Academy of Country Music Awards Nominees

ACM Awards

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For over 50 years the Academy of Country Music has been honouring Country music artists for their accomplishments with the ACM Awards. On April 3, the ACM will present the 51st annual awards ceremony from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas with award winning Country music star Dierks Bentley and the ACM Entertainer of the Year Lkue Bryan are hosting the gala event.

Country music newcomer Chris Stapleton and Eric Church lead the list of nominees with five nominations. Cam, Chris Young, Little Big Town, Chris Janson, Miranda Lambert – including the only female in the Entertainer of the Year category, and Thomas Rhett also garnered multiple award nominations. “The Voice” alum RaeLynn has earned her first ACM nomination.

The nominees for the 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards are:

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
BrettEldredge
Chris Stapleton

Female Vocalist of the Year:
Kelsea Ballerini
Jana Kramer
Miranda Lambert
Kasey 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” by Chris Young
“Montevallo” by Sam Hunt
“Mr. Misunderstood” by Eric Church
“Tangled Up” by Thomas Rhett
“Traveller” by Chris Stapleton

Single of the Year:
“Burning House” by Cam
“Buy Me a Boat” by Chris Janson
“Die a Happy Man” by Thomas Rhett
“Girl Crush” by Little Big Town
“I’m Comin’ Over” by Chris Young
“Take Your Time” by Sam Hunt

Video of the Year:
“Biscuits” by Kacey Musgraves
“Burning House” by Cam
“Girl Crush” by Little Big Time
“Mr. Misunderstood” by Eric Church
“Riser” by Dierks Bentley

Vocal Event of the Year:
“Hangover Tonight” by Gary Allan with Chris Stapleton
“Home Alone Tonight” by Luke Bryan with Karen Fairchild
“Raise ‘Em Up” by Keith Urban with Eric Church
“Smokin’ And Drinkin’” by Miranda Lambert with Little Big Town
“Wild Child” by Kenny Chesney with Grace Potter

National Radio On Air Personality of the Year:
Blair Garner and Chuck Wicks on America’s Morning Show
Cody Alan on CMT After MidNite with Cody Alan
Lon Helton on Country Countdown USA with Lon Helton
Lorianne Chase and Charlie Chase on The Crook and Chase Countdown
Sam Alex on Taste of Country Nights
Bobby Bones on The Bobby Bones Show
Whitney Allen, Jackie Stevens and Mike McNamee on The Big Time with Whitney Allen

Major Market Radio On Air Personality of the Year:
Ben Campbell and Matt McAllister on KNIX-FM in Phoenix, AZ
Cadillac Jack on WQYK-FM in St. Petersburg, FL
Chris Carr, Maverick, and Kia on KEEY-FM in St. Louis Park, MN
Paul Schadt, Meg Butterly, and Geof Knight on WKKT-FM in Charlotte, NC

Large Market Radio On Air Personality of the Year:
AJ & Ashely in the Morning on WWKA-FM in Orlando, FL
Dave O’Brien on WLHK-FM in Indianapolis, IN
Jim Denny, Deborah Honeycutt, and Kevin Freeman on WFMS-FM in Indianapolis, IN
Karen Scott and Radar on WMIL-FM in Greenfield, WI
Randy Carroll and Jamie Martin on KAJA-FM in San Antonio, TX

Medium Market Radio On Air Personality of the Year:
Andy Ritchie, Alison Mencer, and Jimmy Holt on WIVK-FM in Knoxville, TN
Broadway, Cory, and Jordan on WWYZ-FM in Hartford, CT
Buz Jackson on KIIM-FM in Tucson, AZ
Scott Wynn, Sarah Kay, and Sue Wilson on WQMX-FM in Akron, OH
The Dex and Mo Show on WUSY-FM in Chattanooga, TN

Small Market Radio On Air Personality of the Year:
Bill Barrett, Tim Fox, and Tracy Berry on KKNU-FM in Eugene, OR
Brent Lane and Candy Ruddy on WYCT-FM in Pensacola, FL
The Good Morning Guys – Brian Gary, Todd Harding, and Susan Moore on KUAD-FM in Windsor, CO
Scotty Cox and Cara Denis on KCLR-FM in Columbia, MO
Sherry St. John on WXFL-FM in Florence, AL

Marjor Market Radio Station of the Year:
KMLE-FM in Phoenix, AZ
WKKT-FM in Charlotte, NC
WKLB-FM in Boston, MA
WQYK-FM in St. Petersburg, FL
WYCD-FM in Southfield, MI

Large Market Radio Station of the Year:
KAJA-FM in San Antonio, TX
WLHK-FM in Indianapolis, IN
WMIL-FM in Greenfield, WI
WUBE-FM in Cincinnati, OH
WQDR-FM in Raleigh, NC

Medium Market Radio Station of the Year:
KUZZ-FM in Bakersfield, CA
WHDO-FM in Dayton, OH
WIVK-FM in Knoxville, TN
WQMX-FM in Akron OH
WUSY-FM in Chattanooga, TN

Small Market Radio Station of the Year:
KKNU-FM in Eugene, OR
KTTS-FM in Springfield, MO
WGSQ-FM in Cookeville, TN
WXFL-FM in Florence, AL
WYCT-FM in Pensacola, FL

 


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