ACM Awards 2021: Nominees Officially Announced

by Emily Morgan

On Friday, February 26, this year’s ACM Awards nominations were announced by Kelsea Ballerini and Brothers Osborne. The nominees for the 2021 ACM Awards include some of country music’s newest stars as well as veterans in the industry.

The “Hole In the Bottle” singer and the country duo announced the nominations for “Entertainer of the Year,” “Female Artist of the Year,” “Male Artist of the Year,” “Duo of the Year,” “Group of the Year” and “Single of the Year” on CBS, 

Fans can expect to hear more nominations announced later today via Entertainment Tonight. Luke Combs and Thomas Rhett were among the artists to receive multiple nominations. Dan + Shay, Maren Morris, and Old Dominion also received nominations for the 2021 ACM Awards.

The 2021 ACM Awards will air from Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, Bluebird Cafe, and the historic Ryman Auditorium on April 18. As in previous years, the show will start at 8 P.M. EST and broadcast live on CBS.

Stick with us here at Outsider as we will post nomination updates throughout today. 

2021 ACM Awards Nominees:

Entertainer of the Year

  • Luke Bryan
  • Eric Church
  • Luke Combs
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Chris Stapleton

Male Artist of the Year

  • Dierks Bentley
  • Eric Church
  • Luke Combs
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Chris Stapleton

Female Artist of the Year

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Ashley McBryde
  • Maren Morris
  • Carly Pearce

Duo of the Year

  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Maddie & Tae

Group of the Year

  • Lady A
  • Little Big Town
  • Old Dominion
  • The Cadillac Three
  • The Highwomen

Single of the Year (Awarded to Artist(s) / Producer(s) / Record Label(s))

  • “Bluebird,” Miranda Lambert (Producer: Jay Joyce. Record Label: Vanner Records/RCA Records Nashville)
  • “I Hope,” Gabby Barrett (Producers: Ross Copperman, Zach Kale. Record Label: Warner Music Nashville)
  • “I Hope You’re Happy Now,” Carly Pearce and Lee Brice (Producers: Busbee. Record Label: Big Machine Records / Curb Records)
  • “More Hearts Than Mine,” Ingrid Andress (Producers: Ingrid Andress, Sam Ellis. Record Label: Warner Music Nashville)
  • “The Bones,” Maren Morris (Producer: Greg Kurstin. Record Label: Columbia Nashville)