Dan + Shay Lead ACM Awards Nominations

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Dan + Shay lead the way going into the 2020 Academy of Country Music Awards.

Dan Smyers earned six nominations and Shay Mooney got five – and the duo shares four nominations with Canada’s Justin Bieber for their collaboration “10,000 Hours.”

It is the first ACM Awards nominations for Bieber, who won a CMT Award in 2011 for “That Should Be Me” with Rascal Flatts.

Canada is also represented by Calgary's Lindsay Ell, who is up for New Female Artist of the Year and shares a nomination for her collaboration with Brantley Gilbert, "What Happens In A Small Town." Whitehorse native Joey Moi is vying for Producer of the Year and Boots & Hearts, the annual country music festival in Oro-Medonte, Ont., is nominated for Festival of the Year.

Also on the list of nominees are Maren Morris (with five noms), Carrie Underwood (the only female up for Entertainer of the Year) and Thomas Rhett (with his first Entertainer of the Year nod).

The ACM Awards, hosted by Keith Urban, will be handed out on April 5 in Las Vegas.

Check out nominations in the major categories below:

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Carrie Underwood

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Dierks Bentley
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

DUO OF THE YEAR

Brooks & Dunn
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae

GROUP OF THE YEAR

Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Midland
Old Dominion
The Highwomen

NEW FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Ingrid Andress
Gabby Barrett
Lindsay Ell
Caylee Hammack
Tenille Townes

NEW MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Jordan Davis
Russell Dickerson
Riley Green
Cody Johnson
Morgan Wallen

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Center Point Road - Thomas Rhett
GIRL - Maren Morris
Heartache Medication - Jon Pardi
What You See Is What You Get - Luke Combs
Wildcard - Miranda Lambert
 
SINGLE OF THE YEAR

"God’s Country" - Blake Shelton
"One Man Band" - Old Dominion
"Rainbow" - Kacey Musgraves
"Rumor" - Lee Brice
"What If I Never Get Over You" - Lady Antebellum
 
SONG OF THE YEAR

"10,000 Hours" - Dan + Shay ft. Justin Bieber
"Girl Goin’ Nowhere" - Ashley McBryde
"God’s Country" - Blake Shelton
"One Man Band" - Old Dominion
"Some Of It" - Eric Church
 
VIDEO OF THE YEAR

"10,000 Hours" - Dan + Shay ft. Justin Bieber
"God’s Country" - Blake Shelton
"One Man Band" - Old Dominion
"Remember You Young" - Thomas Rhett
"Sugar Coat" - Little Big Town
 
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

Ashley Gorley
Michael Hardy
Hillary Lindsey
Shane McAnally
Josh Osborne

MUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR

"10,000 Hours" -  Dan + Shay ft. Justin Bieber
"Dive Bar"- Garth Brooks ft. Blake Shelton
"Fooled Around And Fell In Love" - Miranda Lambert ft. Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammack & Elle King
"Old Town Road" - Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus
"What Happens In A Small Town" - Brantley Gilbert ft. Lindsay Ell

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