First Crop of 2018 ACM Awards Performers Announced

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The Academy of Country Music has unveiled the first group of 2018 ACM Awards performers! Find out who made the cut...

The Academy of Country Music has revealed the first group of performers for the upcoming 53rd annual ACM Awards! Nominees Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, and Thomas Rhett are all set to take the big stage. Bebe Rexha will also make her debut at the event, performing the chart-topping collaboration “Meant to Be” with Florida Georgia Line. The awards program will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM ET/PT via CBS.

As previously shared, country music entertainer Reba McEntire will return to host the ACM Awards— marking the Oklahoman’s fifteenth time hosting the ceremony. She last co-hosted the ceremony with Blake Shelton in 2012.

Additional acts and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks! In case you missed it, check out the nominees below!

2018 Academy of Country Music Awards Nominees

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

NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Lauren Alaina
Danielle Bradbery
Carly Pearce
Raelynn

NEW MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Devin Dawson
Russell Dickerson
Brett Young

NEW VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
High Valley
LANCO
LOCASH
Midland
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

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