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BMI Celebrates its 2016 ACM Nominees

Posted in News on February 1, 2016
Clockwise left to right: Eric Church, Cam, Chris Young, Little Big Town
Clockwise left to right: Eric Church, Cam, Chris Young, Little Big Town

BMI songwriters are again this year overwhelmingly leading the pack of 2016 ACM nominees. Eric Church, who is up for his first ACM Entertainer of the Year award, has an astounding five nods, including his third Male Vocalist of the Year nomination, Album of the Year for Mr. Misunderstood, as well as Video of the Year for the title track “Mr. Misunderstood,” and Vocal Event of the Year for “Raise ‘Em Up” with Keith Urban. Other multiple nominees from the BMI family include Cam, Chris Young and Little Big Town, each with four nominations, while Chris Janson, Miranda Lambert and Thomas Rhett garnered an impressive three apiece. Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town also got a fifth nod for Vocal Event of the Year for her work on “Home Alone Tonight” with twice-nominated Luke Bryan. Jason Aldean, Brett Eldredge and Kacey Musgraves were also each given two major nods.

The 51st ACM Awards will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3, at 8:00 PM ET on CBS (check listings for delayed PT). Here’s a complete list of BMI nominees. Congratulations to all!

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Miranda Lambert

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Jason Aldean
Eric Church
Brett Eldredge

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Jana Kramer
Miranda Lambert
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
Dan* + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Joey + Rory*

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Eli Young Band
Little Big Town
Rascal Flatts

NEW MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Brett Eldredge
Chris Janson
Thomas Rhett
Chase Rice

NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Cam
Mickey Guyton

NEW VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
A Thousand Horses
Parmalee

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
I’m Comin’ Over – Chris Young (artist/producer)

Mr. Misunderstood – Eric Church
Producer: Jay Joyce

Tangled Up – Thomas Rhett
Producers: Jesse Frasure, Joe London

Traveller – Chris Stapleton*
Producer: Dave Cobb

SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR
“Burning House” – Cam
Producers: Jeff Bhasker, Tyler Johnson, Camaron Ochs

“Buy Me A Boat” – Chris Janson (artist/producer)

“Die A Happy Man” – Thomas Rhett
Producer: Jesse Frasure

“Girl Crush” – Little Big Town
Producer: Jay Joyce

“I’m Comin’ Over” – Chris Young (artist/producer)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

“Biscuits” – Kacey Musgraves

“Burning House” – Cam

“Girl Crush” – Little Big Town

“Mr. Misunderstood” – Eric Church

VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
“Hangover Tonight” – Gary Allan (artist/producer) featuring Chris Stapleton*

“Home Alone Tonight” – Luke Bryan featuring Karen Fairchild
Producers: Jeff Stevens, Jody Stevens

“Raise ‘Em Up” – Keith Urban featuring Eric Church
Producers: Nathan Chapman, Keith Urban

“Smokin’ and Drinkin’” – Miranda Lambert featuring Little Big Town

“Wild Child” – Kenny Chesney (artist/producer) with Grace Potter*

*Not affiliated with BMI