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Artists React to ACM Awards Nominations

These reactions are priceless!

Artists React to ACM Awards Nominations
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Thomas Rhett attends the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The nominations for the 55th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards were announced on Wednesday, February 27, on the ACM’s social media pages and website. The winners will be revealed at the awards show on April Sunday, April 5, but for now, here are some of the reactions from artists who were nominated:

  • “This is insane. 5 #ACMawards nominations. Wow. Thank you @ACMawards for all the love.” — Thomas Rhett, nominated for Entertainer of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, and Video fo the Year.
  • “My favorite thing about what I get to do. Entertaining the fans. Thank you so much and good luck to everyone nominated.” — Luke Bryan, nominated for Entertainer of the Year.
  • “This means more than I can say this year. Thank you. I can’t wait!” — Kelsea Ballerini, nominated for Female Artist of the Year.
  • “So thankful! Happy to share musical event nom with these awesome girls too! It means a lot to me. See y’all in Vegas!” — Miranda Lambert, nominated for Female Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, and Music Event of the Year for “Fooled Around And Fell In Love” with Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammack and Elle King.
  • “Completely floored at my @ACMawards nominations AND @TheHighwomen GOT AN EFFING FIRST NOM!!!!!” — Maren Morris, nominated for Female Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, and Music Event of the Year.
  • “Honored to be nominated with some of the best in the industry for #ACMawards Male Artist of the Year!” — Dierks Bentley, nominated for Male Artist of the Year.
  • “We are honored to be nominated for @ACMAwards Duo of the Year!  Tune in to see who wins Sunday, April 5 at 8/7c on CBS! #ACMAwards.” — Brooks and Dunn, nominated for Duo of the Year.
  • “Never gets old. Thanks @acmawards!!” — Brothers Osborne, nominated for Duo of the Year.
  • “So many great memories at the @ACMawards through the years. Honored to be nominated for Duo of the Year!” — Florida Georgia Line, nominated for Duo of the Year.
  • “Nominated for Group of the Year AND Single of the Year at this year’s @ACMawards!!! So honored and humbled by the continued support of our peers and friends.” — Lady Antebellum, nominated Group of the Year and Single of the Year.
  • “Let’s go to Vegas, baby! #ACMawards.” — Little Big Town, nominated for Video of the Year and Group of the Year.
  • “The Highwomen group chat is lighting up this morning because we just got our first ever @ACMawards nomination!” — The Highwomen, nominated for Group of the Year.
  • “Nominated for an ACM New Female Artist of the Year. Thank you Lord, SO EXCITING THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” — Gabby Barrett, nominated for New Female Artist of the Year.
  • “Ahhhhhh. SO grateful and excited to be nominated for TWO @acmawards. Thank you #ACMs and thank you to each and every one of you that continue to help me live this crazy dream. See you in VEGAS!!!” — Lindsay Ell, nominated for New Female Artist of the Year and Music Event of the Year.
  • “Yes, I just cried in an airport bathroom over this. Sorry if you were waiting to pee, I needed a moment. You don’t know how validating it feels to be included in such an amazing group of hard working female artists. A huge congratulations to @tenilletownes @gabbybarrett_ @ingridandress and @lindsayell and all of their teams! we all have been thru the grind & still grinding, while rocking heels & lashes on top of it all. It is an honor to know y’all and watch all of you shine in your own way.” — Caylee Hammack, nominated for New Female Artist of the Year and Music Event of the Year.
  • “My goodness I did some dancing in the kitchen this morning! Honoured to be nominated for the @acmawards for the very first time. So proud to stand beside such a badass group of artists for New Female Artist of the Year. #ACMAwards.” — Tenille Townes, nominated for New Female Artist of the year and Music Event of the Year.
  •  “I wanna say THANK YOU to the ACM’s, my amazing team, and all my supporters in the industry…I am very honored to be part of such a special night in country music…also, to @russelled @rileyduckman @codyjohnson and @morganwallen congrats to you boys…I’m a big fan of everybody in this category and y’all deserve it…Win, lose, or draw…It’s an honor to be nominated.” — Jordan Davis, nominated for New Male Artist of the Year.
  • “It’s so awesome to be recognized as an ACM Best new artist! All of us have worked so hard to get to this point and it’s definitely super gratifying to be nominated this year!!!” — Russell Dickerson, nominated for New Male Artist of the Year.
  • “It is such an honor to be nominated. The Country music community has been so accepting of me as a new artist and this for me is validation that all of our hard work is paying off. It doesn’t seem real to have my name included with all the other great nominees but I sure appreciate it.” — Riley Green, nominated for New Male Artist of the Year.
  • “Waking up in Fresno to this news is not a bad way to start the day! What an honor to be nominated for an @ACMawards. Lookin’ forward to the show in April.” — Cody Johnson, nominated for New Male Artist of the Year.
  • “We’re nominated for #SingleOfTheYear at the 2020 @ACMawards!!! Thank you!! #Rumor.” — Lee Brice, nominated for Single of the Year.
  • “Honored to be nominated for 3 @ACMawards with my friends @DanAndShay.” — Justin Bieber, nominated for Song of the Year, Video of the Year, and Music Event of the Year for “10,000 Hours” with Dan + Shay.
  • “Never take these for granted…. Can’t thank the @ACMawardsenough for the nomination for music event of the year for #whathappensinasmalltown with @lindsayell…. #bgnation we’re goin to Vegas.” — Brantley Gilbert, nominated for Music Event of the Year for “What Happens In A Small Town” with Lindsay Ell.