ACM Awards 2019: Here's the Complete List of Nominees!
By Alex Ungerman
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Get ready, country music fans!
Reba McEntire is returning to host this year's ACM Awards on April 7 in Las Vegas, and on Wednesday, the complete list of nominees was announced.
Chris Stapleton and country duo Dan + Shay both had a very good showing, notching 6 nominations each, while Kacey Musgraves, hot on the heels of her GRAMMYs Best Album win, logged five nods of her own. Following close behind are Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osbourne, Florida Georgia Line and Bebe Rexha, all with four nominations.
ETonline exclusively revealed the nominees' seven categories, including Album of the Year, Single of the Year and the New Artists of the Year. See below for the complete list of nominees.
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
DUO OF THE YEAR
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae
GROUP OF THE YEAR
Little Big Town
NEW DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Dan + Shay – Dan + Shay Producers: Scott Hendricks / Dan Smyers / Matt Dragstrem Record Label: Warner Music Nashville
Desperate Man – Eric Church Producers: Jay Joyce / Arturo Buenahora Jr. Record Label: EMI Records Nashville
From A Room: Volume 2 – Chris Stapleton Producers: Dave Cobb / Chris Stapleton Record Label: Mercury Nashville
Golden Hour – Kacey Musgraves Producers: Ian Fitchuk / Daniel Tashian / Kacey Musgraves Record Label: MCA Nashville
The Mountain – Dierks Bentley Producers: Ross Copperman / Jon Randal Stewart / Arturo Buenahora Jr. Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville
SINGLE OF THE YEAR
"Down to the Honky Tonk" – Jake Owen Producer:Joey Moi Record Label: Big Loud Records
"Heaven" – Kane Brown Producer: Dann Huff / Polow Da Don Record Label: RCA Nashville
"Meant To Be" – Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line Producer: Wilshire for Rock The Soul Ent Record Label: Warner Bros. Records
"Most People Are Good" – Luke Bryan Producers: Jeff Stevens / Jody Stevens Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville
"Tequila" – Dan + Shay Producers:Scott Hendricks / Dan Smyers Record Label: Warner Music Nashville
SONG OF THE YEAR
"Break Up In The End" – Cole Swindell Writers: Jessie Jo Dillon / Chase McGill / Jon Nite Publishers: EMI April Music Inc. / Nite Writer Music (ASCAP) / Songs of
Universal, Inc. / Plum Nelly (BMI) / Big Music Machine (BMI)/ Big Ass Pile Of
Dimes Music (BMI)
"Broken Halos" – Chris Stapleton Writers: Mike Henderson, Chris Stapleton Publishers: WB Music Corp./House of Sea Gayle Music, admin. by ClearBox
Rights/Spirit Catalog Holdings, S.a.r.l. admin. by Spirit Two Nashville (ASCAP);
Straight Six Music (BMI)
"Meant To Be" – Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line Writers: David Garcia, Tyler Hubbard, Joshua Miller, Bebe Rexha Publishers: BMG Platinum Songs/Kiss Me If You Can Music (BMI) (all rights
administered by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC) Big Loud Mountain (BMI)
and T Hubb Publishing (BMI). All Rights Administered by Round Hill Works.
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. on behalf of itself and Songs of the Corn and
Jack 10 Publishing. Universal Music – Brentwood Benson Publishing (ASCAP)
D Soul Music (ASCAP) (adm. at CapitolCMGPublishing.com)
"Space Cowboy" – Kacey Musgraves Writers: Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves Publishers: Smack Hits/Smack Songs, admin bvy Kobalt Music Group ltd.
(GMR); Universal Music Works/We Are Creative NBaSmack Hits/Smack Songs,
LLC, admin. by Kobalt Music Group Ltd. (GMR); Universal Music Works/We
Are Creative Nation/Jake and Mack Music, admin. by Universal Music Works;
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./351 Music (BMI)
"Tequila" – Dan + Shay Writers: Nicolle Galyon / Jordan Reynolds / Dan Smyers Publishers:Beats and Banjos (ASCAP), WB Music Corp. (ASCAP), A Girl
Named Charlie (BMI) / Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI) / Buckeye26
(ASCAP) / Jreynmusic (ASCAP)
"Yours" – Russell Dickerson Writers: Casey Brown / Russell Dickerson / Parker Welling Publishers: BMG Platinum Songs/Kailey's Dream / So Essential Tunes / Not Just
Another Song Publishing / Hillbilly Science and Research Publishing/Trailerlily
VIDEO OF THE YEAR
"Babe" – Sugarland featuring Taylor Swift Producer:Roger Hunt Director: Anthony Mandler