Keith Urban scores 7 ACM Award nominations

Miranda Lambert nominated for 6 awards

By CHLOE MELAS , CNN

Published 02/16 2017 01:10PM

Updated 02/16 2017 01:10PM

Keith Urban is having a moment.

The Australian-American musician was nominated for seven Academy of Country Music Awards on Thursday, including entertainer of the year, male vocalist of the year and album of the year.

Urban's 2016 album "Ripcord" -- his first album in three years -- has been a critical success with a string of hits including "Blue Ain't Your Color."

Urban will face off against Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Carrie Underwood for entertainer of the year.

Miranda Lambert scored six nominations, including female vocalist of the year, album of the year and single of the year for her hit, "Vice."

The 52nd Annual ACM Awards will air April 2 on CBS.

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