Keith Urban to host the Academy of Country Music Awards

Keith Urban is a New Zealand-born Australian country music singer, songwriter, guitarist, musician, TV show judge and record producer. Birthday 10/26 1967, Photo Date: 11/4/15 / Cropped Photo: Disney ABC Television Group / CC BY-ND 2.0 / (MGN)

(WVLT) -- Country music star Keith Urban is set to host the Academy of Country Music Awards on CBS this April.

Keith Urban is a 15-time ACM Award winner. He will host the 55th ACM Awards on April 5 at 8 p.m.

“As if having a new song out today wasn’t enough, I also get to host the ACM Awards in April,” said Urban. “I’ll tell you – this year already feels like the most creative and energized year of my life... and there’s so much more to come. Incredibly grateful – and ready to roll!”

Nominated for Entertainer of the Year this time around are: Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett and Carrie Underwood.

Urban was nominated for Male Artist of the Year.

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