The nominees for the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards were announced on CBS This Morning earlier today (February 26) and the biggest names in the industry have earned a spot on the prestigious list.
Kelsea Ballerini and Brothers Osborne were up bright and early to share the finalists for some of the biggest categories at this year’s show, which included 68-time nominee Miranda Lambert, four black performers, and five women for “Single of The Year,” and more. You can view the complete list of nominees here.
As we see a slight positive shift in country music, stars have been taking to social media to speak out and celebrate the great news. From Maren Morris and Thomas Rhett to Lady A and Florida Georgia Line, we compiled a list of the best ACM Awards nomination reactions that will definitely go down as some of the most memorable of all time.
Don’t forget: The 56th Academy of Country Music Awards air LIVE from Downtown Nashville on Sunday, April 18th @ 8/7c on CBS.
Keep scrolling to see who made our list and let us know your favs by either leaving a reaction at the bottom of the post or by sending us a tweet at @CS_Country.
Maren Morris, who gives director Gabrielle Woodland a big shout out for her FIRST ACM nomination
— MAREN MORRIS (@MarenMorris) February 26, 2021
— Thomas Rhett (@ThomasRhett) February 26, 2021
— Mickey Guyton (@MickeyGuyton) February 26, 2021
Pumped for my @ACMawards noms, but I wanted to give a special shout to one of the co-directors of the “Gone” video @edpryor for his very first country award nomination. Thanks for sharing your talent and vision with me and @wesedwards. #gone pic.twitter.com/q1nS1ChEVM
— Dierks Bentley (@DierksBentley) February 26, 2021
Somebody pinch me! pic.twitter.com/1ajINs3VjK
— Ashley McBryde (@AshleyMcBryde) February 26, 2021
WHAT?!?!?! 🔥👀🥺 https://t.co/SbStjsIzoY
— Kane Brown (@kanebrown) February 26, 2021
Feeling extra grateful this morning…wow. Thanks so much #ACMawards and our friends and peers who support us with these nominations. Huge congrats to all the nominees this year 🌟🌟 pic.twitter.com/qwouHc1qNg
— Lady A (@ladya) February 26, 2021
— Old Dominion (@OldDominion) October 27, 2020
Maddie & Tae
— Maddie & Tae (@MaddieandTae) February 26, 2021
Florida Georgia Line
— Florida Georgia Line (@FLAGALine) February 12, 2021
OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG 😭🙊 https://t.co/rFcwqfV2gd
— TENILLE ARTS (@TenilleArts) February 26, 2021
— Travis Denning (@Travis_Denning) February 26, 2021