Reba McEntire Reveals First Group of 2018 ACM Awards Nominees

Reba McEntire was up early on Thursday morning (March 1) to reveal the first round of nominees for the 2018 ACM Awards. The country legend and 14-time ACM host took to her Facebook page to share the names in the mix for Song of the year before dropping by CBS This Morning to spill more nominations.

The Song of the Year nominees are:

SONG OF THE YEAR
"Body Like a Back Road
" - Sam Hunt
Songwriters: Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
Publishers: Universal Music Corp./Sam Hunt Publishing, Highly Combustible Music/I Love Pizza Music,/Songs of Southside Independent Music Publishing/Who Wants to Buy My Publishing/Atlas Music Publishing, Anderson Fork In The Road Music/Smackville Music/Smack Songs LLC, Smack Hits
"Female" - Keith Urban
Songwriters: Ross Copperman, Nicolle Galyon and Shane McAnally
Publishers: EMI Blackwood Music Inc./Rezolant Music/Plain Jane Songs, Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./A Girl Named Charlie (BMI), Smack Hits/Smack Songs LLC (GMR)
"Tin Man" - Miranda Lambert
Songwriters: Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert Jon Randall
Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing/Pink Dog Publishing (BMI), Beat Up Ford Publishing (BMI), BMG Platinum Songs (BMI)/SWMBMGBMI/Lonesome Vinyl Music
"Whiskey and You" - Chris Stapleton
Songwriters: Lee Thomas Miller, Chris Stapleton
Publishers: WB Music Corp./New Sea Gayle Music (ASCAP), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./New Sea Gayle Music (BMI)

She was back at it on CBS This Morning a short time later to confirm that she will once again host the show while revealing more nominees.

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR

Brothers Osborne

Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line

LOCASH

Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

Lady Antebellum

LANCO

Little Big Town

Midland

Old Dominion

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Jason Aldean

Thomas Rhett

Chris Stapleton

Keith Urban

Chris Young

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Jason Aldean

Garth Brooks

Luke Bryan

Chris Stapleton

Keith Urban

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Kelsea Ballerini

Miranda Lambert

Reba McEntire

Maren Morris

Carrie Underwood

The 53rd annual ACM Awards will air on Apr. 15 from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on CBS at 8 p.m. ET.

Stay tuned for the full list of nominees...

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