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The 56th annual ACM Award Nominees for 2021

Airing Sunday, April 18, 2021 on CBS

56th annual ACM Awards nominees

Entertainer of the Year

  • Luke Bryan
  • Eric Church
  • Luke Combs
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Chris Stapleton

Female Artist of the Year

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Ashley McBryde
  • Maren Morris
  • Carly Pearce

Male Artist of the Year 

  • Dierks Bentley
  • Eric Church
  • Luke Combs
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Chris Stapleton

Duo of the Year

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

Group of the Year

  • Lady A
  • Little Big Town
  • Old Dominion
  • The Cadillac Three
  • The Highwomen

New Female Artist of the Year

  • Ingrid Andress
  • Tenille Arts
  • Gabby Barrett
  • Mickey Guyton
  • Caylee Hammack

New Male Artist of the Year

  • Jimmie Allen
  • Travis Denning
  • HARDY
  • Cody Johnson
  • Parker McCollum

Album of the Year [Awarded to artist(s), producer(s), record company–label(s)]

  • Born Here Live Here Die Here – Luke Bryan
    • Producers: Jeff Stevens, Jody Stevens
    • Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville
  • Mixtape Vol. 1 – Kane Brown
    • Producers: Andrew Goldstein, Charlie Handsome, Dann Huff, Lindsay Rimes
    • Record Label: RCA Nashville
  • Never Will – Ashley McBryde
    • Producer: Jay Joyce
    • Record Label: Warner Music Nashville
  • Skeletons – Brothers Osborne
    • Producer: Jay Joyce
    • Record Label: EMI Records Nashville
  • Starting Over – Chris Stapleton
    • Producers: Chris Stapleton, Dave Cobb
    • Record Label: Mercury Nashville
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