Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley and Florida Georgia Line Lead Academy of Country Music Awards Nominees

50th annual awards show will hand out trophies April 19 on CBS

Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley and Florida Georgia Line topped the nominations for April’s 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards with eight, seven, and five nods, respectively.

Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney and Eric Church all landed four apiece.

Nominees were unveiled online via the fourth annual ACM digital press conference Friday morning: Jason Aldean, Lee Brice, Kristian Bush, Brandy Clark, Tara Lipinski, Dustin Lynch, Joel McHale, Nancy O’Dell, Melissa Peterman, Jamie Lynn Spears and the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders all announced finalists via photo postings to the Academy’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts during the online event.

As has become ACM tradition, fans will help select the winners of Entertainer of the Year and New Artist of the Year.

For the latter, as previously announced, Brett Eldredge, Tyler Farr, Sam Hunt, Kip Moore, Thomas Rhett, Chase Rice, Cole Swindell and Dan + Shay are the semi-finalists. Those slots will be narrowed down soon.

The show, airing live on CBS from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Apr. 19 (8-11:30 p.m. ET/PT) will be hosted by Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan. The awards are produced for television by Dick Clark Productions.

Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Bob Romeo are executive producers.

Here are the televised awards and their nominees:

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Jason Aldean
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Miranda Lambert
Florida Georgia Line

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR [TIE]
Jason Aldean
Dierks Bentley
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Brandy Clark
Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae
The Swon Brothers

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Rascal Flatts
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]
Old Boots, New Dirt – Jason Aldean
Producer: Michael Knox
Record Label: Broken Bow Records
Pain Killer – Little Big Town
Producer: Jay Joyce
Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville
Platinum – Miranda Lambert
Producers: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf
Record Label: RCA Nashville
Riser – Dierks Bentley
Producers: Ross Copperman, Jaren Johnston
Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville
The Outsiders – Eric Church
Producer: Jay Joyce
Record Label: EMI Records Nashville

SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]
American Kids – Kenny Chesney
Producer: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney
Record Label: Blue Chair Records/Columbia Nashville
Automatic – Miranda Lambert
Producer: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf
Record Label: RCA Nashville
Dirt – Florida Georgia Line
Producer: Joey Moi
Record Label: Republic Nashville
Drunk On A Plane – Dierks Bentley
Producer: Ross Copperman
Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville
I Don’t Dance – Lee Brice
Producer: Lee Brice
Record Label: Curb Records

SONG OF THE YEAR [TIE] [Awarded to Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]
American Kids – Kenny Chesney
Songwriters: Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally
Publishers: Big Red Toe Music (BMI), Creative Nation Music (BMI), Farm Town Songs (BMI), Smack Ink (ASCAP), Songs Of Universal, Inc. (BMI), Twangin And Slangin Songs (BMI), Universal Music Corporation (ASCAP)
Automatic – Miranda Lambert
Songwriters: Nicolle Galyon, Natalie Hemby, Miranda Lambert
Publishers: EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI), Pink Dog Publishing (BMI), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI), Wruckestrike (BMI)
Drink A BeerLuke Bryan
Songwriters: Jim Beavers, Chris Stapleton
Publishers: House of Sea Gayle Music (ASCAP), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Follow Your Arrow – Kacey Musgraves
Songwriters: Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves
Publishers: 351 Music (BMI), Highway 508 Songs (ASCAP), House of Sea Gayle Music (ASCAP), Smack Ink (ASCAP), Universal Music Corporation (ASCAP), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)
Give Me Back My Hometown – Eric Church
Songwriters: Eric Church, Luke Laird
Publishers: Creative Nation Music (BMI), Longer And Louder Music (BMI), Songs Of Universal, Inc. (BMI), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), Twangin And Slangin Songs (BMI)
I Hold On – Dierks Bentley
Songwriters: Dierks Bentley, Brett James
Publishers: Atlas Holdings (ASCAP), Big White Tracks (ASCAP), External Combustion Music (ASCAP), Songs of Brett (ASCAP), WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Nominees fan-voted, per above. Final nominees to be announced shortly.

For a complete list of nominations, visit www.ACMcountry.com