Stars React To ACM Nominations

Stars React To ACM Nominations

The nominees for the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards were announced on Tuesday. Here’s what a few of the stars had to say about their nominations…

“I was already thrilled to be hosting the ACM's again, but now to be nominated with all of these great girls in the female vocalist category, I am tickled to pieces,” said Reba. “It's been such an amazing year. Thanks to Country Radio and to the fans for all your love and support. I've said it before and I'll say it again – Country music fans are THE best fans in the world.” ~ Reba McEntire

“You always hear about the power of a great song, and there's no doubt that 'Need You Now' has definitely been a career-changer for us, but seven nominations? We are blown away.” ~Lady Antebellum's Dave Haywood

“It’s always a great surprise and thrill to get any kind of nomination. It's unbelievable, and I can't thank the country music industry and ACM voters enough for believing in what I do.” ~Miranda Lambert

“My management called and told me to turn on the TV to The Early Show, and I couldn't believe they read my name. I feel so blessed to have been embraced and considered a contender in this format. I'm in the same category as George Strait, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, and Kenny Chesney. Wow.” ~Darius Rucker

“We play a lot of shows and every time we go on stage our goal is the same: We want our performance to blow people away,” Brown said. “We live to perform and being recognized as a nominee for entertainer of the year in a category where the fans decide is a huge honor.” ~Zac Brown Band’s Zac Brown

“Thank you guys for the love love love and support you always give without failing. Of course, thank the good Lord above for the blessings and every radioman and radiolady who plays my songs. There's my acceptance speech for the nominations. And of course a big big huge congratulations to the other nominees. It's been an amazing year in country music, and I am so happy to be a part of it.” ~Carrie Underwood

See the full list of nominees HERE.