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ACM Awards 2019: Reba McEntire Disappointed In Lack Of Female Nominees For Entertainer Of The Year

Host Reba McEntire poses in the press room during the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McEntire revealed the nominees for this year's awards Wednesday morning, Feb. 20, 2019. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images)

Country music icon Reba McEntire is returning to host the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards for the 16th time in April. Only on “CBS This Morning,” McEntire revealed the nominees for the 2019 ACM Awards’ biggest awards.

Chris Stapleton and Keith Urban lead in the top categories with nominations for both male artist of the year and entertainer of the year — a category notably lacking any female nominees.

“It doesn’t make me very happy because we’ve got some very talented women out there who are working their butts off,” McEntire said of the male-dominated category.

McEntire also shared some details about her hosting gig, which she promised would be politics-free.

“We’ve got to keep it light. We’ve got to keep it fun. No politics. This is fun. This is entertainment. We are in the entertainment business, and that’s what we’re going to be doing,” she said.

Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line and Thomas Rhett received several award nominations. All three will be appearing this year at the Walmart AMP in Rogers.

The 54th Academy of Country Music Awards will be broadcast live from Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7, on Channel 5 starting at 7 p.m.

Here is the full list of nominees:

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

  • Jason Aldean
  • Luke Bryan
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Keith Urban

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Miranda Lambert
  • Ashley McBryde
  • Maren Morris
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Carrie Underwood

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Dierks Bentley
  • Luke Combs
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Keith Urban

DUO OF THE YEAR

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

GROUP OF THE YEAR

  • Lady Antebellum
  • Lanco
  • Little Big Town
  • Midland
  • Old Dominion

SONG OF THE YEAR

  • “Break Up In The End,” Cole Swindell
    Songwriters: Jessie Jo Dillon, Chase McGill and Jon Nite
  • “Broken Halos,” Chris Stapleton
    Songwriters: Mike Henderson, Chris Stapleton
  • “Meant To Be,” Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line
    Songwriters: David Garcia, Tyler Hubbard, Joshua Miller, Bebe Rexha
  • “Space Cowboy,” Kacey Musgraves
    Songwriters: Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves
  • “Tequila,” Dan + Shay
    Songwriters: Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers
  •  “Yours,” Russell Dickerson
    Songwriters: Casey Brown / Russell Dickerson / Parker Welling

NEW FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Danielle Bradbery
  • Lindsay Ell
  • Ashley McBryde
  • Carly Pearce

NEW MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Jimmie Allen
  • Luke Combs
  • Jordan Davis
  • Michael Ray
  • Mitchell Tenpenny

NEW VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

  • High Valley
  • LANCO
  • Runaway June

ALBUM OF THE YEAR 

  • “Dan + Shay,” Dan + Shay
  • “Desperate Man,” Eric Church
  • “From A Room Vol. 2,” Chris Stapleton
  • “Golden Hour,” Kacey Musgraves
  • “The Mountain,” Dierks Bentley

SINGLE OF THE YEAR 

  • “Down to the Honky Tonk,” Jake Owen
  • “Heaven,” Kane Brown
  • “Meant To Be,” Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line
  • “Most People Are Good,” Luke Bryan
  • “Tequila,” Dan + Shay

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • “Babe,” Sugarland featuring Taylor Swift
  • “Burn Out,” Midland
  • “Burning Man,” Dierks Bentley featuring Brothers Osborne
  • “Drunk Girl,” Chris Janson
  • “Shoot Me Straight,” Brothers Osborne
  • “Tequila,” Dan + Shay

MUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR

  • “Burning Man,” Dierks Bentley featuring Brothers Osborne
  • “Drowns the Whiskey,” Jason Aldean featuring Miranda Lambert
  • “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright,” David Lee Murphy featuring Kenny Chesney
  • “Keeping Score,” Dan + Shay featuring Kelly Clarkson
  • “Meant To Be,” Bebe Rexha Featuring Florida Georgia Line

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

  • Ross Copperman
  • Ashley Gorley
  • Shane McAnally
  • Chase McGill
  • Josh Osborne
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