ACM Awards frontrunner Keith Urban reacted to his seven nominations this morning (Thursday).

He says, "I’ve been a musician since I was six years old. I just love writing songs, making records and touring.  So for the ACMs to recognize Ripcord in such a big way today is humbling. I share these nominations with everyone in my life who made it possible - and a BIG shout-out to all of our fans, who came out to see us on the Ripcord tour. Can’t wait to play for you all again soon.” 

Keith's is nominated for Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year for Ripcord - for which he could win as the artist and producer - as well as artist and producer in the Single of the Year category for "Blue Ain't Your Color," which is also up for Song of the Year.

See the complete list of nominees here.

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