Fresh Off The Press-ACM Nominations Revealed:

ACMAwards2016Logo.jpgThe 51st Annual ACM Awards

Nominees were announced this MORNING (2/1) for the “51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS,” and ERIC CHURCH and CHRIS STAPLETON lead all nominees with five nods each, while CAM, CHRIS YOUNG, and LITTLE BIG TOWN each receive four nominations. Reigning Female Vocalist Of The Year MIRANDA LAMBERT garnered her tenth nod in the category and three total nominations. CHRIS JANSON and THOMAS RHETT also earned three nods each.

The “51ST ANNUAL ACM AWARDS” are set to  air live from the MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA in LAS VEGAS on SUNDAY, APRIL 3rd, 2016 at 8:00p (ET/PT) on CBS-TV. LUKE BRYAN and DIERKS BENTLEY will serve as co-hosts for this year’s festivities (NET NEWS 12/15/2015).

Here is a full list of nominees:

Entertainer Of The Year:

Male Vocalist Of The Year:

Female Vocalist Of The Year:

Vocal Duo Of The Year:

Vocal Group Of The Year:

New Male Vocalist Of The Year:

New Female Vocalist Of The Year:

New Vocal Duo Or Group Of The Year:

Album Of The Year:

  •     “I’m Comin’ Over” — CHRIS YOUNG, Producers: COREY CROWDER, CHRIS YOUNG, Record Label: RCA NASHVILLE
  •     “Montevallo” — SAM HUNT, Producers: ZACH CROWELL, SHANE MCANALLY, Record Label: MCA NASHVILLE
  •     “Mr. Misunderstood” — ERIC CHURCH, Producer: JAY JOYCE,     Record Label: EMI RECORDS NASHVILLE
  •     “Tangled Up” — THOMAS RHETT, Producers: DANN HUFF, JESSE FRASURE, CHRIS DESTEFANO, JOE LONDON, ecord Label: THE VALORY MUSIC CO.
  •     “Traveller” — CHRIS STAPLETON, Producers: DAVE COBB, CHRIS STAPLETON, Record Label: MERCURY NASHVILLE

Single Record of the Year:

  •     “Burning House” — CAM, Producers: JEFF BHASKER, TYLER JOHNSON, CAMARON OCHS, Record Labels: ARISTA NASHVILLE, RCA RECORDS, KRAVENWORKS
  •     “Buy Me A Boat” — CHRIS JANSON, Producers: BRENT ANDERSON, CHRIS DUBOIS, CHRIS JANSON, