53rd Academy of Country Music Awards

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53rd Academy of Country Music Awards
DateApril 15, 2018
LocationMGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Hosted byReba McEntire
Most awardsBrothers Osborne, Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton (2)
Most nominationsChris Stapleton (5)
Television/radio coverage

The 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards was held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 15, 2018. Nominations were announced on March 1, 2018, with Chris Stapleton leading the nominations with five.[1] Reba McEntire returned as host for the first time in six years, making it the fifteenth time she has hosted the show.[2]


Performer(s) Song
Kenny Chesney "Get Along"
Maren Morris "Rich"
Chris Young "Losing Sleep"
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line "Meant to Be"
Brett Young "In Case You Didn't Know"
Alan Jackson & Jon Pardi "Chattahoochee"
Lady Antebellum "Heart Break"
Dierks Bentley "Woman, Amen"
Blake Shelton "I Lived It"
Kane Brown & Lauren Alaina "What Ifs"
Keith Urban & Julia Michaels "Coming Home"
Kelsea Ballerini "I Hate Love Songs"
Jason Aldean "You Make It Easy"
Miranda Lambert "Keeper of the Flame"
Little Big Town "Rocket Man" (A Tribute to Elton John)
Toby Keith & Blake Shelton "Should've Been a Cowboy"
Midland "Drinkin' Problem"
Carrie Underwood "Cry Pretty"
Dan + Shay "Tequila"
Darius Rucker "For the First Time"
Thomas Rhett "Marry Me"
Luke Bryan "Most People Are Good"
Lauren Alaina "Doin' Fine"
Reba McEntire & Kelly Clarkson "Does He Love You"
Chris Janson "Redneck Life"

Source:[3] [4][5][6]


Winners and nominees[edit]

The winners are shown in bold.[7]

Entertainer of the Year[edit]

Female Vocalist of the Year[edit]

Male Vocalist of the Year[edit]

Vocal Duo of the Year[edit]

Vocal Group of the Year[edit]

New Female Vocalist of the Year[edit]

New Male Vocalist of the Year[edit]

New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year[edit]

Album of the Year[edit]

Single Record of the Year[edit]

Song of the Year[edit]

Video of the Year[edit]

  • "It Ain’t My Fault" – Brothers Osborne
    • Wes Edwards, Ryan Silver, video director; Tiffany Davies, video producer
  • "Black" – Dierks Bentley
    • Wes Edwards, video director; Max A. Butler, video producer
  • "Legends" – Kelsea Ballerini
    • Jeff Venable, video director; Ben Skipworth, video producer
  • "Marry Me" – Thomas Rhett
    • TK McKamy, video director; Dan Atchison, video producer
  • "We Should Be Friends" – Miranda Lambert
    • Trey Fanjoy, video director; April Dace, video producer

Vocal Event of the Year[edit]

Songwriter of the Year[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Kaufman, Gil (March 1, 2018). "ACM Awards 2018 Nominations: See the Full List". Billboard. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  2. ^ "Chris Stapleton Leads Academy of Country Music Awards Nominations". Variety. March 1, 2018. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  3. ^ Aniftos, Rania (March 7, 2018). "Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett, Kelsea Ballerini & More to Perform at 2018 ACM Awards". Billboard. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
  4. ^ Reuter, Annie (March 29, 2018). "Kelly Clarkson, Alan Jackson Among Just-Added ACM Awards Performers". Taste of Country.
  5. ^ Pasquini, Maria (April 9, 2018). "Carrie Underwood Will Debut New Single at the ACMs, Returning to the Stage for First Time Since Accident". People.
  6. ^ Stefano, Angela (April 11, 2018). "2018 ACM Awards Collaborations Revealed: Blake Shelton And Toby Keith, Reba McEntire And Kelly Clarkson + More". The Boot.
  7. ^ "Lauren Alaina, Brett Young and Midland named early winners at the ACM Awards". Tennessean. Retrieved March 26, 2018.