The CMA Awards are bound to be amazing this year with Carrie Underwood back to host and teaming up with legendary acts Reba and Dolly Parton to co-host. Talk about a lot of female power!
The CMA Awards take place November 13 and the first performers have been announced.
Country Music’s Biggest Night™ Features Never-Before-Seen Collaborations and Performances of the Year’s Biggest Hits by Legendary Artists
“The 53rd Annual CMA Awards” to Air Live from Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, Nov. 13 on the ABC Television Network
Eric Church, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Maren Morris, Dolly Parton with for KING & COUNTRY and Zach Williams, P!NK and Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban have been announced as the first group of performers for “The 53rd Annual CMA Awards,” hosted by Underwood with special guest hosts McEntire and Parton. Country Music’s Biggest Night™ will air live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 8/7c on the ABC Television Network.
Nine-time CMA Awards winner Parton will welcome for KING & COUNTRY and Williams to the CMA Awards stage for the first time ever to perform an inspirational gospel medley of “God Only Knows,” “There Was Jesus,” and Parton’s not-yet-released new song “Faith.” In an epic collaboration, Stapleton, a three-time nominee this year, will join P!NK to perform their duet, “Love Me Anyway.”
With three nominations this year, Church will perform his hit “Some Of It” from his CMA Album of the Year nominated album Desperate Man. Combs, the reigning CMA New Artist of the Year and three-time nominee this year, will take the stage performing fan favorite “Beer Never Broke My Heart.” In addition to her guest host appearance, McEntire, a six-time CMA Awards winner, will perform her classic hit, “Fancy.” McEntire last performed the song at the CMA Awards in 2016 as part of a multi-artist medley, opening the 50th anniversary ceremony. Lambert, nominated for CMA Female Vocalist of the Year this year, will bring her rising new single “It All Comes Out In The Wash” to the CMA Awards stage, while Morris will perform her three-time nominated hit, “GIRL.” Morris is the top nominated artist this year with six total nominations. Host and reigning CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Underwood, also a three-time nominee this year, is set to perform “Drinking Alone” from her CMA Album of the Year nominated album Cry Pretty, and reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year and two-time nominee this year, Urban will perform his hit, “We Were.”
Additional performers and presenters will be revealed in the coming weeks.
The 53rd annual Country Music Awards nominations have been revealed! Maren Morris leads the pack! Watch Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 8|7c on ABC to see winners revealed live from Nashville, TN. Here’s a look at the full list of nominations:
WHAT: The 52nd ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry. It is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.
WHO: PERFORMERS INCLUDE:Jason Aldean, Backstreet Boys, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Lauren Daigle, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Faith Hill, Sam Hunt, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Jon Pardi, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Cole Swindell, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban.
PRESENTERS INCLUDE: Lauren Alaina, Ty Bentli, Bobby Bones, Kane Brown, Derek Carr, Savannah Chrisley, Todd Chrisley, David Copperfield, Ronnie Dunn, Julian Edelman, Kacey Musgraves, Nancy O’Dell, Jake Owen, Kellie Pickler, Darius Rucker, Elliott Sadler, Miss America Savvy Shields, Rob Stone, Bubba Wallace and Storme Warren.
ADDITIONAL ATTENDEES INCLUDE:Cast of ABSINTHE, American Young, Kayla Adams, Trace Adkins, DJ Bad Ash, Drew Baldridge, Frankie Ballard, Tucker Beathard, Big & Rich, Lee Brice, Bailey Bryan, Cam, Chase Bryant, Brandy Clark, Luke Combs, Ross Copperman, Easton Corbin, Adam Craig, Billy Currington, Luke Dick, Russell Dickerson, Dean Dillon, DJ Du, Clare Dunn, Eli Young Band, Lindsay Ell, Seth Ennis, Charles Esten, Ryan Follese, Kenny Foster, AJ Gibson, Cory Gierman, Ashley Gorley, Robby Hayes, Walker Hayes, HISH, Lucas Hoge, Ryan Hurd, Tony Jackson, Jessie James Decker, Chris Janson, Matt Jenkins, Ryan Kinder, Luke Laird, Chris Lane, Olivia Lane, Tracy Lawrence, Jackie Lee, Hillary Lindsey, LOCASH, Love and Theft, Dustin Lynch, Maddie & Tae, Shane McAnally, Scotty McCreery, Lori McKenna, Alyssa Micaela, William Michael Morgan, Jackson Michelson, Midland, Justin Moore, Kip Moore, Erica Nicole, Jerrod Niemann, Josh Osborne, Shawn Parr, Eric Paslay, Trick Pony, Cassadee Pope, Stephanie Quayle, RaeLynn, Michael Ray, Runaway June, Dylan Scott, Aubrie Sellers, Dee Jay Silver, Granger Smith, The Swon Brothers, A Thousand Horses, Josh Turner, Michael Tyler, Clay Walker, Morgan Wallen, Aaron Watson, Hailey Whitters, Brett Young, Chris Young and more.
