ACM Nominees are out

ACM Awards

The Academy of Country Music revealed the nominees for the 2019 ACM Awards on Thursday morning (March 1). Reba McEntire and Entertainment Tonight host Nancy O'Dell did the honors.

McEntire announced Song of the Year nominees via Facebook around 8AM ET, and then shared more nominees on CBS This Morning. Following McEntire's announcements, at 8:50AM ET, O'Dell announced the rest of the nominees via A complete list of 2018 ACM Awards nominees is below.

The 2018 ACM Awards are set to take place in Las Vegas, Nev., on April 15, and air live on CBS beginning at 8PM ET. The ceremony will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena; on Thursday morning, McEntire revealed that she will be hosting the show.

The Boot will be staying up late covering the most buzzed-about winners, fashion and moments at the 2018 ACM Awards. Readers can watch along with us by checking back to for the latest ACMs headlines, liking The Boot on Facebook and following The Boot on Twitter.

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

Maren Morris

Carrie Underwood

Reba McEntire

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

Album of the Year

The Breaker, Little Big Town

California Sunrise, Jon PardiF

rom A Room, Volume 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


New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year

High Valley




Runaway June

Video of the Year (Awarded to Producer(s) / Director(s) / Artist(s))

"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 (Awarded to Artist(s) / Producer(s) / Record Label(s))

"Craving You," Thomas Rhett Feat. Maren Morris

"Dear Hate," Maren Morris Feat. Vince Gill

"Funny (How Times Slips Away)," Glen Campbell and Willie Nelson

"The Fighter," Keith Urban Feat. Carrie Underwood

"What Ifs," Kane Brown Feat. Lauren Alaina

Single Record of the Year (Awarded to Artist(s) / Producer(s) / Record Label(s))

"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 (Awarded to Songwriter(s) / Publisher(s) / Artist(s)

"Body Like a Back Road," Sam Hunt

"Female," Keith Urban

"Tin Man," Miranda Lambert

"Whiskey and You," Chris Stapleton

Songwriter of the Year

Rhett Akins

Ashley Gorley

Hillary Lindsey

Shane McAnally

Josh Osborne

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