2016 ACM Awards: Nominees & Winners

2016 ACM Awards: Nominees & Winners

The 51st ACM Awards, hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, was broadcast live April 3 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

The 2016 ACM Awards Nominees

  1. Entertainer of the Year
    • WINNER Jason Aldean
    • Garth Brooks
    • Luke Bryan
    • Eric Church
    • Miranda Lambert
  2. Male Vocalist of the Year
    • WINNER Chris Stapleton
    • Jason Aldean
    • Dierks Bentley
    • Eric Church
    • Brett Eldredge
  3. Female Vocalist of the Year
    • WINNER Miranda Lambert
    • Kelsea Ballerini
    • Jana Kramer
    • Kacey Musgraves
    • Carrie Underwood
  4. Vocal Duo of the Year
    • WINNER Florida Georgia Line
    • Brothers Osborne
    • Dan + Shay
    • Joey+Rory
    • Maddie & Tae
  5. Vocal Group of the Year
    • WINNER Little Big Town
    • Eli Young Band
    • Old Dominion
    • Rascal Flatts
    • Zac Brown Band
  6. New Male Vocalist of the Year
    • WINNER Chris Stapleton
    • Brett Eldredge
    • Chris Janson
    • Thomas Rhett
    • Chase Rice
  7. New Female Vocalist of the Year
    • WINNER Kelsea Ballerini
    • Cam
    • Mickey Guyton
    • RaeLynn
  8. New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year
    • WINNER Old Dominion
    • A Thousand Horses
    • Brothers Osborne
    • Maddie & Tae
    • Parmalee
  9. Album of the Year
    • WINNER Traveller – Chris Stapleton
      producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton – label: Mercury Records
    • I’m Comin’ Over – Chris Young
      producers: Corey Crowder, Chris Young – label: RCA Records
    • Montevallo – Sam Hunt
      producers: Zach Crowell, Shane McAnally – label: MCA Nashville
    • Mr. Misunderstood – Eric Church
      producer: Jay Joyce – label: EMI Records Nashville
    • Tangled Up – Thomas Rhett
      producers: Dann Huff, Jesse Frasure, Chris DeStefano, Joe London – label: The Valory Music Co.
  10. Single Record of the Year
    • WINNER “Die a Happy Man” – Thomas Rhett
      producers: Dann Huff, Jesse Frasure; record label: The Valory Music Co.
    • “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
    • “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
  11. Song of the Year
    • WINNER “Nobody To Blame” – Chris Stapleton
      songwriters: Barry Bales, Chris Stapleton, Ronnie Bowman
    • “Burning House” – Cam
      songwriters: Cam, Jeffrey Bhasker, Tyler Johnson
    • “Girl Crush” – Little Big Town
      songwriters: Hillary Lindsey, Liz Rose, Lori McKenna
    • “Raise ’Em Up” – Eric Church
      songwriters: Jaren Johnston, Jeffrey Steele, Tom Douglas
    • “She Don’t Love You” – Eric Paslay
      songwriters: Eric Paslay, Jennifer Wayne
  12. Video of the Year
    • WINNER “Mr. Misunderstood” – Eric Church
      directors: Reid Long, John Peets; producer: Megan Smith
    • “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
    • “Riser” – Dierks Bentley
      director: Wes Edwards; producer: Jennifer Rothlein
  13. Vocal Event of the Year 
    • WINNER “Smokin’ and Drinkin’” – Miranda Lambert Featuring Little Big Town
      producers: Frank Liddell, Chuck Ainlay, Glenn Worf; record label: RCA Nashville
    • “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
    • “Wild Child” – Kenny Chesney With Grace Potter
      producers: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney; record labels: Blue Chair Records, Columbia Nashville

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