The ACM announced on Thursday (Feb. 18) the nominees for the song of the year and songwriter categories. Stapleton, who had five nominations in previously announced categories, added two more for his song “Nobody to Blame,” as co-writer and artist.
Other nominees include “Burning House,” co-written and performed by Cam; “Girl Crush,” performed by Little Big Town; “Raise ‘Em Up,” performed by Keith Urban and Eric Church; and “She Don’t Love You,” co-written and performed by Eric Paslay.
Songwriter of the year nominees include Rodney Clawson, Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne.
The ACM Awards will air live on April 3 on CBS.
Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriters/Publishers/Artists)
-“Burning House,” Cam (Songwriters: Jeffrey Bhasker, Tyler Johnson, Cam; Publishers: Marvelous Oaks Records (ASCAP), Creative Pulse Music (BMI), One Year Yesterday Publishing (BMI), Sony / ATV Songs LLC (BMI), These Are Pulse Songs (BMI), Way Above Music (BMI))
-“Girl Crush,” Little Big Town (Songwriters: Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, Liz Rose; Publishers: HillarodyRathbone Music (ASCAP), Hoodie Songs (BMI), Songs of Crazy Girl Music (BMI), Songs of Universal Inc (BMI), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI))
-“Nobody to Blame,” Chris Stapleton (Songwriters: Chris Stapleton, Barry Bales, Ronnie Bowman; Publishers: House of Sea Gayle Music (ASCAP), WB Music Corp (ASCAP), Quackhead Music (BMI), RayLynn Publishing (BMI))
-“Raise ‘Em Up,” Keith Urban feat. Eric Church (Songwriters: Tom Douglas, Jaren Johnston, Jeffrey Steele; Publishers: Jeffrey Steele Music (BMI), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), TomDouglasMusic (BMI), Sony/ATV Harmony (ASCAP), Texa Rae Music (ASCAP))
-“She Don’t Love You,” Eric Paslay (Songwriters: Eric Paslay, Jennifer Wayne; Publishers: Five Stone Publishing (ASCAP), Spirit Two Nashville (ASCAP), Songwriters of Platinum Pen Publishing (BMI))
Songwriter of the Year