Emotions were running high among the country community Thursday morning (2/16) as the nominations for the 52nd Annual ACM Awards were unveiled.

Keith Urban Leads ACM Nominations with Seven
Keith Urban Leads ACM Nominations with Seven
The country Aussie raked in more ACM nominations than any other country star in 2017.

Lauren Alaina took to Twitter to react to her first-ever nomination for New Female Vocalist of the Year, and the tears were flowing. 

Thomas Rhett, who just announced he and his wife are expecting a baby and also planning an adoption, capped off his big week with two ACM nods. 

Recent Grammy winner Maren Morris is a first-time nominee at the ACMs, and she’s proud to be in β€œGREAT company.” 

See more reactions from ACM Awards nominees below. 

Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley host the ACM Awards live from Las Vegas Sunday, April 2 on CBS.

ACM Awards Nominees: See the Full List
ACM Awards Nominees: See the Full List