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Dierks Bentley announces the 2016 ACM Awards nominations

The nominations were announced today for the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards, honoring country music’s hottest performers and bands. The event will be hosted by Dierks Bentley and reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan, the Academy of Country Music Awards will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 3 on CBS.

Dierks Bentley announced the nominees for six categories: Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, Vocal Duo of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year and Album of the Year, live today on “CBS This Morning.” Additionally, “Entertainment Tonight” co-host Nancy O’Dell revealed nominees for the Newcomer categories, Single Record of the Year, Video of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year.

Eric Church is nominated in five categories, including his first for Entertainer of the Year and third for Male Vocalist of the Year. Also, Church is nominated for Album of the Year for Mr. Misunderstood, Video of the Year for “Mr. Misunderstood,” and Vocal Event of the Year for “Raise ‘Em Up” with Keith Urban.

Chris Stapleton earned five nominations, including his first-ever nods for Male Vocalist of the Year, New Male Vocalist of the Year, Vocal Event of the Year for “Hangover Tonight” with Gary Allan, and is twice nominated as both artist and producer in the Album of the Year category for Traveller.

Cam, a first-time ACM Awards nominee, received four nominations, including New Female Vocalist of the Year, Video of the Year for “Burning House, and is twice nominated as both artist and producer in the Single Record of the Year category for “Burning House.”

Chris Young received four nominations, including his first Album of the Year nomination for I’m Comin’ Over as both the artist and producer. He also received two nods as artist and producer in the Single Record of the Year category for “I’m Comin’ Over.”

Little Big Town, the reigning Vocal Group of the Year, leads group nominations with four, including their 10th nomination for Vocal Group of the Year. The group earned nominations in the Single Record of the Year and Video of the Year categories for the song “Girl Crush.” Little Big Town also received a Vocal Event of the Year nomination for “Smokin’ And Drinkin’” with Miranda Lambert. Additionally, Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild received an individual nomination for Vocal Event of the Year for “Home Alone Tonight” with Luke Bryan.

First-time ACM Awards nominee Chris Janson earned three nods. He is nominated for New Male Vocalist of the Year and is twice nominated as both artist and producer in the Single Record of the Year category for “Buy Me A Boat.”

Reigning Female Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert earned three nominations, including her fifth for Entertainer of the Year and 10th consecutive nod for Female Vocalist of the Year. Additionally, she is nominated for Vocal Event of the Year for “Smokin’ And Drinkin’” featuring Little Big Town.

Thomas Rhett earned three nominations, including his first in the Album of the Year category for Tangled Up and Single Record of the Year category for “Die a Happy Man.” Also, he received a nomination for New Male Vocalist of the Year.

New this year, the previously fan-voted Entertainer of the Year and Newcomer categories, New Male Vocalist of the Year, New Female Vocalist of the Year and New Vocal/Duo of the Year, are now all incorporated into the professional membership voting process.

The nominees for Song of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Studio Recording Awards and Industry Awards will be announced at a later date. The Academy of Country Music’s professional membership selects the nominees and winners of the Academy of Country Music Awards.

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

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

Album of the Year

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

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 

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

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

The 51st Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry. The show is produced for television by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

 

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