2021 ACM Awards: Who Has the Most Nominations?
Maren Morris and Chris Stapleton are the most-nominated artists at the 2021 ACM Awards, though several others aren't far behind them. Miranda Lambert, Ashley McBryde and Thomas Rhett also earned a handful of nominations at the upcoming awards show.
Morris and Stapleton each received six 2021 ACM Awards nominations; Lambert, meanwhile, has five, thereby extending her record as the most-nominated woman in ACMs history. McBryde and Rhett each earned four nods.
The Academy of Country Music announced the full slate of nominees for the upcoming awards show on Feb. 26. Kelsea Ballerini and Brothers Osborne, both of whom also received nominations, revealed six of the 2021 ACM Awards categories' nominees on CBS This Morning.
In total, 18 artists received two or more 2021 ACM Awards nominations. Producers Jay Joyce, Dann Huff and Busbee, too, received multiple nods: four, three and two, respectively. Notably, Busbee's come posthumously: He died of cancer in September of 2019.
So, who else is hoping to take home multiple trophies at the 2021 ACM Awards? Keep reading to find out:
After relocating from Las Vegas to Nashville in 2020 out of necessity during the COVID-19 pandemic, the ACM Awards are back in Music City in 2021. As showrunners did last year, they're spreading this year's event out across iconic venues (the Grand Ole Opry House, the Ryman Auditorium and the Bluebird Cafe), though a few performances will take place elsewhere. They'll be following national, state and local guidelines related to the pandemic, as well as additional, self-imposed safety measures.
The 2021 ACM Awards will begin at 8PM ET on Sunday (April 18) and will air live on CBS and be available to stream on Paramount+. Sign up for the streaming service here.