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2018
SHOW DETAILS
Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN - ABC Network
HOSTS
Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley
Album of the Year
Kacey Musgraves
NOMINEES
Chris Stapleton
Dierks Bentley
Keith Urban
Thomas Rhett
Entertainer of the Year
Keith Urban
NOMINEES
Chris Stapleton
Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney
Luke Bryan
Female Vocalist of the Year
Carrie
Underwood
NOMINEES
Kacey Musgraves
Kelsea Ballerini
Maren Morris
Miranda Lambert
Male Vocalist of the Year
Chris Stapleton
NOMINEES
Dierks Bentley
Keith Urban
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Music Video of the Year
Thomas Rhett
NOMINEES
Carrie Underwood
Chris Janson
Dan + Shay
Sugarland (Featuring Taylor Swift)
Musical Event of the Year
David Lee Murphy (with Kenny Chesney)
NOMINEES
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line
Dierks Bentley Feat. Brothers Osborne
Jason Aldean (Feat. Miranda Lambert)
Maren Morris (Feat. Vince Gill)
Musician of the Year
Mac McAnally
NOMINEES
Dann Huff
Derek Wells
Jerry Douglas
Paul Franklin
New Artist of the Year
Luke Combs
NOMINEES
Brett Young
Chris Janson
Lauren Alaina
Midland
Single of the Year
Chris Stapleton
NOMINEES
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line
Dan + Shay
Jason Aldean (Feat. Miranda Lambert)
Midland
Song of the Year
Mike Henderson, Chris Stapleton
NOMINEES
Brandon Kinney, Jeff Middleton, Josh Thompson
Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers
Scooter Carusoe, Tom Douglas, Chris Janson
Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
Vocal Duo of the Year
Brothers
Osborne
NOMINEES
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae
Sugarland
Vocal Group of the Year
Old Dominion
NOMINEES
Lady Antebellum
LANCO
Little Big Town
Midland