Miranda Lambert Continues Record-Breaking ACM Awards Streak

Lambert is the most-nominated artist in ACM Awards history.


Lauren Jo Black

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February 26, 2021


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Miranda Lambert is the queen of the Academy of Country Music Awards! 

On Friday morning (Feb. 26), the superstar raked in five nominations for the upcoming 56th ACM Awards. Her massive hit “Bluebird” scored nominations for Single of the Year, Video of the Year and Song of the Year. The superstar also received an additional nomination for “Bluebird” as a songwriter alongside Luke Dick and Natalie Hemby.


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The Texas native is also up for Female Artist of the Year. This marks her 15th nomination in the category in which she has won a total of nine times. 

With the additional five nominations, Lambert continues her reign as the most nominated female artist in Academy history with 68 lifetime nominations.

The superstar took to social media on Friday after the nominations were revealed to share her gratitude, writing, “Thank you for the love.” 

The 2021 ACM Awards will return to Music City, broadcasting live from three iconic venues including the Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe.

The star-studded event will air on Wednesday, April 18 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on CBS Television Network and will be streamed live and on-demand on Paramount+ and CBS All Access.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.