Thursday, March 1, 2018
– No surprise - nominees for the Academy of Country Music Awards were predictably quite happy.
Keith Urban, who received five nominations, tweeted, "ACMs...... HOLY SMOKES!!!!! MAD LOVE TO U ALL THIS MORNING FOR THESE INCREDIBLE NOMINATIONS. I'M EXTREMELY GRATEFUL!!!!!!!!!!"
Shane McAnally, an ace producer and songwriter, who also scored five nominations, tweeted, "Dang!!!! Thank you ACM's!!! 5 nominations, what?!!?"
Little Big Town was happy with its three nominations, "Thanks to all our friends and fans for these nominations. We wouldn't be here without you guys."
Nominations for Group of the Year and Album of the Year for "Happy Endings," resulted in Old Dominion tweeting, "Unreal. Thank you for loving this music and for letting us live this amazing life. "
Preston Brust of LOCASH, nominated for Vocal Duo of the Year and New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year, said, "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."
"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," said the other half of LOCASH, Chris Lucas.
Jon Pardi, nominated for Album of the Year for "California Sunrise," tweeted, "Amazing!!! Thank you."
Runaway June earned its first-ever ACM Award nomination for New Vocal Duo Or Group Of The Year. "We are overwhelmed with excitement," the trio said in a statement. "A nomination from your peers feels like an award of its own. We could not be more grateful and thrilled. Thank you so much to everyone who voted for us. Vegas baby."