Nominations And My Predictions For The Upcoming ACM Awards

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The nominees were just announced this week for the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards, taking place on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and airing on the CBS Television Network. 

So excited for this stellar award show, and happy to see many new artists nominated in several categories.

Thought I’d have some fun, and give you my predictions for the award show!

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

·         Jason Aldean

·         Garth Brooks – my pick

·         Luke Bryan

·         Eric Church

·         Miranda Lambert

 

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

·         Jason Aldean

·         Dierks Bentley

·         Eric Church

·         Brett Eldredge

·         Chris Stapleton – my pick

 

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

·         Kelsea Ballerini

·         Jana Kramer

·         Miranda Lambert – my pick

·         Kacey Musgraves

·         Carrie Underwood

 

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR

·         Brothers Osborne

·         Dan + Shay

·         Florida Georgia Line

·         Joey + Rory – my pick

·         Maddie & Tae

 

 

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

·         Eli Young Band

·         Little Big Town – my pick

·         Old Dominion

·         Rascal Flatts

·         Zac Brown Band

 

NEW MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

·         Brett Eldredge

·         Chris Janson

·         Thomas Rhett

·         Chase Rice

·         Chris Stapleton – my pick

 

NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

·         Kelsea Ballerini

·         Cam – my pick

·         Mickey Guyton

·         RaeLynn

 

NEW VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

·         A Thousand Horses – my pick

·         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 – my pick

 

·         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 – my pick

·         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 – my pick

 

·         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 – my pick

 

·         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

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