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ACM Awards 2016 - Nominations Announced!

ACM Awards 2016 - Nominations Announced!

The nominations have been announced for the 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards, which will be held on April 3.

The show will be hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley and air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Eric Church and Chris Stapleton lead the pack this year with five nominations each while Cam, Chris Young, and Little Big Town all have four nominations.

Make sure to tune in for the awards show on Sunday, April 3 at 8pm ET/PT on CBS!

Click inside for the complete nominations list…

Entertainer of the Year
· Jason Aldean
· Garth Brooks
· Luke Bryan
· Eric Church
· Miranda Lambert

Male Vocalist of the year
· Jason Aldean
· Dierks Bentley
· Eric Church
· Brett Eldredge
· Chris Stapleton

Female Vocalist of the year
· Kelsea Ballerini
· Jana Kramer
· Miranda Lambert
· Kacey Musgraves
· Carrie Underwood

Vocal Duo of the year
· Brothers Osborne
· Dan + Shay
· Florida Georgia Line
· Joey + Rory
· Maddie & Tae

Vocal Group OF THE YEAR
· Eli Young Band
· Little Big Town
· Old Dominion
· Rascal Flatts
· Zac Brown Band

· Brett Eldredge
· Chris Janson
· Thomas Rhett
· Chase Rice
· Chris Stapleton

· Kelsea Ballerini
· Cam
· Mickey Guyton
· RaeLynn

· A Thousand Horses
· Brothers Osborne
· Maddie & Tae
· Old Dominion
· Parmalee

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

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

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

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

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

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

Single Record of the Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company"Label(s)]

· Burning House – Cam
Producers: Jeff Bhasker, Tyler Johnson, Camaron Ochs
Record Labels: Arista Nashville, RCA Records, Kravenworks

· Buy Me A Boat – Chris Janson
Producers: Brent Anderson, Chris DuBois, Chris Janson
Record Label: Warner Bros. Nashville

· Die A Happy Man – Thomas Rhett
Producer: Dann Huff, Jesse Frasure
Record Label: The Valory Music Co.

· Girl Crush – Little Big Town
Producer: Jay Joyce
Record Label: Capitol Nashville

· I’m Comin’ Over – Chris Young
Producer: Corey Crowder, Chris Young
Record Label: RCA Nashville

· Take Your Time – Sam Hunt
Producer: Zach Crowell, Shane McAnally
Record Label: MCA Nashville

Video of the Year [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)] *(Off-Camera Award)

· 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)]*(Off-Camera Award)

· 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 Records, 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 Records, Columbia Nashville

IMPORTANT NOTE: Awards counts for artists reflect categories in which they have been recognized as individuals or as part of their duo or group. In some cases, an artist may receive more than one nomination which factors into their official count. For example, Chris Young received two nominations in the Album of the Year category, one each as artist and producer, because that category recognizes both.

Award recipients in each category are noted above parenthetically in the Album of the Year, Single Record of the Year, Video of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year.

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