Luke Combs Tops 2024 ACM Awards Nominations: Full List

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Luke Combs leads the nominations for the 2024 Academy of Country Music Awards with eight nods, including entertainer of the year, male artist of the year, album of the year, song of the year, and single of the year.

Megan Moroney and Morgan Wallen are next in line with six nods each. That makes Moroney the year’s most-nominated woman. She is vying for both female artist of the year and new female artist of the year.

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Wallen ties Combs for receiving nods in the most categories, including album of the year for One Thing at a Time, which spent 19 weeks at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, setting a new record for a country album. Wallen is also nominated for single of the year for “Last Night,” which is the longest-running No. 1 solo song in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 with 16 weeks on top. Wallen is also nominated for male artist of the year, which he won last year for the first time.

Cody Johnson, Chris Stapleton and Lainey Wilson received five nominations each, followed by Jelly Roll and Jordan Davis with four nods each and Kelsea Ballerini and Zach Bryan with three nods each.

The Academy of Country Music (ACM) and Dick Clark Productions (DCP) announced nominations for the 59th Academy of Country Music Awards on The Bobby Bones Show on Tuesday (April 9).

First-time nominee Jelly Roll’s four nods include entertainer of the year. The last artist to be nominated for entertainer of the year as part of his first set of nominations was Billy Ray Cyrus in 1992, the same year he gained fame for his smash hit “Achy Breaky Heart.”

Combs and Wilson are nominees for entertainer of the year. A win by either artist will clinch the ACM’s Triple Crown Award, which consists of an entertainer of the year win, plus wins in an act’s respective new artist and artist categories. Past ACM Triple Crown Award recipients include Chris Stapleton, Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood and Kenny Chesney.

Several acts extended long streaks of nominations in their categories.

Little Big Town receives its 18th nomination for group of the year, which ties Alabama for the most nods in the category. Little Big Town has been nominated in the category every year since 2005, with the exception of 2011.

Brothers Osborne is nominated for duo of the year for the 10th year in a row. The pair has won the award four times, including last year.

Stapleton received his ninth consecutive nomination for male artist of the year, an award he has won three times in the past. Stapleton is also nominated for entertainer of the year, which he won for the first time last year.

Old Dominion is nominated for group of the year for the ninth consecutive year. The group has taken home the award every year for the last six years. Old Dominion is also the year’s only group or duo to receive multiple nominations. They are also nominated for music event of the year.

Kacey Musgraves receives her eighth nomination for female artist of the year. She won the award in 2018, the same year she won album of the year for Golden Hour.

Ballerini is nominated for female artist of the year for the seventh time. She’s also nominated for album of the year for the first time for Rolling Up the Welcome Mat (For Good).

This is the fifth year in a row that Combs has been nominated for both male artist of the year and entertainer of the year.

This is the first time since 2018 that the new duo/group category will be presented at the ACM Awards. The nominees are Neon Union, Restless Road and Tigirlily Gold.

Other first-time artist nominees include Kassi Ashton, Tyler Childers, Ashley Cooke, Hannah Ellis, Flatland Cavalry, Jelly Roll, Kameron Marlowe, Kylie Morgan and Conner Smith.

The single of the year and visual media of the year categories will both have first-time winners in those categories this year, as there are no previous winners nominated in either category.

The eligibility period for the 59th Academy of Country Music Awards was Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2023, which explains the absence of such albums as Beyoncé’s Cowboy Carter and Musgraves’ Deeper Well. They will be eligible next year.

In some cases, an artist may receive more than one nomination per category, if they are also credited as a producer, director or songwriter.

Awards are voted on by members of the Academy of Country Music, which boasts a record-high membership this year of more than 5,000 members.

The 59th Academy of Country Music Awards is produced by Dick Clark Productions. Raj Kapoor is executive producer and showrunner, with Patrick Menton as co-executive producer. Damon Whiteside serves as executive producer for the Academy of Country Music, and Barry Adelman serves as executive producer for DCP. John Saade serves as consulting producer for Amazon MGM Studios.

The ACM Awards, which bills itself as “Country Music’s Party of the Year,” will stream live exclusively for a global audience on Prime Video on Thursday, May 16, at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT/5 p.m. PT from Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas. The full rebroadcast will be available directly following the stream on Prime Video and also the next day for free on Amazon Freevee and the Amazon Music app.

A limited number of tickets to the 59th ACM Awards are available for purchase on SeatGeek.

