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

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 “GREAT company.” 

See more reactions from ACM Awards nominees below. 

Pretty cool waking up to this news today! 🤙🏼Thank You Fans, Country Radio and @acmawards #eoty #blessed

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