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Keith Urban is the reigning Entertainer of the Year for the CMA and is up for the ACM Entertainer of the Year nod on Sunday. He has yet to win that particular award from the Academy of Country Music.

Keith is also nominated for an ACM for Male Artist of the Year and is slated to perform on the show.

He says, “I know the criteria isn’t purely about live performance, but I’ve always felt that that’s what it is, otherwise I thought it probably should be called Artist of the Year, but I always thought it’s called Entertainer of the Year. I’ve always loved putting on concerts and tours and shows and really tried to put on something that’s incredibly entertaining and engaging. I probably obsess about that part of what I do equal to making records.”

The 54th Academy of Country Music Awards, hosted by Reba McEntire, will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas April 7th at 8 pm ET on CBS.

-Nancy Brooks