HARDY, Lainey Wilson Top 2023 ACM Nominations; See the Full List

Nominees for the 2023 ACM Awards were announced on Thursday (April 13th) with HARDY and Lainey Wilson leading the nominees.

HARDY scored seven nominations this year, including Song of the Year and Artist-Songwriter of the Year.  He shares three of those nominations with Lainey Wilson for their collaboration, “wait in the truck.”   He is also nominated for Song of the Year as a co-writer on Morgan Wallen’s “Sand In My Boots.”

Lainey Wilson follows with six nods, the most for a female artist this year, including Female Artist of the Year and Album of the Year.

Morgan Wallen scored his first Entertainer of the Year nomination, along with Male Vocalist, Song of the Year and Artist-Songwriter.

Miranda Lambert received her 17th for Female Artist of the Year, surpassing Reba McEntire’s previous record of 16 nominations in the category.

Luke Combs and Cole Swindell each earned five nominations.

Kane Brown’s duet with wife Kaitlin, Thank God, earned the couple three nominations for Single of the Year, Music Event of the Year, and Visual Media of the Year.  Brown also scored a coveted nod for Entertainer of the Year alongside Jason Aldean, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert.

The 58th ACM Awards, hosted by Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks, will stream live exclusively on Amazon Prime on May 11.


  • Jason Aldean

  • Kane Brown

  • Luke Combs

  • Miranda Lambert

  • Chris Stapleton

  • Carrie Underwood

  • Morgan Wallen


  • Kelsea Ballerini

  • Miranda Lambert

  • Ashley McBryde

  • Carly Pearce

  • Lainey Wilson


  • Kane Brown

  • Luke Combs

  • Jordan Davis

  • Chris Stapleton

  • Morgan Wallen


  • Brooks & Dunn

  • Brothers Osborne

  • Dan + Shay

  • Maddie & Tae

  • The War And Treaty


  • Lady A

  • Little Big Town

  • Midland

  • Old Dominion

  • Zac Brown Band

New Female

  • Priscilla Block

  • Megan Moroney

  • Caitlyn Smith

  • Morgan Wade

  • Hailey Whitters

New Male

  • Zach Bryan

  • Jackson Dean

  • Ernest

  • Dylan Scott

  • Nate Smith

  • Bailey Zimmerman


  • Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville, Ashley McBryde

  • Bell Bottom Country, Lainey Wilson

  • Growin’ Up, Luke Combs

  • Mr. Saturday Night, Jon Pardi

  • Palomino, Miranda Lambert


  • “Heart Like A Truck,” Lainey Wilson

  • “Never Wanted To Be That Girl,” Carly Pearce & Ashley McBryde

  • “She Had Me At Heads Carolina,” Cole Swindell

  • “Thank God,” Kane Brown w/Katelyn Brown

  • “‘Til You Can’t,” Cody Johnson


  • “Sand In My Boots,” Ashley Gorley, Josh Osborne, Michael Hardy

  • “She Had Me At Heads Carolina,” Ashley Gorley, Cole Swindell, Jesse Frasure, Mark D. Sanders, Thomas Rhett, Tim Nichols

  • “‘Til You Can’t,” Ben Stennis, Matt Rogers

  • “Wait In The Truck,” Hunter Phelps, Jordan Schmidt, Michael Hardy, Renee Blair

  • “You Should Probably Leave,” Ashley Gorley, Chris DuBois, Chris Stapleton

Visual Media

  • “Heartfirst,” Kelsea Ballerini

  • “She Had Me At Heads Carolina,” Cole Swindell

  • “Thank God,” Kane Brown w/Katelyn Brown

  • “‘Til You Can’t,” Cody Johnson

  • “Wait In The Truck,” Hardy f/Lainey Wilson

  • “What He Didn’t Do,” Carly Pearce

Music Event

  • “At The End Of A Bar,” Chris Young w/Mitchell Tenpenny

  • “She Had Me At Heads Carolina [Remix],” Cole Swindell & Jo Dee Messina

  • “Thank God,” Kane Brown w/Katelyn Brown

  • “Thinking ‘Bout You,” Dustin Lynch f/MacKenzie Porter

  • “Wait In The Truck,” Hardy f/Lainey Wilson


  • Nicolle Galyon

  • Ashley Gorley

  • Chase McGill

  • Josh Osborne

  • Hunter Phelps


  • Luke Combs

  • Ernest

  • Hardy

  • Miranda Lambert

  • Morgan Wallen