The nominees in the 2019 ACM Awards have been announced, and there are some surprises sprinkled in among the expected names.

Reba McEntire revealed some of the nominees during an appearance on CBS This Morning on Wednesday (Feb. 20), with the rest of the names appearing online.

Chris Stapleton and Dan + Shay lead the 2019 ACM Awards nominations with six each, with Kacey Musgraves right behind them with five ACM nods in three categories in 2019. Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Florida Georgia Line and Bebe Rexha all received four ACM Awards nominations.

The 2019 ACM Awards will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7. The ceremony will begin at 8PM ET. McEntire is set to return to host the awards show.

Remember: The best way to watch the ACM Awards is on TV, with ToC on your phone.

2019 Academy of Country Music Awards Nominees:

Entertainer of the Year

Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Male Artist of the Year

Dierks Bentley
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Female Artist of the Year

Miranda Lambert
Ashley McBryde
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

Duo of the Year

Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
LoCash
Maddie & Tae

Group of the Year

Lady Antebellum
Lanco
Little Big Town
Midland
Old Dominion

New Female Artist of the Year

Danielle Bradbery
Lindsay Ell
Ashley McBryde
Carly Pearce

New Male Artist of the Year

Jimmie Allen
Luke Combs
Jordan Davis
Michael Ray
Mitchell Tenpenny

New Duo or Group of the Year

High Valley
Lanco
Runaway June

Album of the Year

Dan + Shay, Dan + Shay (produced by Scott Hendricks, Dan Smyers and Matt Dragstrem)
Desperate Man, Eric Church (produced by Jay Joyce and Arturo Buenahora Jr.)
From A Room, Vol. 2, Chris Stapleton (produced by Dave Cobb and Chris Stapleton)
Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves (produced by Ian Fitchuk, Daniel Tashian and Kacey Musgraves)
The Mountain, Dierks Bentley (produced by Ross Copperman, Jon Randal Stewart and Arturo Buenahora Jr.)

Single Record of the Year (Awarded to Artist(s) / Producer(s) / Record Label(s))

"Down to the Honkytonk," Jake Owen (produced by Joey Moi)
"Heaven," Kane Brown (produced by Dann Huff and Polow da Don)
"Meant to Be," Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line (produced by Wishire for Rock the Soul Entertainment)
"Most People Are Good," Luke Bryan (produced by Jeff Stevens and Jody Stevens)
"Tequila," Dan + Shay (produced by Scott Hendricks and Dan Smyers)

Video of the Year (Awarded to Producer(s) / Director(s) / Artist(s))

"Babe," Sugarland feat. Taylor Swift (produced by Roger Hunt, directed by Anthony Mandler)
"Burn Out," Midland (produced by Ben Skipworth, directed by TK McKamy and Cameron Duddy)
"Burning Man," Dierks Bentley feat. Brothers Osborne (produced by Nate Eggert, directed by Wes Edwards)
"Drunk Girl," Chris Janson (produced by Ben Skipworth, directed by Jeff Venable)
"Shoot Me Straight," Brothers Osborne (produced by April Kimbrell, directed by Wes Edwards and Ryan Silver)
"Tequila," Dan + Shay (produced by Christen Pinkston, directed by Patrick Tracy)

Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriter(s) / Publisher(s) / Artist(s)

Cole Swindell, "Break Up in the End" (Jessie Jo Dillon, Chase McGill, Jon Nite)
Chris Stapleton, "Broken Halos" (Mike Henderson, Chris Stapleton)
Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line, "Meant to Be" (David Garcia, Tyler Hubbard, Joshua Miller, Bebe Rexha)
Kacey Musgraves, "Space Cowboy" (Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves)
Dan + Shay, "Tequila" (Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers)
Russell Dickerson, "Yours" (Casey Brown, Russell Dickerson, Parker Welling)

Music Event of the Year (Awarded to Artist(s) / Producer(s) / Record Label(s))

"Burning Man," Dierks Bentley feat. Brothers Osborne (produced by Ross Copperman, Jon Randal Stewart and Arturo Buenahora Jr.)
"Drowns the Whiskey," Jason Aldean feat. Miranda Lambert (produced by Michael Knox)
"Everything's Gonna Be Alright," David Lee Murphy feat. Kenny Chesney (produced by Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney and David Lee Murphy)
"Keeping Score," Dan + Shay feat. Kelly Clarkson (produced by Scott Hendricks and Dan Smyers)
"Meant to Be," Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line (produced by Wilshire for Rock the Soul Entertainment)

Songwriter of the Year

Ross Copperman
Ashley Gorley
Shane McAnally
Chase McGill
Josh Osborne

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