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EXCLUSIVE: Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban Among 2017 ACM Nominees Announced by ET

by Sophie Schillaci 5:50 AM PST, February 16, 2017
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban Among 2017 ACM Nominees Announced by ET

Congratulations are in order!

With the 2017 Academy of Country Music Awards right around the corner, ET's Nancy O'Dell and Kevin Frazier had the honor of revealing the nominees in several key categories, including Album of the Year, Vocal Event of the Year, and Single Record of the Year, on Thursday. Among the A-list artists up for some new hardware this year are Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley, Tim McGraw and so many more. See the list below!

The 52nd annual ACM Awards air live on CBS from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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NEW MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY T-MOBILE
• Kane Brown
• Chris Janson
• Chris Lane
• Jon Pardi
• Brett Young

NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY T-MOBILE
• Lauren Alaina
• Cam
• Brandy Clark
• Maren Morris

NEW VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY T-MOBILE
• A Thousand Horses
• Brothers Osborne
• Dan + Shay
• LoCash
• Maddie & Tae

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
• Ashley Gorley
• Luke Laird
• Hillary Lindsey
• Shane McAnally
• Lori McKenna

ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

Black – Dierks Bentley
Producers: Ross Copperman, Arturo Buenahora Jr.
Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

Dig Your Roots – Florida Georgia Line
Producers: 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 Label: Hit Red Records, Capitol Records Nashville

The Weight of These Wings – Miranda Lambert
Producers: Frank Liddell, Eric Masse, Glenn Worf
Record Label: RCA Nashville, Vanner Records

SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

• Blue Ain’t Your Color – Keith Urban
Producers: Dann Huff, Keith Urban
Record Labels: Hit Red Records, Capitol Records Nashville

• H.O.L.Y. – Florida Georgia Line
Producer: Joey Moi
Record Label: Big Machine Label Group

• Humble and Kind – Tim McGraw
Producers: Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw
Record Label: 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 Label: RCA Nashville, Vanner Records

ACM SONG OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]

• 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)

• 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)

• Humble and Kind – Tim McGraw
Songwriters: 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 PRESENTED BY XFINITY [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)]

• Fire Away – Chris Stapleton
Director: Tim Mattia
Producer: Jennifer Rothlein

• 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

• 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

VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

• 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

• May We All – Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw
Producer: Joey Moi
Record Labels: Big Machine Label Group

• Setting the World on Fire – Kenny Chesney Featuring P!nk
Producers: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney
Record Label: Blue Chair Records, Columbia Nashville

• Think of You – Chris Young Featuring Cassadee Pope
Producers: Corey Crowder, Chris Young
Record Labels: RCA Nashville, RCA Records

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