ACM Nominees


Reba McEntire, who’s won 16 ACMs in her career, will host this year’s 53rd ACMs live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on April 15 on CBS. It’ll be Reba’s 15th time hosting the show. The last time she did it was in 2012, when she co-hosted with Blake Shelton. Here’s the complete list of ACM Awards 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


Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

Vocal Group of the Year

Lady Antebellum


Little Big Town


Old Dominion

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

Songwriter of the Year

Rhett Akins

Ashley Gorley

Hillary Lindsey

Shane McAnally

Josh Osborne

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

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 (songwriters: Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)

“Female” – Keith Urban (songwriters: Ross Copperman, Nicolle Galyon, Shane McAnally)

“Tin Man” – Miranda Lambert (songwriters: Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall)

“Whiskey and You” – Chris Stapleton (songwriters: Lee Thomas Miller, 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

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



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