ACM Award Nominees and my picks! Who You Got??

February 1, 2016

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Here is the list of nominees for the 2016 ACM Awards! I’ll make my picks (if the awards happened today!) Who are you taking?

2016 Academy of Country Music Awards Nominees

Entertainer of the Year

Jason Aldean
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Miranda Lambert
Eric Church

I’d love to see Eric Church finally win this award, but I’m going with the guy who keeps selling out multiple shows wherever he goes! Garth Brooks

Male Vocalist of the Year

Jason Aldean
Eric Church
Brett Eldredge
Chris Stapleton
Dierks Bentley

I’m picking Chris Stapleton again, but I feel that for the first time in a while, any of these guys could walk away with the award! Toss Up / Chris Stapleton

Female Vocalist of the Year

Kelsea Ballerini
Jana Kramer
Miranda Lambert
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

The cut off for music to be considered is weird, Carrie’s new album isnt included or I would say its a slam dunk for her. Carrie Underwood

Vocal Duo of the Year

Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie + Tae
Joey + Rory

It’s hard to pick against FGL after a very successful album and tour last year, but I’d love to see D+S or the Bros take it. Florida Georgia Line

Vocal Group of the Year

Eli Young Band
Little Big Town
Rascal Flatts
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band

If you take into account all the songs they wrote that went #1 (Which they dont) I’d say Old Dominion would be the front runner. But Girl Crush is probably crush the completion. Little Big Town

Album of the Year

Eric Church, Mr. Misunderstood
Sam Hunt, Montevallo
Thomas Rhett, Tangled Up
Chris Young, I’m Comin’ Over
Chris Stapleton, Traveller

All great albums as a whole, Im tossing Thomas out because like he said, its not a country album, dont think Chris Young has enough to beat out the comercial success of the others which leaves Eric, Chris Stapleton and Sam. I’ve said that Traveller was my favorite since it came out last year and I still think it is the best, but Eric is a close second! Chris Stapleton

New Male Vocalist of the Year

Brett Eldredge
Chris Janson
Thomas Rhett
Chase Rice
Chris Stapleton

I really dont know how they figure out who is still a “New” Artist! I’m going with Brett because I believe that he is the next country mega star and had a HUGE 2015! Brett Eldredge

New Female Vocalist of the Year

Kelsea Ballerini
Cam
Mickey Guyton
RaeLynn

Got to meet all these ladies over the past 2 years and they are all great! Cam had the biggest song, but I think that Kelsea broke through and made it to #1 as an independent female artist! Kelsea Ballerini

New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year

A Thousand Horses
Brothers Osborne
Maddie & Tae
Old Dominion
Parmalee

Im a huge Brothers Osborn fan and would love to see them win, but I think Old Dominion could be the next big group, they sure can write enough number 1 hits! Old Dominion

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

Its really between Thomas Rhett and LBT. My brain says Girl Crush, but my heart/gut say… Die A Happy Man

Video of the Year

“Biscuits,” Kacey Musgraves
“Burning House,” Cam
“Girl Crush,” Little Big Town
“Mr. Misunderstood,” Eric Church
“Riser,” Dierks Bentley

This is tough because I dont think any of these video’s were amazing, but only one had the artist actually catch on fire during filming! Burning House

 

Vocal Event of the Year

“Hangover Tonight,” Gary Allan (Feat. Chris Stapleton)
“Home Alone Tonight,” Luke Bryan (Feat. Karen Fairchild)
“Raise ‘Em Up,” Keith Urban (Feat. Eric Church)
“Smokin’ and Drinkin’,” Miranda Lambert (Feat. Little Big Town)
“Wild Child,” Kenny Chesney (Feat. Grace Potter)

I’m going with the one that I git the most requests for during the year here! Home Alone Tonight – Luke Bryan and Karen Fairchild

 

Those are my picks! Who are you taking?