The nominations for the 53th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards came out yesterday, and one of my favorites things about this day is getting to see all of the stars genuine reactions to being nominated. I think one of the really cool things about country music is that all of the artists are so humble. You can see from their reactions:
Runaway June: "Ahhhh!! We cannot believe it. And to be up there with our friends. Thank you, ACM - Academy of Country Music! What a happy day!!!!
Danielle Bradbery: "Woke up to the news of my FIRST #ACMawards nomination for NEW FEMALE VOCALIST and I am still in shock. Such an honor to be in this category with Carly Pearce, Lauren Alaina and RaeLynn. Love you ladies so much!!!! I could never express how grateful I am for everyone's love and support. I am blessed beyond measure."
Devin Dawson: “Honestly, I woke up early this morning to watch the ACM news hoping to see all my friends getting nominations. I never thought that I would be seeing my own name up there for new male! It’s an honor to be included in this category alongside such insane talent."
LoCash's Preston Brust: "Waking up to two ACM nominations is like waking up on Christmas morning. Such a special gift and one we don’t take for granted. We have been blown away by all of the congratulations and well wishes!"
LoCash's Chris Lucas: "It's an honor to be nominated for an ACM award, and having two nominations is a feeling we'll never forget! Thank you to Country radio for every spin, thank you to everyone who believed in us and thank you to the ACM for this amazing moment!"
Luke Bryan: "Honored to be nominated for ACM - Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year."
Keith Urban: "ACMs...... HOLY SMOKES!!!!! MAD LOVE TO U ALL THIS MORNING FOR THESE INCREDIBLE NOMINATIONS. I’M EXTREMELY GRATEFUL!!!!!!!!!!" - KU
Kelsea Ballerini on her Video of the Year nomination for "Legends": "WHAT. THANK YOU, ACM - Academy of Country Music for the Legends love! A lot of blood, sweat, and heartbeats went into this one."
Maren Morris: "Hot damn! Woke up from my post-wisdom teeth haze to find out I’m up for 4 ACM - Academy of Country Music awards! So honored, especially for the 'Dear Hate' nom. Didn’t see that one coming. To Vegas we go!"
Brothers Osborne: "It's always a great honor to be nominated with such talented folks. Thanks, y'all!"
Chris Young: "The one day I sleep in this week haha! Honored to be nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year at the ACM - Academy of Country MusicAwards!"
Lady Antebellum: "Eternally grateful to be able to make music for a career. Thanks."
Jon Pardi: "Amazing!!! Thank you!"
Little Big Town: "Thanks to all our friends and fans for these nominations. We wouldn't be here without you guys."
Lauren Alaina: "I could not be more excited. God is good and so are ACM noms."