WHEN: Sunday, April 2, 2017
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM ET/Delayed PT – 52nd ACM Awards® Live Telecast on CBS
WHERE:T-Mobile Arena, 3780 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89119
MORE: The official red carpet pre-show for the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards will live stream exclusively on Twitter on April 2, starting at 3pm PT/6pm ET. The pre-show will be available to logged-in and logged-out audiences on Twitter and connected devices, and can be found at ACMawards.twitter.com, in Twitter Moments or via @ACMawards
Sponsors and partners for the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards include T-Mobile and Xfinity from Comcast.
Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris Each Receive Six Nominations;
Florida Georgia Line and Tim McGraw Each Receive Five Nominations;
Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett and Chris Stapleton Each Receive Three Nominations
ENCINO, CA (February 16, 2017) – Nominations were announced today for the 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, honoring country music’s superstars and hottest emerging talent. Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley will return to host for the second consecutive year. The ACM Awards® are produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2 (live 8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Ten-time ACM Award winners and multi-platinum trio Lady Antebellum announced the nominees in five categories, including Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, Vocal Duo of the Year, and Vocal Group of the Year live today on “CBS This Morning.”“Entertainment Tonight” hosts Nancy O’Dell and Kevin Frazier announced additional nominees on ETonline.com.
Keith Urban leads with seven nominations in five categories, including his seventh for Entertainer of the Year and 10th nod for Male Vocalist of the Year. Urban is nominated twice, as both artist and producer, in the Album of the Year category for Ripcord. He received an additional two nominations, for both artist and producer, in the Single Record of the Year category for “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” which is also nominated in the Song of the Year category.
“I’ve been a musician since I was 6 years old,” says Urban. “I just love writing songs, making records and touring. So for the ACMS’s to recognize RIPCORD in such a big way today is humbling. I share these nominations with everyone in my life who made it possible – and a BIG shout out to all of our fans, who came out to see us on the ripCORD tour. Can’t wait to play for you all again soon.”
Seven-time Female Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert received six nominations and is once again nominated in the Female Vocalist of the Year category. Lambert received her fifth nomination in the Album of the Year category for The Weight of These Wings. Lambert’s “Vice” received nods in the Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Video of the Year categories. Also, she received two nominations for “Vice” in the Song of the Year category, as both artist and songwriter.
First-time ACM nominee Maren Morris earned six nominations in four different categories. Morris received nominations in both Female Vocalist of the Year and New Female Vocalist of the Year categories. She is also nominated twice for Album of the Year, as both producer and artist, on HERO. Morris is twice nominated as both artist and producer in Single Record of the Year for “My Church.”
As if this week couldn’t get any better, SIX nominations for @ACMawards ?! This is so humbling and I am in some GREAT company. 😱😊
Reigning Vocal Duo of the Year Florida Georgia Line leads group nominations with five nods, including their fifth nomination in the Vocal Duo of the Year category. Florida Georgia Line is also nominated for the second time in the Entertainer of the Year category. They received their second nomination in the Album of the Year category for Dig Your Roots. Also, they received nods for Single Record of the Year for “H.O.L.Y.” and for Vocal Event of the Year for “May We All” with Tim McGraw.
