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55th Academy Of Country Music Awards: The Complete List Of Nominees

Check out the entire list of artists vying for a coveted hat trophy at the 2020 ceremony, hosted by Keith Urban.
Posted on Feb 27, 2020 | 07:00am

The 55th Academy of Country Music Awards scheduled to air live on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, Apr. 5th from Las Vegas is postponed and will be rescheduled to air on CBS in September, at a date, time, and venue to be determined. The health and safety of our artists, fans, industry, staff, and partners is our number one priority. 

"The ACM Awards is a tentpole event for our Country Music industry, and the Academy of Country Music® and dick clark productions went to great lengths to find a safe solution for the show to go on so that we can honor our artist community. This decision involved many partners, stakeholders and the industry who we have been in constant conversations with over the past several days as the situation has developed. We look forward to identifying a future date that we can celebrate with our Country community safely," said Damon Whiteside, CEO of the Academy of Country Music.


On Thursday, Feb. 27, nominations for the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards™ were revealed, honoring the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.

The 2020 ceremony will be hosted by 15-time ACM Award® winner Keith Urban, and will air live on Sunday, Apr. 5 at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.

READ: Keith Urban To Host 55th ACM Awards® On Sunday, Apr. 5

Maren Morris earned five nominations in four categories, including her fourth Female Artist of the Year nomination and first Group of the Year nomination as a member of the Highwomen.

Meanwhile, reigning Male Artist of the Year Thomas Rhett received five nominations in four categories, including his first Entertainer of the Year nomination. Also receiving five noms is Producer Dann Huff, including a nod for Album of the Year with Thomas Rhett for Center Point Road.

Reigning Duo of the Year Dan + Shay earned four nominations, including their seventh nod for Duo of the Year. First-time Academy of Country Music Award nominee, Justin Bieber, earned four nominations for his collaboration with Dan + Shay in "10,000 Hours."

In addition to Bieber, this year's nominations list also includes 24 other artists and industry creators receiving their first-ever ACM Awards nomination. The other first-time nominees include Mason Allen, Ingrid Andress, Dan Atchison, Gabby Barrett, Jason "Poo Bear" Boyd, Jeremy Bussey, Clint Daniels, Carlo Glorioso, Riley Green, Caylee Hammack, Michael Hardy, The Highwomen, Cody Johnson, Alexa Kinigopoulos, Stephen Kinigopoulos, Lil Nas X, Angie Lorenz, Sophie Muller, Michael Trent Reznor, Matthew Atticus Ross, Jordan Schmidt, Tenille Townes, Morgan Wallen, and YoungKio.

Full List of Academy of Country Music Awards Nominations

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
    Producers: Julian Bunetta, Jesse Frasure, Dann Huff, Thomas Rhett, The Stereotypes, Cleve Wilson
    Record Label: The Valory Music Co.
  • GIRL - Maren Morris
    Producers: busbee, Greg Kurstin, Maren Morris
    Record Label: Columbia Nashville
  • Heartache Medication - Jon Pardi
    Producers: Bart Butler, Ryan Gore, Jon Pardi
    Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville
  • What You See Is What You Get - Luke Combs
    Producer: Scott Moffatt
    Record Label: River House Artists/Columbia Nashville
  • Wildcard - Miranda Lambert
    Producer: Jay Joyce
    Record Label: Vanner Records/RCA Records Nashville

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

  • "God's Country" - Blake Shelton
    Producer: Scott Hendricks
    Record Label: Warner Bros. (Nashville)
  • "One Man Band" - Old Dominion
    Producer: Shane McAnally
    Record Label: RCA Records Nashville
  • "Rainbow" - Kacey Musgraves
    Producers: Ian Fitchuk, Kacey Musgraves, Daniel Tashian
    Record Label: MCA Nashville
  • "Rumor" - Lee Brice
    Producers: Lee Brice, Dan Frizsell, Kyle Jacobs, Jon Stone
    Record Label: Curb Records
  • "What If I Never Get Over You" - Lady Antebellum
    Producer: Dann Huff
    Record Label: BMLG Records

