Winners Announced for the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards

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WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 51st ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ 

JASON ALDEAN NAMED ACM ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
MIRANDA LAMBERT WINS FEMALE VOCALIST FOR THE
RECORD-SETTING SEVENTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR
DOLLY PARTON PRESENTED WITH THE TEX RITTER AWARD FOR COAT OF MANY COLORS

Winners have been announced for the 51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, a star-studded ceremony broadcast LIVE tonight on the CBS Television Network from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV.  The industry named Jason Aldean as Entertainer of the Year, the evening’s biggest honor.  Aldean has been previously nominated four times in this category.

 

Dolly Parton was presented the Tex Ritter Award to recognize the success of Coat of Many Colors.  The Tex Ritter Award is presented to recognize a motion picture that featured country music and received major exposure. Parton and pop superstar Katy Perry joined forces for an unprecedented duet performance live on the telecast.

 

Chris Stapleton won Male Vocalist of the Year for the first time. As previously announced, he came into the night already a winner of the New Male Vocalist of the Year award.  Stapleton is the leading winner of the night with a total of six wins, including Album of the Year as both Artist and Producer, and Song of the Year as both Artist and Producer.  With his six wins he ties the record for most ACM Awards won in a single year.  Only Garth Brooks and Faith Hill have reached this pinnacle before.

 

Miranda Lambert won Female Vocalist of the Year for the seventh consecutive year, setting a new record for the most consecutive wins in that category. Lambert also won Vocal Event of the Year for Smokin’ And Drinkin’ with Little Big Town, presented prior to the show on the red carpet.

 

Little Big Town won the Vocal Group of the Year award for the second year in a row, and third time overall.  They also won Vocal Event of the Year for Smokin’ And Drinkin’ with Miranda Lambert.

 

Thomas Rhett won Single Record of the Year for Die A Happy Man.  This is Rhett’s first-ever ACM award win.

 

Kelsea Ballerini was previously awarded New Female Vocalist of the Year, and performed an energetic medley of her new single Peter Pan and her breakout number-one hit Love Me Like You Mean It, with Nick Jonas.

 

Eric Church won Video of the Year for Mr. MisunderstoodFlorida Georgia Line won Vocal Duo of the Year for the third year in a row.  Both Church and Florida Georgia Line were presented with the awards prior to the telecast.

 

Following is the list of winners in the 13 categories voted on by the membership:

 

Entertainer of the Year

Jason Aldean

 

Male Vocalist of the year

Chris Stapleton

 

Female Vocalist of the year

Miranda Lambert

 

Vocal Duo of the year *(Off Camera Award)

Florida Georgia Line

 

Vocal Group OF THE YEAR

Little Big Town

 

NEW MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR *(Off Camera Award)

Chris Stapleton

 

NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR *(Off Camera Award)

Kelsea Ballerini

 

NEW VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR *(Off Camera Award)

Old Dominion

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

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)]

Die A Happy Man – Thomas Rhett

Producers: Dann Huff, Jesse Frasure

Record Label: The Valory Music Co.

 

Song of the Year [Awarded to Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]

Nobody To Blame – Chris Stapleton

Songwriters: Chris Stapleton, Barry Bales, Ronnie Bowman

Publishers: House of Sea Gayle Music (ASCAP), WB Music Corp (ASCAP), Quackhead Music (BMI), RayLynn Publishing (BMI)

 

Video of the Year [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)] *(Off Camera Award)

Mr. Misunderstood – Eric Church

Directors: Reid Long, John Peets

Producer: Megan Smith

 

Vocal Event of the Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]*(Off Camera Award)

Smokin’ And Drinkin’ – Miranda Lambert Featuring Little Big Town

Producers: Frank Liddell, Chuck Ainlay, Glenn Worf

Record Label: RCA Nashville

 

For a complete list of past and present wins and nominations, please visit ACMcountry.com and search the ACM Awards Database located on the Homepage.

 

 

About the Academy of Country Music Awards

The 51ST Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers.  Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

MIRANDA LAMBERT TO PERFORM WITH BILLY GIBBONS AND KEITH URBAN ON THE 51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ 

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MIRANDA LAMBERT TO PERFORM WITH BILLY GIBBONS AND KEITH URBAN
ON THE 51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ 

Lambert, Gibbons and Urban to Perform ZZ Tops Classic Song “Tush” 

Also, Urban Will Perform His New Single, “Wasted Time,” Live on the Broadcast

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TELECAST TO AIR LIVE FROM MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS
Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network

 

Miranda Lambert, six-time reigning ACM Female Vocalist of the Year, current three-time nominee and the only female nominee for Entertainer of the Year, will perform with the legendary Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top and Keith Urban, current three-time ACM Award nominee and this year’s Mae Boren Axton Award recipient, will perform ZZ Top’s classic “Tush” on the 51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, to be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 3 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Also, Keith Urban, will perform his new single, “Wasted Time,” live on the broadcast.

