The nominees in the 2018 ACM Awards include many of the biggest stars and most respected artists in country music.

Reba McEntire revealed the nominees for Song of the Year via Facebook on Thursday morning (March 1), and she announced more top categories during an appearance on CBS This Morning. McEntire is also returning to host the ACM Awards in 2018.

Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert and Jason Aldean are among the artists with multiple nominations in the 2018 ACM Awards. Aldean, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Stapleton and Urban will compete in the biggest category, Entertainer of the Year.

Stapleton leads the nominations with a total of eight, while Thomas Rhett scored six nods. Urban has five, and Lambert is tied with Maren Morris with four ACM Awards nominations in 2018. Sam Hunt and Midland are both up for three ACMs.

The 2018 ACM Awards are set to take place on April 15, 2018. They will broadcast live on CBS from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Remember: The best way to watch the ACM Awards is on TV, with TOC on your phone.

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

Little Big Town, The Breaker
Jon Pardi, California Sunrise
Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Vol. 1
Old Dominion, Happy Endings
Thomas Rhett, Life Changes

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

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

Little Big Town, "Better Man"
Sam Hunt, "Body Like a Back Road"
Chris Stapleton, "Broken Halos"
Midland, "Drinkin' Problem"
Blake Shelton, "I'll Name the Dogs"

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

Dierks Bentley, "Black"
Brothers Osborne, "It Ain't My Fault"
Kelsea Ballerini, "Legends"
Thomas Rhett, "Marry Me"
Miranda Lambert, "We Should Be Friends"

Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriter(s) / Publisher(s) / Artist(s)

Sam Hunt, "Body Like a Back Road"
Keith Urban, "Female"
Miranda Lambert, "Tin Man"
Chris Stapleton, "Whiskey and You"

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 Time Slips Away)," Glen Campbell and Willie Nelson
"The FIghter," Keith Urban Feat. Carrie Underwood
"What Ifs," Kane Brown Feat. Lauren Alaina

Songwriter of the Year

Rhett Akins
Ashley Gorley
Hillary Lindsey
Shane McAnally
Josh Osborne

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