Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 17 February 2017
UMPG Nashville artists and writers have swept the Academy of Country Music Awards nominations. With seven nominations in five categories, Keith Urban leads the ACM nominees. It’s Urban's seventh for Entertainer of the Year and 10th for Male Vocalist. In the Album of the Year category, he’s nominated twice — both as an artist and producer for Ripcord. He’s also received other nominations (both as an artist and producer) for Single Record of the Year for “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” as well as Song of the Year. Other UMPG ACM nominations went to Lori McKenna (Song of the Year for “Humble & Kind”), Luke Laird (Songwriter of the Year), Kane Brown (New Male Vocalist), Bill Satcher of A Thousand Horses (Best New Duo or Group), and Dean Dillon (Song of the Year for “Tennessee Whiskey").