The 58th Academy of Country Music Awards nominees were announced Thursday morning, with Hardy picking up seven total.

Most of them are songwriting credits, including Morgan Wallen’s hit “Sand In My Boots.”

As an aside, Thomas Rhett apparently was a co-writer on Cole Swindell’s “She Had me At Heads Carolina” and that makes complete sense. I can totally hear that as a Thomas Rhett song, now.

Hardy also picked up Visual Media and Music Event nominations with Lainey Wilson for “Wait In The Truck.” Wilson ended up with six total nominations, including Female Performer of the Year and Album of the Year.

The 58th ACM Awards will be held at The Star in Frisco, Texas, and, for the second straight year, will be streamed on Amazon Prime Video. Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks are slated to host.

Full list is as follows:


  • 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

Bass Player

  • Mark Hill
  • Tony Lucido
  • Steve Mackey
  • Lex Price
  • Craig Young


  • Fred Eltringham
  • Miles McPherson
  • Jerry Roe
  • Aaron Sterling
  • Nir Z

Acoustic Guitar

  • Tim Galloway
  • Todd Lombardo
  • Danny Rader
  • Bryan Sutton
  • Ilya Toshinsky


  • Jim “Moose” Brown
  • Dave Cohen
  • Charles Judge
  • Billy Justineau
  • Alex Wright

Specialty Instrument

  • Dan Dugmore
  • Stuart Duncan
  • Jenee Fleenor
  • Josh Matheny
  • Justin Schipper

Electric Guitar

  • Kris Donegan
  • Kenny Greenberg
  • Rob McNelley
  • Sol Philcox-Littlefield
  • Derek Wells

Audio Engineer

  • Drew Bollman
  • Josh Ditty
  • Gena Johnson
  • Justin Niebank
  • F. Reid Shippen


  • Buddy Cannon
  • Luke Dick
  • Jay Joyce
  • Joey Moi
  • Jon Randall
  • Derek Wells

Casino – Theater

  • Deadwood Mountain Grand; Deadwood, SD
  • Golden Nugget; Lake Charles, LA
  • Resorts World Theatre At Resorts World Las Vegas; Las Vegas, NV
  • Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino; Hollywood, FL
  • Soaring Eagle; Mount Pleasant, MI

Casino – Arena

  • Fallsview Casino Resort; Niagara Falls, ON
  • Harrah’s; Council Bluffs, IA
  • Harveys Lake Tahoe; Stateline, NV
  • Mystic Lake Casino Showroom; Prior Lake, MN
  • Northern Quest Resort & Casino; Airway Heights, WA
  • Turning Stone Resort Casino; Verona, NY


  • C2C: Country To Country; UK
  • Carolina Country Music Fest; Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Country Concert; Fort Loramie, OH
  • Country Fest; Cadott, WI
  • Country Thunder; Bristol, TN
  • Stagecoach Festival; Indio, CA


  • Auburn Rodeo; Opelika, AL
  • Cheyenne Frontier Days; Cheyenne, WY
  • Florida Strawberry Festival; Plant City, FL
  • Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo; Houston
  • Iowa State Fair; Des Moines, IA


  • Billy Bob’s Texas; Fort Worth, TX
  • Coyote Joe’s; Charlotte, NC
  • Grizzly Rose; Denver
  • Gruene Hall; New Braunfels, TX
  • Joe’s On Weed St.; Chicago


  • Crystal Grand Music Theatre; Wisconsin Dells, WI
  • Florida Theatre; Jacksonville, FL
  • Grand Ole Opry House; Nashville
  • Orpheum Theater; Omaha, NE
  • Stiefel Theatre; Salina, KS


  • Bank Of NH Pavillion; Gilford, NH
  • FirstBank Amphitheater; Franklin, TN
  • Greek Theatre; Los Angeles
  • Santa Barbara Bowl; Santa Barbara, CA
  • St. Augustine Amphitheatre; St. Augustine, FL
  • The Wharf Amphitheater; Orange Beach, AL


  • Denny Sanford Premier Center; Sioux Falls, SD
  • Dickies Arena; Fort Worth, TX
  • Hertz Arena; Estero, FL
  • Moody Center; Austin, TX
  • Simmons Bank Arena; Little Rock, AR
  • Thompson-Boling Arena; Knoxville, TN

Don Romeo Talent Buyer

  • Ron Pateras
  • Pat Powelson
  • Michelle Romeo
  • Stacy Vee
  • Troy Vollhoffer


  • Patrick McDill
  • Aaron Spalding
  • Ed Warm
  • Adam Weiser
  • Jay Wilson