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Eric Church and Chris Stapleton Lead Star-Studded 2016 ACM Awards Nominations: See the Complete List

by Sophie Schillaci 7:06 AM PST, February 01, 2016
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Eric Church and Chris Stapleton are leading the way to Las Vegas!

The critically-acclaimed country stars tied for the most Academy of Country Music Awards nominations this year, scoring five nods apiece. The complete list of 2016 ACM Awards nominations was revealed on Monday morning, with ET's own Nancy O'Dell getting in on the fun and announcing six of the big categories.

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Co-hosts Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan each scored two nominations, but won't face off in any individual category. Bryan is up for Entertainer of the Year for the fourth consecutive year, while Bentley will vie for Male Vocalist of the Year.

Meanwhile, Joey + Rory earned their sixth career ACM nomination for Vocal Duo of the Year. The real-life couple previously took home the honor of New Vocal Duo of the Year in 2009.

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The 51st annual ACM Awards return to the MGM's Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3. The ceremony will air live at 8 p.m. ET on CBS, with a tape-delayed broadcast for the west coast.

See the complete list of major nominations below!

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
• Jason Aldean
• Garth Brooks
• Luke Bryan
• Eric Church
• Miranda Lambert

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
• Jason Aldean
• Dierks Bentley
• Eric Church
• Brett Eldredge
• Chris Stapleton

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

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
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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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