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Reba McEntire was on hand this morning to announce the nods for this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards! Add to that – Reba returns to host the show. Chris Stapleton leads the pack with eight nominations, followed by Thomas Rhett with six. The 2018 ACM Awards take place April 15th, live from Vegas.

Find the full list below:

2018 Academy of Country Music Awards Nominees:

Entertainer of the Year

Jason Aldean
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Male Vocalist of the Year

Jason Aldean
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban
Chris Young

Female Vocalist of the Year

Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood
Reba McEntire

Vocal Duo of the Year

Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

Vocal Group of the Year

Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Old Dominion

Album of the Year

Little Big Town, The Breaker
Jon Pardi, California Sunrise
Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Vol. 1
Old Dominion, Happy Endings
Thomas Rhett, Life Changes

New Male Vocalist of the Year

Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Devin Dawson
Russell Dickerson
Brett Young

New Female Vocalist of the Year

Lauren Alaina
Danielle Bradbery
Carly Pearce

New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year

High Valley
Runaway June

Single Record of the Year (Awarded to Artist(s) / Producer(s) / Record Label(s))

Little Big Town, “Better Man”
Sam Hunt, “Body Like a Back Road”
Chris Stapleton, “Broken Halos”
Midland, “Drinkin’ Problem”
Blake Shelton, “I’ll Name the Dogs”

Video of the Year (Awarded to Producer(s) / Director(s) / Artist(s))

Dierks Bentley, “Black”
Brothers Osborne, “It Ain’t My Fault”
Kelsea Ballerini, “Legends”
Thomas Rhett, “Marry Me”
Miranda Lambert, “We Should Be Friends”

Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriter(s) / Publisher(s) / Artist(s)

Sam Hunt, “Body Like a Back Road”
Keith Urban, “Female”
Miranda Lambert, “Tin Man”
Chris Stapleton, “Whiskey and You”

Vocal Event of the Year (Awarded to Artist(s) / Producer(s) / Record Label(s))

“Craving You,” Thomas Rhett Feat. Maren Morris
“Dear Hate,” Maren Morris Feat. Vince Gill
“Funny (How Time Slips Away),” Glen Campbell and Willie Nelson
“The FIghter,” Keith Urban Feat. Carrie Underwood
“What Ifs,” Kane Brown Feat. Lauren Alaina

Songwriter of the Year

Rhett Akins
Ashley Gorley
Hillary Lindsey
Shane McAnally
Josh Osborne


What are those strange lights over Milwaukee? Aliens? Fireworks?! A group of newscasters tried to determine what it was, and now the video has got folks around the digital world chatting about it. Got a theory?

And whoopsy doodle!

An 80-lb Canadian Air Force raft actually FELL through a women’s roof in Florida.

Rameau said she thought a bomb had gone off, but she soon discovered the actual cause of the noise and flying debris was an 80-pound life raft that had fallen onto her home from Royal Canadian Air Force CH-146 Griffon helicopter.

The Royal Canadian Air Force said the helicopter had been en route to a U.S. Coast Guard Air Station in Opa-Locka for a training exercise when the raft detached.

The Air Force have said they will help the home owner with “accommodations and support“.

~ Care 🙂

photo via Chris Stapleton’s IG 

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