Carrie Underwood fans who are feeling snubbed by 2021 ACM Awards voters may find solace in an impressive piece of statistical data. She set the bar for most consecutive artist-award nominations.

Miranda Lambert actually tied Underwood with 15 straight ACM Female Artist of the Year nominations in 2021, so technically, the "Drinkin' Alone" singer set the mark one year ago. The next closest is Loretta Lynn, who earned 11 straight nods in the category.

Outside of the female category, Alabama's run of 13 straight Vocal Group of the Year (or equivalent) nominations stands out. Little Big Town's active streak of nine straight is next in that category, followed by the Oak Ridge Boys and Rascal Flatts, with nine and eight, respectively.

Kenny Chesney leads the men with 10 consecutive Male Artist of the Year nominations. He's followed by Merle Haggard, who once had nine, and Alan Jackson, who notched eight.

Luke Bryan doesn't make that list, but he's a part of an even more esteemed record, one he could hold on his own in 2022: The "One Margarita" singer has nine straight Entertainer of the Year nominations, which ties him with Garth Brooks and Alabama for the most in that category. Chesney's eight come next there.

The last time Underwood wasn't nominated in the Female Artist of the Year category was before her time on American Idol, when Gretchen Wilson won. The 38-year-old has won three Female Vocalist (2007-2009) and three Entertainer of the Year (2009, 2010, 2020) awards.

2021 ACM Awards Nominations: The Snubs and Surprises

Carrie Underwood is a snub, while Kane Brown is a surprise. An argument could be made for an overhaul to Song or Single of the Year categories, while one country male must have woken up on Friday morning (Feb. 26) and thought, "Well, isn't that something?"

Here is a list of nine ACM snubs and surprises, based on fan response and Taste of Country staff opinion.

2021 ACM Awards Nominees: The Full List

Maren Morris and Chris Stapleton lead all 2021 ACM Awards nominees with six each and Miranda Lambert has five, including Female Artist of the Year. Thomas Rhett and Ashley McBryde will be up for four ACM awards on April 18. The CBS broadcast will award trophies for Entertainer, Song and Album of the Year, in addition to Duo and Group of the Year. This is a list of all ACM Awards nominations for 2021.

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