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NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR THE “52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™,” TO BE BROADCAST LIVE ON CBS, SUNDAY, APRIL 2, FROM T-MOBILE ARENA IN LAS VEGAS

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    NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR THE “52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™,” TO BE BROADCAST LIVE ON CBS, SUNDAY, APRIL 2, FROM T-MOBILE ARENA IN LAS VEGAS
    • 02.17.17

    ENCINO, CA (February 16, 2017) – Nominations were announced today for the 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, honoring country music’s superstars and hottest emerging talent. 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 Sunday, April 2 (live 8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

    Ten-time ACM Award winners and multi-platinum trio Lady Antebellum announced the nominees in five categories, including Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, Vocal Duo of the Year, and Vocal Group of the Year live today on “CBS This Morning.” “Entertainment Tonight” hosts Nancy O’Dell and Kevin Frazier announced additional nominees on ETonline.com.

    Keith Urban leads with seven nominations 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.

    Seven-time Female Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert received six nominations and is once again nominated in the Female Vocalist of the Year category. 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. Also, she received two nominations for “Vice” in the Song of the Year category, as both artist and songwriter.

    First-time ACM nominee Maren Morris earned six nominations in four different categories. Morris received nominations in both Female Vocalist of the Year and New Female Vocalist of the Year categories. She is also nominated twice for Album of the Year, as both producer and artist, on HERO. Morris is twice nominated as both artist and producer in Single Record of the Year for “My Church.”

    Reigning Vocal Duo of the Year Florida Georgia Line leads group nominations with five nods, including their fifth nomination in the Vocal Duo of the Year category. Florida Georgia Line is also nominated for the second time in the Entertainer of the Year category. They received their second nomination in the Album of the Year category for Dig Your Roots. Also, they received nods for Single Record of the Year for “H.O.L.Y.” and for Vocal Event of the Year for “May We All” with Tim McGraw.

    Sixteen-time ACM Award winner Tim McGraw received five nominations in four categories. He earned two nominations in the Single Record of the Year category, as both artist and producer, on “Humble And Kind.” Also, McGraw is nominated in the Song of the Year and Video of the Year categories for “Humble And Kind.” In addition, he earned his 13th nod in the Vocal Event of the Year category for “May We All” with Florida Georgia Line.

    ACM Awards co-host Dierks Bentley received three nominations, including his fourth nomination in the Male Vocalist of the Year category. Also, Bentley received his third nod in the Album of the Year category for Black, and his second nod in the Vocal Event of the Year category for “Different For Girls,” featuring Elle King.

    Thomas Rhett earned three nominations, including his first in the Male Vocalist of the Year category. Also, Rhett received two nominations as artist and songwriter in the Song of the Year category for “Die A Happy Man.” The song won Rhett an ACM Award last year in the Single Record of the Year category.

    Reigning ACM Male Vocalist of the Year Chris Stapleton is nominated in three categories. Once again, Stapleton is nominated in both the Male Vocalist of the Year category, and the Song of the Year category with “Tennessee Whiskey.” Also, Stapleton received a nod in the Video of the Year category for “Fire Away.”

    Following is the list of final nominees. The Academy of Country Music’s professional membership selects the nominees and winners of the Academy of Country Music Awards.

    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 Labels: Hit Red Records, Capitol Records Nashville
    The Weight of These Wings– Miranda Lambert
    Producers: Frank Liddell, Eric Masse, Glenn Worf
    Record Labels: 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 Labels: 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 Labels: 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
    SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR*(Off Camera Award)

    Ashley Gorley
    Luke Laird
    Hillary Lindsey
    Shane McAnally
    Lori McKenna
    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
    RADIO AWARDS - The following previously announced radio awards will be presented during the ACM Party for a Cause® event at The Joint on Saturday, April 1 in Las Vegas, NV.

    NATIONAL ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

    Big D, Bubba, Patrick Thomas, Carsen The Big D and Bubba Show
    Cody Alan CMT After MidNite with Cody Alan
    Kix Brooks American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks
    Lon Helton Country Countdown USA
    Tracy Lawrence Honky Tonkin’ with Tracy Lawrence
    ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET

    Chris & Nina KMLE-FM Phoenix, AZ
    George, Mo & Cowboy Dave KILT-FM Houston, TX
    Paul Schadt, Meg Butterly, Geof Knight WKKT-FM Charlotte, NC
    Rob & Linda Show - Rob Stone & Linda Lee WYCD-FM Southfield, MI
    Tanner in the Morning WSOC-FM Charlotte, NC
    ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET (tie within category increased nominees)

    Ally & Andy WDSY-FM Pittsburgh, PA
    Big Dave, Chelsie and Statt WUBE-FM Cincinnati, OH
    Dave O’Brien WLHK-FM Indianapolis, IN
    Jim Denny, Deborah Honeycutt & Kevin Freeman WFMS-FM Indianapolis, IN
    Marty McFly WSM-FM Nashville, TN
    Q Morning Crew - Mike, Marty and Janie WQDR-FM Raleigh, NC
    ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET

