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Chris Young leads Academy of Country Music nods

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Chris Young combined his skills as an artist and a producer to earn seven nominations at the Academy of Country Music Awards, including album of the year and single of the year.

The show’s co-hosts Jimmie Allen and Gabby Barrett announced the nominations on Thursday. Allen and Barrett will share hosting duties with country superstar Dolly Parton during the show being livestreamed on Prime

Video from Las Vegas on March 7. Young shares three of those nominations with his collaborator Kane Brown for their hit song “Famous

Miranda Lambert earned five

nominations, including entertainer of the year, and is now tied with Reba McEntire for her 16th female artist of the year nomination. First-time nominee Walker Hayes also received five nominations, due to his viral Applebee’s themed song

“Fancy Like,” up for single of the year. Chris Stapleton, a five-time nominee, is up for entertainer of the year, alongside Lambert, Eric Church, Luke Combs and

Carrie Underwood.
Album of the year nominees include

Carly Pearce, Thomas Rhett, Morgan Wallen, Young, Lambert, Jack Ingram and Jon Randall.

Co-hosts Allen and Barrett also earned nominations for male and female artist of the year, respectively.

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