Sixteen-time ACM Award winner Tim McGraw received five nominations in four categories. He earned two nominations in the Single Record of the Year category, as both artist and producer, on “Humble And Kind.” Also, McGraw is nominated in the Song of the Year and Video of the Year categories for “Humble And Kind.” In addition, he earned his 13th nod in the Vocal Event of the Year category for “May We All” with Florida Georgia Line.
ACM Awards co-host Dierks Bentley received three nominations, including his fourth nomination in the Male Vocalist of the Year category. Also, Bentley received his third nod in the Album of the Year category for Black, and his second nod in the Vocal Event of the Year category for “Different For Girls,” featuring Elle King.
Thomas Rhett earned three nominations, including his first in the Male Vocalist of the Year category. Also, Rhett received two nominations as artist and songwriter in the Song of the Year category for “Die A Happy Man.” The song won Rhett an ACM Award last year in the Single Record of the Year category.
Reigning ACM Male Vocalist of the Year Chris Stapleton is nominated in three categories. Once again, Stapleton is nominated in both the Male Vocalist of the Year category, and the Song of the Year category with “Tennessee Whiskey.” Also, Stapleton received a nod in the Video of the Year category for “Fire Away.”
Following is the list of final nominees. The Academy of Country Music’s professional membership selects the nominees and winners of the Academy of Country Music Awards.
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
Songwriter: 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,
· Andy Ritchie, Alison Mencer, Jimmy Holt WIVK-FM Knoxville, TN
· Jack Ryan WMYL-FM Clinton, TN
· Scott Wynn & Sarah Kay WQMX-FM Akron, OH
· Steve & Geoff KUZZ-FM Bakersfield, CA
· Steve & Gina in the Morning on Kat 103.7 KXKT-FM Omaha, NE
ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET
· Ben Butler and Arnie Andrews WCOW-FM Sparta, WI
· Brent Lane and Candy Cullerton WYCT-FM Pensacola, FL
· Jason and Ashley “The Q Crew” on Q100.3 KRWQ-FM Medford, OR
· Scotty Cox & Cara Denis KCLR-FM Columbia, MO
· The Roger & Carly Morning Show KORA-FM Bryan, TX
RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET (tie within category increased nominees)
· KKBQ-FM Houston, TX
· KMLE-FM Phoenix, AZ
· KUPL-FM Portland, OR
· WIL-FM St. Louis, MO
· WKKT-FM Charlotte, NC
· WSOC-FM Charlotte, NC
RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET
· KAJA-FM San Antonio, TX
· WQDR-FM Raleigh, NC
· WSIX-FM Nashville, TN
· WSM-FM Nashville, TN
· WUBE-FM Cincinnati, OH
RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET
· CKRY-FM Calgary, AB
· KAWO-FM Boise, ID
· KUZZ-FM Bakersfield, CA
· KXKT-FM Omaha, NE
· WIVK-FM Knoxville, TN
RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET
· KCLR-FM Columbia, MO
· KKNU-FM Eugene, OR
· KTHK-FM Idaho Falls, ID
· WCOW-FM Sparta, WI
· WXFL-FM Florence, AL
IMPORTANT NOTE: Awards counts for artists reflect categories in which they have been recognized as individuals or as part of their duo or group. In some cases, an artist may receive more than one nomination which factors into their official count. For example, Keith Urban received two nominations in the Album of the Year category—one each as artist and producer—because that category recognizes both.
Award recipients in each category are noted above parenthetically in the Album of the Year, Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Video of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year.
The official red carpet pre-show for the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards™ will live stream exclusively on Twitter on April 2, starting at 3pm PT/6pm ET. The pre-show will be available to logged-in and logged-out audiences on Twitter and connected devices.
Sponsors and partners for the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards include Comcast and T-Mobile.
About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 52ND Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry. The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Pete Fisher and Tiffany Moon are executive producers for the Academy of Country Music.
The newly announced performers are also all nominated (with the exception of Yearwood) for a CMA Award this year. Country fans are in for a real treat, as this year marks the CMA’s 50th anniversary and who knows what surprises will be in store.