The following is the full list of nominees for the Main Awards, Studio Recording Awards, and Industry Awards categories:

Main Awards

Entertainer of the year

Kane Brown

Luke Combs

Jelly Roll

Cody Johnson

Chris Stapleton

Morgan Wallen

Lainey Wilson

Female artist of the year

Kelsea Ballerini

Ashley McBryde

Megan Moroney

Kacey Musgraves

Lainey Wilson

Male artist of the year

Luke Combs

Jelly Roll

Cody Johnson

Chris Stapleton

Morgan Wallen

Duo of the year

Brooks & Dunn

Brothers Osborne

Dan + Shay

Maddie & Tae

The War And Treaty

Group of the year

Flatland Cavalry

Lady A

Little Big Town

Old Dominion

Zac Brown Band

New female artist of the year

Kassi Ashton

Ashley Cooke

Hannah Ellis

Kylie Morgan

Megan Moroney

New male artist of the year

ERNEST

Kameron Marlowe

Dylan Scott

Conner Smith

Nate Smith

New duo or group of the year

Neon Union

Restless Road

Tigirlily Gold

Album of the year

[Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

Gettin’ Old – Luke Combs; Producer: Chip Matthews, Jonathan Singleton, Luke Combs; Record Company-Label: River House Artists / Columbia Nashville

Higher – Chris Stapleton; Producer: Chris Stapleton, Dave Cobb, Morgane Stapleton; Record Company-Label: Mercury Nashville

Leather – Cody Johnson; Producers: Trent Willmon; Record Company-Label: CoJo Music LLC / Warner Music Nashville LLC

One Thing at a Time – Morgan Wallen; Producers: Joey Moi, Cameron Montgomery, Charlie Handsome, Jacob Durrett; Record Company-Label: Big Loud Records / Republic Records / Mercury Records

Rolling Up the Welcome Mat (For Good) – Kelsea Ballerini; Producers: Kelsea Ballerini, Alysa Vanderheym; Record Company-Label: Black River Entertainment

Single of the year

[Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

“Burn It Down” – Parker McCollum; Producer: Jon Randall; Record Company-Label: MCA Nashville

“Fast Car” – Luke Combs; Producers: Luke Combs, Chip Matthews, Jonathan Singleton; Record Company-Label: River House Artists / Columbia Nashville

“Last Night” – Morgan Wallen; Producer: Joey Moi, Charlie Handsome; Record Company-Label: Big Loud Records / Republic Records / Mercury Records

“Need a Favor” – Jelly Roll; Producer: Austin Nivarel; Record Company-Label: Stoney Creek Records / BMG Nashville

“Next Thing You Know” – Jordan Davis; Producer: Paul DiGiovanni; Record Company-Label: MCA Nashville

Song of the year

[Awarded to Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]

“Fast Car” – Luke Combs; Songwriters: Tracy Chapman; Publishers: Purple Rabbit

“Heart Like a Truck” – Lainey Wilson; Songwriters: Dallas Wilson, Lainey Wilson, Trannie Anderson; Publishers: Sony / ATV Countryside; Songs of Riser House; Songs of Wild Cat Well Music

“Next Thing You Know” – Jordan Davis; Songwriters: Chase McGill, Greylan James, Jordan Davis, Josh Osborne; Publishers: Family Farm Songs; Hold On Can I Get A Number 1 Music; Songs of Universal Inc.

“The Painter” – Cody Johnson; Songwriters: Benjy Davis, Kat Higgins, Ryan Larkins; Publishers: Big Music Machine; BMG Platinum Songs US; Nashblonde Music; Pompano Run Music; Songs for Ellie May; Sony / ATV Tree Publishing; Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Group; Well That Was Awkward Music

“Tennessee Orange” – Megan Moroney; Songwriters: Ben Williams, David Fanning, Megan Moroney, Paul Jenkins; Publishers: 33 Creative; Bone Bone Creative; Sony / ATV Tree Publishing

Music event of the year

[Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

“Can’t Break Up Now” – Old Dominion, Megan Moroney; Producers: Brad Tursi, Geoff Sprung, Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Whit Sellers, Ross Copperman, Kristian Bush; Record Company-Label: Three Up Three Down, LLC / Columbia Nashville

“Different ‘Round Here” – Riley Green (Ft. Luke Combs); Producer: Dann Huff; Record Company-Label: BMLG Records

“I Remember Everything” – Zach Bryan (feat. Kacey Musgraves); Producer: Zach Bryan; Record Company-Label: Belting Bronco Records / Warner Records, Inc

“Man Made a Bar” – Morgan Wallen (feat. Eric Church); Producer: Joey Moi; Record Company-Label: Big Loud Records / Mercury Records / Republic Records