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

  • "10,000 Hours" - Dan + Shay featuring Justin Bieber
    Songwriters: Justin Bieber, Jason "Poo Bear" Boyd, Jessie Jo Dillon, Shay Mooney, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers
    Publishers: Beats and Banjos (ASCAP), WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) / Shay Mooney Music (BMI), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI) / Big Ass Pile Of Dimes Music (BMI), Big Machine Music (BMI) / Buckeye 26 (ASCAP), Jreynmusic (ASCAP), WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) / Bieber Time Publishing (ASCAP), Universal Music (ASCAP) / Poo B Z Inc. (ASCAP), BMG Gold Songs (ASCAP).
  • "Girl Goin' Nowhere" - Ashley McBryde
    Songwriters: Jeremy Bussey, Ashley McBryde
    Publishers: Songs of Song Factory (BMI) / Universal Tunes (SESAC).
  • "God's Country" - Blake Shelton
    Songwriters: Devin Dawson, Michael Hardy, Jordan Schmidt
    Publishers: Relative Music Group (BMI), Administered by Songs of Kobalt Music Publishing (BMI) / WB Music Corp. / Georgia Song Vibez / We-volve Music (ASCAP) / Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. / Neon Cross Music (BMI).
  • "One Man Band" - Old Dominion
    Songwriters: Josh Osborne, Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Brad Tursi
    Publishers: WB Music Corp/Smackville Music/Smack Songs LLC (ASCAP) admin. by Kobalt Songs Music Publishing. Rezsongs/Reehits World/Smacktown Music, a division of Smack Blue, LLC/Unfair Entertainment (ASCAP) admin. by Me Gusta Music. We're Really Doin' It Publishing (ASCAP) admin. by Words & Music. Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing/Smackville Music/Smack Songs LLC (ASCAP) admin. by Kobalt Songs Music Publishing.
  • "Some Of It" - Eric Church
    Songwriters: Eric Church, Clint Daniels, Jeff Hyde, Bobby Pinson
    Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing/Longer and Louder Music, admin. by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC; Mammaw's Fried Okra Music/Little Louder Songs, admin. by Songs of Kobalt Music Publishing; New Writers Of Sea Gayle Music, admin. by ClearBox Rights; New Writers Of Sea Gayle Music/Not A Track Guy Music, admin. by ClearBox Rights (BMI).

Video Of The Year [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)]

  • "10,000 Hours" - Dan + Shay featuring Justin Bieber
    Director: Patrick Tracy
    Producer: Christen Pinkston
  • "God's Country" - Blake Shelton
    Director: Sophie Muller
    Producers: Jamie Amos, Patrick Kennedy
  • "One Man Band" - Old Dominion
    Director: Mason Allen
    Producer: Mason Allen
  • "Remember You Young" - Thomas Rhett
    Director: TK McKamy
    Producer: Dan Atchison
  • "Sugar Coat" - Little Big Town
    Directors: Alexa Kinigopoulos, Stephen Kinigopoulos
    Producers: Wes Edwards, Carlo Glorioso, Angie Lorenz

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
    Producers: Dan Smyers
    Record Label: Warner Music Nashville
  • "Dive Bar" - Garth Brooks featuring Blake Shelton
    Producers: Garth Brooks
    Record Label: Pearl Records, Inc.
  • "Fooled Around and Fell in Love" - Miranda Lambert featuring Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammack & Elle King
    Producer: Jay Joyce
    Record Label: Vanner Records/RCA Records Nashville
  • "Old Town Road" - Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
    Producers: Michael Trent Reznor, Atticus Matthew Ross, YoungKio
    Record Label: Columbia Records
  • "What Happens in a Small Town" - Brantley Gilbert featuring Lindsay Ell
    Producer: Dann Huff
    Record Label: The Valory Music Co.

Stay tuned to for more information on the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards™.