2020 ACM Awards Nominations: Gabby Barrett, Carrie Underwood Nods

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The Academy of Country Music announced today the nominations for the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards, honoring the biggest names and emerging talent in the Country Music industry. Reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year and 15-time ACM Award-winner Keith Urban will host the show for the first time. The 55th ACM Awards will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 5 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on CBS.

Nominees were revealed online via the ACM Awards Nominations Digital Press Conference held Thursday morning (Feb 27). Keith along with American Idol and DWTS alum and ACM Award-winning artist Lauren Alaina, this year’s ACM Radio Award National On-Air Personality of the Year winner and American Idol mentor Bobby Bones, Entertainment Tonight’s Cassie DiLaura and Kevin Frazier, CBS This Morning’s Gayle King and reigning ACM New Female Artist of the Year Ashley McBryde all announced select categories via video postings to the Academy’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. It was also announced today Lauren Alaina will be participating in this year’s telecast as the official Backstage Announcer for the 55th ACM Awards.

American Idol’s Carrie Underwood is up for two awards–Entertainer of the Year and Female artist of the Year. American Idol judge Luke Bryan is nominated alongside Carrie in the EOTY category. American Idol 2018 2nd runner up Gabby Barrett is nominated for New Female Artist of the Year. The Voice alum Morgan Wallen is nominated in the New Male Artist of the Year category. “God’s Country” a single from The Voice coach Blake Shelton is nominated in three categories: Single, Song and Video of the Year.

MAIN AWARDS:
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
  • Luke Bryan
  • Eric Church
  • Luke Combs
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Carrie Underwood
     
FEMALES ARTIST OF THE YEAR
  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Maren Morris
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Carrie Underwood
     
MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
  • Dierks Bentley
  • Luke Combs
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Keith Urban
     
DUO OF THE YEAR
  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Maddie & Tae
     
GROUP OF THE YEAR
  • Lady Antebellum
  • Little Big Town
  • Midland
  • Old Dominion
  • The Highwomen
     
NEW FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
  • Ingrid Andress
  • Gabby Barrett
  • Lindsay Ell
  • Caylee Hammack
  • Tenille Townes
     
NEW MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
  • Jordan Davis
  • Russell Dickerson
  • Riley Green
  • Cody Johnson
  • Morgan Wallen
     
ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]
  • Center Point Road – Thomas Rhett
    • Producers: Julian Bunetta, Jesse Frasure, Dann Huff, Thomas Rhett, The Stereotypes, Cleve Wilson
    • Record Label: The Valory Music Co.
  • GIRL – Maren Morris
    • Producers: busbee, Greg Kurstin, Maren Morris
    • Record Label: Columbia Nashville
  • Heartache Medication – Jon Pardi
    • Producers: Bart Butler, Ryan Gore, Jon Pardi
    • Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville
  • What You See Is What You Get – Luke Combs
    • Producer: Scott Moffatt
    • Record Label: River House Artists/Columbia Nashville
  • Wildcard – Miranda Lambert
    • Producer: Jay Joyce
    • Record Label: Vanner Records/RCA Records Nashville
       
SINGLE OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]
  • God’s Country – Blake Shelton
    • Producer: Scott Hendricks
    • Record Label: Warner Bros. (Nashville)
  • One Man Band – Old Dominion
    • Producer: Shane McAnally
    • Record Label: RCA Records Nashville
  • Rainbow – Kacey Musgraves
    • Producers: Ian Fitchuk, Kacey Musgraves, Daniel Tashian
    • Record Label: MCA Nashville
  • Rumor – Lee Brice
    • Producers: Lee Brice, Dan Frizsell, Kyle Jacobs, Jon Stone
    • Record Label: Curb Records
  • What If I Never Get Over You – Lady Antebellum
    • Producer: Dann Huff
    • Record Label: BMLG Records
       
