2020 ACM Award Nominations

ENCINO, CA (February 27, 2020) – The Academy of Country Music® announced today the nominations for the 55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, honoring the biggest names and emerging talent in the Country Music industry. Reigning ACM® Entertainer of the Year and 15-time ACM Award®-winner Keith Urban will host the show for the first time. The 55th ACM Awards® will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 5 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network, and will be available to stream live and on-demand across digital platforms on the CBS All Access subscription service.

Following is the full list of nominees for the Main Awards, Industry Awards and Studio Recording Awards categories. The Industry Awards and Studio Recording Awards will be presented to recipients at ACM Honors™, a special event held annually in August at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN.

MAIN AWARDS:
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
• Luke Bryan
• Eric Church
• Luke Combs
• Thomas Rhett
• Carrie Underwood

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
• Kelsea Ballerini
• Miranda Lambert
• Maren Morris
• Kacey Musgraves
• Carrie Underwood

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
• Dierks Bentley
• Luke Combs
• Thomas Rhett
• Chris Stapleton
• Keith Urban

DUO OF THE YEAR
• Brooks & Dunn
• Brothers Osborne
• Dan + Shay
• Florida Georgia Line
• Maddie & Tae

GROUP OF THE YEAR
• Lady Antebellum
• Little Big Town
• Midland
• Old Dominion
• The Highwomen

NEW FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
• Ingrid Andress
• Gabby Barrett
• Lindsay Ell
• Caylee Hammack
• Tenille Townes

NEW MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
• Jordan Davis
• Russell Dickerson
• Riley Green
• Cody Johnson
• Morgan Wallen

ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]
• Center Point Road – Thomas Rhett

• GIRL – Maren Morris

• Heartache Medication – Jon Pardi

• What You See Is What You Get – Luke Combs

• Wildcard – Miranda Lambert

SINGLE OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]
• God’s Country – Blake Shelton

• One Man Band – Old Dominion

• Rainbow – Kacey Musgraves

• Rumor – Lee Brice

• What If I Never Get Over You – Lady Antebellum

SONG OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]
• 10,000 Hours – Dan + Shay Featuring Justin Bieber

• Girl Goin’ Nowhere – Ashley McBryde

• God’s Country – Blake Shelton

• One Man Band – Old Dominion

• Some Of It – Eric Church

VIDEO OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)]
• 10,000 Hours – Dan + Shay Featuring Justin Bieber

• God’s Country – Blake Shelton

• One Man Band – Old Dominion

• Remember You Young – Thomas Rhett

• Sugar Coat – Little Big Town

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR*(Off Camera Award)
• Ashley Gorley
• Michael Hardy
• Hillary Lindsey
• Shane McAnally
• Josh Osborne

MUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]
• 10,000 Hours – Dan + Shay Featuring Justin Bieber

• Dive Bar – Garth Brooks Featuring Blake Shelton

• Fooled Around And Fell In Love – Miranda Lambert Featuring Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammack & Elle King

• Old Town Road – Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus

• What Happens In A Small Town – Brantley Gilbert Featuring Lindsay Ell

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