Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett Lead ACM Nominees; Keith Urban To Host Show

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Maren Morris and Thomas Rhett lead the list of nominees for the 55th annual ACM Awards with five nods each, it was announced earlier this morning via social media. Keith Urban has been tapped to host the show for the first time. The ACM Awards will air live from Las Vegas on CBS on Sunday, April 5th at 8 p.m. ET.
 
Maren's five nods include Female Artist, Album and her first Group of the Year nomination as a member of The Highwomen. Thomas' handful includes his first-ever Entertainer of the Year, as well as Album, Male and Video of the Year.

Here is the main list of nominees:

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Carrie Underwood

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Dierks Bentley
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

DUO OF THE YEAR
Brooks & Dunn
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae

GROUP OF THE YEAR
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Midland
Old Dominion
The Highwomen

NEW FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Ingrid Andress
Gabby Barrett
Lindsay Ell
Caylee Hammack
Tenille Townes

NEW MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Jordan Davis
Russell Dickerson
Riley Green
Cody Johnson
Morgan Wallen

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Center Point Road – Thomas Rhett
GIRL – Maren Morris
Heartache Medication – Jon Pardi
What You See Is What You Get – Luke Combs
Wildcard – Miranda Lambert

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
"God’s Country" – Blake Shelton
"One Man Band" – Old Dominion
"Rainbow" – Kacey Musgraves
"Rumor" – Lee Brice
"What If I Never Get Over You" – Lady Antebellum

SONG OF THE YEAR
"10,000 Hours" – Dan + Shay feat. Justin Bieber
"Girl Goin’ Nowhere" – Ashley McBryde
"God’s Country" – Blake Shelton
"One Man Band" – Old Dominion
"Some of It" – Eric Church

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
"10,000 Hours" – Dan + Shay feat. Justin Bieber
"God’s Country" – Blake Shelton
"One Man Band" – Old Dominion
"Remember You Young" – Thomas Rhett
"Sugar Coat" – Little Big Town

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Ashley Gorley
Michael Hardy
Hillary Lindsey
Shane McAnally
Josh Osborne

MUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR
"10,000 Hours" – Dan + Shay feat. Justin Bieber
"Dive Bar" – Garth Brooks feat. Blake Shelton
"Fooled Around and Fell in Love" – Miranda Lambert feat. Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammack & Elle King
"Old Town Road" – Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
"What Happens in a Small Town" – Brantley Gilbert feat. Lindsay Ell