On April 5 the Academy of Country Music Awards will present their 55th annual ACM Awards with reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year winner Keith Urban serving as host for the gala event in Las Vegas. This will be Urban’s first time at hosting the awards gala.

Country music duo Dan + Shay lead the list of nominations with five; with Dan earning an extra nomination; after working with Canadian pop star Justin Bieber the duo has four nominations for the hit “10,000 Hours”. The group Old Dominion have also earned five nominations with band members Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen and Brad Tursi each earned a sixth nomination for writing “One Man Band”. Other artists who have earned multiple nominations are Thomas Rhett, Dan Huff, Maren Morris, and Blake Shelton.

Nominees for the 55th ACM Awards:
Entertainer of the Year:
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Carrie Underwood

Female Artist of the Year:
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

Male Artist of the Year:
Dierks Bentley
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

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

Group of the Year:
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Old Dominion
The Highwomen

New Female Artist of the Year:
Ingrid Andress
Gabby Barrett
Lindsay Eli
Caylee Hammock
Tenille Townes

New Male Artist of the Year:
Jordan Davis
Russell Dickerson
Riley Green
Cody Johnson
Morgan Wallen

Album of the Year:
“Center Point Road” by Thomas Rhett
“Girl” by Maren Morris
“Heartache Medication” by Jon Pardi
“What You See is What You Get” by Luke Combs
“Wildcard” by Miranda Lambert

Single of the Year:
“God’s Country” by Blake Shelton
“One Man Band” by Old Dominion
“Rainbow” by Kasey Musgraves
“Rumor” by Lee Brice
“What if I Never Geto Over You” by Lady Antebellum

Song of the Year:
“10,000 Hours” by Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber
“Girl Goin’ Nowhere” by Ashley McBryde
“God’s Country” by Blake Shelton
“One Man Band” by Old Dominion
“Some of It” by Eric Church

Video of the Year:
“10,000 Hours” by Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber
“God’s Country” by Blake Shelton
“One Man Band”
“Remember You Young” by Thomas Rhett
“Sugar Coat” by Little Big Town

Songwriter of the Year:
Ashley Gorley
Michael Hardy
Hillary Lindsey
Shane McAnally
Josh Osborne

Music Event of the Year:
“10,000 Hours” by Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber
“Dive Bar” by Garth Brooks with Blake Shelton
“Fooled Around and Fell in Love” by Miranda Lambert with Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammock, and Elle King
“Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X with Billy Ray Cyrus
“What Happens in a Small Town” by Brantley Gilbert with Lindsay Ell

Casino Theater of the Year:
The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV
The Joint in Tulsa, OK
Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort in Mt. Pleasant, MI
The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, NV
WinStar Global Event Center in Thackerville, OK

Casino Arena of the Year:
Mark G. Etess Arena in Atlantic City, NJ
MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Sandia Amphitheater in Albuquerque, NM
Stir Concert Cove in Council Bluffs, IA
T Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV

Fair or Rodeo of the Year:
California Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles, CA
Cheyenne Frontier Days in Cheyenne, WY
Houston Livestock Show Rodeo in Houston, TX
Minnesota State Fair in St. Paul, MN
San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo in San Antonio, TX

Festival of the Year:
Boots and Hearts Music Festival in Ore-Medonte, ON
Stagecoach in Indio, CA
Tortuga Music Festival in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Watershed Festival in George, WA
Windy City Smokeout in Chicago, IL

Club of the Year:
Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth, TX
Coyote Joe’s in Charlotte, NC
Grizzly Rose in Denver, CO
Joe’s Live in Rosemont, IL
Losers Bar & Grill in Nashville, TN

Theater of the Year:
The Beacon Theatre in New York City, NY
The Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL
DeJoria Center in Salt Lake City, UT
Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet, IL
Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, FL

Outdoor Venue of the Year:
Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford, NH
Greek Theatre in Las Angeles, CA
Innsbrook After Hours in Glen Allen, VA
Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO
Rose Music Center in Huber Heights, OH
The Wharf at Orange Beach in Orange Beach, AL

Arena of the Year:
Infinite Energy Center in Duluth, GA
Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY
Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, MI
VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, FL

Talent Buyer of the Year:
Clay Campbell for Triangle Talent
Gary Osier for Gary Osier Presents
Gil Cunningham for Neste Live!
Kell Houston for Houston Productions
Nina Rojas for Nesta Live!
Todd Boltin for Variety Attractions

Promoter of the Year:
Adam Weiser for AEG Presents
Brian O’Connell for Live Nation
Jered Johnson for Pepper Productions
Stacy Vee for Goldenvoice, MTG
Troy Vollhoffer for Country Thunder

Bass Player of the Year:
Eli Beaird
Mike Brignardello
Tim Marks
Michael Rhodes
Jimmie Lee Sloas

Drummer of the Year:
Fred Eltringham
Miles McPherson
Greg Morrow
Jerry Roe
Nir Zidkyahu

Guitar Player of the Year:
Tom Bukovac
Dann Huff
Rob McNelley
Adam Shoenfeld
Ilya Toshinskiy

Piano or Keyboard Player of the Year:
David Dorn
Tony Harrell
Charlie Judge
Tim Lauer
Gordon Mote

Specialty Instrument(s) Player of the Year:
Stuart Duncan
Jenee Fleenor
Jim Hoke
Danny Rader
Joe Spivey
Charlie Worsham

Steel Guitar Player of the Year:
Dan Dugmore
Paul Franklin
Josh Grange
Russ Pahl
Justin Schipper

Audio Engineer of the Year:
Chuck Ainlay
Jeff Balding
Tony Castle
Julian King
Steve Marcantonio
Justin Niebank

Producer of the Year:
Buddy Cannon
Dann Huff
Michael Knox
Joey Moi