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This year's Academy of Country Music Awards will air on Sunday April 3, 2016 on CBS and the show will be hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley. Is your favorite country star among this year's nominees?

Eric Church and Chris Stapleton are the leaders with 5 nominations each .

It's Eric's first nod for Entertainer of the Year. He's also up for Male Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year, for Mr. Misunderstood, among other categories. Chris Stapleton has his first nominations for Male Vocalist and New Male Vocalist of the Year, and also for Album of the Year, for Traveler.

Cam, Chris Young and Little Big Town have 4 nominations each; Chris Janson, Thomas Rhett and Miranda Lambert each have three.

The ACM Awards are changing a little this year: the Entertainer, New Male, New Female and New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year were previously fan-voted but now they will be voted on by the Academy's professional membership.

.......and the nominees 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
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

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
I’m Comin’ 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

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

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