Tonight’s 53rd annual American Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas is a celebration of the biggest and brightest stars in country music.

Chris Stapleton leads the pack of nominees with a total of eight nods, including Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year. His competition in the latter category also includes Thomas Rhett, who earned six nominations for his album Life Changes.

Keith Urban is next with five nominations, while Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris scored four each, including Female Vocalist of the Year — a category that also features the evening’s host, Reba McEntire (AKA the world’s first female Colonel Sanders), who has been nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year a whopping 16 times.

Read to see the full list of nominees, and check back throughout the night to find out who wins!

Entertainer of the Year

**WINNER: Jason Aldean

Garth Brooks

Luke Bryan

Chris Stapleton

Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year

Kelsea Ballerini

**WINNER: Miranda Lambert

Reba McEntire

Maren Morris

Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year

Jason Aldean

Thomas Rhett

**WINNER: Chris Stapleton

Keith Urban

Chris Young

Vocal Duo of the Year

**WINNER: Brothers Osborne

Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line


Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

Vocal Group of the Year

Lady Antebellum


Little Big Town


**WINNER: Old Dominion

New Male Vocalist of the Year

Kane Brown

Luke Combs

Devin Dawson

Russell Dickerson

**WINNER: Brett Young

New Female Vocalist of the Year

**WINNER: Lauren Alaina

Danielle Bradbery

Carly Pearce


New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year

High Valley



**WINNER: Midland

Runaway June

Songwriter of the Year

**WINNER: Rhett Akins

Ashley Gorley

Hillary Lindsey

Shane McAnally

Josh Osborne

Album of the Year

The Breaker – Little Big Town

California Sunrise – Jon Pardi

**WINNER: From A Room: Volume 1 – Chris Stapleton

Happy Endings – Old Dominion

Life Changes – Thomas Rhett

Single Record of the Year

“Better Man” – Little Big Town

**WINNER: “Body Like a Back Road” – Sam Hunt

“Broken Halos” – Chris Stapleton

“Drinkin’ Problem” – Midland

“I’ll Name the Dogs” – Blake Shelton

Song of the Year

“Body Like a Back Road” – Sam Hunt (songwriters: Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)

“Female” – Keith Urban (songwriters: Ross Copperman, Nicolle Galyon and Shane McAnally)

**WINNER: “Tin Man” – Miranda Lambert (songwriters: Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert Jon Randall)

“Whiskey and You” – Chris Stapleton (songwriters: Lee Thomas Miller, Chris Stapleton)

Video of the Year

“Black” – Dierks Bentley

**WINNER: “It Ain’t My Fault” – Brothers Osborne

“Legends” – Kelsea Ballerini

“Marry Me” – Thomas Rhett

“We Should Be Friends” – Miranda Lambert

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

**WINNER: “The Fighter” – Keith Urban featuring Carrie Underwood

“What Ifs” – Kane Brown featuring Lauren Alaina

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