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We Created an ACM Awards 2018 Playlist to Get You Pumped

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These are the only country songs you need

Sunday is fast approaching, and with it the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards. The big night will be broadcast live on CBS from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, and you know it's going to be one heckuva good time.

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But are you really ready? Are you pumped? Prepared to belt out the words to your favorite country stars' songs? Geared up to groove along as some of country music's hottest stars (and crossover artists) deliver mind-blowing performances?

Don't worry, we've got you covered. To help put you in the proper ACMs mindset, we've compiled a master list of must-listen songs based on this year's nominations. In case you need a recap of which artists were nominated (and for what), we've broken down the list by category. Keep reading for all the song deets, and then download the full playlist.

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Happy listening, y'all!

Song of the Year

"Body Like a Back Road" — Sam Hunt
"Female" — Keith Urban
"Tin Man" — Miranda Lambert
"Whiskey and You" — Chris Stapleton

Single Record of the Year

"Better Man" — Little Big Town
"Broken Halos" — Chris Stapleton
"Drinkin' Problem" — Midland
"I'll Name the Dogs" — Blake Shelton

Video of the Year

"Black" — Dierks Bentley
"It Ain't My Fault" — Brothers Osborne
"Legends" — Kelsea Ballerini
"Marry Me" — Thomas Rhett
"We Should Be Friends" — Miranda Lambert

Vocal Event of the Year

"Craving You" — Thomas Rhett ft. Maren Morris
"Dear Hate" — Maren Morris ft. Vince Gill
"Funny (How Time Slips Away)" — Glen Campbell & Willie Nelson
"The Fighter" — Keith Urban ft. Carrie Underwood
"What Ifs" — Kane Brown ft. Lauren Alaina

Inspired by Entertainer of the Year

"Most People Are Good" — Luke Bryan
"Coming Home" — Keith Urban ft. Julia Michaels

Inspired by Female Vocalist of the Year

"I Hate Love Songs" — Kelsea Ballerini
"Back to God" — Reba McEntire
"The Middle" — Zedd ft. Maren Morris
"To Learn Her" — Miranda Lambert
"The Champion" — Carrie Underwood ft. Ludacris

Inspired by Male Vocalist of the Year

"Rearview Town" — Jason Aldean
"Hangin' On" — Chris Young
"Parallel Line" — Keith Urban

Inspired by Vocal Duo of the Year

"Mean to Be" — Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line
"Tequila" — Dan + Shay
"Shoot Me Straight" — Brothers Osborne
"May We All" — Florida Georgia Line

Inspired by Vocal Group of the Year

"Heart Break" — Lady Antebellum
"Born to Love You" — LANCO
"You Look Good" — Lady Antebellum
"Written in the Sand" — Old Dominion

Inspired by New Female Vocalist of the Year

"Doin' Fine" — Lauren Alaina
"Hide the Wine" — Carly Pearce
"Queens Don't" — RaeLynn
"Every Little Thing" — Carly Pearce
"Road Less Traveled" — Lauren Alaina

Inspired by New Male Vocalist of the Year

"Heaven" — Kane Brown
"All On Me" — Devin Dawson
"One Number Away" — Luke Combs
"Mercy" — Brett Young
"What's Mine Is Yours" — Kane Brown
"When It Rains It Pours" — Luke Combs

Inspired by New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year

"She's With Me" — High Valley
"Wild West" — Runaway June
"Greatest Love Story" — LANCO

Inspired by Album of the Year

"She Ain’t In It" — Jon Pardi
"Free" — Little Big Town
"Without Your Love" — Chris Stapleton
"No Such Thing as a Broken Heart" — Old Dominion
"Sweetheart" — Thomas Rhett
"Head Over Boots" — Jon Pardi

The ACMs air on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET/delayed PT on CBS.

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