ACM Awards 2016: The Complete List of Nominees

PHOTO: Luke Bryan, left, and Dierks Bentley attend the 2015 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 10, 2015 in Nashville, Tenn. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images
Luke Bryan, left, and Dierks Bentley attend the 2015 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 10, 2015 in Nashville, Tenn.

The nominations for the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards were announced this morning.

Eric Church and Chris Stapleton both lead the nominations with five a piece. The two are followed by Cam, a first-time ACM Awards nominee, who received four nods along with Little Big Town and Chris Young, who also scored four nods, including one for Album of the Year.

One notable nomination is Joey + Rory, who scored a nod for Vocal Duo of the Year. Joey Feek, one half of the married country music duo, has been battling cervical cancer since 2014. She announced last October that she would stop chemotherapy to live out her last days in hospice care.

Dierks Bentley, one of the show's co-hosts, was nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year along with Church, Stapleton, Jason Aldean and Brett Elderege.

Bentley, along with Luke Bryan, will host the awards ceremony on Sunday, April 3 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. The boradcast will be delayed for the West Coast.

Here's a complete list of the entertainment nods:

Entertainer of the Year

Male Vocalist of the Year
  • Jason Aldean
  • Eric Church
  • Brett Eldredge
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Dierks Bentley

Female Vocalist of the Year

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

Album of the Year
  • "I'm Comin' Over" - Chris Young
  • "Montevallo" - Sam Hunt
  • "Mr. Misunderstood" - Eric Church
  • "Tangled Up" - Thomas Rhett
  • "Traveller" - Chris Stapleton

Vocal Group of the Year
  • Eli Young Band
  • Little Big Town
  • Old Dominion
  • Rascal Flatts
  • Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo of the Year
  • Brothers Osbourne
  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Joey + Rory
  • Maddie & Tae

New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year
  • A Thousand Horses
  • Brothers Osborne
  • Maddie & Tae
  • Old Dominion
  • Parmalee

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