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