ACM Award Nominations Announced

Chris Stapleton leads with eight nominations, including his first nod for Entertainer of the Year. He's also nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year for From A Room: Volume 1 as artist and producer, and Single Record of the Year for "Broken Halos" as both artist and producer. He also has two nominations in the Song of the Year category for "Whiskey and You" as both artist and songwriter.

Reigning Male Vocalist of the Year Thomas Rhett got six nominations, including Male Vocalist. He's up for Album of the Year for Life Changes as artist and producer, and Vocal Event of the Year for “Craving You” featuring Maren Morris as artist and producer. He's also nominated for Music Video of the Year for “Marry Me."

Keith Urban picked up five nominations, including Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year. He also has nods in the Song of the Year category for “Female,” and Vocal Event of the Year for “The Fighter” with Carrie Underwood both as artist and producer.

Reigning Female Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert received four nominations, including Female Vocalist. If she gets it, it will be her ninth consecutive win in this category. She's also nominated twice, as both artist and songwriter, in the Song of The Year category for “Tin Man,” and for Video of the Year for “We Should Be Friends.”

Reigning New Female Vocalist of the Year Maren Morris got four nominations, including Female Vocalist of the Year. She's also nominated as an artist and producer in the Vocal Event of the Year category for “Dear Hate” featuring Vince Gill.

Sam Hunt received three nominations for his hit “Body Like a Back Road.” One nod is for Single Record of the Year and the other two are for Song of the Year as the songwriter and the artist.

The 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards airs live from Las Vegas on April 15th on CBS.

Here's the full list of final nominees:

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


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


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


Album of the Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

The Breaker - Little Big Town

California Sunrise - Jon Pardi

From A Room: Volume 1 - Chris Stapleton

Happy Endings - Old Dominion

Life Changes - Thomas Rhett


Single Record of the Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

"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 [Awarded to Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]

"Body Like a Back Road" - Sam Hunt

"Female" - Keith Urban

"Tin Man" - Miranda Lambert

"Whiskey and You" - Chris Stapleton


Video of the Year [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)]

"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*(Off Camera Award)

Rhett Akins

Ashley Gorley

Hillary Lindsey

Shane McAnally

Josh Osborn


Vocal Event of the Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

"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

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