2022 ACM Awards: Chris Young, Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton & Walker Hayes Lead Nominations

Chris Young, Miranda Lambert
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The nominations for the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards are out.

Chris Young leads nominations with seven, including Album and Single of the Year. Miranda Lambert received a record-tying (with Reba McEntire) 16th Female Artist of the Year nomination and four other nominations. Walker Hayes and Chris Stapleton also received five nominations. Jordan Davis, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, Carly Pearce, Carrie Underwood, and Morgan Wallen each received four nominations. And this year, 35% of the nominees are first-timers overall or in their respective categories.

The event, honoring country music’s biggest stars and emerging talent and celebrating the year’s top hits, most successful collaborations, and thrilling performances, will stream live from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Monday, March 7 on Prime Video, with Jimmie Allen and Gabby Barrett joining Dolly Parton as co-hosts.

Check out the nominees for the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards below.

Entertainer of the Year

Eric Church
Luke Combs
Miranda Lambert
Chris Stapleton
Carrie Underwood

Female Artist of the Year

Gabby Barrett
Miranda Lambert
Ashley McBryde
Maren Morris
Carly Pearce

Male Artist of the Year

Jimmie Allen
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Morgan Wallen

Duo of the Year

Brooks & Dunn
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
LOCASH
Maddie & Tae

Group of the Year

Lady A
Little Big Town
Midland
Old Dominion
The Cadillac Three

New Female Artist of the Year

Tenille Arts
Priscilla Block
Lily Rose
Caitlyn Smith
Lainey Wilson

New Male Artist of the Year

HARDY
Walker Hayes
Ryan Hurd
Parker McCollum
Elvie Shane

Album of the Year

29: Written in Stone – Carly Pearce
Country Again: Side A – Thomas Rhett
Dangerous: The Double Album – Morgan Wallen
Famous FriendsChris Young
The Marfa Tapes – Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall

Single of the Year

“Buy Dirt” – Jordan Davis featuring Luke Bryan
“Famous Friends” – Chris Young and Kane Brown
“Fancy Like” – Walker Hayes
“If I Didn’t Love You” – Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood
“You Should Probably Leave” – Chris Stapleton

Song of the Year

“7 Summers” – Morgan Wallen
“Buy Dirt” – Jordan Davis featuring Luke Bryan
“Fancy Like” – Walker Hayes
“Knowing You” – Kenny Chesney
“Things A Man Oughta Know” – Lainey Wilson

Video of the Year

“Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” – Elle King and Miranda Lambert
“Famous Friends” – Chris Young and Kane Brown
“I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor’s Version)” – Taylor Swift featuring Chris Stapleton
“If I Didn’t Love You” – Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood
“Never Wanted To Be That Girl” – Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde

Songwriter of the Year

Jesse Frasure
Nicolle Galyon
Ashley Gorley
Michael Hardy
Josh Osborne

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2022 ACM Awards to Stream Exclusively on Amazon Prime Video

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Music Event of the Year

Buy Dirt – Jordan Davis featuring Luke Bryan
Famous Friends – Chris Young and Kane Brown
half of my hometown – Kelsea Ballerini featuring Kenny Chesney
If I Didn’t Love You – Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood
Never Wanted To Be That Girl – Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde

57th Academy of Country Music Awards, Live, Monday, March 7, 8/7c, Prime Video