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2018 ACM Award Host Revealed

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The Academy of Country Music revealed their 2018 ACM Award nominees this morning (March 1).

Country music icon Reba McEntire appeared on CBS This Morning to reveal the nominees in the top categories. Additionally, it was announced that McEntire would be returning as host of the 53rd Annual ACM Awards.

“BIG NEWS [Reba McEntire] returns to host [AC… she’s announcing nominations on [CBS Morning News] right now!” 

Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, and Chris Stapleton lead the nominations. 

The 2018 ACM Awards are set to take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, on April 15, at T-Mobile Arena. 

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

SONG OF THE YEAR

• “Body Like a Back Road” by Sam Hunt
Songwriters: Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
• “Female” by Keith Urban
Songwriters: Ross Copperman, Nicolle Galyon and Shane McAnally
• “Tin Man” by Miranda Lambert
Songwriters: Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert Jon Randall
• “Whiskey And You” by Chris Stapleton
Songwriters: Lee Thomas Miller, Chris Stapleton