2021 ACM Awards: The Complete List of Nominees

The celebration returns live from Nashville on Sunday, April 18
Kelsea Ballerini
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By , Audacy

Kelsea Ballerini and the Brothers Osborne were on hand at CBS This Morning on Friday, February 26 to help announce the impressive list of nominees for the 2021 Academy of Country Music Awards -- showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the genre.

The 56th annual celebration will be live, once again from Music City, bringing fans into some of Nashville’s iconic Country venues -- including the Grand Ole Opry House, the Ryman Auditorium, and the Bluebird Cafe -- for a second consecutive year amid social distancing guidelines.

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Check out the complete list of nominees below, and stay with us for continuing coverage of the 2021 ACM Awards.

Album of the Year

Born Here Live Here Die Here – Luke Bryan
Mixtape Vol. 1 – Kane Brown
Never Will – Ashley McBryde
Skeletons – The Brothers Osborne
Starting Over – Chris Stapleton

Song of the Year

Bluebird – Miranda Lambert
One Night Standards – Ashley McBryde
Some People Do – Old Dominion
Starting Over – Chris Stapleton
The Bones – Maren Morris

Single of the Year

Bluebird – Miranda Lambert
I Hope – Gabby Barrett
I Hope You're Happy Now – Carly Pearce and Lee Brice
More Hearts Than Mine – Ingrid Andress
The Bones – Maren Morris

Video of the Year

Better Than We Found It – Maren Morris
Bluebird – Miranda Lambert
Gone – Dierks Bentley
Hallelujah – Carrie Underwood and John Legend
Worldwide Beautiful – Kane Brown

Music Event of the Year

Be A Light – Thomas Rhett ft. Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott, Chris Tomlin, Keith Urban
Does To Me – Luke Combs ft. Eric Church
I Hope You're Happy Now – Carly Pearce Lee Brice
Nobody But You – Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani
One Beer - HARDY ft. Lauren Alaina & Devin Dawson
One Too Many – Keith Urban & P!nk

Songwriter of the Year

Ashley Gorley
HARDY
Hillary Lindsey
Shane McAnally
Josh Osborne

Group of the Year

Lady A
Little Big Town
Old Dominion
The Cadillac Three
The Highwomen

Duo of the Year

Brooks and Dunn
The Brothers Osborne
Dan And Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie and Tae

New Female Artist of the Year

Ingrid Andress
Tenille Arts
Gabby Barrett
Mickey Guyton
Caylee Hammack

Female Artist of the Year

Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Ashley McBryde
Maren Morris
Carly Pearce

New Male Artist of the Year

Jimmie Allen
Travis Denning
HARDY
Cody Johnson
Parker McCollum

Male Artist of the Year

Dierks Bentley
Eric Church
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton

Entertainer of the Year

Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton

Don't miss the 56th annual ACM Awards broadcasting live on Sunday, April 18 at 8PM ET / 7PM CT on CBS featuring exciting performances, unprecedented collabs, surprising moments, and so much more.

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