Country Stars React to the ACM Awards Nominations

It was a big morning in country music and the stars celebrated in their own ways when they heard the nominations for this year's ACM Awards.

Written by Kelly Brickey
Country Stars React to the ACM Awards Nominations
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After hearing about all of the ACM Awards nominations in the early hours of the day, many country stars became morning people in terms of celebration.

Reba visited the set of CBS This Morning to announce the nominations for the 53rd Annual ACM Awards on Thursday (3/1). After a long-awaited anticipation to hear which names would take each category, the nods were revealed live on air and made the days of some of your favorite country stars.

Chris Stapleton scored the most nominations with a total of eight, followed by Thomas Rhett with six looks from the Academy of Country Music.

Another huge part of the news this morning was that Reba will return as the host for the evening, marking her 15th time taking that post. Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley told fans they would not be returning for this year’s events, leaving it open for Reba to come back around.

Check out the country stars’ reactions to their ACM Awards nominations before watching the 53rd Annual ACM Awards air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, at 8 p.m. EST on CBS.