Chris Stapleton and Dan +Shay rose as the best chosen people as the contenders for the 2019 Academy of Country Music Awards were reported Wednesday, with six gestures each. Kacey Musgraves pursued firmly behind with five, and Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Florida Georgia Line and Bebe Rexha all asserted four selections each.
The ACMs broadcast happens on CBS April 7, communicate live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Reba McEntire, an incessant co-host of the show, will assume control as solo host out of the blue this year. The vocalist took to “CBS This Morning” Wednesday to divulge a few of the best classifications.
In spite of Musgraves having gotten assignments in key classifications like collection of the year and melody of the year, the honor for performer of the year keeps on being winnowed from an all-male field, as has been basic for both the ACMs and the adversary CMA Awards generally years. The contenders for that top prize in 2019 are Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Chris Stapleton and Keith Urban. Four of those five specialists were just designated in one other class each (Stapleton being the exemption).
For collection of the year, Musgraves’ duplicate Grammy winning “Brilliant Hour” faces a field that incorporates Dan + Shay’s self-titled collection, Eric Church’s “Edgy Man,” Stapleton’s “From A Room: Volume 2” and Bentley’s “The Mountain.”
One of the greatest hybrid tunes of the year, Florida Georgia Line and Rexha’s “Intended to Be,” is up for both single and tune of the year, as is Dan + Shay’s “Tequila.” Other passages for single of the year incorporate Kane Brown’s “Paradise,” Jake Owen’s “Down to the Honky Tonk” and Bryan’s “The vast majority are Good.” Song of the year has Musgrave’s “Space Cowboy,” Cole Swindell’s “Separate at last,” Stapleton’s “Broken Halos” and Russell Dickerson’s “Yours” finishing the field.
The ACMs are not normal for most entertainment ceremonies in that they once in a while offer numerous selections or grants to a solitary individual on a solitary venture, if that individual satisfied more than one qualified obligation — state, as both craftsman and maker, or both craftsman and musician. Confusingly, maybe, that is one reason Musgraves has five designations despite the fact that she’s just up in three classes (since she’s a co-maker on her named collection and co-author on an assigned melody), or why Dan Smyers of Dan + Shay has an astounding 10 selections as an individual (since he co-composed and co-delivered the majority of the pair’s work just as taking an interest as craftsman).
Fundamentally hailed newcomer Ashley McBryde is the unexpected contestant in the female craftsman of the year class, where she’s facing Musgraves, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris and Carrie Underwood. The chosen people for male craftsman of the year are Bentley, Stapleton, Urban, Luke Combs and Thomas Rhett.
Pair and gathering of the year are independent classifications at the ACMs. In the previous division, Dan + Shay is facing Brothers Osborne, Florida Georgia Line, LOCASH and Maddie and Tae. The gathering classification sets Little Big Town against Lady Antebellum, LANCO, Midland and Old Dominion.
The ACMs are additionally novel in having three separate divisions for best new male craftsman, female craftsman and gathering. For female newcomer, McBryde is facing Danielle Bradbury, Lindsay Ell and Carly Pearce. Best new male craftsman is between Combs, Jimmie Allen, Jordan Davis, Michael Ray and Mitchell Tenpenny (with the six chosen people there showing a tie). Best new team or gathering has just three passages, with High Valley, LANCO and Runaway June.
Among the unexpected shut-outs or close shut-outs, Kelsea Ballerini neglected to arrive any assignments, and Kane Brown, who is among the best breakouts of the most recent two years, if not the greatest, got just a single. Rhett, Church and Underwood, three of the greatest built up stars in the class, likewise landed only one each.