Keith Urban Leads Academy of Country Music Awards Nominations

Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris follow with six nominations each

Last Updated: February 16, 2017 @ 6:37 AM

The Academy of Country Music (ACM) award nominations were announced Thursday, with Keith Urban leading the pack with seven nominations.

Urban was nominated in five categories, including his seventh for Entertainer of the Year and 10th nod for Male Vocalist of the Year. Urban is nominated twice, as both artist and producer, in the Album of the Year category for “Ripcord.” He received an additional two nominations, for both artist and producer, in the Single Record of the Year category for “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” which is also nominated in the Song of the Year category.

Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris were close behind with six nominations each. Lambert received her fifth nomination in the Album of the Year category for “The Weight of These Wings.” Lambert’s “Vice” received nods in the Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Video of the Year categories.

Morris received nominations in both Female Vocalist of the Year and New Female Vocalist of the Year categories. She also won a Grammy fthis year for Best Country Solo Performance.

Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley will return to host for the second consecutive year. The ACM Awards are produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on April 2 at 8 p.m./7c on CBS.

Read the full list of nominees below.

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
· Jason Aldean
· Luke Bryan
· Florida Georgia Line
· Carrie Underwood
· Keith Urban

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
· Jason Aldean
· Dierks Bentley
· Thomas Rhett
· Chris Stapleton
· Keith Urban

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
· Kelsea Ballerini
· Miranda Lambert
· Maren Morris
· Kacey Musgraves
· Carrie Underwood

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
· Big & Rich
· Brothers Osborne
· Dan + Shay
· Florida Georgia Line
· Maddie & Tae

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
· Eli Young Band
· Lady Antebellum
· Little Big Town
· Old Dominion
· Rascal Flatts
NEW MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY T-MOBILE
· Kane Brown
· Chris Janson
· Chris Lane
· Jon Pardi
· Brett Young

NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY T-MOBILE
· Lauren Alaina
· Cam
· Brandy Clark
· Maren Morris
* four nominees only

NEW VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY T-MOBILE
· A Thousand Horses
· Brothers Osborne
· Dan + Shay
· LOCASH
· Maddie & Tae

ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company-Label(s)] · Black – Dierks Bentley
Producers: Ross Copperman, Arturo Buenahora Jr.
Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville
· Dig Your Roots – Florida Georgia Line
Producer: Joey Moi
Record Label: Big Machine Label Group
· HERO – Maren Morris
Producers: busbee, Brad Hill, Maren Morris
Record Label: Columbia Nashville
· Ripcord – Keith Urban
Producers: Jeff Bhasker, busbee, Nathan Chapman, Nitzan Kaikov, Dann Huff, Tyler Johnson, Johnny Price, Nile Rodgers, Keith Urban, Greg Wells
Record Label: Hit Red Records, Capitol Records Nashville
· The Weight of These Wings – Miranda Lambert
Producers: Frank Liddell, Eric Masse, Glenn Worf
Record Label: RCA Nashville, Vanner Records

SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company-Label(s)] · Blue Ain’t Your Color – Keith Urban
Producers: Dann Huff, Keith Urban
Record Labels: Hit Red Records, Capitol Records Nashville
· H.O.L.Y. – Florida Georgia Line

Producer: Joey Moi
Record Label: Big Machine Label Group
· Humble And Kind – Tim McGraw
Producers: Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw
Record Label: McGraw Music, Big Machine Records
· My Church – Maren Morris
Producers: busbee, Maren Morris
Record Label: Columbia Nashville
· Vice – Miranda Lambert
Producers: Frank Liddell, Eric Masse, Glenn Worf
Record Label: RCA Nashville, Vanner Records

SONG OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)] · Blue Ain’t Your Color – Keith Urban
Songwriters: Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey, Steven Lee Olsen
Publishers: WB Music Corp (ASCAP), Music Of The Corn (ASCAP), HillarodyRathbone Music (ASCAP), BMG Gold Songs (ASCAP), House of Sea Gayle Music (ASCAP), Spirit Catalog Holdings (S.a.r.l.), Spirit Two Nashville (ASCAP)
· Die A Happy Man – Thomas Rhett
Songwriters: Thomas Rhett, Sean Douglas, Joe Spargur
Publishers: EMI Blackwood Music Inc (BMI), Cricket On The Line (BMI), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp (BMI), Eastman Pond Publishing (BMI), Music of Big Deal (BMI), Nice Life (BMI), Frederic And Reid Music (BMI), BMG Platinum Songs (BMI), Brodsky Spensive Publishing (BMI)
· Humble And Kind – Tim McGraw
Songwriter: Lori McKenna
Publishers: Songs of Universal Inc (BMI), Hoodie Songs (BMI)
· Kill A Word – Eric Church Featuring Rhiannon Giddens
Songwriters: Eric Church, Luke Dick, Jeff Hyde
Publishers: Emileon Songs (BMI), Little Louder Songs (BMI), Longer And Louder Music (BMI), Mammaw’s Fried Okra Music (BMI), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI)
· Tennessee Whiskey – Chris Stapleton
Songwriters: Dean Dillon, Linda Hargrove
Publishers: Universal-Songs Of PolyGram International (BMI), EMI Algee (BMI)
· Vice – Miranda Lambert
Songwriters: Miranda Lambert, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), Pink Dog Publishing (BMI), Smack Hits (GMR), Kobalt Music Group,
Ltd. (GMR), Anderson Fork In The Road Music (ASCAP), Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc. (ASCAP), Smackville Music (ASCAP)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY XFINITY [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)] · Fire Away – Chris Stapleton
Director: Tim Mattia
Producer: Jennifer Rothlein
· Forever Country – Artists of Then, Now & Forever
Director: Joseph Kahn
Producers: Nathan de la Rionda, Jil Hardin, Charleen Manca, Joanna Carter, Chandra LaPlume, Sarah Trahern, Damon Whiteside
· Humble And Kind – Tim McGraw
Director: Wes Edwards
Producer: Jennifer Rothlein
· Peter Pan – Kelsea Ballerini
Director: Kristin Barlowe
Producer: Michelle Abnet
· Vice – Miranda Lambert
Director: Trey Fanjoy
Producer: Ashley Bergeron Ford

VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company-Label(s)] · Different For Girls – Dierks Bentley Featuring Elle King
Producers: Ross Copperman, Arturo Buenahora Jr.
Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville
· Forever Country – Artists of Then, Now & Forever
Producer: Shane McAnally
Record Label: MCA Nashville
· May We All – Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw
Producer: Joey Moi
Record Label: Big Machine Label Group
· Setting The World On Fire – Kenny Chesney Featuring P!nk
Producers: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney
Record Labels: Blue Chair Records, Columbia Nashville
· Think Of You – Chris Young Featuring Cassadee Pope
Producers: Corey Crowder, Chris Young
Record Labels: RCA Nashville, RCA Records

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