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Previously announced performers include Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini featuring Nick Jonas, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Cam, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Sam Hunt, Charles Kelley, Tim McGraw, Dolly Parton with Katy Perry, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Trombone Shorty, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Chris Young with Cassadee Pope, Florida Georgia Line, Little Big Town, and Old Dominion.

 

Presenters also include Miss America Betty Cantrell, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Janson, Jana Kramer, Martina McBride, Kip Moore, Kacey Musgraves, Nancy O’Dell, Jake Owen, Chase Rice, Kiefer Sutherland, Cole Swindell and Maddie & Tae.

 

The 51st Academy Of Country Music Awards, co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, is produced for television by dick clark productions. For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events, visit www.ACMcountry.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates.

 

About the Academy of Country Music Awards:
The 51st Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers.  Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

51st ACM Awards New Artist Winners Announced – Kelsea Ballerini, Chris Stapleton and Old Dominion

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KELSEA BALLERINI, CHRIS STAPLETON & OLD DOMINION
WIN FIRST-EVER ACM AWARDS® FOR NEW ARTIST CATEGORIES 
FOR THE 51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™

 

            BROADCAST LIVE FROM THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS
SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2016 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

 

 

The Academy of Country Music® today revealed the winners for the 51st ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ newcomer categories. Kelsea Ballerini, Chris Stapleton and Old Dominion have been named New Female Artist of the Year, New Male Artist of the Year and New Duo/Group of the Year, respectively. The  51st Academy Of Country Music Awards, co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 3 at 8:00PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

 

These awards mark the first-ever ACM Award wins for Ballerini, Stapleton and Old Dominion. Additionally, Ballerini is also nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year, Stapleton leads the ACM nominations with six additional nods, including Album of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year, and Old Dominion received a nomination for Vocal Group of the Year.

 

Previously fan-voted, the newcomer categories, which include New Male Vocalist of the Year, New Female Vocalist of the Year and New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year, are now all incorporated into the professional membership voting process this year.

 

For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events, visit www.ACMcountry.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates.

CHRIS STAPLETON KELSEA BALLERINI OLD DOMINION

About the Academy of Country Music Awards:
The 51st Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers.  Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

BRETT ELDREDGE AND CHRIS YOUNG WITH CASSADEE POPE TO PERFORM ON THE 51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS®, COUNTRY MUSIC’S PARTY OF THE YEAR®

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BRETT ELDREDGE AND CHRIS YOUNG WITH CASSADEE POPE
TO PERFORM ON THE 51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS®,
COUNTRY MUSIC’S PARTY OF THE YEAR®

BROADCAST LIVE FROM THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS
SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2016 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

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The Academy of Country Music® and dick clark productions announced Brett Eldredge and Chris Young with Cassadee Pope have been added to the incredible lineup of artists scheduled to perform at the 51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, Country Music’s Party of the Year®. The ceremony, co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas,  Sunday, April 3 at 8:00PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

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These artists join previously announced performers including Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Cam, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sam Hunt, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Florida Georgia Line. Additional acts and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.

 

For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events, visit www.ACMcountry.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates.

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About the Academy of Country Music Awards:

The 51st Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers.  Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

Darius Rucker to Host ACM Lifting Lives® Golf Classic / April 2 – Las Vegas

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DARIUS RUCKER TO HOST THE 2016 ACM LIFTING LIVES® GOLF CLASSIC
PRESENTED BY G. DEBBAS CHOCOLATIER AND COCOA CRATE
ON SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2016 AT TPC LAS VEGAS
AS PART OF “THE WEEK VEGAS GOES COUNTRY®”

 

BENEFITS ACM LIFTING LIVES’ DIANE HOLCOMB EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND

 

The Academy of Country Music® announced today that platinum-selling singer-songwriter Darius Rucker will return to host the ACM Lifting Lives® Golf Classic for the fifth consecutive year at TPC Las Vegas on Saturday, April 2, 2016. Presented by G. Debbas Chocolatier and Cocoa Crate, the “scramble” style golf tournament was created out of the need for a charitable event to connect fans, sponsors and donors with industry insiders and artists. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the ACM Lifting Lives’ Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund, which provides immediate relief to those in need within the music industry.

 

Established by former Academy of Country Music and ACM Lifting Lives Board Chair Gayle Holcomb, in honor of her mother, the Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund responds quickly to unforeseen, immediate financial needs of music related organizations and individuals. Since its inception in 2007, the Fund has distributed more than $400,000 and supported 60+ cases covering a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality.

 

“The tournament brings awareness to the extraordinary work being done through the Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund, and ensures its ability to continue the generosity of ACM Lifting Lives to financially support our music community family and friends when in dire straits,” said Holcomb.

