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Here are the nominees for the 54th Annual Academy of Country Awards, Sunday April 7th in Las Vegas

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

• Jason Aldean

• Luke Bryan

• Kenny Chesney

• Chris Stapleton

• Keith Urban

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

• Miranda Lambert

• Ashley McBryde

• 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

• Brothers Osborne

• Dan + Shay

• Florida Georgia Line

• LOCASH

• Maddie & Tae

GROUP OF THE YEAR

• Lady Antebellum

• LANCO

• Little Big Town

• Midland

• Old Dominion

NEW FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

• Danielle Bradbery

• Lindsay Ell

• Ashley McBryde

• Carly Pearce

NEW MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

• Jimmie Allen

• Luke Combs

• Jordan Davis

• Michael Ray

• Mitchell Tenpenny

NEW DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

• High Valley

• LANCO

• Runaway June

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

Dan + Shay– Dan + Shay

Producers: Scott Hendricks / Dan Smyers / Matt Dragstrem

Record Label: Warner Music Nashville

Desperate Man– Eric Church

Producers: Jay Joyce / Arturo Buenahora Jr.

Record Label: EMI Records Nashville

From A Room: Volume 2– Chris Stapleton

Producers: Dave Cobb / Chris Stapleton

Record Label: Mercury Nashville

Golden Hour– Kacey Musgraves

Producers: Ian Fitchuk / Daniel Tashian / Kacey Musgraves

Record Label: MCA Nashville

The Mountain– Dierks Bentley

Producers: Ross Copperman / Jon Randall Stewart / Arturo Buenahora Jr.

Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

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

• Down to the Honky Tonk – Jake Owen

Producer: Joey Moi

Record Label: Big Loud Records

• Heaven – Kane Brown

Producer: Dann Huff / Polow Da Don

Record Label: RCA Nashville

• Meant To Be – Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line

Producer: Wilshire for Rock The Soul Ent

Record Label: Warner Bros. Records

• Most People Are Good – Luke Bryan

Producers: Jeff Stevens / Jody Stevens

Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

• Tequila – Dan + Shay

Producers: Scott Hendricks / Dan Smyers

Record Label: Warner Music Nashville

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

• Break Up In The End – Cole Swindell

Writers: Jessie Jo Dillon / Chase McGill / Jon Nite

Publishers: EMI April Music Inc. / Nite Writer Music (ASCAP) / Songs of Universal, Inc. / Plum Nelly (BMI) / Big Music Machine (BMI)/ Big Ass Pile Of Dimes Music (BMI)

• Broken Halos – Chris Stapleton

Writers: Mike Henderson / Chris Stapleton

Publishers: WB Music Corp./House of Sea Gayle Music, admin. by ClearBox Rights/Spirit Catalog Holdings, S.a.r.l. admin. by Spirit Two Nashville (ASCAP); Straight Six Music (BMI)

• Meant To Be – Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line

Writers: David Garcia / Tyler Hubbard / Joshua Miller / Bebe Rexha

Publishers: BMG Platinum Songs/Kiss Me If You Can Music (BMI) (all rights administered by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC) Big Loud Mountain (BMI) and T Hubb Publishing (BMI). All Rights Administered by Round Hill Works. Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. on behalf of itself and Songs of the Corn and Jack 10 Publishing. Universal Music – Brentwood Benson Publishing (ASCAP) D Soul Music (ASCAP) (adm. at CapitolCMGPublishing.com)

• Space Cowboy – Kacey Musgraves

Writers: Luke Laird / Shane McAnally / Kacey Musgraves

Publishers: Smack Hits/Smack Songs, admin by Kobalt Music Group ltd. (GMR); Universal Music Works/We Are Creative NBaSmack Hits/Smack Songs, LLC, admin. by Kobalt Music Group Ltd. (GMR); Universal Music Works/We Are Creative Nation/Jake and Mack Music, admin. by Universal Music Works; Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./351 Music (BMI).

• Tequila – Dan + Shay

Writers: Nicolle Galyon / Jordan Reynolds / Dan Smyers

Publishers: Beats and Banjos (ASCAP), WB Music Corp. (ASCAP), A Girl Named Charlie (BMI) / Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI) / Buckeye26 (ASCAP) / Jreynmusic (ASCAP)

• Yours – Russell Dickerson

Writers: Casey Brown / Russell Dickerson / Parker Welling

Publishers: BMG Platinum Songs/Kailey’s Dream / So Essential Tunes / Not Just Another Song Publishing / Hillbilly Science and Research Publishing/Trailerlily Music

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

• Babe – Sugarland featuring Taylor Swift

Producer: Roger Hunt

Director: Anthony Mandler

• Burn Out – Midland

Producer: Ben Skipworth

Director: TK McKamy / Cameron Duddy

• Burning Man – Dierks Bentley featuring Brothers Osborne

Producer: Nate Eggert

Director: Wes Edwards

• Drunk Girl – Chris Janson

Producer: Ben Skipworth

Director: Jeff Venable

• Shoot Me Straight – Brothers Osborne

Producer: April Kimbrell

Director: Wes Edwards / Ryan Silver

• Tequila – Dan + Shay

Producer: Christen Pinkston

Director: Patrick Tracy

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR*(Off Camera Award)

• Ross Copperman

• Ashley Gorley

• Shane McAnally

• Chase McGill

• Josh Osborne

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

• Burning Man – Dierks Bentley featuring Brothers Osborne

Producers: Ross Copperman / Jon Randall Stewart / Arturo Buenahora Jr.

Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

• Drowns the Whiskey – Jason Aldean featuring Miranda Lambert

Producer: Michael Knox

Record Labels: Macon Music, LLC; Broken Bow Records; BBR Music Group; BMG

• Everything’s Gonna Be Alright – David Lee Murphy featuring Kenny Chesney

Producers: Buddy Cannon / Kenny Chesney / David Lee Murphy

Record Label: Reviver Records

• Keeping Score – Dan + Shay featuring Kelly Clarkson

Producers: Scott Hendricks / Dan Smyers

Record Label: Warner Music Nashville

• Meant To Be – Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line

Producer: Wilshire for Rock The Soul Ent

Record Label: Warner Bros. Records

INDUSTRY AWARDS:

CASINO OF THE YEAR – SMALL CAPACITY

• Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant, OK

• Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort – Cherokee, NC

• The Joint: Tulsa – Tulsa, OK

• Peppermill Reno – Reno, NV

• Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort – Mt. Pleasant, MI

CASINO OF THE YEAR – LARGE CAPACITY

• Casino Rama – Orillia, ON

• Grand Casino Hinckley – Hinckley, MN

• Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT

• Sandia Casino Amphitheater – Albuquerque, NM

• WinStar Global Event Center – Thackerville, OK

FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR

• Boots & Hearts – Oro-Medonte, ON

• Faster Horses – Brooklyn, MI

• Stagecoach – Indio, CA

• Tortuga Music Festival – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

• Windy City Smokeout – Chicago, IL

NIGHTCLUB OF THE YEAR

• Dusty Armadillo – Rootstown, OH

• Grizzly Rose – Denver, CO

• Joe’s on Weed St – Chicago, IL

• Joe’s Live – Rosemont, IL

• Stoney’s Rockin’ Country – Las Vegas, NV

VENUE OF THE YEAR – SMALL CAPACITY

• House of Blues – Anaheim, CA

• House of Blues – Boston, MA

• Floore’s – Helotes, TX

• Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN

• Surf Ballroom – Clear Lake, IA

VENUE OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM CAPACITY

• Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO

• Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion – Gilford, NH

• Ascend Amphitheater – Nashville, TN

• The Wharf Amphitheater – Orange Beach, AL

• The Anthem – Washington, DC

VENUE OF THE YEAR – LARGE CAPACITY

• Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN

• BOK Center – Tulsa, OK

• Budweiser Stage – Toronto, ON

• PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ

• Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center – Noblesville, IN

DON ROMEO TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR

• Todd Boltin – Variety Attractions

• Billy Brill – Billy Alan Productions

• Gil Cunningham – Neste Event Marketing

• Kell Houston – Houston Productions

• Nicole More – Wilson Events, Inc.

PROMOTER OF THE YEAR

• Brent Fedrizzi – AEG Presents

• Stacy Vee – Goldenvoice

• Ed Warm – Joe’s Bar

• Adam Weiser – AEG Presents

• Jason Wright – Live Nation

STUDIO RECORDING AWARDS:

BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

• Mike Brignardello

• JT Cure

• Ian Fitchuk

• Tony Lucido

• Glenn Worf

DRUMMER OF THE YEAR

• Matt Chamberlain

• Ian Fitchuk

• Evan Hutchings

• Aaron Sterling

• Nir Z

GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR

• Tom Bukovac

• Jedd Hughes

• Danny Rader

• Adam Shoenfeld

• Ilya Toshinsky

• Derek Wells

PIANO/KEYBOARDS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

• Dave Cohen

• David Dorn

• Ian Fitchuk

• Tony Harrell

• Charlie Judge

• Gordon Mote

SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT(S) PLAYER OF THE YEAR

• Ian Fitchuk

• Jenee Fleenor

• Carl Miner

• Mickey Raphael

• Ilya Toshinsky

STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR

• Dan Dugmore

• Steve Hinson

• Mike Johnson

• Russ Pahl

• Justin Schipper

AUDIO ENGINEER OF THE YEAR

• Craig Alvin

• Ryan Gore

• Jeff Juliano

• Vance Powell

• F Reid Shippen

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

• Buddy Cannon

• Ian Fitchuk

• Dann Huff

• Jay Joyce

• Michael Knox

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