• MADDIE & TAE RELEASE “DIE FROM A BROKEN HEART” TO RADIO!

    Maddie & Tae released their critically-lauded and fan stand-out new single “Die From A Broken Heart” to Country radio today ahead of its May 6 official add date. Co-written by Maddie & Tae’s Maddie Marlow and Taylor Dye along with Jonathan Singleton and Deric Ruttan, the song is off the duo’s highly-anticpated upcoming project One Heart To Another, out April 26 (Mercury Nashville). Fans can preview the EP here and watch a stirring acoustic performance of the song here.

    “Ushering in their new era” (Billboard), “Die From A Broken Heart” has quickly become an undeniable next single, immediately resonating with fans and mounting over 23 million streams.

    The duo will continue to introduce the new single to audiences across North America this summer, hitting the road as direct support on Carrie Underwood’s Cry Pretty Tour 360, kicking off May 1st in Greensboro, N.C.

    Award-winning duo Maddie & Tae are drawing praise for their new music “anchored around their stellar vocal pairings and some of the tightest harmonies on Music Row (Rolling Stone). “The sound is identifiable while still representing a distinct step forward” (Billboard), giving fans a taste of what to expect from their highly-anticipated forthcoming debut on Mercury Nashville on April 26. Maddie & Tae first broke out in 2013 with their brilliant take down of bro-country, “Girl In A Country Song,” which took Country radio by storm, skyrocketing to the top of the charts and quickly going PLATINUM. The duo became only the third female duo in 70 years to top the Country Airplay charts, also earning trophies from the Country Music Academy and Radio Disney Music Awards along with multiple ACM, CMA and CMT Award nominations. Receiving widespread praise from NPR, Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, The Washington Post, Glamour and others, country music’s hottest stars including Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice and Brad Paisley have welcomed Maddie & Tae on the road, with Carrie Underwood recently inviting the duo out as direct support on her 2019 Cry Pretty Tour 360 kicking-off in May. For additional information, visit www.maddieandtae.com.

    Audio / Maddie & Tae talk about writing “Die From a Broken Heart.”

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    Maddie & Tae (writing Die From a Broken Heart) OC: (Maddie) …special here. :39
    TAE: “We wrote ‘Die from a Broken Heart’ two weeks after an actual break up that I had gone through. But I’m so, I don’t know. It’s hard for me to really dig into my emotions in the midst of my emotions. I’m more of like an after the point, and then I can kind of revisit it and work through everything. But I turned off my emotions for the most part during that writing session just to look at it from a logical and practical standpoint, just so that I wasn’t a mess during writing it. But that was probably the hardest one just because I felt everything that the song says.” MADDIE: “I knew she did not want to write a breakup song that day, but I was like ‘there’s something so special here.”

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  • NEWS AND NOTES: Luke, Maddie & Tae, Travis, Clare, Carrie, Vince, Dierks and more

    Luke Bryan is toting some heavy metal. His song “Drunk On You” was certified five-times platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America). In addition, the Georgia native’s “Light It Up” and “Most People Are Good” was certified platinum, while his “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset” have been certified gold. On the album side, Luke’s What Makes You Country has been certified gold.

    Maddie & Tae, Travis Denning and Clare Dunn are scheduled to perform at the Tortuga Music Festival in Fort Lauderdale, Florida this weekend (April 12th – 14th).

    Dierks Bentley will release the music video for his new song “Living,” on Friday.

    Carrie Underwood and Vince Gill are among the artists helping the Grand Ole Opry kick off its CMA Fest Week, beginning June 4th and running through June 8th. More artists will be unveiled in the coming weeks at opry.com.

  • CHRISSY METZ TO PERFORM WITH LAUREN ALAINA, MICKEY GUYTON, MADDIE & TAE AND CARRIE UNDERWOOD.

    The Academy of Country Music® announced today that Chrissy Metz, star of the upcoming movie BREAKTHROUGH being released by 20th Century Fox this Easter, will make her live television performance debut on Sunday night (February 7th) at this year’s ACM Awards. She’ll be joined on stage by Lauren AlainaMickey Guyton, Maddie & Tae and Carrie Underwood for a must-see collaboration. The artists, who are each featured on the film’s soundtrack will perform a special rendition of the song “I’m Standing With You,” while spotlighting ACM Lifting Lives®, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music.

