It’s a star-spangled occasion.
Singers Maren Morris and Chris Stapleton have garnered six nominations every for the 56th Academy of Nation Music Awards, placing them forward of all different nominees for this yr’s occasion.
The information comes after Morgan Wallen, who gained “New Male Artist of The 12 months” for 2020, was declared ineligible by the ACMs after he was caught on digital camera utilizing a racial slur earlier this yr.
Reigning “Feminine Artist Of The 12 months,” Morris, 30, racked up a staggering six nominations with “The Bones” nominated for each “Music of the 12 months” and “Single of the 12 months.” It additionally earned the performer a nod for “Songwriter Of the 12 months.”
If that wasn’t spectacular sufficient, the “My Church” singer has been nominated for “Feminine Artist of the 12 months” for the fifth time ever, and for “Music Video of the 12 months” for the primary time. As well as, Morris is a nominee for Group of the 12 months alongside The Highwomen.
In the meantime, Chris Stapleton sextet of nominations included “Male Artist Of The 12 months” (an accolade he was nominated for 5 instances prior and gained twice), “Music Of The 12 months” and “Album Of The 12 months. ” Most impressively, he acquired his third nomination for “Entertainer of the 12 months.”
Though these nods have been deemed considerably controversial as no ladies have been nominated for the accolade regardless of Morris matching Stapleton’s variety of ACM nominations throughout different classes.
Luckily, Miranda Lambert, essentially the most nominated artist in historical past, tacked on 5 extra nominations, bringing her whole to 68. The 37-year-old acquired 4 nods for her music “Bluebird” alone: as author and artist in music, single and video of the yr respectively. Lambert can be as soon as once more within the operating for “Feminine Artist of the 12 months,” a title she has held 9 instances.
And, in a primary for ACM, the nominations included 4 black artists in a single yr: Jimmie Allen, Kane Brown, Mickey Guyton and John Legend.
The ACM present airs April 18 on CBS from Nashville, Tennessee.