Earlier this month, Reba McEntire revealed the nominees for the highly-anticipated 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards, and the lineup was jam packed with some of the most talented artists in Music City.
Chris Stapleton leads the pack with eight nominations this year, followed by Thomas Rhett with six, Keith Urban and Shane McAnally with five, Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris with four, and Sam Hunt, Little Big Town, and Midland with three. Other notable nods included Reba’s sixteenth nomination for Female Vocalist of the Year, and Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s DUO nomination.
While we wish everyone can get a piece of the hardware, there is only one winner in each category. the CS Country team is weighing in on this year’s nominees (and snubs) and sharing our thoughts on who we think will be bringing home an award during the live telecast on April 15th.
Hosted by Reba McEntire with performances from Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett and Florida Georgia Line with Bebe Rexha, the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards air LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15th @ 8PM ET/PT on CBS.
Click through the gallery to see our winner predictions for this year’s show….