2018 ACM Awards nominations: Full list of Academy of Country Music nominees led by Chris Stapleton

Sixteen-time winner Reba McEntire helped announce this year’s contenders for the Academy of Country Music Awards on “CBS This Morning” on Thursday, March 1. Winners of the 53rd annual edition of the ACM Award winners will be revealed during a live telecast at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sunday, April 15, from 8:00pm-11:00pm ET (tape delayed on the west coast) on CBS.

McEntire, who has hosted the ACM Awards a record 14 times over the years, will be back as host. And she will also be a nominee, having reaped her 16th bid in the Female Vocalist of the Year category.

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Jason Aldean
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Reba McEntire
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Jason Aldean
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban
Chris Young

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VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
LOCASH
Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Lady Antebellum
LANCO
Little Big Town
Midland
Old Dominion

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NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Lauren Alaina
Danielle Bradbery
Carly Pearce
Raelynn

NEW MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Devin Dawson
Russell Dickerson
Brett Young

NEW VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
High Valley
LANCO
LOCASH
Midland
Runaway June

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ALBUM OF THE YEAR
“Breaker,” Little Big Town
“California Sunrise,” Jon Pardi
“From A Room Vol. 1,” Chris Stapleton
“Happy Endings,” Old Dominion
“Life Changes,” Thomas Rhett

SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR
“Better Man,” Little Big Town
“Body Like A Back Road,” Sam Hunt
“Broken Halos,” Chris Stapleton
“Drinkin’ Problem,” Midland
“I’ll Name The Dogs,” Blake Shelton

SONG OF THE YEAR
“Body Like a Back Road” by Sam Hunt
Songwriters: Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne

“Female” by Keith Urban
Songwriters: Ross Copperman, Nicolle Galyon and Shane McAnally

“Tin Man” by Miranda Lambert
Songwriters: Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert Jon Randall

“Whiskey And You” by Chris Stapleton
Songwriters: Lee Thomas Miller, Chris Stapleton

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VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
“Craving You,” Thomas Rhett featuring Maren Morris
“Dear Hate,” Maren Morris featuring Vince Gill
“Funny (How Time Slips Away),” Glen Campbell And Willie Nelson
“The Fighter,” Keith Urban featuring Carrie Underwood
“What Ifs,” Kane Brown Featuring Lauren Alaina

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“Black,” Dierks Bentley

“It Ain’t My Fault,” Brothers Osborne

“Legends,” Kelsea Ballerini

“Marry Me,” Thomas Rhett

“We Should Be Friends,” Miranda Lambert

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Rhett Akins
Ashley Gorley
Hillary Lindsey
Shane McAnally
Josh Osborne

 

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