Miranda Lambert Reigns Again in 2015 ACM Awards Nominees
The 50th Academy of Country Music Awards take place this Sunday, for the first time at Dallas’s AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys. This will make this the biggest live awards show audience in awards show history (70,000 people).
With appearances by Garth Brooks, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, and more, plus returning hosts Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan (the duo affectionately christened “Bluke” on Twitter), it’s going to be a big, big show.
The 2015 ACMs will air Sunday, April 19 at 8 p.m. EST on CBS. Here is the full list of nominees:
Entertainer of the Year Jason Aldean Garth Brooks Luke Bryan Miranda Lambert Florida Georgia Line
Male Vocalist of the Year Jason Aldean Dierks Bentley Luke Bryan Eric Church Brad Paisley Blake Shelton
Female Vocalist of the Year Brandy Clark Miranda Lambert Martina McBride Kacey Musgraves Carrie Underwood
Vocal Duo of the Year Brothers Osborne Dan + Shay Florida Georgia Line Maddie & Tae The Swon Brothers
Vocal Group of the Year Lady Antebellum Little Big Town Rascal Flatts The Band Perry Zac Brown Band
New Artist of the Year Sam Hunt Thomas Rhett Cole Swindell
Album of the Year Old Boots, New Dirt – Jason Aldean Pain Killer – Little Big Town Platinum – Miranda Lambert Riser – Dierks Bentley The Outsiders – Eric Church
Single Record of the Year “American Kids” – Kenny Chesney “Automatic” – Miranda Lambert “Dirt” – Florida Georgia Line “Drunk on a Plane” – Dierks Bentley “I Don’t Dance” – Lee Brice
Song of the Year (TIE) “American Kids” – Kenny Chesney “Automatic” – Miranda Lambert “Drink a Beer” – Luke Bryan “Follow Your Arrow” – Kacey Musgraves “Give Me Back My Hometown” – Eric Church “I Hold On” – Dierks Bentley
Songwriter of the Year Rodney Clawson Ashley Gorley Luke Laird Josh Osborne Chris Tompkins
Video of the Year “American Kids” – Kenny Chesney “Cop Car” – Keith Urban “Drunk on a Plane” – Dierks Bentley “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” – Glen Campbell “Somethin’ Bad” – Miranda Lambert with Carrie Underwood
Vocal Event of the Year “Lonely Tonight” – Blake Shelton featuring Ashley Monroe “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s” – Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill “Somethin’ Bad” – Miranda Lambert with Carrie Underwood “The South” – The Cadillac Three featuring Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley and Mike Eli “This Is How We Roll” – Florida Georgia Line featuring Luke Bryan
Unsurprisingly, Miranda Lambert continues a nearly decade-long white-hot streak, leading the pack with eight nominations, including one for Entertainer of the Year. Unlike last year however, she won’t be facing off against her husband Blake Shelton for that coveted title – he’s not included in the category.
Who she will be up against in the Entertainer category: Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan, and Garth Brooks; the latter who currently holds the record for most Entertainer Of The Year wins with six trophies.
Although Shelton was shut out of Entertainer this year, he is a contender for Male Vocalist of the Year.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the ACM Awards, the show is leaving Las Vegas and headed to the Cowboys Stadium in Texas this year – giving frontrunner Miranda, who grew up in Lindale, Texas, a little home state advantage! Congrats to all the nominees!