It’s that time of year again!
Back in Feb., the Academy of Country Music Awards announced the nominees for its 57th annual award show, with Jimmie Allen and Gabby Barrett co-hosting alongside the legend herself, Dolly Parton.
Chris Young leads the pack with seven total nominations—three of which are for his hit single “Famous Friends” with Kane Brown—while Miranda Lambert‘s 16th nod ties her with Reba McEntire‘s record for most Female Artist of the Year nominations. Plus, Blake Lively scored two noms for directingAnd producing Taylor SwiftMusic video for “I Bet You Think About Me” by. The brother of the superstar. Austin Swift, also received his first nod as one of the video’s producers.
It’s obvious that the world is a completely different place from 1968 when the ACM started giving out hats. Looking back even to 2009, the country music community has come a long way. In 2009, however, the country music community was still a far cry from its earlier days. Carrie Underwood had taken home the ACM’s biggest prize of Entertainer of the Year to secure country music’s prestigious Triple-Crown Award.