    The soundtrack, featuring songs from Chrissy, Carrie, Maddie & Tae, Lauren, Mickey, Darius Rucker and Adam Hambrick, among others, is available now. Breakthrough, which also stars Josh Lucas and Topher Grace, arrives in theaters nationwide April 17th.

    As previously announced, 14-time ACM Award® winner Carrie will also perform a song from her own album Cry Pretty at Country Music’s Party of the Year®, which will also feature performances by Jason Aldean (ACM Dick Clark Artist of the Decade Award honoree), Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Kane Brown, Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Kelly Clarkson, Luke Combs (ACM New Male Artist of the Year), Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Khalid, Miranda LambertLANCO (ACM New Group of the Year), Little Big TownAshley McBryde (ACM New Female Artist of the Year), Old DominionReba McEntireMaren MorrisThomas RhettBlake SheltonChris StapletonGeorge Strait and Keith Urban. This year’s star-studded list of presenters includes Lauren Alaina, Beth Behrs, Clint Black, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Jessie James Decker, Hunter Hayes, Jay Hernandez, Lady AntebellumMidland, Nancy O’Dell, Danica Patrick, Carly Pearce, Dennis Quaid, Michael Ray, Cole Swindell and Wilmer Valderrama.

    The 54th Academy of Country Music Awards, hosted by Reba McEntire, will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas April 7th at 8pm ET/delayed PT on CBS.

    Audio / Maddie Marlow and Tae Dye of Maddie & Tae talk about performing on Sunday night’s ACM Awards.

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    Maddie & Tae (ACM perf Breakthrough) OC: (Maddie) …think about this. :30
    TAE: “We are so excited to perform with Chrissy and Carrie and Mickey and Lauren – just powerhouse vocals up there.” [MADDIE: “Yes.”] “We’re very excited. It’s gonna be a great performance. We’re singing ‘I’m Standing With You,’ which is a song that Chrissy sings and has on the soundtrack, and we’re just really excited. I can’t wait!” MADDIE: “I know. That’s gonna be a really special moment. I hope it inspires everyone like it’s already inspiring me. I get chills and goosebumps every time I think about this.”

    Audio / Mickey Guyton says she is "obsessed" with Chrissy Metz, who stars in the new film, Breakthrough, and who she will be singing with on Sunday night.

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    Mickey Guyton (Chrissy Metz) OC: …really say. :40
    “I absolutely love Chrissy Metz. This is Us is literally one of my favorite shows. When it first came out, I was literally crying on every freaking episode thanks to Chrissy Metz. And then being able to meet her, she is just literally such a gem, and what’s even more special to me is I didn’t even know she was a part of the film when I wrote the song. I didn’t know who was in the film, and that was just a plus for me. And again, yet another blessing. This film is the gift that keeps on giving to me. And just to be a part of it and be around her and, it’s, I’m obsessed with her is all I can really say.”

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  • MADDIE & TAE ARE PROUD TO BE NOMINATED ACM DUO OF THE YEAR.

    Maddie & Tae are nominated for Duo of the Year at this year’s ACM Awards, and they couldn’t be more thankful for the recognition.

    “Being in the Duo category, especially being the only females in that category, is really, really special,” says Maddie Marlow.We are just in such good company. Every single duo that’s nominated this year, we are really good friends with and we love and support and root for, but just the fact the industry acknowledges what we’re doing, especially after the crazy past couple of years we’ve had, just to get that nod saying, ‘Hey! You’re doing good. Keep doing what you’re doing,’ is so special. We do not take that for granted ‘cause we didn’t expect that at all, and so it was a huge shock for us and such good news for us this year.”

    The 54th Academy of Country Music Awards, hosted by Reba McEntire, will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas April 7th at 8pm ET/delayed PT on CBS.

    Audio / Maddie Marlow of Maddie & Tae talk about being nominated for the ACM Duo of the Year award this year.

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    Maddie & Tae (ACM 2019) OC: …this year. :35
    “Being in the Duo category, especially being the only females in that category, is really, really special. We are just in such good company. Every single duo that’s nominated this year, we are really good friends with and we love and support and root for, but just the fact the industry acknowledges what we’re doing, especially after the crazy past couple of years we’ve had, just to get that nod saying, ‘Hey! You’re doing good. Keep doing what you’re doing,’ is so special. We do not take that for granted ‘cause we didn’t expect that at all, and so it was a huge shock for us and such good news for us this year.”

