NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nominations announced Monday for the 51st annual 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 Coming Over,” Chris Young; “Montevallo,” Sam Hunt; “Mr. Misunderstood,” Eric Church; “Tangled Up,” Thomas Rhett; “Traveller,” Chris Stapleton.
Single Record of the Year: “Burning House,” Cam; “Buy Me a Boat,” Chris Janson; “Die A Happy Man,” Thomas Rhett; “Girl Crush,” Little Big Town; “I’m Comin’ Over,” Chris Young; “Take Your Time,” Sam Hunt.
Video of the Year: “Biscuits,” Kacey Musgraves; “Burning House,” Cam; “Girl Crush,” Little Big Town; “Mr. Misunderstood,” Eric Church; “Riser,” Dierks Bentley.
Vocal Event of the Year: “Hangover Tonight,” Gary Allan Featuring Chris Stapleton; “Home Alone Tonight,” Luke Bryan Featuring Karen Fairchild; “Raise ‘Em Up,” Keith Urban Featuring Eric Church; “Smokin’ And Drinkin’,” Miranda Lambert Featuring Little Big Town; “Wild Child,” Kenny Chesney With Grace Potter.
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