 

The ACM Lifting Lives Golf Classic and the 4th Annual ACM Party for a Cause® Festival are just two events benefitting the charities during the highly-anticipated “The Week Vegas Goes Country®,” leading up to “Country Music’s Party of the Year®.” The 51st ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

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About ACM Lifting Lives®

ACM Lifting Lives® is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. Through partnerships with artists and strong ties in the music industry, ACM Lifting Lives develops and funds music-related therapy and education programs, and serves members of the community who face unexpected hardships through its Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. Through generous donations and the support of artists and fans, ACM Lifting Lives is able to fund everything from disaster relief and helping communities in need, to music education in schools and music camps for those with disabilities and supporting programs that use music therapy as a means to help our veterans and wounded warriors ease back into life.  For more information, please visit www.ACMLiftingLives.org.

Tim McGraw Invites Fans to Be Part of ACM Awards

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TIM MCGRAW INVITES FANS TO SUBMIT PHOTOS TO BE A PART OF
A SPECIAL MOMENT DURING HIS LIVE PERFORMANCE ON
THE 51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS®

 

Inspirational Photos Submitted By Fans Via Instagram or Facebook
Using #HumbleandKindACMs To Be Featured During
McGraw’s Television Debut Of “Humble And Kind”

 

TELECAST TO AIR LIVE FROM MGM GRAND IN LAS VEGAS
Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network

 

WHAT: Fans have the extraordinary opportunity to be part of a special moment during Tim McGraw’s live national broadcast debut performance of his new single, “Humble and Kind,” at the 51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS. Beginning Monday, March 14, fans can submit images of themselves holding a sign that says a word or phrase that shows what “Humble and Kind” means to them (e.g. family, love, hope, brother, etc.). Submissions only accepted via Instagram or Facebook and must include the official hashtag, #HumbleandKindACMs. Select photos will be featured on screens behind McGraw during the live telecast of his performance.

 

The 51st Academy Of Country Music Awards, co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV on Sunday, April 3rd at 8:00PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

 

WHEN: Monday, March 14 – Submission process begins
* Fan submissions accepted only via Instagram or Facebook and must include #HumbleandKindACMs. Additional rules and ideas can be viewed here: www.cbs.com/timmcgraw

 

MORE: The 51st Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

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About Tim McGraw
Tim McGraw has sold more than 40 million records worldwide and dominated the charts with 36 #1 singles.  He’s won three Grammy Awards, 16 Academy of Country Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards, 10 American Music Awards, three People’s Choice Awards and numerous other honors. His iconic career achievements include being named the BDS Most Played Artist of the Decade for all music genres and having the Most Played Song of the Decade for all music genres with “Something Like That.”  He is the most played Country artist since his debut in 1992, with two singles spending over 10 weeks at #1 (“Live Like You Were Dying” and “Over and Over”). His debut single “Top Of The World,” off his DAMN COUNTRY MUSIC album is his 58th top 10 single.  His critically acclaimed acting skills were highlighted in the award winning Friday Night Lights and The Blind Side, and Tim will next appear in Lionsgate’s The Shack alongside Sam Worthington and Octavia Spencer. Tim most recently narrated the ESPN “Shaq and Dale” documentary and co-produced and narrated the NFL Films documentary “Favre Returns.” Connect with Tim at: TimMcGraw.comFacebook.com/TimMcGraw, on Instagram @TheTimMcGraw, on Twitter @TheTimMcGraw, and onYoutube at youtube.com/TimMcGraw

 

CAM, KENNY CHESNEY, CARRIE UNDERWOOD, KEITH URBAN AND FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE TO PERFORM ON THE 51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS®

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CAM, KENNY CHESNEY, CARRIE UNDERWOOD,
KEITH URBAN AND FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE
TO PERFORM ON THE 51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS®

BROADCAST LIVE FROM THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS
SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2016 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

 

The Academy of Country Music® and dick clark productions announced music superstars Cam, Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Florida Georgia Line will perform on the 51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, Country Music’s Party of the Year®. The ceremony, co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV on Sunday, April 3rd at 8:00PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

 

In addition to Kenny Chesney’s ACM Awards performance at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, as previously announced he will also be raced over to the Las Vegas Festival Grounds where he is headlining the last night of the 4th ACM Party for a Cause® Festival.

 

Additional acts and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks. For event updates, tickets and hotel information, please visit www.ACMcountry.com.

 

About the Academy of Country Music Awards:

The 51st Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers.  Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

ACM AWARDS – SONG OF THE YEAR & SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

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SONG OF THE YEAR AND SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR THE
51st ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS®

 

 

The Academy of Country Music announced today the Song of the Year and Songwriter of the Year nominees for the 51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS®, Country Music’s Party of the Year® co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV on Sunday, April 3rd at 8:00PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.  The nominations news was first shared this morning via Rolling Stone Country, who partnered with the Academy to break the news on these important categories.

