Looking over the ACM award nominations today, I noticed something GLARING straight from the page. A ton of huge stars, HUGE or is that YUGE success stories who contributed great Country music over the past 12 months but were forgotten when the final cut was made.

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood in the middle of a sold out city after city 3 year world tour and daily webcasts from Studio G. The reigning CMA entertainer of the year and not a mention from the ACM. 

Blake Shelton, the most well known of Country singers on the most view show around the world and no nod for him. That's just the beginning. No Brad Paisley, Zac Brown Band, Brantley Gilbert, Granger Smith, Cole Swindell, Brett Eldredge,Kip Moore, Justin Moore, Sam Hunt, Jake Owen, Billy Currington or Dustin Lynch

I want to salute the forgotten, left behind and un-nominated. We still love you! Michael J