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51st ACM Awards Nominations

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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.

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Dierks Bentley to Announce ACM Awards Nominees on Monday- DVR Alert

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On Monday, February 1st the Academy of Country Music will announce nominees for the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards, Country Music’s Party of the Year®.

51st ACM Awards co-host and multi-ACM Award winner Dierks Bentley will appear LIVE on “CBS This Morning” in the 8:00 AM ET hour to reveal select nominations and Entertainment Tonight’s Nancy O’Dell will reveal additional nominees on ETOnline.com at 8:50 AM ET. The complete list of nominees will be available on ACMcountry.com.

ACM Party for a Cause Line-Up Announced!!!

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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 1st – Sunday, April 3rd. 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 3rd at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS.

On Friday, April 1st, 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 2nd, 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 3rd, 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

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.

Dierks Bentley & Luke Bryan to Co-Host ACM Awards #Duke

It’s official, Dierks Bentley will be joining Luke Bryan as co-host for the ACM Awards. Blake Shelton is taking a break, so Luke needed to find a suitable replacement.

What do you think of the pairing and what will their new name be??? #Duke?

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