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Academy of Country Music announces nominees list for ACM Awards | Music City Minute

Apr 9, 2024, 4:10 PM | Updated: 4:20 pm

The Academy of Country Music announced the nominees for the 59th ACM Awards!

Starting with Song of the Year, the nominees are “Fast Car” – Luke Combs, “Heart Like a Truck” – Lainey Wilson, “Next Thing You Know” – Jordan Davis, “The Painter” – Cody Johnson and “Tennessee Orange” – Megan Moroney.

Single of the Year nominees are “Burn It Down” – Parker McCullum, “Fast Car” – Luke Combs, “Last Night” – Morgan Wallen, “Need a Favor” – Jelly Roll and “Next Thing You Know” – Jordan Davis.

The Male Artist of the Year nominees are Luke Combs, Jelly Roll, Cody Johnson, Chris Stapleton and Morgan Wallen.

Up for Female Artist of the Year is Kelsea Ballerini, Ashley McBryde, Megan Moroney, Kacey Musgraves and Lainey Wilson.

In the running for the top prize, Entertainer of the Year, we have Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Jelly Roll, Cody Johnson, Christ Stapleton, Morgan Wallen and Lainey Wilson.

The 59th ACM Awards ceremony will stream live from the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas, May 16, on Prime Video.

I’m Sheena and that’s your Music City Minute.

See the full list of nominees below:

Entertainer of the Year 
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Jelly Roll
Cody Johnson
Chris Stapleton
Morgan Wallen
Lainey Wilson 

Female Artist of the Year 
Kelsea Ballerini
Ashley McBryde
Megan Moroney
Kacey Musgraves
Lainey Wilson 

Male Artist of the Year 
Luke Combs
Jelly Roll
Cody Johnson
Chris Stapleton
Morgan Wallen 

Duo of the Year 
Brooks & Dunn
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Maddie & Tae
The War and Treaty 

Group of the Year 
Flatland Cavalry
Lady A
Little Big Town
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band 

New Female Artist of the Year 
Kassi Ashton
Ashley Cooke
Hannah Ellis
Kylie Morgan
Megan Moroney 

New Male Artist of the Year 
Ernest
Kameron Marlowe
Dylan Scott
Conner Smith
Nate Smith 

New Duo or Group of the Year 
Neon Union
Restless Road
Tigirlily Gold 

Artist-Songwriter of the Year 
Zach Bryan
Ernest
Hardy
Chris Stapleton
Morgan Wallen 

Album of the Year[Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)] 
“Gettin’ Old,” Luke Combs (Producers: Chip Matthews, Jonathan Singleton, Luke Combs. Record Company-Label: River House Artists / Columbia Nashville)
“Higher,” Chris Stapleton (Producer: Chris Stapleton, Dave Cobb, Morgane Stapleton. Record Company-Label: Mercury Nashville)
“Leather,” Cody Johnson (Producers: Trent Willmon. Record Company-Label: CoJo Music LLC / Warner Music Nashville LLC) One Thing at a Time, Morgan Wallen (Producers: Joey Moi, Cameron Montgomery, Charlie Handsome, Jacob Durrett. Record Company-Label: Big Loud Records / Republic Records / Mercury Records)
“Rolling Up the Welcome Mat (For Good),” Kelsea Ballerini (Producers: Kelsea Ballerini, Alysa Vanderheym. Record Company-Label: Black River Entertainment)

Single of the Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]
“Burn It Down,” Parker McCollum (Producer: Jon Randall. Record Company-Label: MCA Nashville)
“Fast Car,” Luke Combs (Producers: Luke Combs, Chip Matthews, Jonathan Singleton. Record Company-Label: River House Artists / Columbia Nashville)
“Last Night,” Morgan Wallen (Producer: Joey Moi, Charlie Handsome. Record Company-Label: Big Loud Records / Republic Records / Mercury Records)
“Need a Favor,” Jelly Roll (Producer: Austin Nivarel. Record Company-Label: Stoney Creek Records / BMG Nashville)
“Next Thing You Know,” Jordan Davis (Producer: Paul DiGiovanni. Record Company-Label: MCA Nashville)

Song of the Year [Awarded to Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]
“Fast Car,” Luke Combs (Songwriters: Tracy Chapman. Publishers: Purple Rabbit)
“Heart Like a Truck,” Lainey Wilson (Songwriters: Dallas Wilson, Lainey Wilson, Trannie Anderson. Publishers: Sony / ATV Countryside; Songs of Riser House; Songs of Wild Cat Well Music)
“Next Thing You Know,” Jordan Davis (Songwriters: Chase McGill, Greylan James, Jordan Davis, Josh Osborne. Publishers: Family Farm Songs; Hold On Can I Get A Number 1 Music; Songs of Universal Inc.)
“The Painter,” Cody Johnson (Songwriters: Benjy Davis, Kat Higgins, Ryan Larkins. Publishers: Big Music Machine; BMG Platinum Songs US; Nashblonde Music; Pompano Run Music; Songs for Ellie May; Sony / ATV Tree Publishing; Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Group; Well That Was Awkward Music)
“Tennessee Orange,” Megan Moroney (Songwriters: Ben Williams, David Fanning, Megan Moroney, Paul Jenkins. Publishers: 33 Creative; Bone Bone Creative; Sony / ATV Tree Publishing)

Music Event of the Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]
“Can’t Break Up Now,” Old Dominion, Megan Moroney (Producers: Brad Tursi, Geoff Sprung, Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Whit Sellers, Ross Copperman, Kristian Bush. Record Company-Label: Three Up Three Down, LLC / Columbia Nashville)
“Different ‘Round Here,” Riley Green Feat. Luke Combs (Producer: Dann Huff. Record Company-Label: BMLG Records)
“I Remember Everything,” Zach Bryan Feat. Kacey Musgraves (Producer: Zach Bryan. Record Company-Label: Belting Bronco Records / Warner Records, Inc.)
“Man Made a Bar,” Morgan Wallen Feat. Eric Church. (Producer: Joey Moi. Record Company-Label: Big Loud Records / Mercury Records / Republic Records)
“Save Me,” Jelly Roll With Lainey Wilson (Producers: Zach Crowell, David Ray Stevens. Record Company-Label: Stoney Creek Records / BMG Nashville)

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