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Posted: March 01, 2018

Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton among 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards nominees

2018 Academy Of Country Music Awards Nominations


Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton among 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards nominees
Singer Reba McEntire is hosting the Academy of Country Music Awards for the 15th time this year. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)

By Kelcie Willis, Cox Media Group National Content Desk


Reba McEntire got up bright and early Thursday morning to announce the nominees for the 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards. CBS News reported that the country legend announced nominees for the major categories, including entertainer of the year, male and female vocalist of the year and song of the year.

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Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert and Chris Stapleton are among the artists with multiple nominations in the major categories. McEntire, who has hosted the awards show 14 times, learned she was nominated for female vocalist of the year for the 16th time. She’ll host again this year on April 15.

The full list of nominees are listed below. The ACM Awards air April 15 at 8 p.m. on CBS.

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