THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC RESERVES THESE RIGHTS:
To disqualify a submission without liability if information is incorrect or incomplete.
If a recording is submitted inappropriately, and if the error in submitting is not discovered by the Academy before the First Ballot online access, the submission will be disqualified from the subsequent process without any liability for further action from the Academy.
To disqualify a submission without liability if the registrant or member fails to provide the required information for submissions by the established and posted due dates.
To disqualify a submission if the Academy finds any violation of the Vote Solicitation Guidelines HERE.
To designate the classification of achievement (such as performing, songwriting, producing, etc.) to be recognized in the categories.
To make the final determination of the person(s) entitled to awards recognition. It is the Academy's policy that the ACM Award is awarded to the person who, at the Academy's sole discretion, is properly entitled to it as stated in the Awards & Voting Guidelines and Policy HERE.
To withdraw any category in any one year if the Academy determines that there is an insufficient number of submissions in that category, and, at the Academy’s discretion, to place the affected entries in one or more other categories.
To take whatever measures it deems necessary to protect the integrity of the ACM Awards process.