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EXCLUSIVE: Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban Among ACM Awards Nominees Revealed by ET

by Sophie Schillaci 5:50 AM PST, February 01, 2016
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban Among ACM Awards Nominees Revealed by ET

As this year's Academy of Country Music Awards nominations are revealed, ET's own Nancy O'Dell got in on the fun with a few exciting announcements!

Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, Keith Urban and Eric Church are among the star-studded group of nominees unveiled by O'Dell on Monday morning. Find out who else is up for an award across five categories, below.

MORE: ET's Complete ACM Awards 50 Coverage!

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
Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)


"Biscuits" – Kacey Musgraves
Director: Mark Klasfeld
Producer: Nicole Acacio

"Burning House" – Cam
Director: Trey Fanjoy
Producer: Trent Hardville

"Girl Crush" – Little Big Town
Director: Karla Welch & Matthew Welch
Producer: Amanda Prunesti

"Mr. Misunderstood" – Eric Church
Director: 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)


"Hangover Tonight" – Gary Allan Featuring Chris Stapleton
Producer: 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 Label: Hit Red, Capitol Nashville

"Smokin' And Drinkin'" – Miranda Lambert Featuring Little Big Town
Producers: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf
Record Label: RCA Nashville

"Wild Child" – Kenny Chesney With Grace Potter
Producer: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney
Record Label: Blue Chair, Columbia Nashville

SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR
Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)


"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

The 51st annual ACM Awards return to Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3, airing live on CBS with Bryan and Bentley on co-hosting duty. The duo showed off their comedic chops in a hilarious announcement video last month. Watch below!

WATCH: Dierks Bentley Replaces Blake Shelton as Luke Bryan's ACM Awards Co-Host

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