As we prepare for the ACM Awards, we take a moment to honor some legendary performers who surprisingly missed winning an ACM in their respective categories.

It truly is an honor to land a nomination, considering the hundreds of people who make music for a living. With only 5 spots, and only 1 winner, sometimes our favorites get overlooked or lost in the shuffle.  Here we take a moment to honor a few headline performers who were at the top of their game and deserve recognition for being nominated, even though they didn’t take home the trophy.

Artists who peaked before 1965 did not have a chance to be nominated, as the Academy of Country Music formed in 1965.

 

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As we prepare for the ACM Awards, we take a moment to honor some legendary performers who surprisingly missed winning an ACM in their respective categories.

It truly is an honor to land a nomination, considering the hundreds of people who make music for a living. With only 5 spots, and only 1 winner, sometimes our favorites get overlooked or lost in the shuffle.  Here we take a moment to honor a few headline performers who were at the top of their game and deserve recognition for being nominated, even though they didn’t take home the trophy.

Artists who peaked before 1965 did not have a chance to be nominated, as the Academy of Country Music formed in 1965.

Nominated BUT never won the ACM Female Vocalist of the Year

Tanya Tucker Nominated 1975, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993

Anne Murray Nominated 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1984, 1985

Dottie West Nominated 1982

Emmylou Harris Nominated 1976, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1984

Lorrie Morgan Nominated 1991, 1992

Shania Twain Nominated 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003

LeAnn Rimes Nominated 1996, 1997, 2007

Jo Dee Messina Nominated 1998, 1999, 2000

Carrie Underwood is pictured above. The Academy of Country Music's 2006, 2007 and 2008 Female Vocalist of the Year.