“Save Me” – Jelly Roll (with Lainey Wilson); Producers: Zach Crowell, David Ray Stevens; Record Company-Label: Stoney Creek Records / BMG Nashville

Visual media of the year

[Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)]

“Burn It Down” – Parker McCollum; Producers: Christen Pinkston &Wesley Stebbins-Perry; Director: Dustin Haney

“Human” – Cody Johnson; Producer: Christen Pinkston &Wesley Stebbins-Perry; Director: Dustin Haney

“In Your Love” – Tyler Childers; Producer: Kacie Barton, Whitney Wolanin, Nicholas Robespierre, Ian Thorton, Silas House; Director: Bryan Schlam

“Next Thing You Know” – Jordan Davis; Producer: Jamie Stratakis; Director: Running Bear (Stephen Kinigopoulos, Alexa Stone)

“Tennessee Orange – Megan Moroney; Producer: Lauren Starr, Saul Levitz, Laura Burhenn; Director: Jason Lester

Songwriter of the year

Jessie Jo Dillon

Ashley Gorley

Hillary Lindsey

Chase McGill

Josh Thompson

Artist-songwriter of the year

Zach Bryan

ERNEST

HARDY

Chris Stapleton

Morgan Wallen

Studio Recording Awards

The 2024 ACM Studio Recording Awards and Industry Awards will be presented to recipients at the 17th Academy of Country Music Honors, a special event held annually in August in Nashville.

Bass player of the year

Tony Lucido

Steve Mackey

Lex Price

Jimmie Lee Sloas

Craig Young

Drummer of the year

Fred Eltringham

Evan Hutchings

Greg Morrow

Jerry Roe

Nir Z

Acoustic guitar player of the year

Todd Lombardo

Danny Rader

Bryan Sutton

Ilya Toshinskiy

Charlie Worsham

Piano/keyboards player of the year

Jim “Moose” Brown

David Dorn

Charlie Judge

Billy Justineau

Alex Wright

Specialty instrument player of the year

Dan Dugmore

Paul Franklin

Josh Matheny

Justin Schipper

Bryan Sutton

Electric guitar player of the year

Tom Bukovac

Kris Donegan

Jedd Hughes

Rob McNelley

Sol Philcox-Littlefield

Audio engineer of the year

Drew Bollman

Jeff Braun

Jim Cooley

Jason Hall

Buckley Miller

F. Reid Shippen

Producer of the year

Charlie Handsome

Dann Huff

Joey Moi

Jon Randall

Derek Wells

Industry Awards

Casino of the year – theater

Choctaw Grand Theater – Durant, OK

Deadwood Mountain Grand – Deadwood, SD

Foxwoods Resort Casino – Mashantucket, CT

Lucas Oil Live at WinStar World Casino and Resort – Thackerville, OK

Resorts World Theatre at Resorts World Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV

Casino of the year – arena

Golden Nugget Lake Charles – Lake Charles, LA

Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena – Atlantic City, NJ

Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis, MO

Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT

Mystic Lake Casino Showroom – Prior Lake, MN

Festival of the year

Carolina Country Music Fest – Myrtle Beach, SC

CMC Rocks – Ipswich, Queensland

Crash My Playa – Riviera Cancun, Mexico

Tortuga Music Festival – Fort Lauderdale, FL

Windy City Smokeout – Chicago, IL

Fair/rodeo of the year

Auburn Rodeo – Opelika, AL

Cheyenne Frontier Days – Cheyenne, WY

Iowa State Fair – Des Moines, IA

Minnesota State Fair – Falcon Heights, MN

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo – San Antonio, TX

Club of the year

8 Seconds Saloon – Indianapolis, IN

Billy Bob’s Texas – Fort Worth, TX

Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA

Joe’s Live – Rosemont, IL

Mission Ballroom – Denver, CO

Theater of the year

Beacon Theatre – New York, NY

The Franklin Theatre – Franklin, TN

Moody Theater – Austin, TX

Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN

Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA

Outdoor venue of the year

Ascend Amphitheater – Nashville, TN

Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO

Saint Augustine Amphitheatre – St. Augustine, FL

Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara, CA

The Wharf Amphitheater – Orange Beach, AL

Arena of the year

Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN

Dickies Arena – Fort Worth, TX

Hertz Arena – Estero, FL

KFC Yum! Center – Louisville, KY

T-Mobile Center – Kansas City, MO

Don Romeo talent buyer of the year

Gil Cunningham

Andrew Fortin

Nicole More

Stacy Vee

Ed Warm

Promoter of the year

Jered Johnson

Patrick McDill

Brian O’Connell

Aaron Spalding

Adam Weiser

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