Contact Us

ACM Spotlight – Honor To Be Nominated For Male Vocalist Of The Year

Ronnie Milsap with son Todd at ACM Awards
Getty Images

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 ACM Male Vocalist Of The Year

Johnny Cash Nominated 1965, 1969

Marty Robbins Nominated 1970, 1971, 1973, 1976

Ray Price Nominated 1970, 1972

Charley Pride Nominated 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972

Ricky Skaggs Nominated 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985

Eddie Rabbitt Nominated 1978, 1980

John Denver Nominated 1974

Mel Tillis Nominated 1976, 1977

Waylon Jennings Nominated 1979

Tom T. Hall Nominated 1973

Hank Williams, Jr. Nominated 1981, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988

Ronnie Milsap is pictured above, with son Todd, in 2001 winning the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award. Milsap was also the ACM’s 1982 Male Vocalist of the Year.

Female Vocalist Nominees

Best of WGNA

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wgna.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Fanatics quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Fanatics contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.