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54th Academy Of Country Music Awards: The Complete List Of Nominees

Check out the entire list of artists up for a hat trophy at the 2019 ceremony, hosted by Reba McEntire!
Posted on Feb 20, 2019 | 07:10am

On Wednesday, Feb. 20, iconic entertainer and 16-time ACM Award® winner Reba McEntire went on CBS This Morning to announce the first crop of nominees for the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards™, which airs live on Sunday, Apr. 7 at 8 PM ET (delayed PT) on CBS and CBS All Access.

By playing emcee this year, it marks the country icon's 16th time hosting Country Music's Party Of The Year®. Then, nominees in more key 2019 ACM categories were announced on ET Online.

READ: Reba McEntire To Host 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards On Apr. 7

Reigning Male Artist Of The Year, Chris Stapleton received six nominations in four categories, including his second nod for Entertainer Of The Year, while Dan + Shay earned six nominations, including their sixth nod for Duo Of The Year.

Kacey Musgraves earned five nominations in three categories, including a nod for Female Artist Of The Year and twice for Album Of The Year, as both artist and producer for Golden Hour.

Dierks Bentley received four nominations, including his fourth nod for Album Of The Year, which is up for the category this year for The Mountain. Also earning four nominations are Brothers Osborne and Florida Georgia Line.

Finally, this year will also mark the return of the ACM Artist Of The Decade Honor, which will be announced in the coming weeks.

Only five other acts have received the award, including Marty Robbins (1969), Loretta Lynn (1979), Alabama (1988), Garth Brooks (1998), and George Strait (2009).

Check out the entire list of country artists up for a hat trophy at this year's ceremony!

Entertainer Of The Year
Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan

Kenny Chesney

Chris Stapleton

Keith Urban


Female Artist Of The Year
Miranda Lambert

Ashley McBryde

Maren Morris

Kacey Musgraves

Carrie Underwood


Male Artist Of The Year
Dierks Bentley

Luke Combs

Thomas Rhett

Chris Stapleton

Keith Urban



Chris Stapleton

Duo Of The Year
Brothers Osborne

Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line

LOCASH

Maddie & Tae


Group Of The Year
Lady Antebellum

LANCO

Little Big Town

Midland

Old Dominion


New Female Artist Of The Year
Danielle Bradbery

Lindsay Ell

Ashley McBryde

Carly Pearce



Danielle Bradbery

New Male Artist Of The Year
Jimmie Allen

Luke Combs

Jordan Davis

Michael Ray

Mitchell Tenpenny


New Duo Or Group Of The Year
High Valley

LANCO

Runaway June

Album Of The Year [Awarded to Artist(s) / Producer(s) / Record Company–Label(s)]
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 Randall Stewart / Arturo Buenahora Jr.

Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

Single Of The Year [Awarded to Artist(s) / Producer(s) / Record Company–Label(s)]
"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


Dan + Shay

Song Of The Year [Awarded to Songwriter(s) / Publisher(s) / Artist(s)]
"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 by 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 Music


Video Of The Year [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)]
"Babe" – Sugarland featuring Taylor Swift 

Producer: Roger Hunt

Director: Anthony Mandler

"Burn Out" – Midland

Producer: Ben Skipworth

Director: TK McKamy / Cameron Duddy


"Burning Man" – Dierks Bentley featuring Brothers Osborne

Producer: Nate Eggert

Director: Wes Edwards


"Drunk Girl" – Chris Janson

Producer: Ben Skipworth

Director: Jeff Venable


"Shoot Me Straight" – Brothers Osborne

Producer: April Kimbrell

Director: Wes Edwards / Ryan Silver


"Tequila" – Dan + Shay

Producer: Christen Pinkston

Director: Patrick Tracy


Songwriter Of The Year* (Off Camera Award)
Ross Copperman

Ashley Gorley

Shane McAnally

Chase McGill

Josh Osborne


Music Event Of The Year [Awarded to Artist(s) / Producer(s) / Record Company–Label(s)]
"Burning Man" – Dierks Bentley featuring Brothers Osborne

Producers: Ross Copperman / Jon Randall Stewart / Arturo Buenahora Jr.

Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville


"Drowns The Whiskey" – Jason Aldean featuring Miranda Lambert

Producer: Michael Knox

Record Labels: Macon Music, LLC; Broken Bow Records; BBR Music Group; BMG


"Everything's Gonna Be Alright" – David Lee Murphy featuring Kenny Chesney

Producers: Buddy Cannon / Kenny Chesney / David Lee Murphy

Record Label: Reviver Records


"Keeping Score" – Dan + Shay featuring Kelly Clarkson

Producers: Scott Hendricks / Dan Smyers

Record Label: Warner Music Nashville


"Meant To Be" – Bebe Rexha Featuring Florida Georgia Line

Producer: Wilshire for Rock The Soul Ent

Record Label: Warner Bros. Records

Watch the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards™, hosted by Reba McEntire, live on Sunday, Apr. 7 at 8 PM ET (delayed PT) on CBS and CBS All Access.