ACM NOMINEES: CHRIS STAPLETON AND ERIC CHURCH LEAD THE PACK

ACM NOMINEES: CHRIS STAPLETON AND ERIC CHURCH LEAD THE PACK

The nominations for the “51st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards” were announced yesterday.  CHRIS STAPLETON and ERIC CHURCH are tied with five.  Chris Young, Cam, and Little Big Town had four each.

Eric is up for the coveted Entertainer of the Year, as are Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, and Miranda Lambert.

Brett Eldredge and Chris Stapleton picked up their first ACM Male Vocalist of the Year nominations.  They’re up against Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, and Jason Aldean.

Similarly, Jana Kramer and Kelsea Ballerini were first-time nominees for ACM Female Vocalist of the Year.  The others are Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, and Carrie Underwood.

Nominees for Song of the Year and Songwriter of the Year will be announced at a later date.  The ACMs will air April 3rd on CBS.  Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley are your hosts.

Full list of nominees here:
http://www.acmawards.com/nominees