Walker Hayes, Thomas Rhett, and more set to perform at this year’s ACM awards

Walker Hayes, is one of more than 20 artists set to perform at the 57th annual American Country Music awards.

– APRIL 18: IN THIS IMAGE RELEASED ON APRIL 18, THOMAS RHETT PERFORMS ONSTAGE AT THE 56TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS AT THE GRAND OLE OPRY ON APRIL 18, 2021 IN NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE. (PHOTO BY KEVIN MAZUR/GETTY IMAGES FOR ACM).
This June 15, 2019 file photo shows Maren Morris performing at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn.(Amy Harris / Amy Harris/Invision/AP).

Along with Hayes, performing some of their hit songs is: Chris Stapleton, Kelsea Ballerini, Marren Morris, Carly Pearce, Ashley McBride, Blanco Brown ft Brooke Eden, Parmalee, BRELAND & more to be announced in the upcoming weeks.

This year’s awards will be LIVE from the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on March 7, 2022. You can watch on PRIME Video at 7PM CT.

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Country’s queen, Dolly Parton will be hosting. Along with reality star, Jimmie Allen, and country singer, Gabby Barrett.

Country star, Chris Young is leading this year with 7 nominations. Followed by Miranda Lambert, and Reba McEntire with 5 nominations a piece..

FULL List on Nominees(Below)…..

MAIN AWARDS:

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

  • 29: Written in Stone – Carly Pearce

Producers: Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, Jimmy Robbins, Tony Brown

Record Company-Label: Big Machine Records

  • Country Again: Side A – Thomas Rhett

Producers: Dann Huff, Jesse Frasure, Matt Dragstrem

Record Company-Label: Big Machine Label Group

  • Dangerous: The Double Album – Morgan Wallen

Producer: Joey Moi, Jacob Durrett, Charlie Handsome, Matt Dragstrem, Dave Cohen

Record Company-Label: Big Loud Records / Republic Records

  • Famous Friends – Chris Young

Producer: Mark Holman, Corey Crowder, Chris Young, Chris DeStefano

Record Company-Label: RCA Records Nashville

  • The Marfa Tapes – Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall 

Producers: Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall

Record Company-Label: Vanner Records / RCA Records Nashville

SINGLE OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

  • Buy Dirt – Jordan Davis featuring Luke Bryan 

Producer: Paul DiGiovanni

Record Company-Label: MCA Nashville

  • Famous Friends – Chris Young and Kane Brown 

Producers: Corey Crowder, Chris Young

Record Company-Label: RCA Records Nashville

  • Fancy Like – Walker Hayes

Producers: Walker Hayes, Shane McAnally, Joe Thibodeau

Record Company-Label: Monument Records

  • If I Didn’t Love You – Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood 

Producers: Michael Knox

Record Company-Label: Broken Bow Records; Macon Music, LLC; BBR Music Group, BMG

  • You Should Probably Leave – Chris Stapleton

Producer: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton

Record Company-Label: Mercury Nashville

SONG OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)] 

  • 7 Summers – Morgan Wallen

Songwriters: Morgan Wallen, Josh Osborne, Shane McAnally

Publishers: Big Loud Mountain, Bo Wallace Publishing, Smackborne Music, Sony/ATV Accent, Smackstreet Music, Tempo Investments, Warner Geo Met Ric Music

  • Buy Dirt – Jordan Davis featuring Luke Bryan

Songwriters: Jordan Davis, Jacob Davis, Josh Jenkins, Matt Jenkins

Publishers: Anthem Music Publishing II, Bentprop Pub, Big Blue Nation Music, Combustion Five, Jentown, Jordan Davis Music, Smackwork Music, Smack Blue, Kobalt Music Group Music, Universal Music Corporation, WC Music Corp

  • Fancy Like – Walker Hayes

Songwriters: Cameron Bartolini, Josh Jenkins, Shane Stevens, Walker Hayes

Publishers: Songs of SMACK, Rarespark Media Group, Smackworks Music, Smack Blue, Kobalt Music Group, Holy Graffiti Music, Purplebeatz, WC Music Corp

  • Knowing You – Kenny Chesney 

Songwriters: Adam James, Brett James, Kat Higgins

Publishers: 3 Ring Circus, BMG Platinum Songs, Pompano Run Music, Songs of Brett, WC Music Corp

  • Things A Man Oughta Know – Lainey Wilson

Songwriters: Jason Nix, Jonathan Singleton, Lainey Wilson

Publishers: Sony/ATV Accent, Sony/ATV Countryside, Spirit Two Nashville, Super Big Music

VIDEO OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)]                   

  • Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home) – Elle King and Miranda Lambert 

Producers: Lora Criner, Angie Lorenz, Wes Edwards, James Stratakis

Directors: Alexa Kinigopoulos, Stephen Kinigopoulos

  • Famous Friends – Chris Young and Kane Brown 

Producer: Jennifer Ansell

Director: Peter Zavadil

  • I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor’s Version) – Taylor Swift featuring Chris Stapleton

