Luke Bryan ACM Awards nominations

Academy Of Country Music Awards: Nominees Announced For 2016 ACM Awards

The nominees for the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards have been announced, and it appears that Eric Church and Chris Stapleton are leading the number of nominations, with five each.

Eric Church received his first nomination for Entertainer of the Year and his third for Male Vocalist of the Year. Church was also nominated for the Album of the Year for Mr. Misunderstood, Video of the Year for the song “Mr. Misunderstood,” and the Vocal Event of the Year for the song “Raise ‘Em Up,” which he performed with fellow country music star Keith Urban. Chris Stapleton received his first ever nominations for Male Vocalist of the Year, New Male Vocalist of the Year, and Vocal Event of the Year for the song “Hangover Tonight” with Gary Allan. He was also nominated as both artist and producer for Album of the Year for Traveller.

New country music artist Cam received her first ACM Award nominations in four categories — New Female Vocalist of the Year, Video of the Year for “Burning House,” and nominations for both artist and producer in the Single Record of the Year category for “Burning House.” Little Big Town, the reigning Vocal Group of the Year, received their 10th nomination for Vocal Group of the Year, along with the Single Record of the Year and Video of the Year for the song “Girl Crush.” Little Big Town also received a Vocal Event of the Year nomination for “Smokin’ And Drinkin'” with Miranda Lambert.

Check out the full list of ACM Award nominees below:

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Jason Aldean
Garth Brooks
Miranda Lambert
Luke Bryan
Eric Church

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Dierks Bentley
Jason Aldean
Brett Eldredge
Chris Stapleton
Eric Church

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Kelsea Ballerini
Jana Kramer
Miranda Lambert
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Little Big Town
Old Dominion
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band
Eli Young Band

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Joey + Rory
Maddie & Tae

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
[Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

Eric Church – Mr. Misunderstood
Producer: Jay Joyce
Record Label: EMI Records Nashville

Chris Stapleton – Traveller
Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton
Record Label: Mercury Records

Sam Hunt – Montevallo
Producers: Zach Crowell, Shane McAnally
Record Label: MCA Nashville

Thomas Rhett – Tangled Up
Producers: Dann Huff, Jesse Frasure, Chris DeStefano, Joe London
Record Label: The Valory Music Co.

Chris Young – I’m Comin’ Over
Producers: Corey Crowder, Chris Young
Record Label: RCA Records

NEW MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Brett Eldredge
Chris Janson
Thomas Rhett
Chase Rice
Chris Stapleton

NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Kelsea Ballerini
Cam
Mickey Guyton
RaeLynn

NEW VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
A Thousand Horses
Brothers Osborne
Maddie & Tae
Old Dominion
Parmalee

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)

“Biscuits” – Kacey Musgraves
Director: Mark Klasfeld
Producer: Nicole Acacio

“Burning House” – Cam
Director: Trey Fanjoy
Producer: Trent Hardville

“Girl Crush” – Little Big Town
Director: Karla Welch & Matthew Welch
Producer: Amanda Prunesti

“Mr. Misunderstood” – Eric Church
Director: Reid Long & John Peets
Producer: Megan Smith

“Riser” – Dierks Bentley
Director: Wes Edwards
Producer: Jennifer Rothlein

VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)

“Hangover Tonight” – Gary Allan Featuring Chris Stapleton
Producer: Gary Allan, Greg Droman
Record Label: MCA Nashville

“Home Alone Tonight” – Luke Bryan Featuring Karen Fairchild
Producers: Jeff Stevens, Jody Stevens
Record Label: Capitol Nashville

“Raise ‘Em Up” – Keith Urban Featuring Eric Church
Producers: Nathan Chapman, Keith Urban
Record Label: Hit Red, Capitol Nashville

“Smokin’ And Drinkin'” – Miranda Lambert Featuring Little Big Town
Producers: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf
Record Label: RCA Nashville

“Wild Child” – Kenny Chesney With Grace Potter
Producer: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney
Record Label: Blue Chair, Columbia Nashville

SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR
Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)
“Burning House” – Cam
“Buy Me A Boat” – Chris Janson
“Die A Happy Man” – Thomas Rhett
“Girl Crush” – Little Big Town
“I’m Comin’ Over” – Chris Young
“Take Your Time” – Sam Hunt

The 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards will be hosted by Dierks Bentley and the reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan. The awards will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3, 2016, starting at 8:00 p.m.

[Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP]

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