By Kurt Wolff

Miranda LambertDierks Bentley and Florida Georgia Line lead the list of 2015 Academy of Country Music Award nominations, which were announced this morning (Jan. 30).

Lambert has eight nominations, including Entertainer of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year for Platinum and Single of the Year for “Automatic.”

Bentley earned seven nominations, among them Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year for Riser and both Single and Video of the Year for “Drunk On A Plane.” Florida Georgia Line had the third-highest number of nominations with five, including Vocal Duo of the Year, Single of the Year for “Dirt” and their first-ever nomination for Entertainer of the Year.

The four additional 2015 Entertainer of the Year nominations include Lambert, Luke BryanJason Aldean and Garth Brooks. Last year it was George Strait who took home that honor.

Aldean, Bentley, Lambert, Eric Church and Little Big Town are the ACM Album of the Year nominees this year.

Songs recognized include Kenny Chesney‘s “American Kids,” Bryan’s “Drink a Beer,” Lambert’s “Automatic,” Kacey Musgraves‘ “Follow Your Arrow” and Lee Brice‘s “I Don’t Dance.”

Brandy Clark earned a Female Vocalist of the Year nomination, in a strong lineup that also includes Lambert, Martina McBride, Musgraves and Carrie Underwood. This comes after Clark earned two GRAMMY nominations as well.

Related: Brett Eldredge, Sam Hunt, Kip Moore Among ACM New Artist of the Year Semi-Finalists

Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will return to host the ACM Awards ceremony, which takes place for the first time ever at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

The 50th annual ACM Awards air live on Sunday, April 19 at 8pm ET/delayed PT on CBS.

Below is a list of nominees for the 2015 ACM Awards.

Entertainer of the Year

Jason Aldean
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Miranda Lambert
Florida Georgia Line

 

Male Vocalist of the Year

Jason Aldean
Dierks Bentley
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton

 

Female Vocalist of the Year

Brandy Clark
Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

 

Vocal Duo of the Year

Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae
The Swon Brothers

 

See the complete list of 2015 ACM Award nominations on Radio.com

 

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