 

“The ACM Board of Directors recently voted to revise the prestigious Song of the Year Award criteria to allow the greater songwriting community a stronger voice in determining the final nominees,” said Tiffany Moon, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of the Academy of Country Music.  “Songwriters are at the inception of all of this; we’re privileged to have their expertise in choosing the most well-crafted songs.”  A professional panel comprised entirely of award-winning songwriters helped select the nominees for the category that were then voted on by the Composer class of ACM Membership to appear on the final ballot.

 

SONG OF THE YEAR NOMINEES (Awarded to Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s):

 

  • Burning House – Cam

Songwriters: Jeffrey Bhasker, Tyler Johnson, Cam

Publishers: Marvelous Oaks Records (ASCAP), Creative Pulse Music (BMI), One Year Yesterday Publishing (BMI), Sony/ATV Songs LLC (BMI), These Are Pulse Songs (BMI), Way Above Music (BMI)

 

  • Girl Crush – Little Big Town

Songwriters: Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, Liz Rose

Publishers: HillarodyRathbone Music (ASCAP), Hoodie Songs (BMI), Songs of Crazy Girl Music (BMI), Songs of Universal Inc (BMI), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)

 

  • Nobody To Blame – Chris Stapleton

Songwriters: Chris Stapleton, Barry Bales, Ronnie Bowman

Publishers: House of Sea Gayle Music (ASCAP), WB Music Corp (ASCAP), Quackhead Music (BMI), RayLynn Publishing (BMI)

 

  • Raise ‘Em Up – Keith Urban Featuring Eric Church

Songwriters: Tom Douglas, Jaren Johnston, Jeffrey Steele

Publishers: Jeffrey Steele Music (BMI), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), TomDouglasMusic (BMI),  Sony/ATV Harmony (ASCAP), Texa Rae Music (ASCAP)

 

  • She Don’t Love You – Eric Paslay

Songwriters: Eric Paslay, Jennifer Wayne

Publishers: Five Stone Publishing (ASCAP), Spirit Two Nashville (ASCAP), Songwriters of Platinum Pen Publishing (BMI)

 

 

 

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR *(OFF CAMERA AWARD)

  • Rodney Clawson
  • Ross Copperman
  • Ashley Gorley
  • Shane McAnally
  • Josh Osborne

 

Shane McAnally’s nod for Songwriter of the Year marks his ninth ACM nomination, he previously won in 2013 for both Songwriter of the Year and Album of the Year for Same Trailer Different Park.

 

Rodney Clawson receives his eighth ACM nomination, and his third nomination for Songwriter of the Year.

 

Ross Copperman has previously been nominated for Album of the Year and Single Record of the Year, in 2014. This is his first nomination in this category.

 

Ashley Gorley’s nomination is his third for Songwriter of the Year, and he was also nominated in 2008 for Song of the Year.

 

This marks Josh Osborne’s second nomination in this category, he was nominated in 2014, as well.

 

With these Song of the Year nominations, Chris Stapleton now leads Academy of Country Music Award nominees with seven nominations in total, two for Song of the Year (one as artist, one as songwriter) for “Nobody to Blame,” Male Vocalist of the Year, New Male Vocalist of the Year, twice for Album of the Year for Traveller (as artist, and as producer), and Vocal Event of the Year for “Hangover Tonight” with Gary Allan.  These mark Stapleton’s first ACM Awards nominations as an artist.  He was previously nominated for Song of the Year, as a songwriter for “Drink a Beer” in 2014.

 

Cam, a first-time nominee this year, has six nominations in total. She is twice nominated (as artist, and songwriter) for Song of the Year for “Burning House,” for New Female Vocalist of the Year, Video of the Year for “Burning House,” and is twice nominated (as artist, and as producer) for Single Record of the Year for “Burning House.”

 

First-time ACM Entertainer of the Year nominee, Eric Church, is also now nominated for Song of the Year for “Raise ‘Em Up” in collaboration with Keith Urban, Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year for Mr. Misunderstood, Video of the Year for “Mr. Misunderstood,” and Vocal Event of the Year for “Raise ‘Em Up.”

 

With this Song of the Year nomination for “Girl Crush,” reigning Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town now has five nominations, including their 10th nomination for Vocal Group of the Year, as well as Single Record of the Year and Video of the Year categories for “Girl Crush.”  They also received a nod for Vocal Event of the Year for “Smokin’ and Drinkin’” with Miranda Lambert.

 

Keith Urban now has three nominations for this year’s ACM Awards, one in the Song of the Year category for “Raise ‘Em Up,” and two nominations for Vocal Event of the Year (as artist and producer) for “Raise ‘Em Up,” all with Church.

