2015 ACM Nominations

ACM LogoThis morning the nominations for the 50th ACM Awards were announced through a digital press conference. Country stars such as Jason Aldean, Kristain Bush, Brandy Clark, Lee Brice, and Dustin Lynch were all on hand to make the announcements. The nominations themselves come mostly as expected with few exceptions. Garth Brooks nomination for Entertainer of the Year comes as a slight surprise, as most (myself included) thought he wouldn’t receive any nominations until the end of his comeback tour. Additionally, The Cadillac Three’s nomination for Vocal Event of the Year speaks to the weakness of collaborations in modern country music. Check out the full nominations: 

Entertainer of the Year

Jason Aldean
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Miranda Lambert
Florida Georgia Line

Male Vocalist of the Year

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

New Artist of the Year

Brett Eldredge
Tyler Farr
Sam Hunt
Kip Moore
Thomas Rhett
Chase Rice
Cole Swindell
Dan + Shay

Album of the Year

Old Boots, New Dirt – Jason Aldean
Pain Killer – Little Big Town
Platinum – Miranda Lambert
Riser – Dierks Bentley
The Outsiders – Eric Church

Song of the Year

“American Kids” – Kenny Chesney
“Automatic” – Miranda Lambert
“Drink a Beer” – Luke Bryan
“Follow Your Arrow” – Kacey Musgraves
“Give Me Back My Hometown” – Eric Church
“I Hold On” – Dierks Bentley

Single of the Year

“American Kids” – Kenny Chesney
“Automatic” – Miranda Lambert
“Dirt” – Florida Georgia Line
“Drunk on a Plane” – Dierks Bentley
“I Don’t Dance” – Lee Brice

Video of the Year

“American Kids” – Kenny Chesney
“Cop Car” – Keith Urban
“Drunk on a Plane” – Dierks Bentley
“I’m Not Gonna Miss You” – Glen Campbell
“Somethin’ Bad” – Miranda Lambert feat. Carrie Underwood

Vocal Event of the Year

“Lonely Tonight” – Blake Shelton feat. Ashley Monroe
“Meanwhile Back at Mama’s” – Tim McGraw feat. Faith Hill
“Somethin’ Bad” – Miranda Lambert feat. Carrie Underwood
“The South” – The Cadillac Three feat. Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley, & Mike Eli
“This is How We Roll” – Florida Georgia Line feat. Luke Bryan

Songwriter of the Year

Rodney Clawson
Ashley Gorley
Luke Laird
Josh Osborne
Chris Tompkins


The 50th ACM Awards are held on April 19th at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas and broadcasted live on CBS.

Notes: The Video of the Year and Songwriter of the Year awards will be given out off camera. The Single of the Year is awarded to the artist, producer, and record label while the Song of the Year is awarded to the songwriter, publisher, and artist. Additionally, the New Artist of the Year award is determined through a fan vote and fans can begin voting for Entertainer of the Year on April 8 until the final hour of the live show. 

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