#HotCountrySkinny for April 11th, 2018

Country Music’s Biggest Party is right around the corner and thanks to ‘Taste Of Country‘ here’ everything you need to know as we get set for the 2018 ACM Awards !!

First the Awards are returning to Las Vegas in 2018. The show has some big changes this year, not the least of which is a new, but not entirely new,  host. There have also been some changes to the voting process, and we’ve got the scoop about the show, the hosts, the nominees, the performers and more.

When & Where: Sunday, April 15, at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The awards show will begin at 9 pm.

Where to Watch:

The 2018 ACM Awards will air live on CBS. Details about the 2018 ACM Awards red carpet coverage have not yet been revealed.

The Host:

Reba McEntire is returning to host the ACM Awards this year, replacing outgoing hosts Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley. She first co-hosted the ACMs in 1986 with Mac Davis and John Schneider, and hosted solo for the first time in 1999. McEntire hosted the ACM Awards every year from 2001-2010, then co-hosted with Blake Shelton in 2011 and 2012. 2018 is her first time hosting since 2012.

The Nominees:

Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert and Jason Aldean are among the country artists with multiple nominations. Aldean, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Stapleton and Urban will compete in the biggest category, Entertainer of the Year.

Stapleton leads the 2018 ACM Awards nominees with a total of eight, while Thomas Rhett scored six nods. Urban has five nominations in this year’s ACMs, and Lambert is tied with Maren Morris with four ACM Awards nominations in 2018. Sam Hunt and Midland were both up for three ACM Awards in 2018, and the other nominees include many of the hottest younger talent and country music veterans. Take a look at our complete list of the 2018 ACM Awards nominees for more information.

The Performers:

The performers at the 2018 ACM Awards include a cross-section of the biggest names not only in country music, but across genres. Florida Georgia Line will team up with Bebe Rexha for a special performance of “Meant to Be” in Rexha’s debut appearance at the ACM Awards. Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris and Thomas Rhett are also among the country artists set to hit the stage during the 2018 ACMs, as well as Carrie Underwood and Kenny Chesney, both of whom will be performing brand-new songs. Visit our complete list of 2018 ACM Awards performers for more information.

How Does ACM Awards Voting Work?

Taste of Country has a comprehensive breakdown of who votes for the ACM Awards, and by what process.

The Presenters:

Cam, Dustin Lynch and actor-singer Kiefer Sutherland are among the country artists who are slated to present awards at the 2018 ACM Awards.

-Denyse via Taste Of Country @HotCountry1035


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