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March 01, 2018 at 11:09 AM EST

The Academy of Country Music Awards has shared the list of nominees for the 53rd annual celebration, which is set for April 15.

Unsurprisingly, Chris Stapleton — who took home five awards in 2016 for his acclaimed debut album Traveller — leads the nominees with eight nods, including in marquee categories such as Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, and Album of the Year.

Established stars such as Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert racked up multiple nominations, while relative newcomers like Thomas Rhett, Maren Morris, and Midland also scored multiple nods.

The academy also confirmed that Reba McEntire will return to host this year’s ceremonies at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena. McEntire — who’s up for Female Vocalist of the Year — hosted or co-hosted the ACMs 17 times between 1986 and 2012. That included an unprecedented streak where she led the ceremonies solo every year from 2001 to 2010.

Read the full list of ACM Awards nominees below and tune in to CBS on April 15 at 8 p.m. ET to see which artists emerge victorious.

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Jason Aldean
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Jason Aldean
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban
Chris Young

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Reba McEntire
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR

Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
LOCASH
Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

Lady Antebellum
LANCO
Little Big Town
Midland
Old Dominion

NEW MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Devin Dawson
Russell Dickerson
Brett Young

NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Lauren Alaina
Danielle Bradbery
Carly Pearce
Raelynn

NEW VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

High Valley
LANCO
LOCASH
Midland
Runaway June

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

The Breaker, Little Big Town
California Sunrise, Jon Pardi
From A Room: Vol. 1, Chris Stapleton
Happy Endings, Old Dominion
Life Changes, Thomas Rhett

SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR

“Better Man,” Little Big Town
“Body Like a Back Road,” Sam Hunt
“Broken Halos,” Chris Stapleton
“Drinkin’ Problem,” Midland
“I’ll Name the Dogs,” Blake Shelton

SONG OF THE YEAR

“Body Like a Back Road,” Sam Hunt
“Female,” Keith Urban
“Tin Man,” Miranda Lambert
“Whiskey and You,” Chris Stapleton

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

“Black,” Dierks Bentley
“It Ain’t My Fault,” Brothers Osborne
“Legends,” Kelsea Ballerini
“Marry Me,” Thomas Rhett
“We Should Be Friends,” Miranda Lambert

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

Rhett Akins
Ashley Gorley
Hillary Lindsey
Shane McAnally
Josh Osborne

VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR

“Craving You,” Thomas Rhett featuring Maren Morris
“Dear Hate,” Maren Morris featuring Vince Gill
“Funny (How Time Slips Away),” Glen Campbell with Willie Nelson
“The Fighter,” Keith Urban featuring Carrie Underwood
“What Ifs,” Kane Brown featuring Lauren Alaina

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