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BMI Congratulates its ACM Nominees

Posted in News on February 16, 2017
Clock wise from top left:  Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia line, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban.
Clock wise from top left:  Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia line, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban.

On April 2, in Las Vegas, the Academy of Country Music will air its 52nd awards ceremony on CBS, and BMI writers are situated to win big again this year! Leading the pack of BMI ACM nominees for 2017 are: Keith Urban with seven nods, Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris each with six, Florida Georgia Line and Tim McGraw with five, and Thomas Rhett with three. In addition, BMI affiliates swept the Entertainer of the Year and Single Record of the Year categories, while taking the majority of nods in several other categories.

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

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Florida Georgia Line
Carrie Underwood
Keith Urban

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Jason Aldean
Thomas Rhett
Keith Urban

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

NEW MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Kane Brown
Chris Janson
Chris Lane
Jon Pardi

NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Lauren Alaina
Cam
Maren Morris

SONG OF THE YEAR
“Blue Ain’t Your Color” – Keith Urban

“Die A Happy Man” – Thomas Rhett
Songwriters: Thomas Rhett, Sean Douglas, Joe Spargur
Publishers: EMI Blackwood Music Inc., Cricket On The Line, Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp, Eastman Pond Publishing, Music of Big Deal, Nice Life, Frederic And Reid Music, BMG Platinum Songs, Brodsky Spensive Publishing

“Humble And Kind” – Tim McGraw
Songwriter: Lori McKenna
Publishers: Songs of Universal Inc., Hoodie Songs

“Kill A Word” – Eric Church Featuring Rhiannon Giddens
Songwriters: Eric Church, Luke Dick, Jeff Hyde
Publishers: Emileon Songs, Little Louder Songs, Longer And Louder Music, Mammaw’s Fried Okra Music, Sony/ATV Tree Publishing

“Tennessee Whiskey” – Chris Stapleton*
Songwriters: Dean Dillon, Linda Hargrove
Publishers: Universal-Songs Of PolyGram International, EMI Algee

“Vice” – Miranda Lambert
Songwriters: Miranda Lambert, Shane McAnally*, Josh Osborne*
Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing, Pink Dog Publishing

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
Big & Rich*
Dan* + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie* & Tae

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Eli Young Band
Little Big Town
Rascal Flatts (Jay DeMarcus)

NEW VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
A Thousand Horses
Dan* + Shay
LOCASH
Maddie* & Tae

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Dig Your Roots – Florida Georgia Line
HERO – Maren Morris
Ripcord – Keith Urban
The Weight of These Wings – Miranda Lambert

SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR
“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

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“Forever Country” – Artists of Then, Now & Forever (several)
“Humble And Kind” – Tim McGraw
“Vice” – Miranda Lambert

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Lori McKenna

VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
“Different For Girls” – Dierks Bentley* Featuring Elle King
“Forever Country” – Artists of Then, Now & Forever (several)
“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*

*Not affiliated with BMI