 

Nominated previously for Song of the Year in 2012, Eric Paslay now has two nominations for Song of the Year (one as artist, one as songwriter) for “She Don’t Love You.”

About the Academy of Country Music Awards:

The 51st Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers.  Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 51st ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS®

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NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR THE
51st ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS®
COUNTRY MUSIC’S PARTY OF THE YEAR® 

51ST ACM AWARDS® TO AIR LIVE FROM MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS
Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network

 

Eric Church and Chris Stapleton Lead with Five Nominations; Cam, Chris Young and Little Big Town Each Receive Four Nominations, with Karen Fairchild Receiving An Additional Nod; Chris Janson, Miranda Lambert and Thomas Rhett Each Receive Three Nominations  

 

Nominations were announced today for the 51st ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS®, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, honoring country music’s superstars and hottest emerging talent. Hosted by Dierks Bentley and reigning  ACM Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan, the ACM Awards are produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM – 11:00PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.   

 

Dierks Bentley announced the nominees for six categories including Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, Vocal Duo of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year, and Album of the Year live today on “CBS This Morning.” Additionally, “Entertainment Tonight” co-host Nancy O’Dell revealed nominees for the newcomer categories, Single Record of the Year, Video of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year on ETOnline.com.

 

Eric Church is nominated in five categories, including his first for Entertainer of the Year and third for Male Vocalist of the Year. Also, Church is nominated for Album of the Year for Mr. Misunderstood, Video of the Year for “Mr. Misunderstood,” and Vocal Event of the Year for “Raise ‘Em Up” with Keith Urban.

 

Chris Stapleton earned five nominations, including his first-ever nods for Male Vocalist of the Year, New Male Vocalist of the Year, Vocal Event of the Year for “Hangover Tonight” with Gary Allan, and is twice nominated as both artist and producer in the Album of the Year category for Traveller.

 

Cam, first-time ACM Awards nominee, received four nominations, including New Female Vocalist of the Year, Video of the Year for “Burning House, and is twice nominated as both artist and producer in the Single Record of the Year category for “Burning House.”

 

Chris Young received four nominations, including his first Album of the Year nomination for I’m Comin’ Over as both the artist and producer. Also, he received two nods as artist and producer in the Single Record of the Year category for “I’m Comin’ Over.”

 

Little Big Town, reigning Vocal Group of the Year,  leads group nominations with four, including their 10th nomination for Vocal Group of the Year. The group earned nominations in the Single Record of the Year and Video of the Year categories for the song “Girl Crush.” Also, Little Big Town received a Vocal Event of the Year nomination for “Smokin’ And Drinkin’” with Miranda Lambert. Additionally, Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild received an individual nomination for Vocal Event of the Year for “Home Alone Tonight” with Luke Bryan.

 

First-time ACM Awards nominee, Chris Janson earned three nominations, including New Male Vocalist of the Year, and is twice nominated as both artist and producer in the Single Record of the Year category for “Buy Me A Boat.”

 

Reigning Female Vocalist of the Year, Miranda Lambert earned three nominations, including her fifth nomination for Entertainer of the Year and 10th consecutive nod for Female Vocalist of the Year. Additionally, she is nominated for Vocal Event of the Year for “Smokin’ And Drinkin’” featuring Little Big Town.

 

Thomas Rhett earned three nominations including his first in the Album of the Year category for Tangled Up and Single Record of the Year category for “Die a Happy Man.” Also, he received a nomination for New Male Vocalist of the Year.

 

Previously fan-voted, Entertainer of the Year and newcomer categories, New Male Vocalist of the Year, New Female Vocalist of the Year and New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year, are now all incorporated into the professional membership voting process this year.

 

Following is the list of final nominees. Note, nominees for Song of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Studio Recording Awards and Industry Awards will be announced at a later date. The Academy of Country Music’s professional membership selects the nominees and winners of the Academy of Country Music Awards. Winners in each of the categories, except where noted, will be presented with an ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARD during the live television broadcast:

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Entertainer of the Year

  • Jason Aldean
  • Garth Brooks
  • Luke Bryan
  • Eric Church
  • Miranda Lambert

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Male Vocalist of the year

  • Jason Aldean
  • Dierks Bentley
  • Eric Church
  • Brett Eldredge
  • Chris Stapleton

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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

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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

 

  • 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

 

  • 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

 

RADIO AWARDS – The following radio awards will be presented during the annual Radio Winners Reception held the day prior to the ACM Awards telecast, on Saturday, April 2 in Las Vegas, NV.

