While awards and shiny trophies often reflect talent, it's not always the case. There are many country artists who have never gone home with an ACM Awards trophy -- and it's not for lack of fanbase, effort or talent. Do you know which duo has been nominated 17 times -- and won zero ACMs? Or which artist has won three Grammy Awards but never an ACM?

These artists sing some of your favorite songs, and they're all recognizable names. However, their names just haven't been called after the presenter states, "And the winner is ..." at the ACMs. Regardless, all of these artists are extraordinarily talented, showing you can't always judge an artist by the hardware on their mantle. Click through the photo gallery above to see which country artists have never received ACM Awards.

The 2018 ACM Awards are set to take place in Las Vegas and air live on CBS beginning at 8PM ET. The ceremony will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Several of these country stars are nominated again this year -- and maybe they'll break their streak of nominations with a win!

The Boot will be staying up late covering the most buzzed-about winners, fashion and moments at the 2018 ACM Awards. Readers can watch along with us by checking back to TheBoot.com for the latest ACMs headlines, liking The Boot on Facebook and following The Boot on Twitter.

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