Producers: Jil Hardin, Blake Lively, Kathy Palmer, Austin Swift

Director: Blake Lively

  • If I Didn’t Love You – Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood 

Producers: Christen Pinkston, Wesley Stebbins-Perry

Director: Shaun Silva

  • Never Wanted To Be That Girl – Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde 

Producer: Ryan Byrd

Director: Alexa Campbell

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR*(Off Camera Award)

  • Jesse Frasure
  • Nicolle Galyon
  • Ashley Gorley
  • Michael Hardy
  • Josh Osborne

MUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

  • Buy Dirt – Jordan Davis featuring Luke Bryan 

Producer: Paul DiGiovanni

Record Company-Label: MCA Nashville

  • Famous Friends – Chris Young and Kane Brown

Producers: Corey Crowder, Chris Young

Record Company-Label: RCA Records Nashville

  • half of my hometown – Kelsea Ballerini featuring Kenny Chesney 

Producers: Ross Copperman, Jimmy Robbins, Kelsea Ballerini

Record Company-Label: Black River Entertainment

  • If I Didn’t Love You – Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood

Producer: Michael Knox

Record Company-Label: Broken Bow Records; Macon Music, LLC; BBR Music Group, BMG

  • Never Wanted To Be That Girl – Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde

Producers: Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne

Record Company-Label: Big Machine Label Group, Warner Music Nashville

The 2021 Industry Awards and Studio Recording Awards will be presented to recipients at Academy of Country Music Honors™, a special event held annually in August at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. More details to be announced in coming months.  

STUDIO RECORDING AWARDS

BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • J.T. Cure
  • Mark Hill
  • Viktor Krauss
  • Jimmie Lee Sloas
  • Glenn Worf 

DRUMMER OF THE YEAR

  • Chad Cromwell
  • Fred Eltringham
  • Evan Hutchings
  • Derek Mixon
  • Jerry Roe
  • Nir Z

ACOUSTIC GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • Dave Cobb
  • Todd Lombardo
  • Bryan Sutton
  • Ilya Toshinskiy
  • Charlie Worsham 

PIANO/KEYBOARDS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • David Dorn
  • Charlie Judge
  • Billy Justineau
  • Gordon Mote
  • Benmont Tench 

SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • Stuart Duncan
  • Paul Franklin
  • Josh Matheny
  • Mickey Raphael
  • Kristin Wilkinson

ELECTRIC GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • Tom Bukovac
  • Dan Dugmore
  • Jedd Hughes
  • Rob McNelley
  • Derek Wells 

AUDIO ENGINEER OF THE YEAR

  • Brandon Bell
  • Jim Cooley
  • Gena Johnson
  • Jason Hall
  • Vance Powell 

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

  • Buddy Cannon
  • Dave Cobb
  • Ian Fitchuk
  • Dann Huff
  • Joey Moi

INDUSTRY AWARDS

CASINO OF THE YEAR – THEATER

  • Agua Caliente – Rancho Mirage, CA
  • Choctaw Casino – Durant, OK
  • Deadwood Mountain Grand – Deadwood, SD
  • Resorts World – Las Vegas, NV
  • Soaring Eagle Casino – Mt. Pleasant, MI

CASINO OF THE YEAR – ARENA

  • Hard Rock (Live at Etess Arena) – Atlantic City, NJ
  • Laughlin Event Center – Laughlin, NV
  • Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT
  • Mystic Lake Casino – Prior Lake, MN

FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR

  • Carolina Country Music Fest – Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Country Thunder – Florence, AZ
  • Faster Horses Festival – Brooklyn, MI
  • Tortuga Music Festival – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Windy City Smokeout Festival – Chicago, IL

FAIR/RODEO OF THE YEAR

  • Auburn Rodeo – Auburn, AL
  • California Mid-State Fair – Paso Robles, CA
  • Cheyenne Frontier Days – Cheyenne, WY
  • Minnesota State Fair – St. Paul, MN
  • San Antonio Rodeo – San Antonio, TX

CLUB OF THE YEAR

  • Basement East – Nashville, TN
  • Billy Bob’s – Fort Worth, TX
  • Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK
  • Coca-Cola Roxy – Atlanta, GA
  • Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA

THEATER OF THE YEAR

  • American Music Theatre – Lancaster, PA
  • Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
  • Blue Gate Performing Arts Center – Shipshewana, IN
  • Ruth Eckerd Hall – Clearwater, FL
  • Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN

OUTDOOR VENUE OF THE YEAR

  • Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion – Gilford, NH
  • Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO
  • Saint Augustine Amphitheatre – St. Augustine, FL
  • The Wharf Amphitheater – Orange Beach, AL
  • Whitewater Amphitheater – New Braunfels, TX

ARENA OF THE YEAR

  • BOK Center – Tulsa, OK
  • Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
  • Dickies Arena – Fort Worth, TX
  • Ford Center – Evansville, IN
  • Rupp Arena – Lexington, KY

DON ROMEO TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR

  • Brent Fedrizzi
  • Michelle Romeo
  • RJ Romeo
  • Shawn Radley
  • Todd Boltin

PROMOTER OF THE YEAR

  • Aaron Spalding
  • Adam Weiser
  • Bradley Jordan
  • Brian O’Connell
  • Ed Warm

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