 

NATIONAL ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR  (3-way tie within category lead to increased nominees)

  • Blair Garner, Chuck Wicks                                                             America’s Morning Show
  • Cody Alan                                                                                            CMT After MidNite with Cody Alan
  • Lon Helton                                                                                          Country Countdown USA with Lon Helton
  • Lorianne Crook and Charlie Chase                                            The Crook and Chase Countdown
  • Sam Alex                                                                                             Taste of Country Nights
  • The Bobby Bones Show                                                                                The Bobby Bones Show
  • Whitney Allen, Jackie Stevens & Mike McNamee                             The Big Time with Whitney Allen

 

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET

  • Ben Campbell and Matt McAllister                           KNIX-FM                              Phoenix, AZ
  • Cadillac Jack                                                                        WQYK-FM                           St. Petersburg, FL
  • Chris Carr, Maverick and Kia                                        KEEY-FM                              St. Louis Park, MN
  • Paul Schadt, Meg Butterly, Geof Knight                                 WKKT-FM                            Charlotte, NC
  • Tanner in the Morning                                                   WSOC-FM                           Charlotte, NC

 

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET

  • AJ & Ashley In The Morning                                        WWKA-FM                         Orlando, FL
  • Dave O’Brien                                                                     WLHK-FM                            Indianapolis, IN
  • Jim Denny, Deborah Honeycutt & Kevin Freeman   WFMS-FM                    Indianapolis, IN
  • Karen, Scott & Radar                                                      WMIL-FM                           Greenfield, WI
  • Randy Carroll and Jamie Martin                                 KAJA-FM                            San Antonio, TX

 

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET

  • Andy Ritchie, Alison Mencer, Jimmy Holt              WIVK-FM                            Knoxville, TN
  • Broadway, Cory, Jordan                                                                WWYZ-FM                          Hartford, CT
  • Buzz Jackson                                                                      KIIM-FM                              Tucson, AZ
  • Scott Wynn, Sarah Kay, Sue Wilson                          WQMX-FM                         Akron, OH
  • The Dex and Mo Show                                                  WUSY-FM                           Chattanooga, TN

 

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET

  • Bill Barrett, Tim Fox & Tracy Berry                             KKNU-FM                            Eugene, OR
  • Brent Lane and Candy Ruddy                                      WYCT-FM                            Pensacola, FL
  • Brian Gary, Todd Harding, and Susan Moore –    KUAD-FM                            Windsor, CO
    The Good Morning Guys
  • Scotty Cox & Cara Denis                                                                KCLR-FM                              Columbia, MO
  • Sherry St. John                                                                  WXFL-FM                            Florence, AL

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET

  • KMLE-FM                            Phoenix, AZ
  • WKKT-FM                            Charlotte, NC
  • WKLB-FM                            Boston, MA
  • WQYK-FM                           St. Petersburg, FL
  • WYCD-FM                           Southfield, MI

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET

  • KAJA-FM                             San Antonio, TX
  • WLHK-FM                            Indianapolis, IN
  • WMIL-FM                            Greenfield, WI
  • WUBE-FM                           Cincinnati, OH
  • WQDR-FM                          Raleigh, NC

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET

  • KUZZ-FM                             Bakersfield, CA
  • WHKO-FM                          Dayton, OH
  • WIVK-FM                            Knoxville, TN
  • WQMX-FM                         Akron, OH
  • WUSY-FM                           Chattanooga, TN

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET

  • KKNU-FM                            Eugene, OR
  • KTTS-FM                              Springfield, MO
  • WGSQ-FM                          Cookeville, TN
  • WXFL-FM                            Florence, AL
  • WYCT-FM                            Pensacola, FL

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Awards counts for artists reflect categories in which they have been recognized as individuals or as part of their duo or group. In some cases, an artist may receive more than one nomination which factors into their official count. For example, Chris Young received two nominations in the Album of the Year category—one each as artist and producer—because that category recognizes both.

 

Award recipients in each category are noted above parenthetically in the Album of the Year, Single Record of the Year, Video of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year.

 

About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 51st Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry. The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers.  Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

 

 

SAVE THE DATE: Mon, Feb 1 – 51st Academy of Country Music Awards Nominations

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DIERKS BENTLEY TO REVEAL NOMINEES FOR THE
51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS
ON “CBS THIS MORNING” MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST IN THE 8:00 AM HOUR 

ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT’S NANCY O’DELL TO ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL
NOMINEES ON ETONLINE.COM AT 8:50 AM ET 

51ST ACM AWARDS TO AIR LIVE FROM MGM GRAND IN LAS VEGAS
SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2016 AT 8:00 PM ET/DELAYED PT ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

 

WHO: 51st ACM Awards co-host and multi-ACM Award winner Dierks Bentley will appear LIVE on “CBS This Morning” to reveal select nominations for the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards.

