Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban Lead 2018 ACM Awards Nominations

The nominees for the 2018 ACM Awards have been announced, and Chris Stapleton and Keith Urban are the leading contenders.

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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.

“We are shocked,” Brad Rempel of High Valley told ET Canada. “We can honestly say we weren’t expecting this. We can’t believe that we are ACM Nominees. What a feeling!!”

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.

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See the full list of nominees below:

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
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

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