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There are some big names in the 2021 ACM Entertainer of the Year category this year: Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke CombsThomas Rhett and Chris Stapleton.

In the year of the pandemic, the definition of "Entertainer" kind of changed. It became less about live entertaining and shows performed, and more about just being top of mind. All five of these guys, I would say, did just that. They all adapted to what was happening and shifted momentum in a fast and precise way.

In my humble opinion, just based off of what I stated above, I say Luke Combs should be the 2021 ACM Entertainer of the Year. Not only did he release so much new music, he was most active on social media with sharing unreleased music and staying relevant in a year of many changes to everyone's lifestyles and routines.

I stewed over my decision for many hours, but I'm firm on it. What about you? Who do you think should win Entertainer of the Year at the 2021 ACM Awards?

The 2021 ACM Awards are set for April 18. They'll begin at 8PM ET and will air live on CBS and stream live on Paramount+. Sign up for Paramount+ here.

2021 ACM Awards Nominees: The Full List

Maren Morris and Chris Stapleton lead all 2021 ACM Awards nominees with six each and Miranda Lambert has five, including Female Artist of the Year. Thomas Rhett and Ashley McBryde will be up for four ACM awards on April 18. The CBS broadcast will award trophies for Entertainer, Song and Album of the Year, in addition to Duo and Group of the Year. This is a list of all ACM Awards nominations for 2021.

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