Reba McEntire announces nominees for 2019 ACM Awards

Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban lead in top categories
Posted at 8:09 AM, Feb 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-20 09:13:40-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Country superstar Reba McEntire made an appearance on "CBS This Morning" Wednesday to announce the nominees for the 2019 Academy of Country Music Awards.

McEntire is returning to host the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards for the 16th time in April.

Chris Stapleton and Keith Urban lead in the top categories with nominations for both entertainer and male artist of the year. There were no women nominated for entertainer of the year.

Here’s a look at some of the nominees:

Entertainer of the year

• Jason Aldean

• Luke Bryan

• Kenny Chesney

• Chris Stapleton

• Keith Urban

Female artist of the year

• Miranda Lambert

• Ashley McBryde

• Maren Morris

• Kacey Musgraves

• Carrie Underwood

Male artist of the year

• Dierks Bentley

• Luke Combs

• Thomas Rhett

• Chris Stapleton

• Keith Urban

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

Check back shortly to see the complete list of nominees.

**CBS News contributed to this report.