Chris Stapleton, Dan + Shay Lead 2019 ACM Awards Nominations

February 20, 2019

The Academy of Country Music’s Reigning Male Artist of the Year Chris Stapleton received six nominations in four categories, including his second nod for Entertainer of the Year. Stapleton is also nominated twice, as both artist and producer, for his album From A Room: Volume 2 in the Album of the Year category, which he won last year for From A Room: Volume 1. Additionally, he is nominated for Song of the Year twice, as both artist and songwriter, for “Broken Halos,” and Male Artist of the Year.

Dan + Shay earned six nominations, including their sixth nod for Duo of the Year. They received nominations in the Single of the Year, Song of the Year and Video of the Year categories for “Tequila.” Dan + Shay are also nominated for Album of the Year for Dan + Shay, and Music Event of the Year for “Keeping Score,” featuring Kelly Clarkson. Additionally, Dan Smyers received 3 individual nominations as a producer in the Album of the Year, Single of the Year and Music Event of the Year categories. He also received an individual nomination as a writer in the Song of the Year category for “Tequila.”

Earning four nominations each are Dierks Bentley and Brothers Osborne. Carly Pearce received her second ACM nomination in the New Female Artist of the Year category, and Jordan Davis earned his first ACM nod for New Male Artist of the Year.

Reba McEntire will return as the host for the 54th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, marking her sixteenth time as ACM Awards host. The ACM Awards will take place April 7th at 8 p.m. ET in Las Vegas.

Congratulations to all of our 2019 ACM Awards Nominees:

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

  • Chris Stapleton

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Dierks Bentley
  • Chris Stapleton

DUO OF THE YEAR

  • Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay
  • Maddie & Tae

GROUP OF THE YEAR

  • Lady Antebellum
  • LANCO
  • Midland
  • Old Dominion

NEW FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Carly Pearce

NEW MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Jordan Davis

NEW DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

  • High Valley (SOCAN)
  • LANCO

ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

  • Dan + Shay – Dan + Shay
    Producers: Dan Smyers / Matt Dragstrem
  • From A Room: Volume 2 – Chris Stapleton
    Producer: Chris Stapleton
  • The Mountain – Dierks Bentley

SINGLE OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

  • Heaven
    Producer: Dann Huff
  • Tequila – Dan + Shay
    Producer: Dan Smyers

SONG OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]

  • Break Up In The End
    Writer: Jon Nite
    Publishers: EMI April Music Inc./Nite Writer Music
  • Broken Halos – Chris Stapleton
    Writers: Chris Stapleton
    Publishers: WB Music Corp./House of Sea Gayle Music
  • Meant To Be
    Writer: David Garcia
    Publishers: Brentwood Benson Publishing/D Soul Music
  • Tequila – Dan + Shay
    Writers: Jordan Reynolds / Dan Smyers
    Publishers: Beats and Banjos/WB Music Corp/Buckeye26/Jreynmusic

VIDEO OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)]

  • Babe – Sugarland
  • Burn Out – Midland
  • Burning Man – Dierks Bentley featuring Brothers Osborne
  • Shoot Me Straight – Brothers Osborne
  • Tequila – Dan + Shay

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

  • Ashley Gorley
  • Josh Osborne

MUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

  • Burning Man – Dierks Bentley featuring Brothers Osborne
  • Everything’s Gonna Be Alright – David Lee Murphy
    Producers: Buddy Cannon, David Lee Murphy
  • Keeping Score – Dan + Shay featuring Kelly Clarkson
    Producer: Dan Smyers

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

  • Buddy Cannon
  • Dann Huff

STUDIO RECORDING AWARDS:

BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • Tony Lucido
  • Glenn Worf

DRUMMER OF THE YEAR

  • Matt Chamberlain

GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • Jedd Hughes
  • Ilya Toshinsky

SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT(S) PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • Ilya Toshinsky

STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • Mike Johnson

AUDIO ENGINEER OF THE YEAR

  • F Reid Shippen