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51st Academy Of Country Music Awards

51st Academy Of Country Music Awards

April 3, 2016
April 3, 2016
Las Vegas
Las Vegas
 

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The 51st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards were held on April 3, 2016, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Nominations for the 51st ACM Awards were announced on February 1, 2016. Previously fan-voted, Entertainer of the Year and Newcomer categories, New Male Vocalist of the Year, New Female Vocalist of the Year and New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year, are now all incorporated into the professional membership voting process this year.[1]

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Jason Aldean
American singer
bornFebruary 28, 1977
Macon, Georgia, United States
 
Chris Stapleton
Singer-songwriter
bornApril 15, 1978
Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.
 
Miranda Lambert
US country music artist
bornNovember 10, 1983
Longview, Texas
 
Florida Georgia Line
 

Photos - Rehearsals50

Co-Host

Thomas Luther Bryan (born July 17, 1976), known professionally as Luke Bryan, is an American country music singer and songwriter. Bryan began his musical career in the mid 2000s, writing songs for his longtime friends from high school, performers Travis Tritt and Billy Currington and releasing his first spring break album. After signing with Capitol Nashville in Nashville, Tennessee in 2007 with his cousin, Chad Christopher Boyd, he released the album I'll Stay Me, which included the singles "All My Friends Say", "We Rode in Trucks", and "Country Man". The follow-up album Doin' My Thing included "Do I", which Bryan co-wrote with Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum, and the #1 singles "Rain Is a Good Thing" and "Someone Else Calling You Baby".

Tailgates & Tanlines, released in 2011, includes "Country Girl (Shake It for Me)", and the number one singles "I Don't Want This Night to End", "Drunk on You", and "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye". Bryan's fourth album, Crash My Party, was released in August 2013 and includes the number one singles "Crash My Party", "That's My Kind of Night", "Drink a Beer", "Play It Again", "Roller Coaster" and "I See You". The fifth album, Kill The Lights, was released in August 2015 and its lead single, "Kick the Dust Up", became his 13th number one hit, followed by his 14th number one "Strip It Down". Bryan co-wrote all of his singles with the exception of "Drunk on You", "Crash My Party", "That's My Kind of Night", "Drink a Beer", "Play It Again", "Roller Coaster", and "Kick the Dust Up" and co-produced all four albums and one compilation album with Jeff Stevens. Bryan was the recipient of the Academy of Country Music Awards and Country Music Association Awards "Entertainer of the Year" award.[8] To date, Bryan has sold over 7 million albums and 27 million singles worldwide.[9]

Co-Host

Frederick Dierks Bentley[2] (born November 20, 1975[1]), known professionally as Dierks Bentley, is an American country music singer and songwriter who has been signed to Capitol Nashville since 2003. That year, he released his self-titled debut album. Both it and its follow-up, 2005's Modern Day Drifter, are certified platinum in the United States. A third album, 2006's Long Trip Alone, is certified gold. It was followed in mid-2008 by a greatest hits package. His fourth album, Feel That Fire was released in February 2009. A bluegrass studio album, Up on the Ridge, was released on June 8, 2010, and then a sixth album, Home, followed in February 2012, as did a seventh one, Riser, in 2014.

Bentley's studio albums have accounted for eighteen singles on the country singles chart, of which thirteen have reached No. 1: his debut single "What Was I Thinkin'", as well as "Come a Little Closer", "Settle for a Slowdown", "Every Mile a Memory", "Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)", "Feel That Fire", "Sideways", "Am I the Only One", "Home", "5-1-5-0", "I Hold On", "Drunk on a Plane" and "Say You Do". Four more of his singles have reached the top 5.

Bentley's latest release, a new 13 track studio album titled Black was released May 27, 2016.[3]

Entertainer of the Year

Jason Aldine Williams (born February 28, 1977), known professionally as Jason Aldean, is an American country music singer. Since 2005, Jason Aldean has been signed to Broken Bow Records, a record label for which he has released six albums and 24 singles. His 2010 album My Kinda Party is certified triple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). His 2012 album Night Train is certified double-platinum, while his 2005 self-titled debut, 2007 album Relentless, 2009 album Wide Open, and 2014 album Old Boots, New Dirt are all certified single-platinum.

Of his singles, 14 have reached number one on either the Hot Country Songs or Country Airplay charts with "Why", "She's Country", "Big Green Tractor", "The Truth", "Don't You Wanna Stay" (a duet with Kelly Clarkson), "Dirt Road Anthem", "Fly Over States", "Take a Little Ride", "The Only Way I Know" (a collaboration with Luke Bryan and Eric Church), "Night Train", "When She Says Baby", "Burnin' It Down", "Just Gettin' Started", and "Tonight Looks Good on You". Eight more of his singles have reached the top 10.

