Every member of award-winning country group Diamond Rio -- save lead vocalist Marty Roe -- has been nominated in instrumentalist categories for The 36th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
Olander is included in the guitarist category along with seven-time winner Brent Mason and guitarist-producer Dann Huff, who
has crafted albums for Faith Hill and SHeDAISY. Also up for the award are Mark Sissel and 1989 winner Brent Rowan.
Prout will compete for drummer of the year with three-time winner Steve Duncan and reigning champ Eddie Bayers, who has held
the title since 1991.
Bassist Dana Williams is up against 1989 winner Michael Rhodes and eight-time winner Glenn Worf.
Dan Truman is nominated with Gary Primm and John Hobbs, who has won the award three times and tied twice.
In the Specialty
Instrument category, Gene Johnson (mandolin) will compete with Jelly Roll Johnson (harmonica), Jimmy Henley
eight-time winner Jerry Douglas (Dobro).
For the fiddle category, eight-time winner Mark O'Connor will compete with
Aubrey Haynie and three-time winner Stuart Duncan.
Candidates for outstanding steel guitarist include reigning winner
Jay Dee Maness, six-time winner Paul Franklin and Bill Johnson.
Maness won his first ACM award in 1970 and has taken home
the "Hat" trophy 17 times (15 wins and two ties).
The 36th Annual ACM Awards will air Wednesday, May 9 at 8 p.m. ET
on CBS, but winners in the musician categories will be
announced about two weeks prior to the broadcast.