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Academy of Country Music Awards 2016: Full Nominations List

The nominations have been revealed for the Academy of Country Music Awards 2016, honoring the very best in country music for the year.

Naturally, many of the usual suspects are present in the top categories. Garth Brooks will duke it out for Entertainer of the Year with Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Eric Church and Miranda Lambert. Meanwhile, Male Vocalist of the year is a competition between Aldean, Church, Dierks Bentley, Brett Eldredge and Chris Stapleton. As for Female Vocalist of the Year, Lambert will go head-to-head with Kelsea Ballerini, Jana Kramer, Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves and Carrie Underwood.

On the subject of Underwood, there are several reality TV stars and alums on the ballot this year. In addition to former American Idol winner Underwood and current Idol judge Keith Urban, the ballot also features a former star of The Voice in the form of RaeLynn, who’s up for New Female Vocalist of the Year. We’ve even got a former Survivor finalist on the list! Chase Rice, the runner-up of Survivor: Nicaragua, is nominated for New Male Vocalist of the Year.

But who else was nominated for the Academy of Country Music Awards 2016? Check out the list of nominees below:

Academy of Country Music Awards 2016 Full Nominations List

Credit: Randee St. Nicholas

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS 2016: 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

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

What do you think of the nominations for the Academy of Country Music Awards 2016? Sound off in the comments!

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