Kentucky native Chris Stapleton leads ACM nominations

LAS VEGAS, NV (WTVQ) – Johnson County native and country music star Chris Stapleton leads all nominees at the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards with eight nominations in five categories.

The nominations include:  Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year (From A Room: Volume 1 as both artist and producer), Single Record of the Year (“Broken Halos” as both artist and producer) and Song of the Year (“Whiskey and You” as both artist and songwriter).

The nominations continue a triumphant 2018 for Stapleton, who recently won Best Country Album (From A Room: Volume 1), Best Country Song (“Broken Halos”) and Best Country Solo Performance (“Either Way”) at the 60th GRAMMY Awards.  Stapleton also joined legendary artist Emmylou Harris on the live GRAMMY broadcast for a performance of “Wildflowers” in tribute of Tom Petty.

The Academy of Country Music Awards ceremony is April 15, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Stapleton is scheduled to play a sold out concert at Rupp Arena in Lexington on October 27, 2018, as part of “Chris Stapleton’s All-American Road Show” tour.

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