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ACM Awards Announce 2022 Nominations

By Ciara Bains

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The Academy of Country Music have today announced the nominations for the 2022 57th ACM Awards, which will be hosted by country superstar Dolly Parton.

Celebrating country music's biggest stars and emerging talent, the two-hour show will stream live from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on March 7.

Walker Hayes, Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton and Chris Young lead nominations, with 35% of nominees being nominated for the first time within their respective categories.

Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert and Chris Stapleton are nominees for Entertainer of the Year. A win for either artist in that category will also clinch the coveted Triple Crown Award, which consists of an Entertainer of the Year win, plus wins in an act’s respective New Artist (male, female, or duo or group) and Artist (male, female, duo or group) categories.

Joined by Jimmie Allen and Gabby Barrett as co-hosts, Parton - who has been nominated for 45 ACMs and honoured with 13 throughout her career - will lead the show, which is to be streamed exclusively and without commercial interruption on Prime Video.

"I am so excited to be hosting the ACM Awards. Watch for us because we're going to have some fun,” said the icon. Her forthcoming original novel, Run, Rose, Run, and its accompanying album, are both set for release on March 7.

Commenting on the announcement, ACM CEO Damon Whiteside said: "There is no one better than Dolly to represent the ACM Awards brand and country music on a global scale as we move to streaming, and show the world that ‘this is how we country’ by delivering one of the most exhilarating and innovative shows in our history to audiences worldwide.”

The full list of Award nominations are as follows:

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 Friends – Chris 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

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

Tickets for in-person attendance are currently on-sale at Ticketmaster.