    Andy Ritchie, Alison Mencer, Jimmy Holt WIVK-FM Knoxville, TN
    Jack Ryan WMYL-FM Clinton, TN
    Scott Wynn & Sarah Kay WQMX-FM Akron, OH
    Steve & Geoff KUZZ-FM Bakersfield, CA
    Steve & Gina in the Morning on Kat 103.7 KXKT-FM Omaha, NE
    ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET

    Ben Butler and Arnie Andrews WCOW-FM Sparta, WI
    Brent Lane and Candy Cullerton WYCT-FM Pensacola, FL
    Jason and Ashley "The Q Crew" on Q100.3 KRWQ-FM Medford, OR
    Scotty Cox & Cara Denis KCLR-FM Columbia, MO
    The Roger & Carly Morning Show KORA-FM Bryan, TX
    RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET (tie within category increased nominees)

    KKBQ-FM Houston, TX
    KMLE-FM Phoenix, AZ
    KUPL-FM Portland, OR
    WIL-FM St. Louis, MO
    WKKT-FM Charlotte, NC
    WSOC-FM Charlotte, NC
    RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET

    KAJA-FM San Antonio, TX
    WQDR-FM Raleigh, NC
    WSIX-FM Nashville, TN
    WSM-FM Nashville, TN
    WUBE-FM Cincinnati, OH
    RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET

    CKRY-FM Calgary, AB
    KAWO-FM Boise, ID
    KUZZ-FM Bakersfield, CA
    KXKT-FM Omaha, NE
    WIVK-FM Knoxville, TN
    RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET

    KCLR-FM Columbia, MO
    KKNU-FM Eugene, OR
    KTHK-FM Idaho Falls, ID
    WCOW-FM Sparta, WI
    WXFL-FM Florence, AL
    IMPORTANT NOTE: Awards counts for artists reflect categories in which they have been recognized as individuals or as part of their duo or group. In some cases, an artist may receive more than one nomination which factors into their official count. For example, Keith Urban received two nominations in the Album of the Year category—one each as artist and producer—because that category recognizes both.

    Award recipients in each category are noted above parenthetically in the Album of the Year, Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Video of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year.

    The official red carpet pre-show for the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards™ will live stream exclusively on Twitter on April 2, starting at 3pm PT/6pm ET. The pre-show will be available to logged-in and logged-out audiences on Twitter and connected devices.

    Sponsors and partners for the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards include Comcast and T-Mobile.

    About the Academy of Country Music Awards
    The 52ND Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry. The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Pete Fisher and Tiffany Moon are executive producers for the Academy of Country Music.

    Press credential applications to cover the awards in Las Vegas, NV are available from the Media Center at www.ACMcountry.com.

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ENCINO, CA (February 16, 2017) – Nominations were announced today for the 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, honoring country music’s superstars and hottest emerging talent. 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 Sunday, April 2 (live 8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Ten-time ACM Award winners and multi-platinum trio Lady Antebellum announced the nominees in five categories, including Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, Vocal Duo of the Year, and Vocal Group of the Year live today on “CBS This Morning.” “Entertainment Tonight” hosts Nancy O’Dell and Kevin Frazier announced additional nominees on ETonline.com.

Keith Urban leads with seven nominations 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.

Seven-time Female Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert received six nominations and is once again nominated in the Female Vocalist of the Year category. 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. Also, she received two nominations for “Vice” in the Song of the Year category, as both artist and songwriter.

First-time ACM nominee Maren Morris earned six nominations in four different categories. Morris received nominations in both Female Vocalist of the Year and New Female Vocalist of the Year categories. She is also nominated twice for Album of the Year, as both producer and artist, on HERO. Morris is twice nominated as both artist and producer in Single Record of the Year for “My Church.”

Reigning Vocal Duo of the Year Florida Georgia Line leads group nominations with five nods, including their fifth nomination in the Vocal Duo of the Year category. Florida Georgia Line is also nominated for the second time in the Entertainer of the Year category. They received their second nomination in the Album of the Year category for Dig Your Roots. Also, they received nods for Single Record of the Year for “H.O.L.Y.” and for Vocal Event of the Year for “May We All” with Tim McGraw.

Sixteen-time ACM Award winner Tim McGraw received five nominations in four categories. He earned two nominations in the Single Record of the Year category, as both artist and producer, on “Humble And Kind.” Also, McGraw is nominated in the Song of the Year and Video of the Year categories for “Humble And Kind.” In addition, he earned his 13th nod in the Vocal Event of the Year category for “May We All” with Florida Georgia Line.

ACM Awards co-host Dierks Bentley received three nominations, including his fourth nomination in the Male Vocalist of the Year category. Also, Bentley received his third nod in the Album of the Year category for Black, and his second nod in the Vocal Event of the Year category for “Different For Girls,” featuring Elle King.

