The-ACMThe 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards will take place on Sunday night, April 15, 2018.  Reba McEntire will be hosting the show this year, which will air live on CBS, beginning at 8 p.m (ET).

If you haven’t been keeping up with the nominees, or need a little reminder before the winners are announced, here are your 2018 ACM nominees.  Early winners were named in the ‘New artist’ categories, and are indicated in the list below.

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
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Thomas Rhett
  • 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

NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Lauren Alaina — WINNER
  • Danielle Bradbery
  • Carly Pearce
  • Raelynn

NEW MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Kane Brown
  • Luke Combs
  • Devin Dawson
  • Russell Dickerson
  • Brett Young — WINNER

NEW VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

  • High Valley
  • LANCO
  • LOCASH
  • Midland — WINNER 
  • Runaway June

ALBUM OF THE YEAR 

  • “Breaker,” Little Big Town
  • California Sunrise,” Jon Pardi
  • “From A Room Vol. 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

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

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

  • Rhett Akins
  • Ashley Gorley
  • Hillary Lindsey
  • Shane McAnally
  • Josh Osborne

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

 Remember to tune in on Sunday night to see if your favorites take home an award this year.

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The 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards will take place on Sunday night, April 15, 2018.  Reba McEntire will be hosting the show this year, which will air live on CBS, beginning at 8 p.m (ET). If you haven't been keeping up with the nominees, or need a little...