  • MADDIE & TAE ARE MOVED TO TEARS–AND TO WRITE–AFTER SEEING THE FILM, “BREAKTHROUGH.”

    Maddie & Tae are featured on the soundtrack for the movie, Breakthrough, which includes music from and inspired by the highly-anticipated motion picture. The two were sent the film and were blown away by the inspirational flick.

    “They sent us the movie Breakthrough, and they sent it to us and we watched it on our computers individually. And I got a notepad out and just wrote down things that inspired me, but I cried probably every five minutes, and so it was hard to write thoughts down ‘cause I was so moved,” says Maddie Marlow. “Faith is a huge thing for Tae and I. We are very vocal about our faith, and just watching a movie that can invoke that much emotion and I feel like they captured the story so well and the acting was so good in the movie and I was so, so inspired and moved by it.”

    The ladies were so inspired by the movie, the story and the acting, they were motivated to write a song called “People Need People,” which ended up on the film’s soundtrack.

    Breakthrough, starring Chrissy Metz (This is Us), Josh Lucas (Sweet Home Alabama) and Topher Grace (That ‘70s Show), is based on the inspirational true story of one mother’s unfaltering love and faith in the face of impossible odds when her son falls through an icy Missouri lake, but she refuses to give up hope as he lies lifeless.

    The soundtrack, which also features songs contributed by Carrie Underwood, Lauren Alaina, Darius Rucker, Mickey Guyton, Adam Hambrick and the film’s star Chrissy Metz, among others, is available Friday (April 5th), and the film will be released nationwide April 17th.

    Maddie & Tae, who are nominated for Duo of the Year at this year’s ACM Awards, will hit the road with Carrie Underwood on the Cry Pretty Tour 360 beginning May 1st in Greensboro, North Carolina.

    Breakthrough Soundtrack Track List:

    1. “I’m Standing With You” – Chrissy Metz
    2. “Hold On” – Mickey Guyton
    3. “Love Wins” – Carrie Underwood
    4. “Breathe Again” – Lauren Alaina
    5. “Big Old Shoulders” – Darius Rucker
    6. “Colorful” – Jukebox the Ghost
    7. “Play It Again” – Pigeon John
    8. “Looking Out for Me” – Adam Hambrick
    9. “People Need People” – Maddie & Tae
    10. “This Is Amazing Grace” – Phil Wickham feat. Lecrae
    11. “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” – Taylor Mosby feat. Kirk Franklin

    Audio / Maddie Marlow of Maddie & Tae was so moved by the film, Breakthrough.

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    Maddie & Tae (Breakthrough) 1 OC: …moved by it. :41
    MADDIE: “They sent us the movie Breakthrough, and they sent it to us and we watched it on our computers individually. And I got a notepad out and just wrote down things that inspired me, but I cried probably every five minutes, and so it was hard to write thoughts down ‘cause I was so moved. [TAE: “Such a good…”] Faith is a huge thing for Tae and I. We are very vocal about our faith, and just watching a movie that can invoke that much emotion and I feel like they captured the story so well and the acting was so good in the movie and I was so, so inspired and moved by it.”

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  • NEWS AND NOTES: Kacey, Lauren, Maddie & Tae, Josh and more

    Kacey Musgraves appears on the cover of the new issue of Glamour magazine on newsstands now. Check out the cover story here.

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    Lauren Alaina, Maddie & Tae and Josh Turner are among the artists performing at CMT’s Sweetest Summer Celebration presented by DQ on Sunday (March 31st) at Nashville’s Cumberland Park.

    Don’t forget to tune in to the Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday. Brothers Osborne are set to perform their latest song, “I Don’t Remember Me [Before You]” on the show.

    Lauren Alaina will perform at this year’s Nashville Meets London Music Festival July 27th.Nashville Meets London is an international entertainment brand providing opportunities and supporting the globalization of Americana and Country music. The brand’s mission is to expand on the cultural and economic exchange of music while driving more synergy between the recording and live performance industries in the United States and the United Kingdom. It takes place at Canary Wharf in London.

  • MADDIE & TAE SHARE DETAILS ABOUT THEIR NEW EP, ONE HEART TO ANOTHER, DUE APRIL 26TH.

