MirandaLambert2018Photo credit: 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™

The ACM Awards air tonight at 7/8 PM ET on CBS, hosted by Reba McEntire. Performers Miranda Lambert, Jake Owen, Midland, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, and more will take the stage. The night ends a week and weekend full of events including ACM Party for a Cause activities plus special performances in different venues.

During the Awards show rehearsals, Jason Aldean invited about 100 survivors from the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting in Vegas to watch his performance of “You Make It Easy” as well as hang out with him. The experience was emotional for Aldean who was on-stage when the shooting took place. Another artist who met with the survivors was Thomas Rhett.

Check out the latest full list of ACM Awards performers and presenters HERE.

Stay tuned for our interviews on the Red Carpet on our YouTube page plus follow us on Instagram and Facebook for more behind-the-scenes. (view some below)

Find our picks of who will win the rest of tonight’s ACM Awards trophies below.

Congrats to the previously announced early winners!

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Jason Aldean
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan – our prediction
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Reba McEntire
Maren Morris – our prediction
Carrie Underwood

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Jason Aldean – our prediction
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban
Chris Young

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR

Brothers Osborne – our prediction
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
LOCASH
Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

Lady Antebellum
LANCO
Little Big Town – our prediction
Midland
Old Dominion

NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Lauren Alaina – winner (announced)
Danielle Bradbery
Carly Pearce
Raelynn

NEW MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Devin Dawson
Russell Dickerson
Brett Young – winner (announced)

NEW VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

High Valley
LANCO
LOCASH
Midland – winner (announced)
Runaway June

ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

Breaker – Little Big Town
Producer: Jay Joyce

Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

California Sunrise – Jon Pardi
Producers: Bart Butler, Jon Pardi

Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

From A Room Vol. 1 – Chris Stapleton – our prediction
Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton

Record Label: Mercury Records

Happy Endings – Old Dominion
Producer: Shane McAnally

Record Label: RCA

Life Changes – Thomas Rhett
Producers: Julian Bunetta, Jesse Frasure, Dann Huff, Joe London, Thomas Rhett

Record Label: The Valory Music Co.

SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

Better Man – Little Big Town
Producer: Jay Joyce

Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

Body Like A Back Road – Sam Hunt – our prediction
Producer: Zach Crowell

Record Label: MCA Nashville

Broken Halos – Chris Stapleton
Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton

Record Label: Mercury Records

Drinkin’ Problem – Midland
Producers: Dann Huff, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne

Record Label: Big Machine Records

I’ll Name The Dogs – Blake Shelton
Producer: Scott Hendricks

Record Label: Warner Bros.

SONG OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/ Artist(s)]

Body Like a Back Road – Sam Hunt
Songwriters: Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
Publishers: Universal Music Corp./Sam Hunt Publishing, Highly Combustible Music/I Love Pizza Music,/Songs of Southside Independent Music Publishing/Who Wants to Buy My Publishing/Atlas Music Publishing, Anderson Fork In The Road Music/Smackville Music/Smack Songs LLC, Smack Hits

Female – Keith Urban
Songwriters: Ross Copperman, Nicolle Galyon and Shane McAnally
Publishers: EMI Blackwood Music Inc./Rezolant Music/Plain Jane Songs, Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./A Girl Named Charlie (BMI), Smack Hits/Smack Songs LLC (GMR)

Tin Man – Miranda Lambert – our prediction
Songwriters: Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert Jon Randall
Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing/Pink Dog Publishing (BMI), Beat Up Ford Publishing (BMI), BMG Platinum Songs (BMI)/SWMBMGBMI/Lonesome Vinyl Music

Whiskey And You – Chris Stapleton
Songwriters: Lee Thomas Miller, Chris Stapleton
Publishers: WB Music Corp./New Sea Gayle Music (ASCAP), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./New Sea Gayle Music (BMI)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/ Artist(s)]

Black – Dierks Bentley
Director: Wes Edwards

Producer: Max A. Butler

It Ain’t My Fault – Brothers Osborne – our prediction
Director: Wes Edwards, Ryan Silver

Producer: Tiffany Davies

Legends – Kelsea Ballerini
Director: Jeff Venable

Producer: Ben Skipworth

Marry Me – Thomas Rhett
Director: TK McKamy

Producer: Dan Atchison

We Should Be Friends – Miranda Lambert
Director: Trey Fanjoy

Producer: April Dace

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR*(Off Camera Award)

Rhett Akins – winner (announced)
Ashley Gorley
Hillary Lindsey
Shane McAnally
Josh Osborne

VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

Craving You – Thomas Rhett Featuring Maren Morris
Producers: Julian Bunetta, Dann Huff, Joe London, Thomas Rhett

Record Label: The Valory Music Co.

Dear Hate – Maren Morris featuring Vince Gill
Producers: Brad Hill, Maren Morris

Record Label: Columbia Nashville

Funny (How Time Slips Away) – Glen Campbell And Willie Nelson
Producer: Carl Jackson

Record Label: Universal Music Enterprises

The Fighter – Keith Urban featuring Carrie Underwood
Producers: Busbee, Keith Urban

Record Label: Capitol Nashville

What Ifs – Kane Brown Featuring Lauren Alaina – our prediction
Producer: Dann Huff

Record Label: RCA Nashville

 

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