This year's list of ACM Awards nominees were thrilled to hear their names called yesterday (Thursday, February 16th) morning on CBS This Morning when Lady Antebellum announced the news. The winners will be announced on Sunday, April 2nd in Las Vegas. The 52nd annual ACM Awards, co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, will air live on CBS.

Here are some of their responses:

Keith Urban (Entertainer, Male, Album, Single – "Blue Ain't Your Color"): “I’ve been a musician since I was 6 years old. I just love writing songs, making records and touring, so for the ACMS’s to recognize RIPCORD in such a big way today is humbling.  I share these nominations with everyone in my life who made it possible – and a BIG shout out to all of our fans, who came out to see us on the ripCORD tour.  Can’t wait to play for you all again soon.”

LoCash’s Chris Lucas and Preston Brust (New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year): Chris Lucas – “We are just so happy country radio gave us a chance and believed in us! Without them we wouldn't be here! And thank you to all the ACM voters for the nomination, and the opportunity to have a chance to win New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year!” (Preston Brust) “This is incredible! THANK YOU country radio, ACMs and every voter for your heart in this journey. We have dreamt of this day for so many minutes and so many miles."

Chris Janson (New Male Vocalist): "I couldn't be more thrilled. I love my life, love my job and love being recognized. I am so grateful. Unexpected blessings are the best."

Chris Lane (New Male Vocalist): "I'm super excited and in shock over my first ACM nomination. It is such an honor to be nominated by my peers and I can't wait to celebrate with everyone in Vegas!"

Jason Aldean (via Twitter) (Entertainer, Male Vocalist): "Pretty cool waking up to this news today!  Thank You Fans, Country Radio and @ACMawards!"

Maren Morris (via Twitter) (Female, New Female, Album, Single "My Church"): "As if this week couldn't get any better, SIX nominations for @ACMawards ?! This is so humbling and I am in some GREAT company."

Florida Georgia Line (via Twitter) (Entertainer, Vocal Duo, Album, Single, Vocal Event): "Completely blown away and honored to be nominated for 5 @ACMawards this morning. Feeling grateful and blessed. Love y'all."

Thomas Rhett (via Twitter) (Male, Song): "There are no words. @ACMawards noms for Male vocalist AND song of the year. Whats good, 2017!"

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