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By Dorian Valenzuela

It is that time of year again, the 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ are right around the corner. Country Music’s Party of the Year® will be honoring country music’s superstars and hottest emerging talent. Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley will return to host for the second consecutive year.

The ACM Awards® will be broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2 (live 8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Keith Urban leads the genre with 7 nominations including Entertainer of the Year, Miranda Lambert earned 6 nominations including Female Vocalist of the Year, and Maren Morris earned 6 nominations as well across 4 categories.
Check out the full liste of categories and nominees below:

Entertainer of the Year

  • Jason Aldean
  • Luke Bryan
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Keith Urban

 

Male Vocalist of the year

  • Jason Aldean
  • Dierks Bentley
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Keith Urban

 

Female Vocalist of the year

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Maren Morris
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Carrie Underwood

 

Vocal Duo of the year

  • Big & Rich
  • Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Maddie & Tae

 

Vocal Group OF THE YEAR

  • Eli Young Band
  • Lady Antebellum
  • Little Big Town
  • Old Dominion
  • Rascal Flatts

 

NEW MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY T-MOBILE

  • Kane Brown
  • Chris Janson
  • Chris Lane
  • Jon Pardi
  • Brett Young

 

NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY T-MOBILE

  • Lauren Alaina
  • Cam
  • Brandy Clark
  • Maren Morris

* four nominees only

 

NEW VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY T-MOBILE

  • A Thousand Horses
  • Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay
  • LOCASH
  • Maddie & Tae

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

  • Black – Dierks Bentley
  • Dig Your Roots – Florida Georgia Line
  • HERO – Maren Morris
  • Ripcord – Keith Urban
  • The Weight of These Wings – Miranda Lambert

Single Record of the Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

  • Blue Ain’t Your Color – Keith Urban
  • H.O.L.Y. – Florida Georgia Line
  • Humble And Kind – Tim McGraw
  • My Church – Maren Morris
  • Vice – Miranda Lambert

SONG OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]

  • Blue Ain’t Your Color – Keith Urban
  • Die A Happy Man – Thomas Rhett
  • Humble And Kind – Tim McGraw
  • Kill A Word – Eric Church
  • Tennessee Whiskey – Chris Stapleton
  • Vice – Miranda Lambert

Video of the Year PRESENTED BY XFINITY [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)]

  • Fire Away – Chris Stapleton
  • Forever Country – Artists of Then, Now & Forever
  • Humble And Kind – Tim McGraw
  • Peter Pan – Kelsea Ballerini
  • Vice – Miranda Lambert

Vocal Event of the Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

  • Different For Girls – Dierks Bentley Featuring Elle King
  • Forever Country – Artists of Then, Now & Forever
  • May We All – Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw
  • Setting The World On Fire – Kenny Chesney Featuring P!nk
  • Think Of You – Chris Young Featuring Cassadee Pope

What category are you most excited for? Let me know in the links below.

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