Thomas Rhett earned three nominations, including his first in the Male Vocalist of the Year category. Also, Rhett received two nominations as artist and songwriter in the Song of the Year category for “Die A Happy Man.” The song won Rhett an ACM Award last year in the Single Record of the Year category.

Reigning ACM Male Vocalist of the Year Chris Stapleton is nominated in three categories. Once again, Stapleton is nominated in both the Male Vocalist of the Year category, and the Song of the Year category with “Tennessee Whiskey.” Also, Stapleton received a nod in the Video of the Year category for “Fire Away.”

Following is the list of final nominees. The Academy of Country Music’s professional membership selects the nominees and winners of the Academy of Country Music Awards.

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 Labels: Hit Red Records, Capitol Records Nashville
The Weight of These Wings– Miranda Lambert
Producers: Frank Liddell, Eric Masse, Glenn Worf
Record Labels: 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 Labels: 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 Labels: 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
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR*(Off Camera Award)

Ashley Gorley
Luke Laird
Hillary Lindsey
Shane McAnally
Lori McKenna
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
RADIO AWARDS - The following previously announced radio awards will be presented during the ACM Party for a Cause® event at The Joint on Saturday, April 1 in Las Vegas, NV.

NATIONAL ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

Big D, Bubba, Patrick Thomas, Carsen The Big D and Bubba Show
Cody Alan CMT After MidNite with Cody Alan
Kix Brooks American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks
Lon Helton Country Countdown USA
Tracy Lawrence Honky Tonkin’ with Tracy Lawrence
ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET

Chris & Nina KMLE-FM Phoenix, AZ
George, Mo & Cowboy Dave KILT-FM Houston, TX
Paul Schadt, Meg Butterly, Geof Knight WKKT-FM Charlotte, NC
Rob & Linda Show - Rob Stone & Linda Lee WYCD-FM Southfield, MI
Tanner in the Morning WSOC-FM Charlotte, NC
ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET (tie within category increased nominees)

Ally & Andy WDSY-FM Pittsburgh, PA
Big Dave, Chelsie and Statt WUBE-FM Cincinnati, OH
Dave O’Brien WLHK-FM Indianapolis, IN
Jim Denny, Deborah Honeycutt & Kevin Freeman WFMS-FM Indianapolis, IN
Marty McFly WSM-FM Nashville, TN
Q Morning Crew - Mike, Marty and Janie WQDR-FM Raleigh, NC
ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET

Andy Ritchie, Alison Mencer, Jimmy Holt WIVK-FM Knoxville, TN
Jack Ryan WMYL-FM Clinton, TN
Scott Wynn & Sarah Kay WQMX-FM Akron, OH
Steve & Geoff KUZZ-FM Bakersfield, CA
Steve & Gina in the Morning on Kat 103.7 KXKT-FM Omaha, NE
ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET

Ben Butler and Arnie Andrews WCOW-FM Sparta, WI
Brent Lane and Candy Cullerton WYCT-FM Pensacola, FL
Jason and Ashley "The Q Crew" on Q100.3 KRWQ-FM Medford, OR
Scotty Cox & Cara Denis KCLR-FM Columbia, MO
The Roger & Carly Morning Show KORA-FM Bryan, TX
RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET (tie within category increased nominees)

KKBQ-FM Houston, TX
KMLE-FM Phoenix, AZ
KUPL-FM Portland, OR
WIL-FM St. Louis, MO
WKKT-FM Charlotte, NC
WSOC-FM Charlotte, NC
RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET

KAJA-FM San Antonio, TX
WQDR-FM Raleigh, NC
WSIX-FM Nashville, TN
WSM-FM Nashville, TN
WUBE-FM Cincinnati, OH
RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET

CKRY-FM Calgary, AB
KAWO-FM Boise, ID
KUZZ-FM Bakersfield, CA
KXKT-FM Omaha, NE
WIVK-FM Knoxville, TN
RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET

KCLR-FM Columbia, MO
KKNU-FM Eugene, OR
KTHK-FM Idaho Falls, ID
WCOW-FM Sparta, WI
WXFL-FM Florence, AL
IMPORTANT NOTE: Awards counts for artists reflect categories in which they have been recognized as individuals or as part of their duo or group. In some cases, an artist may receive more than one nomination which factors into their official count. For example, Keith Urban received two nominations in the Album of the Year category—one each as artist and producer—because that category recognizes both.

Award recipients in each category are noted above parenthetically in the Album of the Year, Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Video of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year.

The official red carpet pre-show for the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards™ will live stream exclusively on Twitter on April 2, starting at 3pm PT/6pm ET. The pre-show will be available to logged-in and logged-out audiences on Twitter and connected devices.

Sponsors and partners for the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards include Comcast and T-Mobile.

About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 52ND Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry. The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Pete Fisher and Tiffany Moon are executive producers for the Academy of Country Music.

Press credential applications to cover the awards in Las Vegas, NV are available from the Media Center at www.ACMcountry.com.

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