2016 ACM Awards Nominees

The first round of performers for the 51st Academy Of Country Music Awards were revealed yesterday (2/25) with the announcement that Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Keith UrbanFlorida Georgia Line and Cam will be taking the ACM stage. Additional performers and presenters at the show will be revealed in the coming weeks. Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley will co-host the 51st Annual ACM Awards, which will be broadcast live on CBS at 7:00 PM CST on April 3.

In addition to his ACM Awards performance at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, Kenny will also appear at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds where he is headlining the last night of the 4th ACM Party for a Cause Festival. Underwood will also perform during the 3-day ACM Party For A Cause Festival, headlining the all-female "ACM Women of Country Night" show on Friday, April 1.

Here are the list of nominees for the 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 [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

I’m Comin’ Over– Chris Young

Producers: Corey Crowder, Chris Young

Record Label: RCA Records


Montevallo– Sam Hunt

Producers: 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: Dann Huff, Jesse Frasure, Chris DeStefano, Joe London

Record Label: The Valory Music Co.

 

Traveller– Chris Stapleton

Producers: 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 Music Nashville

 

Die A Happy Man– Thomas Rhett

Producers: Dann Huff, Jesse Frasure

Record Label: The Valory Music Co.

 

Girl Crush– Little Big Town

Producer: Jay Joyce

Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

 

I’m Comin’ Over– Chris Young

Producers: Corey Crowder, Chris Young

Record Label: RCA Nashville

 

Take Your Time– Sam Hunt

Producers: 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

Directors: Karla Welch, Matthew Welch

Producer: Amanda Prunesti

 

Mr. Misunderstood– Eric Church

Directors: 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

Producers: 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 Labels: Hit Red Records, Capitol Nashville

 

Smokin’ And Drinkin’– Miranda Lambert Featuring Little Big Town

Producers: Frank Liddell, Chuck Ainlay, Glenn Worf

Record Label: RCA Nashville

 

Wild Child– Kenny Chesney With Grace Potter

Producers: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney

Record Labels: Blue Chair Records, Columbia Nashville


The 51st Academy of Country Music Awards will be hosted by Dierks Bentley and reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan. The will be broadcast live on CBS from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 7:00 PM, CST.