Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 22 February 2017
UMPG Nashville artists and writers have swept the Academy of Country Music Awards nominations. With seven nominations in five categories, Keith Urban leads the ACM nominees. It’s Urban's seventh nomination for Entertainer of the Year and 10th for Male Vocalist. In the Album of the Year category, he’s nominated twice — both as an artist and producer for Ripcord. Urban is also nominated for Single Record of the Year and Song of the Year.
Kane Brown earns his first ACM nomination for New Male Vocalist of the Year and Bill Satcher of A Thousand Horses scores nomination for Best New Duo or Group. Song of the Year nominations went to both Lori McKenna for "Humble and Kind" and Dean Dillon for "Tennessee Whiskey." And Luke Laird's unparalleled talents have earned him a nomination for Songwriter of the Year. Congratulations to all ACM nominees.