 

WHAT: The Academy of Country Music will announce nominees for the 51st ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, Country Music’s Party of the Year® on Monday, February 1st. Hosted by ACM Award winners Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, the 51st ACM Awards will be broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

 

WHEN: Monday, February 1, 2016
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM ET

 

WHERE: “CBS THIS MORNING”
Dierks Bentley to announce nominees for “Entertainer of the Year,” “Male Vocalist of the Year,” “Female Vocalist of the Year,” “Vocal Duo of the Year,” “Vocal Group of the Year” and “Album of the Year” during the 8:00 AM ET hour on the CBS Television Network (Check local listings).

 

ETONLINE.COM
Nancy O’Dell to announce nominees for “New Male Vocalist of the Year,” “New Female Vocalist of the Year,” “New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year,” “Video of the Year,” and “Vocal Event of the Year” will be revealed on ETOnline.com at 8:50 AM ET/5:50 AM PT.

 

ACMCOUNTRY.COM
The full list of available nominees for the 51st ACM Awards will be revealed on ACMcountry.com immediately following the announcements on “CBS This Morning” and ETOnline.com.  Additional categories (Song of the Year and Songwriter of the Year) will be revealed in the coming weeks.

 Dierks Bentley

MORE: About Dierks Bentley
Award-winning singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley explores the most intimate and sometimes darkest corners of his relationship history with the upcoming release of his eighth studio album BLACK, set for early 2016. Dierks Bentley ignites country radio with the album’s lead single “Somewhere On A Beach” in correlation with the US leg of his 2016 SOMEWHERE ON A BEACH TOUR beginning on May 12 in Holmdel, NJ at the PNC Bank Arts Center with Randy Houser, Cam and Tucker Beathard. Following the commercial success and critical respect from RISER, Bentley’s seven previous studio albums have sold more than five million copies, notched 13 chart-topping singles, earned 13 GRAMMY nominations, countless CMA, ACM and CMT nominations and membership at the Grand Ole Opry for more than a decade. Additionally, Bentley has been tapped to co-host the 51st ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS. For more information and a full list of appearances visit www.dierks.com.

New Performers and Full Lineup Announced for ACM Party for a Cause Festival | April 1-3, Las Vegas

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BRANDY CLARK, BRETT ELDREDGE, MARTINA MCBRIDE,
MAREN MORRIS, CHASE RICE AND A THOUSAND HORSES
ADDED TO 4TH ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® FESTIVAL
APRIL 1 – 3 AT LAS VEGAS FESTIVAL GROUNDS ON THE STRIP

CARRIE UNDERWOOD TO HEADLINE FRIDAY, DIERKS BENTLEY TO HEADLINE SATURDAY
AND KENNY CHESNEY TO HEADLINE SUNDAY AT THREE-DAY SUPER STAR EVENT
IN ADVANCE OF THE 51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT TICKETMASTER.COM

 

The Academy of Country Music announced that Brandy Clark, Brett Eldredge, Martina McBride, Maren Morris, Chase Rice and A Thousand Horses will all perform at the 4th ACM Party For A Cause® Festival rounding out the full lineup at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on Friday, April 1 – Sunday, April 3, 2016. The three-day event will include multiple stages, for ongoing LIVE country music performances, interactive games, a country marketplace, and more. The festival is part of The Week Vegas Goes Country® leading up to the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

 

On Friday, April 1, Carrie Underwood will headline a special “ACM Women of Country Night” to kick off the festival. The all-female lineup of performers will include Cam, Kelsea Ballerini, Martina McBride, Kellie Pickler and Maddie & Tae on the Main Stage as well as performances by Lauren Alaina, Kelleigh Bannen, Brandy Clark and Jana Kramer on the Party Stage.

 

Dierks Bentley will headline the festival on Saturday, April 2, and will be joined on the Main Stage by fellow country males Frankie Ballard, Lee Brice, Chris Janson, Dustin Lynch, Chris Stapleton and Chris Young. Earlier performances on the Party Stage will feature Chase Bryant, Chris Lane, Jackson Michelson and A Thousand Horses.

 

On Sunday, April 3, Kenny Chesney will close out the festival with a full set that will take place simultaneously as the 51st ACM Awards. Earlier in the evening, Brett Eldredge, Sam Hunt, Kip Moore, Chase Rice and Old Dominion will perform on the Main Stage, while Lindsay Ell, Maren Morris and Granger Smith will perform on the Party Stage.

 

For the first time ever, exclusive rehearsal and backstage footage from the 51st ACM Awards at the MGM Grand will be on display for festival goers. This footage will offer fans a behind-the-scenes look at all of the excitement and backstage moments, similar to the backstage experience previously offered by the ACM Fan Jam, which will not be taking place this year.

 

Fans can purchase three-day passes here. The full lineup is listed below in alphabetical order.

