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ACM Awards logoWatch for nominees for the 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards to be announced in February.

Then it is on to the big nighht when he ACM Awards show is televised live in April at it's traditional home on CBS.

Meanwhile, keep it here for a complete list of nominees, including who will host, presenters, performers, and ultimate winners at the 2018 ACM Awards.

DID YOU KNOW? ACM Awards trivia & fun facts

• The ACM Awards first aired in 1966. The first artist to be named ACM's Entertainer of the Year was Merle Haggard.

• The first woman to win Entertainer of the Year was Loretta Lynn in 1975.

• The Academy added a Video of the Year category in 1984. That year, Hank Williams Jr. won for "All My Rowdy Friends Are Comin' Over Tonight."

• Garth Brooks currently holds the most number of wins as Entertainer of the Year with four consecutive wins from 1990-1993 and two in 1997 and 1998.

• Reba holds the record for the most Female Vocalist of the Year wins with seven. She also has hosted the ACM Awards 14 times, more than any other individual.

• The all-time record for most ACM wins goes to country duo Brooks & Dunn who have won a total of 27 awards.

2017 ACM Awards rewind

ACM Awards returned to Sin City live from the T-Mobile Arena on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 8PM ET televised live on CBS. In a popular repeat from the year before, back to host the festivities were country superstars Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan.

An all-star list of performers on the awards night included Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Sam Hunt, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Jon Pardi, Rascal Flatts, Chris Stapleton, Brett Eldredge and Old Dominion. Additionally, the 2017 ACM Awards ceremony featured superstar collaborations from Reba McEntire and contemporary Christian artist Lauren Daigle, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Thomas Rhett and Morris, Cole Swindell and Bentley, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban, and Florida Georgia Line with the Backstreet Boys.

Presenters at the 2017 ACM Awards included New Female Vocalist of the Year nominee Lauren Alaina, Bobby Bones, New Male Vocalist of the Year nominee Kane Brown, Todd and Savannah Chrisley, Kacey Musgraves, Nancy O’Dell, Jake Owen, Kellie Pickler, Darius Rucker, Elliott Sadler, Miss America Savvy Shields and Bubba Wallace.


2017 Academy of Country Music Nominees & * Winners

New Male Vocalist of the Year

* Jon Pardi

Kane Brown

Chris Janson

Chris Lane

Brett Young

New Female Vocalist of the Year

* Maren Morris

Lauren Alaina


Brandy Clark

New Vocal Duo Or Group of the Year

* Brothers Osborne

A Thousand Horses

Dan + Shay


Maddie & Tae

Album of the Year

* The Weight of These Wings, Miranda Lambert

, Dierks Bentley

Dig Your Roots, Florida Georgia Line

Hero, Maren Morris

Ripcord, Keith Urban

Single Record of the Year

* "H.O.L.Y.," Florida Georgia Line

"Blue Ain't Your Color," Keith Urban

"Humble and Kind," Tim McGraw

"My Church," Maren Morris

"Vice," Miranda Lambert

Song of the Year

* "Die a Happy Man," Thomas Rhett

"Blue Ain't Your Color," Keith Urban

"Humble and Kind," Tim McGraw

"Kill a Word," Eric Church featuring Rhiannon Giddens

"Tennessee Whiskey," Chris Stapleton

"Vice," Miranda Lambert

Video of the Year

* "Forever Country," Artists of Then, Now & Forever

"Fire Away," Chris Stapleton

"Humble and Kind," Tim McGraw

"Peter Pan," Kelsea Ballerini

"Vice," Miranda Lambert

Songwriter of the Year

* Lori McKenna

Ashley Gorley

Luke Laird

Hillary Lindsey

Shane McAnally

Vocal Event of the Year

* "May We All," Florida Georgia Line featuring Tim McGraw

"Different for Girls," Dierks Bentley featuring Elle King

"Forever Country," Artists of Then, Now & Forever

"Setting the World on Fire," Kenny Chesney featuring Pink

"Think of You," Chris Young Featuring Cassadee Pope

also see -> Grammy Awards | Country Music Video Awards

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More about the ACM Awards on the Web:

On the Web, find out more in top news stories, pictures and video clips, along with a complete list of nominees and winners, plus the hottest buzz surrounding the top country music prize of the year, the Academy of Country Music Awards ....

Academy of Country Music - The official site of the academy founded in 1964 & comprised of 3,800 professional members including well known stars & producers. Check out the rest of the site for more on the music awards, this year's top nominees, past winners, pictures.

Academy of Country Music Awards - CBS - The official television channel features star interviews, red carpet photos, video clips, and more along with air date and time.

Academy of Country Music - Wikipedia - The whole history of the academy & the awards with lists of top winners in various categories including Artists of the Decade, with related references and resources.


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