The Academy of Country Music Awards: Album of the Year

The Academy of Country Music Awards are upon us and we’ve got the lowdown on who’s nominated for Album of the Year.

Introduction

Album of the Year is an award presented at the Academy of Country Music Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1960 and originally called the Country & Western Music Awards. The Academy’s rules require that Album of the Year nominees have been released within the eligibility period, which runs from January 1 to December 31 of the previous year. An album must have at least six songs and a total running time of at least 30 minutes to be eligible for this award; compilations are not eligible.

To be eligible for Album of the Year, an album must have been released within the eligibility period, which runs from January 1 to December 31 of the previous year. An album must have at least six songs and a total running time of at least 30 minutes to be eligible for this award; compilations are not eligible.

The first Album of the Year winner was Hank Williams for his 1959 album, “The Grand Ole Opry House.” The most recent winner is Chris Stapleton for his 2015 album, “Traveller.”

Album of the Year

The Academy of Country Music Awards: Album of the Year is an award given to the best album of the year in the country music genre. It was first awarded in 1966 and has been given out annually since then. This year’s nominees are:

“Broken Halos” by Chris Stapleton

Broken Halos is the sixth studio album by American singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton, released on November 17, 2017 through Mercury Nashville Records. The album includes the singles “Broken Halos”, “Last Thing I Needed, First Thing This Morning”, and “Millionaire”. It was produced by Dave Cobb and Stapleton, with the exception of one track that was produced by Mike Fisher. The album received critical acclaim and won several awards, including Album of the Year at the 61st Grammy Awards and Album of the Year at the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards.

“From A Room: Volume 1” by Chris Stapleton

Chris Stapleton went from being an unknown songwriter to a superstar in his own right thanks to his raw and authentic brand of country music. His heartfelt lyrics and soulful voice have resonated with fans and critics alike, and “From A Room: Volume 1” is a perfect example of why he is one of the hottest artists in music today. This album is a collection of songs that were recorded live in the studio, and it captures the magic of Stapleton’s live performances. The album was nominated for four Grammy Awards, but it took home the top prize of Album of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards.

“Life Changes” by Thomas Rhett

“Life Changes” is the third studio album by American country music singer Thomas Rhett. It was released on September 8, 2017, by Valory Music Group. The album received positive reviews from critics and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, making it Rhett’s first album to top the chart. It also topped the US Country chart and peaked at number two on the Canadian Albums Chart. The album was nominated for Album of the Year at the 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards.

“The Breaker” by Little Big Town

On Sunday (April 8), Little Big Town won the Academy of Country Music Award for Album of the Year, making them the first group to ever take home the top honor twice.

The Breaker is the fourth studio album by American country music group Little Big Town. It was released on February 24, 2017, by Capitol Records Nashville. The album’s lead single, “Better Man”, was released to radio on September 12, 2016 and reached number one on the Country Airplay chart in February 2017.

“The Breaker” was produced by Jay Joyce and is a follow-up to the group’s 2014 album Painkiller. It features thirteen tracks, including three co-written by singer-songwriter Ashley McBryde. The album peaked at number two on both the Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums charts.

At the 52nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, The Breaker was nominated for Album of the Year and received critical acclaim from music critics.

“Windy City” by Alison Krauss

Alison Krauss’ “Windy City” has been named the Academy of Country Music’s Album of the Year. This is the first time in the history of the award that a bluegrass album has won the top prize.

Krauss’ album beat out three other nominees: Miranda Lambert’s “The Weight of These Wings,” Keith Urban’s “Ripcord” and Chris Stapleton’s “From A Room: Volume 1.”

“Windy City” was released in February 2017 and debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. It features 10 covers of classic country songs, including hits by Merle Haggard, Vince Gill and John Prine.

Conclusion

The Academy of Country Music Awards: Album of the Year is one of the most coveted awards in country music. The award goes to the artist with the best album of the year, as chosen by a panel of music industry experts. This year’s nominees are:

-Kacey Musgraves, “Golden Hour”
-Keith Urban, “Graffiti U”
-Chris Stapleton, “From A Room: Volume 2”
-Eric Church, “Desperate Man”
– Miranda Lambert, “The Weight of These Wings”

The Academy of Country Music Awards: Album of the Year is a prestigious award that has been won by some of the biggest names in country music. This year’s nominees are all deserving artists who have released albums that are truly exceptional. It will be exciting to see who takes home the award on April 7th.

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