 

Friday, April 1:

3:00 PM PT          Gates Open

Party Stage Performers:

  • Lauren Alaina
  • Kelleigh Bannen
  • Brandy Clark
  • Jana Kramer

Main Stage Performers:

  • Cam
  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Martina McBride
  • Kellie Pickler
  • Maddie & Tae
  • Carrie Underwood

 

Saturday, April 2:

12:00 PM PT       Gates Open

Party Stage Performers:

  • Chase Bryant
  • Chris Lane
  • Jackson Michelson
  • A Thousand Horses

Main Stage Performers:

  • Frankie Ballard
  • Dierks Bentley
  • Lee Brice
  • Chris Janson
  • Dustin Lynch
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Chris Young

 

Sunday, April 3:

12:00 PM PT       Gates Open

Party Stage Performers:

  • Lindsay Ell
  • Maren Morris
  • Granger Smith

Main Stage Performers:

  • Kenny Chesney
  • Brett Eldredge
  • Sam Hunt
  • Kip Moore
  • Chase Rice
  • Old Dominion

 

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Ticket proceeds from the ACM Party For A Cause Festival benefit the Academy’s charitable arm, ACM Lifting Lives.  Generous giving from fans, and partnerships with artists, has allowed ACM Lifting Lives to support military programs that use music therapy to aid our veterans and wounded warriors, while providing funding to help them ease back into civilian life.  Over $400,000 has been donated to various military organizations in just three years.  For more information, visit www.ACMpartyforacause.com.

 

Luke Bryan And Dierks Bentley To Co-Host 51st ACM Awards – April 3 / Las Vegas

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LUKE BRYAN AND DIERKS BENTLEY TO CO-HOST
51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS®
LIVE FROM THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS,
SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2016
ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

 

TICKETS FOR ACM AWARDS ON SALE DEC 18 AT TICKETMASTER.COM,
TICKETS FOR ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE FESTIVAL ON SALE NOW AT TICKETMASTER.COM – MORE INFO AT ACMPARTYFORACAUSE.COM

 

 

Superstars Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley will co-host the 51st ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS®, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, returning to Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena and broadcast LIVE on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.  The show, produced by dick clark productions, will mark reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan’s fourth consecutive turn hosting the Awards, and Bentley’s first time hosting a LIVE televised event.

 

“When we found ourselves searching for a new co-host I didn’t have to look much further than my own circle of friends so Dierks was a natural choice,” said Bryan. “We have a lot of fun together and I know the fans will be in for something special.”

 

“I think everyone knows Luke is the guy you call when you want to have a good time,” said Bentley. “If we have half as much fun hosting together as we do backstage, it’s going to be a great night.”

 

Bryan and Bentley shared the news this morning on social media:

Luke Bryan: https://www.facebook.com/lukebryan/videos/10153741105776031

Dierks Bentley:  https://www.facebook.com/dierksbentley/videos/10156292719295133/

 

As previously announced, the Academy will host the 4th ACM Party for a Cause® Festival featuring headliners Carrie Underwood on Friday, April 1st, Dierks Bentley on Saturday, April 2nd and Kenny Chesney on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at the new Las Vegas Festival Grounds.  Additional performer announcements will be made soon and fans can go to www.ACMPartyForaCause.com for more information.  The Academy will announce its full schedule of The Week Vegas Goes Country® events soon.

 

The 2015 milestone 50th ACM Awards telecast on April 19 and ACM Presents: Superstar Duets on May 15th together reached nearly 21 million viewers, combined. The Awards telecast on April 19th delivered the largest audience since 1998, according to Nielsen, reaching nearly 16 million viewers, its largest audience since 1998.  Also, the 50th ACM Awards ranked as the most social broadcast of April 19, according to Nielsen Social.

 

For event updates, ticket on-sale dates and hotel information, please visit www.ACMcountry.com.  Country fans may sign up for the ACM A-List for FREE at www.ACMcountry.com.  ACM A-Listers will receive the ticket purchase pre-sale code and information on discounted room rates at MGM Grand, based on availability.

 

ACM PROFESSIONAL MEMBER TICKET ON-SALE: Professional Members of the ACM can purchase tickets beginning at 10:00 AM (PT) Thursday, December 17, 2015 by visiting www.acmcountry.com.

 

ACM A-LIST MEMBER TICKET PRE-SALE:  ACM A-List Members can purchase tickets in a special pre-sale beginning at 10:00 AM (PT) Thursday, December 17, 2015 by visiting www.ticketmaster.com. The pre-sale code will be emailed to all A-List Members prior to the on-sale date.

 

GENERAL PUBLIC TICKET ON-SALE: Tickets will go on-sale to the general public at 10:00 AM (PT) Friday, December 18, 2015 at www.ticketmaster.com.

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Dierks Bentley

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About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 51st Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers.  Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.