    Platinum-selling duo Maddie & Tae have been seeding fans with tastes of new music signaling a new chapter of fearlessness and sonic maturity, leading critics like Esquire to praise them for “their finest moment yet.” The duo unveiled details today with Associated Press for their upcoming EP One Heart To Another, available April 26th on Mercury Nashville.  Featuring five tracks, predominantly co-written by Maddie & Tae’s Maddie Marlow and Taylor Dye, the highly-anticipated project represents stories of love, loss and redemption and is a snapshot of more music to come from the award-winning duo later this year. Preview the EP HERE.

     

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    “This is much more than just a new project for us. It has been our light at the end of tunnel for the past two years. It is about two best friends experiencing this highest of highs, the lowest of lows, and everything in between together. We hope our fans hear the vulnerability, heart break, strength, truth and passion we’ve poured into this. This is only the beginning,” said Marlow.

    “The journey to create this project was long, but beautiful,” added Dye. “We put our heads down and tried to be the best artists we could be. And to us that looked like writing lyrics from a very honest place and sharing them with the hopes that someone out in the world feels less alone. So here is One Heart to Another. From our hearts to yours.”

    “Ushering in the new era” (Billboard), the EP features the flirty “Friends Don’t,” the woeful heartache of “Die From A Broken Heart,” which has tallied over 23 million streams already and “Tourist In This Town,” a song Music Row praises for its “spunk, vocal verve and tempo.” The swaggering kiss-off “New Dog, Old Tricks,” a winking, hip hop-inflected anthem that marks the first outside cut Maddie & Tae has recorded and vulnerable title track “One Heart To Another,” round out the boldly honest collection, which shows “a more sophisticated side” (Associated Press).

    Maddie & Tae recently earned a Duo of the Year nomination for the upcoming 54th Academy of Country Music Awards making it their sixth career nomination from the ACM.  Tune in Sunday, April 7th for the broadcast live from Las Vegas on CBS at 8pm ET.  The duo is also gearing up to hit the road as part of Carrie Underwood’s Cry Pretty Tour 360, kicking off May 1st in Greensboro, N.C.

    One Heart To Another Track List 

    1.  Friends Don’t (Maddie Marlow, Taylor Dye, Jon Nite, Justin Ebach)
      2.  Die From A Broken Heart (Maddie Marlow, Taylor Dye, Jonathan Singleton, Deric Ruttan)
      3.  Tourist In This Town (Maddie Marlow, Taylor Dye, Barry Dean, Jimmy Robbins)
      4.  One Heart To Another (Maddie Marlow, Taylor Dye, Jonathan Singleton, Deric Ruttan)
      5.  New Dog Old Tricks (Laura Veltz, Jesse Frasure, Emily Weisband)

    Award-winning duo Maddie & Tae are drawing praise for their new music “anchored around their stellar vocal pairings and some of the tightest harmonies on Music Row (Rolling Stone). “The sound is identifiable while still representing a distinct step forward” (Billboard), giving fans a taste of what to expect from their highly-anticipated forthcoming debut on Mercury Nashville on April 26.  Maddie & Tae first broke out in 2013 with their brilliant take down of bro-country, “Girl In A Country Song,” which took Country radio by storm, skyrocketing to the top of the charts and quickly going PLATINUM. The duo became only the third female duo in 70 years to top the Country Airplay charts, also earning trophies from the Country Music Academy and Radio Disney Music Awards along with multiple ACM, CMA and CMT Award nominations. Receiving widespread praise from NPR, Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, The Washington Post, Glamour and others, country music’s hottest stars including Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice and Brad Paisley have welcomed Maddie & Tae on the road, with Carrie Underwood recently inviting the duo out as direct support on her 2019 Cry Pretty Tour 360 kicking-off in May. For additional information, visit www.maddieandtae.com.

    The two are also featured on the soundtrack for the new film, Breakthrough, with a song called “People Need People,” which they co-wrote with songwriter Jimmy Robbins. The soundtrack will be available April 5th.

    Audio / Maddie and Tae's Tae Dye talks about what kind of message they want to get across in their new music.

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    Maddie & Tae (message thru music) OC: (Tae) …love it. :26
    “I think that something Maddie and I want to say to people through our songs, especially through this new chapter of live, is that we’ve lived a lot of life in the past couple of years, but no matter what phase we go through, we always want to have that self-confidence and self-awareness to just go through any type of chapter life throws at us. We’ve had some ups and downs, but through it all we’ve just stayed ourselves and we’ve stayed true to our songwriting. And I think a lot of people are going to learn that about us, if they didn’t know it already, and hopefully love it.”

