Although Miranda Lambert follows closely behind Keith with five nominations, the one to look out for is the Female Vocalist of the Year. The Automatic hitmaker has won this trophy seven times – that’s every single year since 2009. She tied Reba McEntire‘s record with last year’s win, but if Miranda beats out heavyhitters Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves and Carrie Underwood on Sunday, she’ll be the first and only singer to win Female Vocalist of the Year eight times. And consecutive wins, no less!
And no need to worry that you’ll be bored during the show – good pals Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley are back for a second year as co-hosts to keep you entertained – and maybe they can get through the ceremony without their friend (and Luke’s former ACM co-host) Blake Shelton crashing their monologue like he did last year.