2018 ACM Nominees Announced - Reba Will Return As Host

Country music icon Reba McEntire joined "CBS This Morning" to announce the nominees for the 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards' top categories including entertainer of the year and male and female vocalists of the year. 

McEntire, who has hosted the awards show 14 times since the late 1980s, also revealed that she will be returning as the show's host.  Reba learned that she herself is a nominee in the female vocalist of the year category. This is her 16th time being nominated in that category. 

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Chris Stapleton leads with eight nominations. Thomas Rhett has six, Keith Urban and songwriter Shane McAnally each have five nods, Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris each have four, Sam Hunt, Little Big Town and Midland receiving three. 

Here's The full list on nominees:

Entertainer: Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban.

Male Vocalist: Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban, Chris Young.

Female Vocalist: Kelsea Ballerini, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Maren Morris, Carrie Underwood.

Vocal Duo: Brothers Osborne, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, LoCash, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill.

Vocal Group: Lady Antebellum, Lanco, Little Big Town, Midland, Old Dominion.

New Male: Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Devin Dawson, Russell Dickerson, Brett Young.

New Female: Lauren Alaina, Danielle Bradbery, Carly Pearce, RaeLynn.

New Vocal Duo/Group: High Valley, Lanco, LoCash, Midland, Runaway June.

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

Single: "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.

Song: "Body Like A Back Road," Sam Hunt; "Female," Keith Urban; "Tin Man," Miranda Lambert; "Whiskey And You," Chris Stapleton.

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

Songwriter: Rhett Akins, Ashley Gorley, Hillary Lindsey, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne.

Vocal Event: "Craving You," Thomas Rhett f/Maren Morris; "Dear Hate," Maren Morris f/Vince Gill; "(Funny) How Time Slips Away," Glen Campbell and Willie Nelson; "The Fighter," Keith Urban f/Carrie Underwood; "What Ifs," Kane Brown f/Lauren Alaina.

Source: CBS

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