Entertainment Academy of Country Music Awards: Nominations for 2016 led by Eric Church and Chris Stapleton Miranda Lambert is up for entertainer of the year at the 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards, which announced nominees Monday. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Rick Diamond By Polly Higgins email@example.com Updated February 1, 2016 10:56 AM Print Share Share Tweet Share Email Entering the noise that is awards season are the Academy of Country Music Awards, which announced its 2016 nominations Monday. The 51st ceremony, scheduled to air at 8 p.m. April 3 on CBS, could see a diverse array of artists and acts nabbing statues, as no one is really poised to sweep. Eric Church and Chris Stapleton have five nominations each, with Cam, Little Big Town and Karen Fairchild not far behind with four each. Dierks Bentley and 2015's entertainer of the year award winner Luke Bryan will co-host the April show from Las Vegas.. Here, a partial list of the nominees: Entertainer of the year Eric Church, Garth Brooks, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert Male vocalist of the year Brett Eldredge, Chris Stapleton, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Jason Aldean Female vocalist of the year Carrie Underwood, Jana Kramer, Kacey Musgraves, Kelsea Ballerini, Miranda Lambert 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 “I’m Comin’ Over,” Chris Young; “Montevallo,” Sam Hunt; “Mr. Misunderstood,” Eric Church; “Tangled Up,” Thomas Rhett; “Traveller,” Chris Stapleton 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 By Polly Higgins firstname.lastname@example.org Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.