Everything You Need to Know About the ACM Awards on April 7, Including Nominees, Performers, Presenters & More

Everything You Need to Know About the ACM Awards on April 7, Including Nominees, Performers, Presenters & More

From nominations and notes to performers and presenters, here’s everything a country music fan needs to know about the 2019 ACM Awards on Sunday, April 7.

  • Date: Sunday, April 7
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT / delayed PT
  • Location: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas
  • TV Channel: CBS
  • Online Stream: CBS All Access
  • Host: Reba McEntire
  • Announcers: Shawn Parr & Elaina Smith
  • Performers: Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Old Dominion, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Kelly Clarkson, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Khalid, Miranda Lambert, LANCO, Little Big Town, Ashley McBryde, Reba McEntire, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, George Strait and Carrie Underwood
  • Collaborations: Jason Aldean & Kelly Clarkson / Dierks Bentley & Brandi Carlile / Eric Church & Ashley McBryde / Dan + Shay & Kelly Clarkson / Florida Georgia Line & Jason Aldean / Maren Morris & Brothers Osborne / Kane Brown and Khali
  • Presenters: Lauren Alaina, Beth Behrs, Clint Black, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Jessie James Decker, Hunter Hayes, Jay Hernandez, Lady Antebellum, Midland, Nancy O’Dell, Danica Patrick, Carly Pearce, Dennis Quaid, Michael Ray, Cole Swindell and Wilmer Valderrama
  • Red Carpet Coverage: 5 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. CT / 2 p.m. PT / on ETOnline.com
  • Previously Announced Winners: Luke Combs (New Male Vocalist of the Year), Ashley McBryde (New Female Vocalist of the Year) and Lanco (New Vocal Duo/Group of the Year)

The Nominees

Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriter/Publisher/Artist)

  • 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

Songwriter of the Year

  • Ross Copperman
  • Ashley Gorley
  • Shane McAnally
  • Chase McGill
  • Josh Osborne

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

Male Artist of the Year

  • Dierks Bentley
  • Luke Combs
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Keith Urban

Female Artist of the Year

  • Miranda Lambert
  • Ashley McBryde
  • Maren Morris
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Carrie Underwood

Entertainer of the Year

  • Jason Aldean
  • Luke Bryan
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Keith Urban

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

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

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

photos: Luke Bryan & Blake Shelton by Jason Simanek; Carrie Underwood by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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