The nominees for the 2018 ACM Awards have been announced, and Chris Stapleton and Keith Urban are the leading contenders.
On “CBS This Morning” Thursday, country legend Reba McEntire read off the list of nominees, which also includes Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, and more.
Canadian country music duo High Valley received a nomination for New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year.
Stapleton leads the pack with a whopping eight nominations, including Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year and Song of the Year.
Urban came away with five nominations, also for Entertainer of the Year and Song of the Year for “Female”.
Lambert and Morris each received four nominations, including Female Vocalist of the Year for both.
The 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be broadcast live from Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, with Reba McEntire hosting.
See the full list of nominees below:
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Little Big Town
NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
NEW MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
NEW VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
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 – Sam Hunt
Female – Keith Urban
Tin Man – Miranda Lambert
Whiskey And You – Chris Stapleton
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