With six nominations, Chris Stapleton and Dan + Shay lead the pack for the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards, to be held April 7 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Dan Smyers, one half of Dan + Shay, additionally collects 4 particular person ACM Award nominations, introduced in full at present (Feb. 20).
Dan + Shay’s hit “Tequila” is up for single, tune and video of the 12 months, and the pair are within the hunt for album of the 12 months (Dan + Shay) and music occasion of the 12 months, for Keeping Score that includes Kelly Clarkson.
Meanwhile, Stapleton has an opportunity at extending his male artist of the 12 months streak, and he collects nods for album, tune, and entertainer of the 12 months.
Kacey Musgraves, the multiple-Grammy profitable “Space Cowboy” singer, is the subsequent greatest with 5 nominations, together with feminine artist of the 12 months, and she or he’s nominated twice within the album and single of the 12 months classes.
Close behind is Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Florida Georgia Line and Bebe Rexha, every with 4 nods.
It’s additionally shaping up as an enormous night time for producer and first-time nominee Ian Fitchuk, who’s up for six trophies, together with album of the 12 months with Musgraves for his work on Golden Hour.
As beforehand reported, nation legend Reba McEntire returns as host for the gala, which can air stay on the CBS TV community.
This 12 months’s present additionally sees the return of the ACM Artist of the Decade Honor, which has beforehand been handed out to Marty Robbins (in 1969), Loretta Lynn (1979), Alabama (1988), Garth Brooks (1998) and George Strait (2009). The winner which will likely be introduced within the coming weeks.