This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Academy of Country Music Awards, and the 2015 nominees have just been announced! Miranda Lambert earned the highest number of nominations: eight total, including Entertainer of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year (husband Blake Shelton is pulling double-duty as nominee and co-host with Luke Bryan once again). Bryan is also among the nominated country stars, as are Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line, Martina McBride, and Carrie Underwood to name a few.
The show broadcasts live from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Tune in April 19 at 8 p.m ET on CBS. See more nominees below, and head to acmcountry.com for the complete list.
Entertainer of the Year Jason Aldean Garth Brooks Luke Bryan Miranda Lambert Florida Georgia Line
Female Vocalist of the Year Brandy Clark Miranda Lambert Martina McBride Kacey Musgraves Carrie Underwood
Male Vocalist of the Year Jason Aldean Dierks Bentley Luke Bryan Eric Church Brad Paisley Blake Shelton
Vocal Duo of the Year Brothers Osborne Dan + Shay Florida Georgia Line Maddie & Tae The Swon Brothers
Vocal Group of the Year Lady Antebellum Little Big Town Rascal Flatts The Band Perry Zac Brown Band
Album of the Year Old Boots, New Dirt, Jason Aldean Pain Killer, Little Big Town Platinum, Miranda Lambert Riser, Dierks Bentley The Outsiders, Eric Church
Single Record of the Year "American Kids" – Kenny Chesney "Automatic" – Miranda Lambert "Dirt" – Florida Georgia Line "Drunk on a Plane" – Dierks Bentley "I Don't Dance" – Lee Brice
See the full list of nominees here.