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.