Maren Morris And Thomas Rhett Lead 2020 ACM Award Nominees

The nominees have been revealed for the 2020 Academy of Country Music Awards, with country stars Maren Morris and Thomas Rhett leading the pack with five nominations each.

Morris received nods for Female Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Music Event of the Year, and her first-ever Group of the Year for her work with all-female quartet the Highwomen. Meanwhile, Rhett is up in categories Album of the Year, Music Event of the Year, and Single of the Year as a producer on the Lady Antebellum hit “What If I Never Get Over You”.

Other big nominees include Justin Bieber, Blake Shelton, Dan + Shay who each received four nominations. Bieber is nominated alongside Dan + Shay for their hit song “10,000 Hours”. Old Dominion came in with five nominations.

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Another big nominee is rapper Lil Nas X, who scored a nomination for Music Event of the Year for his remix of “Old Town Road”, featuring Billy Ray Cyrus.

Canadian country star Lindsay Ell is also nominated in two categories, including New Female Artist of the Year. Another fellow New Female Artist of the Year nominee is Tenille Townes.

“My goodness I was so excited this morning, dancing in the kitchen hearing about the ACM Nominations,” Townes said in a statement. “It truly is such an honour to have a seat at this country music family table. And to be seated next to such bada** artists in the New Female Artist category is my favourite.”

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“I still can’t believe I got to sing on ‘Fooled Around’ and ‘Fell In Love’ this year with all of those voices that inspire me so much,” she added.

The 2020 ACM Awards will air live from Las Vegas on April 5 with host Keith Urban.

Check out the full list of nominees.

Entertainer of the Year

Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Carrie Underwood

Female 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 Georiga Line
Maddie & Tae

Group of the Year

Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Old Dominion
The Highwomen

Song of the Year

“10,000 Hours” – Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber
“Girl Goin’ Nowhere” – Ashley McBryde
“God’s Country” – Blake Shelton
“One Man Band” – Old Dominion
“Some Of It” – Eric Church

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

“God’s Country” – Blake Shelton
“One Man Band” – Old Dominion
“Rainbow” – Kacey Musgraves
“Rumor” – Lee Brice
“What If I Never Get Over You” – Lady Antebellum

Video of the Year

“10,000 Hours” – Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber
“God’s Country” – Blake Shelton
“One Man Band” – Old Dominion
“Remember You Young” – Thomas Rhett
“Sugar Coat” – Little Big Town

Music Event of the Year

“10,000 Hours” – Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber
“Dive Bar” – Garth Brooks featuring Blake Shelton
“Fooled Around And Fell In Love” – Miranda Lambert featuring Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammack & Elle King
“Old Town Road” – Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
“What Happens In A Small Town” – Brantley Gilbert Featuring Lindsay Ell

Songwriter of the Year

Ashley Gorley
Michael Hardy
Hillary Lindsey
Shane McAnally
Josh Osborne

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