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Maren Morris & Chris Stapleton lead the nominees for the 2021 ACM Awards

The nominees for the 56th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards have been announced, with Maren Morris and Chris Stapleton earning the most nominations with six each. Miranda Lambert follows with five nominations, including her 15th nomination for female artist of the year. Lambert is the most nominated female artist in Academy history with 68 lifetime nominations. Ashley McBryde, Thomas Rhett and producer Jay Joyce are tied with four nominations each. 

The show will air April 18 on CBS and on Paramount+ The annual awards show, normally held in Las Vegas, will return to Nashville for the second time. Last year’s ceremony, which was delayed five months because of the pandemic, was broadcast from three Nashville locations: the Grand Ole Opry House, the Ryman Auditorium and the Bluebird Cafe. 

See the full list of nominations at:

56th ACM Awards Nominees List


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