Winners31

Entertainer of the Year Nominees5

Male Vocalist of the Year Nominees5

Female Vocalist of the Year Nominees5

Vocal Duo of the Year Nominees5

Vocal Group of the Year Nominees5

New Male Vocalist of the Year Nominees4

Top Albums by New Male Vocalist of the Year Nominees5

Top Songs by New Male Vocalist of the Year Nominees8

New Female Vocalist of the Year Nominees4

Top Albums by New Female Vocalist of the Year Nominees3

Top Songs by New Female Vocalist of the Year Nominees7

New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year Nominees5

Top Albums by New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year Nominees7

Top Songs by New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year Nominees10

Album of the Year Nominees5

Single Record of the Year Nominees5

Video of the Year Nominees5

Vocal Event of the Year Nominees5

Song of the Year Nominees5

Songwriter of the Year Nominees5

Bass Player of the Year Nominees1

Drummer of the Year Nominees4

Guitar Player of the Year Nominees2

Piano/Keyboards Player of the Year2

Specialty Instruments Player of the Year Nominees2

Steel Guitar Player of the Year Nominees1

Audio Engineer of the Year Nominees2

Producer of the Year Nominees5

National On-Air Personality of the Year Nominees6

On-Air Personality of the Year - Major Market Nominees1

Radio Station of the Year - Major Market Nominees4

Radio Station of the Year - Large Market Nominees5

Radio Station of the Year - Medium Market Nominees2

Radio Station of the Year - Small Market Nominees2

Specialty Award Winners10

In Memoriam5

Presenters16

Performers28

Songs Performed20

MGM Grand Garden Arena
The MGM Grand Garden Arena (originally known as the MGM Grand Garden Special Events Center) is a multi-purpose arena located within the MGM Grand Las Vegas on the Las Vegas Strip. Parking will no longer be free on June 8, 2016, except for locals until December 29, 2016.

Notable Attendees108

Videos35

Spotify - Featured Albums & Singles41

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Featured Tracks45

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

News Articles8

51st Academy of Country Music Awards
Radio.com  –  April 4, 2016
51st Academy Of Country Music Awards - Show LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 03: Recording artist Carrie Underwood (L) performs onstage during the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by ...
51st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards winners
Examiner  –  April 4, 2016
The 51st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards were held in Las Vegas Sunday night (April 3). The show was co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley. Big winner of the night was Chris Stapleton, who won six awards including Male Vocalist, New Male ...
51st annual Academy of Country Music Awards
The Detroit News  –  April 4, 2016
51st annual Academy of Country Music Awards Kenny Chesney performs "Noise" at the 51st annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 3, 2016, in Las Vegas. Check out this story on detroitnews.com: http://detne.ws/1MMOkMw
51st American Country Music Awards
CBS Miami  –  April 4, 2016
51st Academy Of Country Music Awards - Arrivals LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 03: Singer Jana Kramer attends the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images ...
The 51st Academy of Country Music Awards: airs Sunday night on WHNT
WHNT-TV  –  April 3, 2016
The 51st Academy of Country Music Awards are tonight, and the show is going to be filled with country’s biggest stars — and some non-country celebrities, like actor Tom Hiddleston, who will present. Here’s what you can look forward to. 1. Tim McGraw ...
51st Academy of Country Music Awards - TV Event
HitFix  –  March 30, 2016
The 51st Academy of Country Music Awards will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 3 (8-11 p.m., live ET/delayed PT) on CBS. Among the performers at this year’s ceremony are Dierks Bentley, Tim McGraw, Carrie ...
Chris Stapleton, Eric Church lead 51st annual Academy of Country Music Awards nominations
FOX News  –  February 1, 2016
Eric Church and Chris Stapleton lead the nominees for the 51st annual Academy of Country Music Awards with five nominations each, including male vocalist and album of the year. In nominations announced Monday, Church earned a first-time nod for entertainer ...
Nominations Announced for the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards®, Country Music's Party of the Year®
prnewswire.com  –  February 1, 2016
51st ACM Awards® to Air Live From MGM ... Songwriter of the Year, Studio Recording Awards and Industry Awards will be announced at a later date. The Academy of Country Music's professional membership selects the nominees and winners of the Academy of ...

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