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February 26, 2021


Sony Music Nashville artists received a collective 19 nominations for the 56th ACM Awards, announced Friday. Maren Morris is one of the most nominated artists and the most nominated female with six nods. Miranda Lambert received five nominations, Luke Combs earned three, Kane Brownand Old Dominion each received two, and Brooks & Dunn and Old Dominion’s Matthew Ramsey earned one.

Morris is nominated for Female Artist of the Year, which she won for the first time in 2020. Her No. 1 smash “The Bones” is nominated for Single and Song of the Year (where she earns an additional nomination as a songwriter), while her social justice anthem “Better Than We Found It” is nominated for Music Video of the year. She is also nominated in Group of the Year with The Highwomen.

Lambert continues her run as the most nominated female in ACM history and is nominated for Female Artist of the Year, a category she has won a record-setting nine times. Her No. 1 hit single “Bluebird” is also nominated for Single, Song, and Music video of the Year. Lambert also receives an additional nomination as a co-writer on the track.

Combs is again nominated for Entertainer and Male Artist of the Year, the latter Award he took home in 2020. He also earned his first nomination for “Music Event of the Year” for his No. 1 hit “Does to ME” featuring Eric Church. Should Combs be named Entertainer of the Year, he would also receive ACM’s Triple Crown Award.

Brown earns ACM Album of the Year and Music Video of the Year nominations for Mixtape Vol. 1 and “Worldwide Beautiful,” respectively.

Old Dominion are again nominated for Group and Song of the Year (“Some People Do”), where they are the reigning winners. The group’s Matthew Ramsey also earns a songwriting nomination for “Some People Do.”