3/1/18 – McElroy&Madison – ACM Award nominees announced by Reba on Facebook (all listed here): Z News w/ Brooke

The 53rd Annual Academy of Country Music Award nominees were revealed this morning! The ACM’s will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15 at 8:00 on CBS.

53rd Annual ACM Award Nominees

Entertainer of the Year

Jason Aldean
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Male Vocalist of the Year

Jason Aldean
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban
Chris Young

Female Vocalist of the Year

Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood
Reba McEntire

Vocal Duo of the Year

Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

Vocal Group of the Year

Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Old Dominion

Album of the Year

The Breaker, Little Big Town
California Sunrise, Jon Pardi
From A Room, Volume 1, Chris Stapleton
Happy Endings, Old Dominion
Life Changes, Thomas Rhett

New Male Vocalist of the Year

Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Devin Dawson
Russell Dickerson
Brett Young

New Female Vocalist of the Year

Lauren Alaina
Danielle Bradbery
Carly Pearce

New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year

High Valley
Runaway June

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

Vocal Event of the Year (Awarded to Artist(s) / Producer(s) / Record Label(s))

“Craving You,” Thomas Rhett Feat. Maren Morris
“Dear Hate,” Maren Morris Feat. Vince Gill
“Funny (How Times Slips Away),” Glen Campbell and Willie Nelson
“The Fighter,” Keith Urban Feat. Carrie Underwood
“What Ifs,” Kane Brown Feat. Lauren Alaina

Single Record of the Year (Awarded to Artist(s) / Producer(s) / Record 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

Songwriter of the Year

Rhett Akins
Ashley Gorley
Hillary Lindsey
Shane McAnally
Josh Osborne


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