ACMs 2019: Luke Bryan, Carly Pearce and more nominees reveal favorite memories from the show (Exclusive)

The 2019 ACM Awards are almost here, and we're looking back at some of the show's best moments from years' past!

This year's 54th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be hosted by none other than Reba McEntire for the 16th time. The awards show will be broadcast live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7 at 8 p.m. EST on CBS.

Ahead of this year's ceremony, we got some of this year's nominated artists to look back at ACMS past to exclusively reveal their favorite memories from past years to AOL.

Check them out below:

Luke Bryan (nominated for Entertainer of the Year, Single of the Year): "I've got so many great memories of the ACMs that began the first time I attended and saw Reba host. I sat in the nosebleeds, but I soaked it all in. Fast forward a few years later I jumped in the hotel pool with the head of my record label after winning my first award and, of course, getting to host the awards with both Blake [Shelton] and Dierks [Bentley]. And winning Entertainer of the Year, too! I'm excited to see what this year brings!"

Cole Swindell (nominated for Song of the Year): "The first award I won in my career was ACM New Artist in 2015. I will never forget that night, so the ACM Awards will always be special to me and hold a lot of great memories. We’ve put in a lot of work on the road, in the studio and most importantly building relationships with the fans, so to now be going back this year nominated in one of the biggest categories of the night -- ACM SONG OF THE YEAR -- makes those memories even more special."

Carly Pearce (nominated for New Female Artist of the Year): "My favorite memory is from the 2017 ACM Awards -- my first experience as an artist -- and I was so nervous! Just to be there and walk the red carpet was such a surreal moment that I had forgotten who made my dress … and OF COURSE, it was one of the first questions asked. I said, 'I don’t know!' Thankfully, soon after, I got to be the correspondent for Sounds Like Nashville and ironically met my now fiancé when I interviewed him. Talk about a whirlwind!"

Russell Dickerson (nominated for Song of the Year): "My favorite ACM memory was our first time two years ago! We didn’t even get to walk the carpet and we went in the side door to get in, [Laughs] but we were just stoked to be there! This year we got a Song of the Year nom, so we’re looking forward to making amazing new memories."

Mitchell Tenpenny (nominated for New Male Artist of the Year): "Last year was my first ACM awards, and we sat in the nosebleeds. I remember watching Dan + Shay perform, and I realized what a dream it would be to just be nominated. It’s crazy that this year that dream is reality. It’s going to be a fun week."

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LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Miranda Lambert attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jason Kempin/ACMA2018/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Miranda Lambert attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Host Reba McEntire attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Kelsea Ballerini attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Nicole Kidman attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jason Kempin/ACMA2018/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Maren Morris attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Host Reba McEntire poses in the press room during the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Lindsey Vonn attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Eve attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Lauren Alaina attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jason Kempin/ACMA2018/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Cam attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Rebecca Romijn attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Jennifer Nettles attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Singer Tegan Marie attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by J. Merritt/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Julia Michaels attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Lindsay Ell attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Bebe Rexha attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Bebe Rexha attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Cassadee Pope attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Jake Owen attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Singer RaeLynn attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by J. Merritt/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Thomas Rhett (L) and Lauren Akins attend the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Carly Pearce attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by J. Merritt/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Jason Aldean (L) and Brittany Kerr attend the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Professional wrestler Lana attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by J. Merritt/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: (L-R) Hannah Mulholland, Naomi Cooke and Jennifer Wayne of Runaway Jane attend the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Brett Young (L) and Taylor Mills attend the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jason Kempin/ACMA2018/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Kaylin Roberson attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: (L-R) Chase Chrisley, Julie Chrisley, and Todd Chrisley attend the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Ashley McBryde attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jason Kempin/ACMA2018/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Cody Alan (L) and Michael Trea Smith attend the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Scotty McCreery attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by J. Merritt/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: AJ McLean attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Nicolle Galyon attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: (L-R) Barry Knox, Josh McSwain, Matt Thomas and Scott Thomas of Parmalee attend the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Curtis Rempel (L) and Brad Rempel of High Valley attend the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Madison Marlow (L) and Taylor Dye of Maddie and Tae attend the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by J. Merritt/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Russell Dickerson attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Cole Swindell attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Levi Hummon attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Craig Wayne Boyd attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Chris Lane attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Justin Moore attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Zach Swon (L) and Colton Swon of the Swon Brothers attend the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jason Kempin/ACMA2018/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Hillary Lindsey attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Dustin Lynch attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images)
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