ACM Awards 2024: Luke Combs, Meg Moroney And Morgan Wallen Lead The Pack With Nominations, Tracy Chapman Receives First Nod

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And the nominees are…

The 59th Academy of  Country Music Awards nominations are officially out this morning, and there are quite a few notable categories this year.

Luke Combs has the most nominations coming in at eight in total, with Megan Moroney and Morgan Wallen coming in right behind him at six, respectively. Cody Johnson, Chris Stapleton, and Lainey Wilson follow them with five each.

Additionally, Tracy Chapman received her first-ever nomination as Luke Combs’ hit cover of “Fast Car” was nominated in the Song of the Year category, which is awarded to the songwriter(s), publisher(s) and artist(s).

Flatland Cavalry also received a nod in the Group of the Year category which is really neat (and much deserved), and Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Jelly, Roll, Cody Johnson, Chris Stapleton, Morgan Wallen and Lainey Wilson will all compete for the coveted Entertainer of the Year award.

The ACM Awards will stream exclusively on Prime Video on Thursday, May 16th at 8 p.m. EST from Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas.

And with all that being said, here are the nominees:

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 

Gettin’ Old – Luke Combs (Producer: Chip Matthews, Jonathan Singleton, Luke Combs)
Higher – Chris Stapleton (Producer: Chris Stapleton, Dave Cobb, Morgane Stapleton)
Leather – Cody Johnson (Producers: Trent Willmon)
One Thing At A Time – Morgan Wallen (Producers: Joey Moi, Cameron Montgomery, Charlie Handsome, Jacob Durrett)
Rolling Up the Welcome Mat (For Good) – Kelsea Ballerini (Producers: Kelsea Ballerini, Alysa Vanderheym)

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

Burn It Down – Parker McCollum (Producer: Jon Randall)
Fast Car – Luke Combs (Producers: Luke Combs, Chip Matthews, Jonathan Singleton)
Last Night – Morgan Wallen (Producer: Joey Moi, Charlie Handsome)
Need A Favor – Jelly Roll (Producer: Austin Nivarel)
Next Thing You Know – Jordan Davis (Producer: Paul DiGiovanni)

SONG OF THE YEAR 

Fast Car – Luke Combs, Songwriters: Tracy Chapman
Heart Like A Truck – Lainey Wilson, Songwriters: Dallas Wilson, Lainey Wilson, Trannie Anderson
Next Thing You Know – Jordan Davis, Songwriters: Chase McGill, Greylan James, Jordan Davis, Josh Osborne
The Painter – Cody Johnson, Songwriters: Benjy Davis, Kat Higgins, Ryan Larkins
Tennessee Orange – Megan Moroney, Songwriters: Ben Williams, David Fanning, Megan Moroney, Paul Jenkins

MUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR

Can’t Break Up Now – Old Dominion, Megan Moroney
Different ‘Round Here – Riley Green (Ft. Luke Combs)
I Remember Everything – Zach Bryan (feat. Kacey Musgraves)
Man Made A Bar – Morgan Wallen (feat. Eric Church)
Save Me – Jelly Roll (with Lainey Wilson)

VISUAL MEDIA OF THE YEAR

Burn It Down – Parker McCollum
Human – Cody Johnson
In Your Love – Tyler Childers
Next Thing You Know – Jordan Davis
Tennessee Orange – Megan Moroney

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

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