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ACM Reveals 2016 Song of the Year Nominees

Along with those up for the Songwriter of the Year prize.

The nominees for ACM Song of the Year and Songwriter of the Year were announced Thursday (Feb. 18), rounding out a field of nominees first revealed by Dierks Bentley on Feb. 1.

Chris Stapleton builds on an already-remarkable year, earning two more nods (as an artist and songwriter) to bring his ACM Awards total to seven. He’s joined in the Song of the Year category by Cam, Keith Urban and Eric Church, Little Big Town and Eric Paslay.

The Song of the Year award will be presented live during the ACM telecast, while the Songwriter of the Year winner will be announced before the show.

Song of the Year Nominees

(Awarded to songwriters, publishers and artists)

  • “Burning House” - Cam
    Songwriters: Jeffrey Bhasker, Tyler Johnson, Cam
  • “Girl Crush” - Little Big Town
    Songwriters: Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, Liz Rose
  • “Nobody to Blame” - Chris Stapleton
    Songwriters: Chris Stapleton, Barry Bales, Ronnie Bowman
  • “Raise ’Em Up” - Keith Urban featuring Eric Church
    Songwriters: Tom Douglas, Jaren Johnston, Jeffrey Steele
  • “She Don’t Love You” - Eric Paslay
    Songwriters: Eric Paslay, Jennifer Wayne

Songwriter of the Year Nominees

  • Rodney Clawson
  • Ross Copperman
  • Ashley Gorley
  • Shane McAnally
  • Josh Osborne

The 51st ACM Awards air live on CBS April 3 at 8 p.m. ET.


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