Chris Stapleton leads the pack of 2018 ACM Awards nominees.
Stapleton will compete with Thomas Rhett, Keith Urban, Jason Aldean and Chris Young for Male Vocalist of the Year. His other nominations include Entertainer of the Year and Album of the Year for From a Room Vol. 1.
Rhett and Urban follow Stapleton with six and five nominations, respectively. Urban, who is up for Entertainer of the Year for the eighth time, celebrated his nominations in a tweet Thursday.
"ACMs...... HOLY SMOKES!!!!! MAD LOVE TO U ALL THIS MORNING FOR THESE INCREDIBLE NOMINATIONS. I'M EXTREMELY GRATEFUL!!!!!!!!!! - KU #ACMawards," the 50-year-old singer wrote.
The 2018 ACM Awards will air on CBS. McEntire will host the awards show for the 15th time.