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Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban and More Earn 2018 ACM Awards Nominations

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Early this morning, the nominees for the 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards were announced. Chris Stapleton came out with the most nominations at five, with Keith Urban trailing just behind him with four nominations.

Reba McEntire, who announced this year’s nominations, will host the award ceremony on April 15. She’ll take over for Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan. McEntire previously hosted the show for 10 straight years in the early 2000s.

You can tune in to see all of the winners when the 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards air live on Sunday, April 15 at 8/7 CT on CBS.

2018 Academy of Country Music Awards 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
Reba McEntire
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

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

Album of the Year

The Breaker, Little Big Town
California Sunrise, Jon Pardi
From a Room: Vol. 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
Raelynn

New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year

High Valley
Lanco
LOCASH
Midland
Runaway June

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

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

Song of the Year

Sam Hunt, “Body Like a Back Road”
Keith Urban, “Female”
Miranda Lambert, “Tin Man”
Chris Stapleton, “Whiskey and You”

Vocal Event of the Year

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

Songwriter of the Year

Rhett Akins
Ashley Gorley
Hillary Lindsey
Shane McAnally
Josh Osborne

Now Watch: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Chris Stapleton

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Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban and More Earn 2018 ACM Awards Nominations