  • BREAKTHROUGH MOVIE SOUNDTRACK APRIL 5th Features Carrie Underwood, Chrissy Metz, Darius Rucker, Mickey Guyton, Phil Wickham, Lauren Alaina, and More

    The star-studded album Breakthrough, music from and inspired by the highly-anticipated motion picture, releases April 5th on Mercury Nashville. The soundtrack includes all original music and recordings from Adam Hambrick, Carrie Underwood, Chrissy Metz, Darius Rucker, Jukebox the Ghost, Lauren Alaina, Maddie & Tae, Mickey Guyton, Phil Wickham, Pigeon John, and Taylor Mosby plus special featured guests Kirk Franklin and Lecrae.

    Pre-order now HERE and immediately receive lead actor, Chrissy Metz’s “I’m Standing With You,” an original song written for the film by award-winning songwriter Diane Warren. Additional tracks featured in the movie include the inspirational hit single “Love Wins,” co-written and performed by Carrie Underwood; “Hold On,” co-written and performed by Mickey Guyton; “This is Amazing Grace,” performed by Phil Wickham featuring Lecrae; “Looking Out for Me” by Adam Hambrick and more.

     

    Breakthrough [Music From & Inspired By The Motion Picture] Track Listing:

    1. “I’m Standing With You” – Chrissy Metz
      Written by Diane Warren
    1. “Hold On” – Mickey Guyton
      Written by Mickey Guyton, Karen Kosowski, Victoria Banks
    1. “Love Wins” – Carrie Underwood
      Written by Carrie Underwood, David Garcia, Brett James
    1. “Breathe Again” – Lauren Alaina
      Written by Felicia Barton, David Hodges, Jason Weiss
    1. “Big Old Shoulders” – Darius Rucker
      Written by Allen Shamblin, Tom Douglas
    1. “Colorful” – Jukebox the Ghost
      Written by Ben Thornewill, Tommy Siegel, Jesse Kristin, Chris Wallace
    1. “Play it Again” – Pigeon John
      Written by Shane Eli Abrahams, Jonathan Pakfar, John Dust
    1. “Looking Out For Me” – Adam Hambrick
      Written by Adam Hambrick
    1. “People Need People” – Maddie & Tae
      Written by Maddie Marlow, Taylor Dye, Jimmy Robbins
    1. “This is Amazing Grace” – Phil Wickham feat. Lecrae
      Written by Phil Wickham, Josh Farro, Jeremy Riddle, Lecrae Moore
    1. “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” – Taylor Mosby feat. Kirk Franklin
      Written by Matt Crocker, Joel Houston, Salomon Ligthelm

    This soundtrack comes just ahead of Twentieth Century Fox’s April 17th release of the feature film Breakthrough. The movie, starring Chrissy Metz, Josh Lucas, Topher Grace, Mike Colter Marcel Ruiz, Sam Trammell, and Dennis Haysbert, is based on the inspirational true story of one mother’s unfaltering love and faith in the face of impossible odds.

    ABOUT BREAKTHROUGH
    BREAKTHROUGH is based on the inspirational true story of one mother’s unfaltering love in the face of impossible odds. When Joyce Smith’s adopted son John falls through an icy Missouri lake, all hope seems lost. But as John lies lifeless, Joyce refuses to give up. Her steadfast belief inspires those around her to continue to pray for John’s recovery, even in the face of every case history and scientific prediction. From producer DeVon Franklin (Miracles from Heaven) and adapted for the screen by Grant Nieporte (Seven Pounds) from Joyce Smith’s own book, BREAKTHROUGH, directed by Roxann Dawson, is an enthralling reminder that faith and love can create a mountain of hope, and sometimes even a miracle.

     

  • MADDIE & TAE “FRIENDS DON’T” :30, :60, :90 VIGNETTES.

    We’ve put together :30, :60, :90 vignettes for ACM nominated duo Maddie & Tae’s “Friends Don’t.”

     

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  • ACM AWARDS NOMINATIONS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED, AND CHRIS STAPLETON IS LEADING THE LIST.

