The nominations for the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards have been announced and Keith Urban leads the list of nominees, according to RollingStone.com.
Urban scores his first Entertainer of the Year nomination since 2010.Urban is also nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year for “Ripcord,” and Single and Song of the Year for “Blue Ain’t Your Color.” He receives nominations for his role as producer of “Ripcord” and “Blue Ain’t Your Color” as well.
Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris each scored six nominations, while Florida Georgia Line and Tim McGraw notched five each.
Along with Urban, the Entertainer of the Year field includes last year’s winner Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Carrie Underwood, who returns to the category for the first time in eight years.
Lambert and Morris are both nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year, along with Underwood, Kelsea Ballerini and Kacey Musgraves. The Male Vocalist of the Year category includes Urban, Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Chris Stapleton and first-time Male Vocalist nominee Thomas Rhett. The ACMs have a history of shaking up categories with new talent: last year, Brett Eldredge was nominated in the category.
Hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards air Sunday, April 2nd, at 8:00 p.m. on CBS, live from Las Vegas.
For a complete list of nominations, go to http://www.acmawards.com/nominees