SONG OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]
  • 10,000 Hours – Dan + Shay Featuring Justin Bieber
    • Songwriters: Justin Bieber, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Jessie Jo Dillon, Shay Mooney, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers
    • Publishers: Beats and Banjos (ASCAP), WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) / Shay Mooney Music (BMI), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI) / Big Ass Pile Of Dimes Music (BMI), Big Machine Music (BMI) / Buckeye 26 (ASCAP), Jreynmusic (ASCAP), WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) / Bieber Time Publishing (ASCAP), Universal Music (ASCAP) / Poo B Z Inc. (ASCAP), BMG Gold Songs (ASCAP).
  • Girl Goin’ Nowhere – Ashley McBryde
    • Songwriters: Jeremy Bussey, Ashley McBryde
    • Publishers: Songs of Song Factory (BMI) / Universal Tunes (SESAC).
  • God’s Country – Blake Shelton
    • Songwriters: Devin Dawson, Michael Hardy, Jordan Schmidt
    • Publishers: Relative Music Group (BMI), Administered by Songs of Kobalt Music Publishing (BMI) / WB Music Corp. / Georgia Song Vibez / We-volve Music (ASCAP) / Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. / Neon Cross Music (BMI).
  • One Man Band – Old Dominion
    • Songwriters: Josh Osborne, Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Brad Tursi
    • Publishers: WB Music Corp/Smackville Music/Smack Songs LLC (ASCAP) adm by Kobalt Songs Music Publishing. Rezsongs/Reehits World/Smacktown Music, a division of Smack Blue, LLC/Unfair Entertainment  (ASCAP) adm. by Me Gusta Music. We’re Really Doin’ It Publishing (ASCAP) adm by Words & Music. Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing/Smackville Music/Smack Songs LLC (ASCAP) adm. by Kobalt Songs Music Publishing.
  • Some Of It – Eric Church
    • Songwriters: Eric Church, Clint Daniels, Jeff Hyde, Bobby Pinson
    • Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing/Longer and Louder Music, admin. by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC; Mammaw’s Fried Okra Music/Little Louder Songs, admin. by Songs of Kobalt Music Publishing; New Writers Of Sea Gayle Music, admin. by ClearBox Rights; New Writers Of Sea Gayle Music/Not A Track Guy Music, admin. by ClearBox Rights (BMI).
       
VIDEO OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)]
  • 10,000 Hours – Dan + Shay Featuring Justin Bieber
    • Director: Patrick Tracy
    • Producer: Christen Pinkston
  • God’s Country – Blake Shelton
    • Director: Sophie Muller
    • Producers: Jamie Amos, Patrick Kennedy
  • One Man Band – Old Dominion
    • Director: Mason Allen
    • Producer: Mason Allen
  • Remember You Young – Thomas Rhett
    • Director: TK McKamy
    • Producer: Dan Atchison
  • Sugar Coat – Little Big Town
    • Directors: Alexa Kinigopoulos, Stephen Kinigopoulos
    • Producers: Wes Edwards, Carlo Glorioso, Angie Lorenz
       
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR *(Off Camera Award)
  • Ashley Gorley
  • Michael Hardy
  • Hillary Lindsey
  • Shane McAnally
  • Josh Osborne
     
MUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]
  • 10,000 Hours – Dan + Shay Featuring Justin Bieber
    • Producers: Dan Smyers
    • Record Label: Warner Music Nashville
  • Dive Bar – Garth Brooks Featuring Blake Shelton
    • Producers: Garth Brooks
    • Record Label: Pearl Records, Inc.
  • Fooled Around And Fell In Love – Miranda Lambert Featuring Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammack & Elle King
    • Producer: Jay Joyce
    • Record Label: Vanner Records/RCA Records Nashville
  • Old Town Road – Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
    • Producers: Michael Trent Reznor, Atticus Matthew Ross, YoungKio
    • Record Label: Columbia Records
  • What Happens In A Small Town – Brantley Gilbert Featuring Lindsay Ell
    • Producer: Dann Huff
    • Record Label: The Valory Music Co.
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
  • busbee
  • Buddy Cannon
  • Dann Huff
  • Michael Knox
  • Joey Moi

Tickets for the 55th ACM Awards are available for purchase now at ACMawards.com. The media credential application to apply to cover the Awards in Las Vegas is available at www.ACMcountry.com/press.

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