    The nominations for this year’s ACM Awards have been announced and the reigning Male Artist of the Year Chris Stapleton leads the list (ties with Dan + Shay) with six nods, including Entertainer of the Year. He is also nominated twice, as both artist and producer, for Album of the Year for From A Room: Volume 2, which he won last year for From A Room: Volume 1. Plus, he’s nominated for Song of the Year twice, as both artist and songwriter, for “Broken Halos.” He’s also up for Male Artist of the Year. He’s won numerous awards over the past few years, and while he’s grateful for every single trophy he takes home, he has a special affinity for the Album categories.

    “They are all significant and if you get one award for anything it’s a treat. But any of the awards that awarded the album, the album awards, because I really wanted to make an album that was good,” says Chris. “I wanted that to be a thing, again, more than I wanted it to be, ‘Well here’s the single and eight other songs.’ So, the album awards for me were important in that we did our job in a good way, you know. Just I have such an affinity for albums that I don’t know if I want those more or if they mean more, but they are all meaningful.”

    Kacey Musgraves earned five nominations in three categories, including a nod for Female Artist of the Year. Additionally, she is nominated in the Album of the Year Category twice, as both artist and producer, for Golden Hour, as well as in the Song of the Year category twice, as both artist and songwriter, for “Space Cowboy.” Kacey, who took home four Grammy Awards a couple of weeks ago, most recently won an ACM in 2016 in the Video of the Year category for “Forever Country” and previously won in the Album of the Year category in 2013 for Same Trailer Different Park.

    Dierks Bentley received four nominations, including his fourth nod for Album of the Year for The Mountain. Dierks is also nominated for “Burning Man” (featuring Brothers Osborne) in both the Music Event of the Year category and Video of the Year category. He is also nominated for Male Artist of the Year. If he were to win for Video of the Year this year, it would mark his third win in this category.

    Reigning Duo of the Year and Video of the Year winners, Brothers Osborne earned four nominations in three categories, including a nod for Duo of the Year. They are also nominated for Music Event of the Year for “Burning Man” with Dierks Bentley. Additionally, Brothers Osborne are nominated twice in the Video of the Year category for songs “Shoot Me Straight” and “Burning Man.” The guys tweeted, “Unreal. Beyond grateful. Love y’all.”

     

    Luke Bryan has won a handful of ACM Awards over his career, including the New Artist of the Year Award in 2010 and following it up with two Entertainer Awards just a few years later. He tell us he is honored to be included in both the Entertainer and the Single of the Year categories. “The opportunity to go to the ACMs with two nominations – Entertainer of the Year and Single of the Year – is just a huge honor for me. When I was able to record ‘Most People Are Good,’ I just felt like it was a really, really important song for the world to hear, an important song for me to have in my live show and to put out on radio, and to have it nominated is so rewarding for me and I’m so happy for the songwriters. And also, to have an Entertainer of the Year nomination is a huge honor for me. It’s something that I really, really work hard at every year to try to be a better Entertainer, a better singer and a better performer.”

     

    Keith Urban has a pair of nominations at this year’s ACM Awards, including Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year. Keith picked up the CMA Award for Entertainer of the Year in November and says he is absolutely elated.”

    Maddie & Tae are looking forward to being in Vegas for this year’s ACM Awards where they’re nominated for Duo of the Year.

    Jordan Davis, who was the most played new artist of 2018, is up for New Male Artist of the Year.

    The 54th Annual ACM Awards, hosted by Reba McEntire, will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas April 7th at 8pm ET on CBS.

    Entertainer of the Year
    Jason Aldean
    Luke Bryan
    Kenny Chesney
    Chris Stapleton
    Keith Urban

    Album of the Year
    Dan + Shay — Dan + Shay
    Desperate Man — Eric Church
    From A Room: Volume 2 — Chris Stapleton
    Golden Hour — Kacey Musgraves
    The Mountain — Dierks Bentley 

    Single of the Year
    “Down to the Honky Tonk” — Jake Owen
    “Heaven” — Kane Brown
    “Meant to Be” — Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line
    “Most People Are Good” — Luke Bryan
    “Tequila” — Dan + Shay

    Female Artist of the Year
    Miranda Lambert
    Ashley McBryde
    Maren Morris
    Kacey Musgraves
    Carrie Underwood

    Male Artist of the Year
    Dierks Bentley
    Luke Combs
    Thomas Rhett
    Chris Stapleton
    Keith Urban

