BMI Congratulates its 2021 ACM Nominees

Posted in News on March 1, 2021

BMI songwriters are once again poised for major wins at this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards, which will air from the Grand Ole Opry, Bluebird Cafe and Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on April 18. Leading the pack for nods is Maren Morris with six and Miranda Lambert with five, including her 15th for Female Artist of the Year, bringing her to a stunning 68 nominations during the span of her incredible career.

Ashley McBryde, Thomas Rhett and producer Jay Joyce follow close behind with four nominations each. Luke Combs, Ingrid Andress, Eric Church, Luke Bryan, Gabby Barrett, Hardy, Kane Brown and Keith Urban were also among those awarded multiple nominations.

Here’s the list of BMI nominees. Congratulations to all!

Entertainer of the Year:
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett

Female Artist of the Year:
Miranda Lambert
Ashley McBryde
Maren Morris

Male Artist of the Year:
Eric Church
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett

Duo of the Year:
Brooks & Dunn
Dan* + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie* & Tae

Group of the Year:
Lady A**
Little Big Town
The Cadillac Three**
The Highwomen

New Female Artist of the Year:
Ingrid Andress
Gabby Barrett
Mickey Guyton

New Male Artist of the Year
Travis Denning
Cody Johnson
Parker McCollum

Album of the Year:
Born Here, Live Here, Die Here, Luke Bryan (Producers: Jeff Stevens, Jody Stevens)
Mixtape Vol. 1, Kane Brown (Producers: Andrew Goldstein, Charlie Handsome)
Never Will, Ashley McBryde (Producer: Jay Joyce)
Skeletons, Brothers Osborne* (Producer: Jay Joyce)
Starting Over, Chris Stapleton* (Producer: Dave Cobb)

Single of the Year:
“Bluebird,” Miranda Lambert (Producer: Jay Joyce)
“I Hope,” Gabby Barrett (Producers: Ross Copperman, Zach Kale)
“I Hope You’re Happy Now,” Carly Pearce* and Lee Brice* (Producer: Busbee)
“More Hearts Than Mine,” Ingrid Andress (Producer: Ingrid Andress)
“The Bones,” Maren Morris

Song of the Year:
“Bluebird,” Miranda Lambert (Songwriters: Luke Dick, Miranda Lambert, Natalie Hemby)
“One Night Standards,” Ashley McBryde (Songwriter: Ashley McBryde)
“Some People Do,” Old Dominion* (Songwriter: Jesse Frasure, Thomas Rhett)
“Starting Over,” Chris Stapleton* (Songwriter: Mike Henderson)
“The Bones,” Maren Morris (Songwriters: Maren Morris, Laura Veltz)

Video of the Year:
“Better Than We Found It,” Maren Morris
“Bluebird,” Miranda Lambert
“Hallelujah,” Carrie Underwood and John Legend
“Worldwide Beautiful,” Kane Brown

Music Event of the Year:
“Be a Light,” Thomas Rhett featuring Reba McEntire*, Hillary Scott*, Chris Tomlin, Keith Urban
“Does to Me,” Luke Combs feat. Eric Church
“Nobody But You,” Blake Shelton feat. Gwen Stefani*
“One Beer,” Hardy feat. Lauren Alaina and Devin Dawson
“One Too Many,” Keith Urban and P!nk

Songwriter of the Year:
Michael Hardy

* Not affiliated with BMI
**Not all members affiliated with BMI


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