ACM AWARDS: FINAL-ROUND VOTING OPEN

Final-round voting is open for the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards.

HARDY leads the pack with seven, while Lainey Wilson is right behind him with six.

The two artists are a single unit in three categories for their song “wait in the truck,” up for Song of the Year, Music Event of the Year and Visual Media of the Year.

Securing five noms each are Miranda Lambert—the most-awarded artist in ACM history—Kane Brown, who scores his first-ever Entertainer and Male Artist noms, Luke Combs and Cole Swindell, who’s up for Single, Visual Media and Music Event for the first time. Morgan Wallen and Chris Stapleton picked up four, while Katelyn Brown and Cody Johnson landed three apiece.

Aside from Kane Brown, competing for Entertainer of the Year are Combs, Lambert, Stapleton, Wallen, Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood. The category has been expanded to seven nominees this year.

Another first is the splitting of the songwriter award into two categories: Artist-Songwriter, loaded with familiar names, and Songwriter of the Year, in which Song of the Year nominees Ashley Gorley, Josh Osborne and Hunter Phelps are recognized.

At least one woman is nominated in every main category, and for just the second time in ACM history, three albums released by all-female acts have been nominated for Album of the Year. The first time it happened was in 1999.

The 58th ACM Awards will be handed out 5/11 at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas, with hosts Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks. The event will stream live on Amazon Prime Video starting at 8pm ET/5pm PT.

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Jason Aldean
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Miranda Lambert
Chris Stapleton
Carrie Underwood
Morgan Wallen

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Ashley McBryde
Carly Pearce
Lainey Wilson

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Jordan Davis
Chris Stapleton
Morgan Wallen

DUO OF THE YEAR
Brooks & Dunn
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Maddie & Tae
The War and Treaty

GROUP OF THE YEAR
Lady A
Little Big Town
Midland
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band

NEW FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Priscilla Block
Megan Moroney
Caitlyn Smith
Morgan Wade
Hailey Whitters

NEW MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Zach Bryan
Jackson Dean
ERNEST
Dylan Scott
Nate Smith
Bailey Zimmerman

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville, Ashley McBryde (Warner Music Nashville)
Producer: John Osborne
Bell Bottom Country, Lainey Wilson (Broken Bow)
Producer: Jay Joyce
Growin’ Up, Luke Combs (Columbia)
Producers: Luke Combs, Chip Matthews, Jonathan Singleton
Mr. Saturday Night, Jon Pardi (Capitol Nashville)
Producers: Jon Pardi, Bart Butler, Ryan Gore
Palomino, Miranda Lambert (Vanner /RCA Nashville)
Producers: Jon Randall, Luke Dick, Miranda Lambert, Mikey Reaves

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
“Heart Like a Truck," Lainey Wilson (Broken Bow)
Producer: Jay Joyce
“Never Wanted to Be That Girl," Carly Pearce & Ashley McBryde (Big Machine/Warner Music Nashville)
Producers: Josh Osborne, Shane McAnally
“She Had Me at Heads Carolina," Cole Swindell (Warner Music Nashville)
Producer: Zach Crowell
“Thank God," Kane Brown with Katelyn Brown (RCA Nashville)
Producer: Dann Huff
“’Til You Can’t," Cody Johnson (CoJo Music/Warner Music Nashville)
Producer: Trent Willmon

SONG OF THE YEAR
“Sand in My Boots," Morgan Wallen
Songwriters: Ashley Gorley, Josh Osborne, Michael Hardy
“She Had Me at Heads Carolina," Cole Swindell
Songwriters: Ashley Gorley, Cole Swindell, Jesse Frasure, Mark D. Sanders, Thomas Rhett, Tim Nichols
“’Til You Can’t," Cody Johnson
Songwriters: Ben Stennis, Matt Rogers
“wait in the truck," HARDY f/Lainey Wilson
Songwriters: Hunter Phelps, Jordan Schmidt, Michael Hardy, Renee Blair
“You Should Probably Leave," Chris Stapleton
Songwriters: Ashley Gorley, Chris DuBois, Chris Stapleton

VISUAL MEDIA OF THE YEAR
“HEARTFIRST," Kelsea Ballerini
“She Had Me at Heads Carolina," Cole Swindell
“Thank God,” Kane Brown with Katelyn Brown
“’Til You Can’t,” Cody Johnson
“wait in the truck,” HARDY f/Lainey Wilson
“What He Didn’t Do,” Carly Pearce

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Nicolle Galyon
Ashley Gorley
Chase McGill
Josh Osborne
Hunter Phelps

ARTIST-SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Luke Combs
ERNEST
HARDY
Miranda Lambert
Morgan Wallen

MUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR
“At the End of a Bar,” Chris Young with Mitchell Tenpenny (RCA Nashville)
Producers: Chris DeStefano, Chris Young
“She Had Me at Heads Carolina (Remix),” Cole Swindell & Jo Dee Messina (Warner Music Nashville)
Producer: Zach Crowell
“Thank God,” Kane Brown with Katelyn Brown (RCA Nashville)
Producer: Dann Huff
“Thinking ’Bout You,” Dustin Lynch f/MacKenzie Porter (Broken Bow)
Producer: Zach Crowell
“wait in the truck,” HARDY f/Lainey Wilson (Big Loud)
Producers: Derek Wells, HARDY, Joey Moi, Jordan Schmidt

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Buddy Cannon
Luke Dick
Jay Joyce
Joey Moi
Jon Randall
Derek Wells

PROMOTER OF THE YEAR
Patrick McDill (Live Nation)
Aaron Spalding (Live Nation)
Ed Warm (Joe’s Concerts)
Adam Weiser (AEG)
Jay Wilson (Red Mountain Entertainment)

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