    Group of the Year
    Lady Antebellum
    LANCO
    Little Big Town
    Midland
    Old Dominion

    Duo of the Year
    Brothers Osborne
    Dan + Shay
    Florida Georgia Line
    LOCASH
    Maddie & Tae

     Song of the Year
    “Break Up in the End” (Cole Swindell) — Jessie Jo Dillon, Chase McGill, Jon Nite
    “Broken Halos” (Chris Stapleton) — Mike Henderson, Chris Stapleton
    “Meant to Be” (Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line) — David Garcia, Tyler Hubbard, Joshua Miller, Bebe Rexha
    “Space Cowboy” (Kacey Musgraves) — Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves
    “Tequila” (Dan + Shay) — Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers
    “Yours” (Russell Dickson) — Casey Brown, Russell Dickerson, Parker Welling

    Video of the Year
    “Babe” — Sugarland featuring Taylor Swift
    “Burn Out” — Midland
    “Burning Man” — Dierks Bentley featuring Brothers Osborne
    “Drunk Girl” — Chris Janson
    “Shoot Me Straight” — Brothers Osborne
    “Tequila” — Dan + Shay

    Music Event of the Year
    “Burning Man” — Dierks Bentley featuring Brothers Osborne
    “Drowns the Whiskey” — Jason Aldean featuring Miranda Lambert
    “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” — David Lee Murphy featuring Kenny Chesney
    “Keeping Score” — Dan + Shay featuring Kelly Clarkson
    “Meant to Be” — Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line

    New Female Artist of the Year
    Danielle Bradbery
    Lindsay Ell
    Ashley McBryde
    Carly Pearce

    New Male Artist of the Year
    Jimmie Allen
    Luke Combs
    Jordan Davis
    Michael Ray
    Mitchell Tenpenny

    New Duo or Group of the Year
    High Valley
    LANCO
    Runaway June

    Songwriter of the Year
    Ross Copperman
    Ashley Gorley
    Shane McAnally
    Chase McGill
    Josh Osborne

    Audio / Chris Stapleton is going into this year's ACM Awards with six nominations, but one probably means the most to him.

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    Chris Stapleton (affinity for albums) OC: …any one of them. :45
    “They are all significant and if you get one award for anything it’s a treat. But any of the awards that awarded the album, the album awards, because I really wanted to make an album that was good. I wanted it, I wanted that to be a thing, again, more than I wanted it to be, ‘Well here’s the single and eight other songs.’ So, the album awards for me were important in that we did our job in a good way, you know. Just I have such an affinity for albums that I don’t know if I want those more or if they mean more, but they are all meaningful. They are all are things that one of them would feel like a career. One of them. Any one of them.”

    Audio / Dierks Bentley talks about his ACM nominations for Male and Album, but he's also nominated for two other awards.

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    Dierks Bentley (ACMs 2019) OC: …of it. :26
    “It’s like, ‘Wow!’ I look at that list of artists and there’s Luke Combs is probably gonna be a staple on there now, and Thomas Rhett’s gonna be in there every year and it’s gonna be harder, there’s less space. There’s only five guys in there, and to be one of those I think I appreciate it now more than ever. The album, obviously, is like the biggest nomination ever to get for anything. It’s one of the tangible results that you get to physically see from like putting time in the whole, the year and a half that goes into making that. I was very appreciative of it.”

    Audio / Luke Bryan, who is poised to enter the top of the country charts with “What Makes You Country,” is humbled by his two ACM nominations this year for Entertainer and for Single of the Year for “Most People Are Good.”

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    Luke Bryan (ACM 2019 reaction) OC: …the ACMs. 1:05
    “The opportunity to go to the ACMs with two nominations – Entertainer of the Year and Single of the Year – is just a huge honor for me. When I was able to record ‘Most People Are Good,’ I just felt like it was a really, really important song for the world to hear, an important song for me to have in my live show and to put out on radio, and to have it nominated is so rewarding for me and I’m so happy for the songwriters. And also, to have an Entertainer of the Year nomination is a huge honor for me. It’s something that I really, really work hard at every year to try to be a better Entertainer, a better singer and a better performer. Nothing is better than going to the ACMs in Vegas, having a couple of nominations and just being out there and enjoying the party and being in the room and seeing what happens. I’m humbled by it, and it’s gonna be exciting the night of the ACMs.”