53rd Academy of Country Music Awards
|53rd Academy of Country Music Awards|
|Date||April 15, 2018|
|Location||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Hosted by||Reba McEntire|
|Most awards||Brothers Osborne|
Chris Stapleton (2 each)
|Most nominations||Chris Stapleton (5)|
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. Reba McEntire returned as host for the first time in six years, making it the fifteenth time she has hosted the show.
Winners and Nominees
The winners are shown in bold.
|Entertainer of the Year||Album of the Year|
|Female Artist of the Year||Male Artist of the Year|
|Group of the Year||Duo of the Year|
|Single of the Year||Song of the Year|
|New Female Artist of the Year||New Male Artist of the Year|
|New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year||Video of the Year|
|Vocal Event of the Year||Songwriter of the Year|
|Kenny Chesney||"Get Along"|
|Chris Young||"Losing Sleep"|
|Florida Georgia Line
|"Meant to Be"|
|Brett Young||"In Case You Didn't Know"|
|Lady Antebellum||"Heart Break"|
|Dierks Bentley||"Woman, Amen"|
|Blake Shelton||"I Lived It"|
|Kelsea Ballerini||"I Hate Love Songs"|
|Jason Aldean||"You Make It Easy"|
|Miranda Lambert||"Keeper of the Flame"|
|Little Big Town||Tribute to Elton John|
|"Should've Been a Cowboy"|
|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"|
|"Does He Love You"|
|Chris Janson||"Redneck Life"|
- Drew Brees
- David Boreanaz
- Ashton Kutcher
- Sam Elliott
- Lindsey Vonn
- Nancy O'Dell
- Dustin Lynch
- Rebecca Romijn
- Kiefer Sutherland
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- Aniftos, Rania (March 7, 2018). "Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett, Kelsea Ballerini & More to Perform at 2018 ACM Awards". Billboard. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
- Reuter, Annie (March 29, 2018). "Kelly Clarkson, Alan Jackson Among Just-Added ACM Awards Performers". Taste of Country.
- Pasquini, Maria (April 9, 2018). "Carrie Underwood Will Debut New Single at the ACMs, Returning to the Stage for First Time Since Accident". People.
- Stefano, Angela (April 11, 2018). "2018 ACM Awards Collaborations Revealed: Blake Shelton And Toby Keith, Reba McEntire And Kelly Clarkson + More". The Boot.