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2020 ACMs: These Are All The Nominations For The Prestigious Country Awards Show!

2020 ACMs: These Are All The Nominations For The Prestigious Country Awards Show!
February 27, 2020 - 18:27 / Hayley Paskevich

The 2020 Academy of Country Music Awards, or ACM Awards for short, are set to take place in April! Find out who's been nominated for their success over the past year...

The ACM Awards are just a few months away, and today the full list of nominees was revealed! Along with the announcement that Keith Urban will be hosting the show, which will be airing live from the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas at 8 PM EST on CBS April 5th, we now know who's up for some of the biggest awards in country music! Maren Morris and Thomas Rhett are the artists who lead the main category nominations with five each, and producer Dann Huff has the same number of nominations to his name as well.

RELATED CONTENT: Life Before Fame: Country Artist Maren Morris

As People reports, the nominees were announced through a digital press conference earlier this morning.  Lauren Alaina, Ashley McBryde, Bobby Bones, Entertainment Tonight’s Cassie DiLaura and Kevin Frazier, and CBS This Morning’s Gayle King were all on hand to help the Academy share the news!

While the main category focuses on artists, there's also industry awards dedicated to everything from venues to festivals, and studio recording awards dedicated to the musicians involved in production.

So without further ado, here's the complete list of the 2020 ACM 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 Georgia Line
  • Maddie & Tae

GROUP OF THE YEAR

  • Lady Antebellum
  • Little Big Town
  • Midland
  • Old Dominion
  • The Highwomen

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

  • Center Point Road – Thomas Rhett
  • GIRL – Maren Morris
  • Heartache Medication – Jon Pardi
  • What You See Is What You Get – Luke Combs
  • Wildcard – Miranda Lambert

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

SONG OF THE YEAR

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

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

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

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

  • Ashley Gorley
  • Michael Hardy
  • Hillary Lindsey
  • Shane McAnally
  • Josh Osborne

MUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR

  • "10,000 Hours" – Dan + Shay Featuring 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

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INDUSTRY AWARDS

CASINO OF THE YEAR – ARENA

  • The Colosseum at Caesars Palace - Las Vegas, NV
  • The Joint: Tulsa – Tulsa, OK
  • Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort – Mt. Pleasant, MI
  • The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino – Las Vegas, NV
  • WinStar Global Event Center – Thackerville, OK

CASINO OF THE YEAR – ARENA

  • Mark G. Etess Arena – Atlantic City, NJ
  • MGM Grand Garden Arena – Las Vegas, NV
  • Sandia Amphitheater – Albuquerque, NM
  • Stir Concert Cove – Council Bluffs, IA
  • T Mobile Arena – Las Vegas, NV

FAIR/RODEO OF THE YEAR

  • California Mid-State Fair – Paso Robles, CA
  • Cheyenne Frontier Days – Cheyenne, WY
  • Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo – Houston, TX
  • Minnesota State Fair – St. Paul, MN
  • San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo – San Antonio, TX 

FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR

  • Boots and Hearts Music Festival – Oro-Medonte, OR
  • Stagecoach – Indio, CA
  • Tortuga Music Festival – Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Watershed Festival – George, WA
  • Windy City Smokeout – Chicago, IL

CLUB OF THE YEAR

  • Billy Bob’s Texas – Fort Worth, TX
  • Coyote Joe’s – Charlotte, NC
  • Grizzly Rose – Denver, CO
  • Joe’s Live – Rosemont, IL
  • Losers Bar & Grill – Nashville, TN

THEATER OF THE YEAR

  • The Beacon Theatre – New York, NY
  • The Chicago Theatre – Chicago, IL
  • DeJoria Center – Salt Lake City, UT
  • Rialto Square Theatre – Joliet, IL
  • Ruth Eckerd Hall – Clearwater, FL

OUTDOOR VENUE OF THE YEAR

  • Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion – Gilford, NH
  • Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
  • Innsbrook After Hours – Glen Allen, VA
  • Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO
  • Rose Music Center – Huber Heights, OH
  • The Wharf at Orange Beach – Orange Beach, AL

ARENA OF THE YEAR

  • Infinite Energy Center – Duluth, GA
  • Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
  • Staples Center – Los Angeles, CA
  • Van Andel Arena – Grand Rapids, MI
  • VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena – Jacksonville, FL

DON ROMEO TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR

  • Clay Campbell – Triangle Talent
  • Gary Osier – Gary Osier Presents
  • Gil Cunningham – Neste Live!
  • Kell Houston – Houston Productions
  • Nina Rojas – Neste Live!
  • Todd Boltin – Variety Attractions

PROMOTER OF THE YEAR

  • Adam Weiser – AEG Presents
  • Brian O’Connell – Live Nation
  • Jered Johnson – Pepper Productions
  • Stacy Vee – Messina Touring Group
  • Troy Vollhoffer – Premier Global Production

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STUDIO RECORDING AWARDS

BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • Eli Beaird
  • Mike Brignardello
  • Tim Marks
  • Michael Rhodes
  • Jimmie Lee Sloas

DRUMMER OF THE YEAR

  • Fred Eltringham
  • Miles McPherson
  • Greg Morrow
  • Jerry Roe
  • Nir Zidkyahu

GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • Tom Bukovac
  • Dann Huff
  • Rob McNelley
  • Adam Shoenfeld
  • Ilya Toshinskiy

PIANO/KEYBOARDS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • David Dorn
  • Tony Harrell
  • Charlie Judge
  • Tim Lauer
  • Gordon Mote
  • Mike Rojas

SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT(S) PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • Stuart Duncan
  • Jenee Fleenor
  • Jim Hoke
  • Danny Rader
  • Joe Spivey
  • Charlie Worsham

STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • Dan Dugamore
  • Paul Franklin
  • Josh Grange
  • Russ Pahl
  • Justin Schipper

AUDIO ENGINEER OF THE YEAR

  • Chuck Ainlay
  • Jeff Balding
  • Tony Castle
  • Julian King
  • Steve Marcantonio
  • Justin Niebank

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

  • busbee
  • Buddy Cannon
  • Dann Huff
  • Michael Knox
  • Joey Moi