The Academy of Country Music announced this morning that award-winning creative powerhouse, Shane McAnally, is nominated for three categories at the 2017 ACM Awards for Song of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year.
The critically acclaimed songwriter, producer and newly appointed label co-president is a 12-time ACM nominee, and has earned awards in the Songwriter of the Year and Album of the Year categories previously.
“It means the world to me to be recognized by the ACM’s, especially in these three categories,” said McAnally. “I will never forget the honesty in the room the day we wrote ‘Vice’. Songwriters live for days like those, and I thank Miranda for being so vulnerable and allowing Josh and I to be a part of it. Producing ‘Forever Country’ was one of the great highlights of my career, working with country music icons past and present was the culmination of all of my childhood dreams coming true. Lastly, being nominated for Songwriter of the Year, alongside my dear friends, is truly the ultimate honor.”
McAnally is nominated for Song of the Year for “Vice,” written by McAnally, Josh Osborne and Miranda Lambert, who recorded the song, and Vocal Event of the Year for “Forever Country” which he conceptualized and produced for the celebration of the CMA’s 50th anniversary, combining three iconic country anthems sung by 30 of Country Music brightest stars. He is also nominated for Songwriter of the Year, which he has been recognized for previously, taking home the award in 2013.
View all of the nominees and our predictions for the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards here.