Fans are waking up to a huge shake-up within the 2017 ACM Awards nominees

NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 04: Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban attend the BMI 2014 Country Awards at BMI on November 4, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for BMI)

ACM Awards nomination day is almost like Christmas morning for country music fans.

Only it’s even better.

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And fans who did wake up bright and early this morning to find out the nominees of the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards weren’t disappointed, with many new names finding their way to the top of the pack.

This year, Keith Urban is leading the way as the leading nominee with seven nominations, including the coveted Entertainer of the Year award. Trailing him closely are Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris, who are tied with six nominations each.

Other leading nominees include Tim McGraw and Florida Georgia Line with five nominations each.

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Of course, there is nothing like the first time, and this year’s nominations have plenty of first-time nominees, including Maren, Kane Brown, Chris Lane, LOCASH, Jon Pardi, Cassadee Pope and Brett Young. The 2017 ACM Awards are set to take place in Las Vegas on April 2 and will air live on CBS beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

Below please find a full list of nominees – and we send congratulations to them all!

Entertainer of the Year

  • Jason Aldean
  • Luke Bryan
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Keith Urban

Male Vocalist of the Year

  • Jason Aldean
  • Dierks Bentley
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Maren Morris
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Carrie Underwood

Vocal Duo of the Year

  • Big & Rich
  • Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Maddie & Tae

Vocal Group of The Year

  • Eli Young Band
  • Lady Antebellum
  • Little Big Town
  • Old Dominion
  • Rascal Flatts

New Male Vocalist Of The Year Presented By T-MOBILE

  • Kane Brown
  • Chris Janson
  • Chris Lane
  • Jon Pardi
  • Brett Young

New Female Vocalist of the Year Presented By T-MOBILE

  • Lauren Alaina
  • Cam
  • Brandy Clark
  • Maren Morris

New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year Presented By T-MOBILE

  • A Thousand Horses
  • Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay
  • Maddie & Tae

Album of the Year 

  • “Black” – Dierks Bentley
  • “Dig Your Roots” – Florida Georgia Line
  • “HERO” – Maren Morris
  • “Ripcord” – Keith Urban
  • “The Weight of These Wings” – Miranda Lambert

Single Record of the Year

  • “Blue Ain’t Your Color” – Keith Urban
  • “H.O.L.Y.” – Florida Georgia Line
  • “Humble And Kind – Tim McGraw
  • “My Church” – Maren Morris
  • “Vice” – Miranda Lambert

Song of the Year

  • “Blue Ain’t Your Color” – Keith Urban
  • “Die A Happy Man” – Thomas Rhett
  • “Humble And Kind” – Tim McGraw
  • “Kill A Word” – Eric Church Featuring Rhiannon Giddens
  • “Tennessee Whiskey” – Chris Stapleton
  • “Vice” – Miranda Lambert

Video of the Year Presented By XFINITY

  • “Fire Away” – Chris Stapleton
  • “Forever Country” – Artists of Then, Now & Forever
  • “Humble And Kind” – Tim McGraw
  • “Peter Pan” – Kelsea Ballerini
  • “Vice” – Miranda Lambert

Songwriter of the Year

  • Ashley Gorley
  • Luke Laird
  • Hillary Lindsey
  • Shane McAnally
  • Lori McKenna

Vocal Event of the Year

  • “Different For Girls” – Dierks Bentley Featuring Elle King
  • “Forever Country” – Artists of Then, Now & Forever
  • “May We All” – Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw
  • “Setting The World On Fire” – Kenny Chesney Featuring P!nk
  • “Think Of You” – Chris Young Featuring Cassadee Pope

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