Country Music's Party of the Year is Set for This Weekend



Country music’s biggest stars are headed to Las Vegas this weekend for the 52nd Annual ACM Awards, taking place at the T-Mobile Arena for the very first time. 

It wouldn't be "Country Music's Party of the Year" without  Country 1073, WRWD's Party Marty Mitchell. Party Marty is in "NashVegas" all weekend and will be chatting with some of today's biggest and newest stars. You can tune in on WRWD for Party Marty's updates, listen live by clicking link above, iHeartRadio (WRWD) plus Facebook live videos, Instagram and Twitter updates (wrwdcountry). 

The evening is bound to be amazing, considering the huge list of stars confirmed to perform. This years’ show, hosted for a second year in a row by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, will feature performances by Luke and Dierks, as well as Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Brothers Osborne Brett Eldredge, Sam Hunt, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Jon Pardi, Rascal Flatts, and Chris Stapleton.

The show will also feature some exciting collaborations, including Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, who are set to perform their new single “Speak to a Girl,” Reba McEntire and Christian artist Lauren Daigle for “Back to God,” and Thomas Rhett and Maren Morris, who will debut their new single “Craving You.” Other acts teaming up include Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban for “Fighter,” Cole Swindell and Dierks Bentley for “Flatliner” and Florida Georgia Line and Backstreet Boys for a medley that will likely include their collaboration “God Your Mama and Me.”

  • But the stars don’t end there. Presenters for the telecast include Lauren Alaina, Kane Brown, Savannah Chrisley, Todd Chrisley, Kacey Musgraves, Nancy O’Dell, Jake Owen, Kellie Pickler, Darius Rucker, Elliott Sadler, Miss America Savvy Shields, and Bubba Wallace. 
  • Keith Urban leads this year’s pack of nominees with seven nominations in five categories, including his seventh nod for Entertainer of the Year and his 10th for Male Vocalist of the Year. Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris come in a close second to Keith with six nods each, with both up for Female Vocalist of the Year. Maren actually already has one win under her belt, since she’s already picked up a trophy for New Female Artist of the Year. 
  • As for the coveted Entertainer of the Year category, Keith will be going head-to-head with Jason Aldean, FGL, Luke Bryan and Carrie Underwood. 

NOMINEES FOR THE 52ND ANNUAL ACM AWARDS

 

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

  • Jason Aldean
  • Luke Bryan
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Keith Urban

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

 

  • Jason Aldean
  • Dierks Bentley
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Keith Urban 

 

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

 

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Maren Morris
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Carrie Underwood 

 

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR

 

  • Big & Rich
  • Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Maddie & Tae

 

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

 

  • Eli Young Band
  • Lady Antebellum
  • Little Big Town
  • Old Dominion
  • Rascal Flatts 

 

NEW MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY T-MOBILE

 

  • Kane Brown
  • Chris Janson
  • Chris Lane
  • Jon Pardi - WINNER
  • Brett Young 

 

NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY T-MOBILE

  • Lauren Alaina
  • Cam
  • Brandy Clark
  • Maren Morris - WINNER

NEW VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY T-MOBILE

  • A Thousand Horses
  • Brothers Osborne - WINNERS
  • Dan + Shay
  • LOCASH
  • Maddie & Tae

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

  • “Black” – Dierks Bentley
  • “Dig Your Roots”– Florida Georgia Line
  • “HERO” – Maren Morris
  • “Ripcord: – Keith Urban
  • “The Weight of These Wings” – Miranda Lambert

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

 

  • “Blue Ain’t Your Color” – Keith Urban
  • “H.O.L.Y.” – Florida Georgia Line
  • “Humble And Kind” – Tim McGraw
  • “My Church” – Maren Morris
  • “Vice” – Miranda Lambert 

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

 

  • “Blue Ain’t Your Color” – Keith Urban
  • “Die A Happy Man” – Thomas Rhett
  • “Humble And Kind” – Tim McGraw
  • “Kill A Word” – Eric Church Featuring Rhiannon Giddens
  • “Tennessee Whiskey” – Chris Stapleton
  • “Vice” – Miranda Lambert

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

 

  • “Fire Away” – Chris Stapleton
  • “Forever Country” – Artists of Then, Now & Forever
  • “Humble And Kind” – Tim McGraw
  • “Peter Pan” – Kelsea Ballerini
  • “Vice” – Miranda Lambert

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

  • “Different For Girls” – Dierks Bentley Featuring Elle King
  • “Forever Country” – Artists of Then, Now & Forever
  • “May We All” – Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw
  • “Setting The World On Fire” – Kenny Chesney Featuring P!nk
  • “Think Of You” – Chris Young Featuring Cassadee Pope


 
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