Records

Famous Friends – Chris Young; producer: Mark Holman, Corey Crowder, Chris Young, Chris DeStefano; RCA Records Nashville

The Marfa bands – Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall; producers: Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall; Vanner Records/RCA Records Nashville

Bachelor of the Year

“Buy Dirt” – Jordan Davis featuring Luke Bryan; producer: Paul DiGiovanni; MCA Nashville

“Famous Friends” – Chris Young and Kane Brown; producers: Corey Crowder, Chris Young; RCA Records Nashville

“Fancy Like” – Walker Hayes; producers: Walker Hayes, Shane McAnally, Joe Thibodeau; Monument registers

“If I Didn’t Love You” – Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood; producers: Michael Knox; broken arc discs; Macon Music, LLC; Music group BBR, BMG

“You should probably leave” – ​​Chris Stapleton; producer: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton; Mercury Nashville

song of the year

“7 Summers” – Morgan Wallen; songwriters: Morgan Wallen, Josh Osborne, Shane McAnally; publishers: Big Loud Mountain, Bo Wallace Publishing, Smackborne Music, Sony/ATV Accent, Smackstreet Music, Tempo Investments, Warner Geo Met Ric Music

“Buy Dirt” – Jordan Davis featuring Luke Bryan; songwriters: Jordan Davis, Jacob Davis, Josh Jenkins, Matt Jenkins; publishers: Anthem Music Publishing II, Bentprop Pub, Big Blue Nation Music, Combustion Five, Jentown, Jordan Davis Music, Smackwork Music, Smack Blue, Kobalt Music Group Music, Universal Music Corporation, WC Music Corp

“Fancy Like” – Walker Hayes; songwriters: Cameron Bartolini, Josh Jenkins, Shane Stevens, Walker Hayes; publishers: Songs of SMACK, Rarespark Media Group, Smackworks Music, Smack Blue, Kobalt Music Group, Holy Graffiti Music, Purplebeatz, WC Music Corp

“Knowing You” – Kenny Chesney; songwriters: Adam James, Brett James, Kat Higgins; publishers: 3 Ring Circus, BMG Platinum Songs, Pompano Run Music, Songs of Brett, WC Music Corp

“Things a Man Should Know” – Lainey Wilson; songwriters: Jason Nix, Jonathan Singleton, Lainey Wilson; publishers: Sony/ATV Accent, Sony/ATV Countryside, Spirit Two Nashville, Super Big Music

Video of the Year

“Drunk (and I don’t want to go home)” – Elle King and Miranda Lambert; producers: Angie Lorenz, Wes Edwards, James Stratakis; directors: Alexa Kinigopoulos, Stephen Kinigopoulos

“Famous Friends” – Chris Young and Kane Brown; producer: Jennifer Ansell; Director: Peter Zavadil

“I Bet You’re Thinking Of Me (Taylor Version)” – Taylor Swift featuring Chris Stapleton; producers: Jil Hardin, Blake Lively, Kathy Palmer, Austin Swift; Director: Blake Lively

“If I Didn’t Love You” – Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood; producers: Christen Pinkston, Wesley Stebbins-Perry; Director: Shaun Silva

“I never wanted to be that girl” – Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde; producer: Ryan Byrd; Director: Alexa Campbell

Songwriter of the Year

Jesse Frasure

Nicole Galyon

Ashley Gorley

Michael Hardy

Josh Osborne

The musical event of the year

“Buy Dirt” – Jordan Davis featuring Luke Bryan; producer: Paul DiGiovanni; MCA Nashville

“Famous Friends” – Chris Young and Kane Brown, producers: Corey Crowder, Chris Young; RCA Records Nashville

“Half My Hometown” – Kelsea Ballerini with Kenny Chesney; producers: Ross Copperman, Jimmy Robbins, Kelsea Ballerini; Black River Entertainment

“If I Didn’t Love You” – Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood; producer: Michael Knox; broken arc discs; Macon Music, LLC; Music group BBR, BMG

“I never wanted to be that girl” – Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde; producers: Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne; Big Machine Label Group, Warner Music Nashville

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