The nominees for the final two 2016 ACM Awards categories were revealed earlier this week.
On Feb. 18, the Academy of Country Music revealed their picks for Song of the Year and Songwriter of the Year. Chris Stapleton earned nods in both categories as an artist and songwriter, bringing his impressive total of nominations to seven.
This year’s Songwriter of the Year category includes Shane McAnally, who won in 2013 for his work on Kacey Musgraves‘ Same Trailer Different Park, and Josh Osborne, who co-wrote five tracks from Sam Hunt‘s breakthrough album, Montevallo.
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