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Reba McEntire Will Reveal This Year’s ACM Awards Nominees

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The 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards nominees will be revealed this week, with help from Reba McEntire. The country icon will appear live on CBS This Morning on Thursday (March 1) to announce some of the contenders for the prestigious 53rd ACM Awards.

McEntire, who is a 14-time ACM winner, will make the announcement in the 8AM ET hour. She will also go live on Facebook to announce the ACM Song of the Year nominees prior to her television appearance. Entertainment Tonight host Nancy O’Dell will announce additional ACM Award hopefuls on at 8:50AM ET.

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The full list of nominees will be released on immediately following the announcement. The 2018 ACM Awards will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, via CBS.

In 2017, mainstays like Jason Aldean (Entertainer of the Year) and Miranda Lambert (Album of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year) proved their lasting dominance in the industry, while then-newbies like Maren Morris (New Female Vocalist of the Year) and Brothers Osborne (Vocal Duo of the Year, New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year) made their mark on the changing industry.

McEntire was a longtime host of the ACM Awards before sharing the stage with and then passing the torch to Blake Shelton. A host or hosts for the 2018 show has not yet been announced. Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan hosted together in 2017.

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