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EXCLUSIVE: Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban Among 2017 ACM Nominees Announced by ET

ETOnline logo ETOnline 6 days ago Sophie Schillaci

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With the 2017 Academy of Country Music Awards right around the corner, ET's Nancy O'Dell and Kevin Frazier had the honor of revealing the nominees in several key categories, including Album of the Year, Vocal Event of the Year, and Single Record of the Year, on Thursday. Among the A-list artists up for some new hardware this year are Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley, Tim McGraw and so many more. See the list below!

The 52nd annual ACM Awards air live on CBS from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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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

NEW VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY T-MOBILE

• A Thousand Horses

• Brothers Osborne

• Dan + Shay

• LoCash

• Maddie & Tae

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

• Ashley Gorley

• Luke Laird

• Hillary Lindsey

• Shane McAnally

• Lori McKenna

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

Producers: 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

ACM 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

Songwriters: 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 Labels: Big Machine Label Group

• Setting the World on Fire – Kenny Chesney Featuring P!nk

Producers: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney

Record Label: 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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