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Nomination Fast Facts 50th ACM Awards Nominees

**Awards presented in 2015 are for works produced in the calendar year 2014.**

TOP NOMINEES:

  • Miranda Lambert leads with 8 nominations
    Dierks Bentley receives 7 nominations
    Florida Georgia Line received 5 nominations
    Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, and Eric Church each receive 4 nominations
    Jason Aldean, Kacey Musgraves, and Carrie Underwood each receive 3 nominations
  • For the first time, the ACM Awards will broadcast LIVE, and extended by half an hour in celebration of its golden anniversary, from the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM – 11:30PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will return to co-host the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards. This year’s show will mark Shelton’s fifth consecutive turn hosting the Awards and Bryan’s third time hosting the LIVE televised event.
  • In celebration of the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards, the Academy will release a special edition of NOW That’s What I Call ACM Awards 50 Years in March (more information to be announced soon). In addition, the first-ever ACM commemorative book, This Is Country: A Backstage Pass to the Academy of Country Music Awards by Lisa Lee, was released last fall. The 224-page book features never-before-seen photos and memorabilia capturing some of the greatest moments in the history of country music. All of the Academy’s proceeds from both sales of This Is Country: A Backstage Pass to the Academy of Country Music Awards and Now That’s What I Call ACM Awards 50 Years will go to ACM Lifting Lives.
  • Co-host Blake Shelton received his fifth consecutive Male Vocalist of the Year nomination; he previously won the award in this category in 2011 (presented in 2012). He also received his fourth nomination in the Vocal Event of the Year category for “Lonely Tonight” with Ashley Monroe.
  • Co-host Luke Bryan earned his third consecutive Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year nomination; he previously won the Entertainer of the Year award at the 48th Academy of Country Music Awards in 2013. Bryan’s nominations also include Song of the Year for “Drink a Beer” and Vocal Event of the Year for “This Is How We Roll” with Florida Georgia Line.
  • First-time Academy of Country Music Award nominees include: Jaren Johnston (2 nominations – Album of the Year, producer for Dierks Bentley’s Riser and Vocal Event of the Year, “The South” as part of The Cadillac Three), Chris Stapleton (1 nomination – Song of the Year, “Drink a Beer,” as a songwriter), Brothers Osborne (1 nomination – Vocal Duo of the Year), Maddie & Tae (1 nomination – Vocal Duo of the Year), The Cadillac Three (1 nomination – Vocal Event of the Year, “The South” with Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley & Mike Eli), and The Swon Brothers (1 nomination – Vocal Duo of the Year).
  • Reigning Female Vocalist of the Year, Miranda Lambert receives her ninth nod for Female Vocalist of the Year. If she wins, it will be her sixth consecutive trophy in this category. She is the current record holder for most consecutive wins in the Female Vocalist of the Year category. Lambert earned a total of eight nominations including Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year, Single Record of the Year, and twice for Song of the Year as artist and songwriter for “Automatic.” Her nominations continue with Video of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for “Somethin’ Bad” with Carrie Underwood.
  • Dierks Bentley earned his first Single Record of the Year and Video of the Year nomination for “Drunk On A Plane,” along with his first Vocal Event of the Year nod for “The South” with The Cadillac Three, Florida Georgia Line and Mike Eli. Bentley also received nods for Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year for Riser, and nominated twice for Song of the Year for “I Hold On,” as artist and songwriter.
  • Florida Georgia Line received a total of five nods including their first Entertainer of the Year nomination. If they win, they would be the first duo to win Entertainer of the Year since Brooks & Dunn in 2001 (presented in 2002).
  • Garth Brooks is nominated for Entertainer of the Year, and currently holds the most number of wins in this category with a total of six trophies, and if he wins this will be his seventh. He previously won the Entertainer of the Year Award consecutively in 1990-1993 (4) and in 1997-1998 (2).
  • Eric Church is nominated twice in the Song of the Year category, as the artist and songwriter, for “Give Me Back My Hometown.” He was previously nominated twice in the same category in 2012 as the artist and songwriter for “Springsteen.” Church is also nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year for The Outsiders.
  • Kenny Chesney is nominated for four awards including Song of the Year, Video of the Year and twice in the Single Record of the Year category as an artist and producer for his hit song, “American Kids.” If he wins Video of the Year, it would be his first win in this category.
  • Carrie Underwood earned her 10th consecutive nomination for Female Vocalist of the Year. She is also nominated for Video of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for “Somethin’ Bad” with Miranda Lambert.
  • Reigning Male Vocalist of the Year, Jason Aldean received his fifth consecutive nomination for Male Vocalist of the Year. If he wins, it would be his third consecutive win in this category. Aldean is also nominated for Entertainer of the Year and Album of the Year for Old Boots, New Dirt.
  • Kacey Musgraves earned her third consecutive nomination for Female Vocalist of the Year. This is her second consecutive nomination for Song of the Year as a songwriter and first as an artist in that category.
  • Glen Campbell earned his 34th overall nomination with his nod for Video of the Year for “I’m Not Gonna Miss You.” It’s his first nomination in this category.
  • Rascal Flatts has earned their 10th nomination for Vocal Group of the Year. If they win, this will be their 8th trophy in this category. They are the current record holders for most wins in the Vocal Group of the Year category.
  • This is the 5th time that Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have received a nomination for Vocal Event of the Year together. Their songs “It’s Your Love” and “Just To Hear You Say That You Love Me” won in this category the first two years it was ever presented, in 1997 (presented in 1998) and 1998 (presented in 1999), respectively.

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