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ACM reveals studio nominees

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 – The Academy of Country Music revealed the Studio Recording Award nominees for the 52nd ACMS.

Winners will be honored during the 11th annual ACM Honors an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the ACM Awards. The event will be Aug. 23 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

The Studio Recording Awards are voted on by professional members of the ACM to honor the behind-the-scenes musicians, producers, engineers and industry professionals.

Nominees were:

BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Mike Brignardello
Mark Hill
Tony Lucido
Jimmie Lee Sloas
Glenn Worf

DRUMMER OF THE YEAR
Chad Cromwell
Fred Eltringham
Miles McPherson
Greg Morrow
Nir "Z" Zidkyahu

GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Tom Bukovac
Kenny Greenberg
Rob McNelly
Danny Rader
Ilya Toshinskiy

PIANO/KEYBOARDS PLAYER OF THE YEAR Dave Cohen Tony Harrell Charlie Judge Gordon Mote Michael Rojas

SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT(S) PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Dan Dugmore
Stuart Duncan
Carl Miner
Bryan Sutton
Ilya Toshinskiy

STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Dan Dugmore
Steve Hinson
Mike Johnson
Russ Pahl
Justin Schipper

AUDIO ENGINEER OF THE YEAR
Chuck Ainlay
Jeff Balding
Joe Baldridge
Steve Marcantonio
Reid Shippen

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Ross Copperman
Byron Gallimore
Scott Hendricks
Dann Huff
Jay Joyce

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