Gwen Stefani And John Legend Just Got Their FIRST ACM Award Noms
Gwen Stefani and John Legend just earned some serious country music cred, as they were both nominated for their first ACM Awards. The Voice coaches had some great collaborations last year.
Other talent show stars, like Gabby Barrett and Blake Shelton, were also nominated at the 2021 awards. Read on to find out what categories Gwen and John were nominated in.
Gwen Stefani And John Legend Nominated For ACM Awards
According to Entertainment Tonight, Gwen Stefani was nominated in the Music Event of the Year category. Gwen is nominated for her duet with fiancé Blake Shelton, “Nobody But You.” The category also features fellow first-time nominee Pink, for “One Too Many” with Keith Urban.
Other nominees in the category include Thomas Rhett’s “Be A Light,” featuring Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott, Chris Tomlin, and Keith Urban; Luke Combs’ “Does To Me,” featuring Eric Church; Carly Pearce and Lee Brice’s “I Hope You’re Happy Now;” and HARDY’s “One Beer,” featuring Lauren Alaina & Devin Dawson.
John Legend, meanwhile, was nominated in the Video of the Year category, for his collaboration with American Idol winner Carrie Underwood on “Hallelujah.” The song appeared on Carrie’s Christmas album, My Gift.
John and Carrie are up against Maren Morris for “Better Than We Found It,” Miranda Lambert for “Bluebird,” Dierks Bentley for “Gone,” and Kane Brown for “Worldwide Beautiful.”
What Other Talent Show Stars Are Nominated?
In addition to The Voice stars Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton, and John Legend, American Idol finalist Gabby Barrett also earned an ACM Award nomination for New Female Artist of the Year. Her single “I Hope” took off last year, proving you don’t have to win to become a star.
Idol judge Luke Bryan, meanwhile, earned a nomination himself. Luke’s album Born Here Live Here Die Here is nominated for Album of the Year. “Thank you so much. Is it too early for #OneMargarita?” Luke tweeted in response to the nod, referencing his song.
According to ET, the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards will air Sunday, April 18 at 8/7c on CBS. It will be broadcast live from the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, as well as Ryman Auditorium and the Bluebird Cafe.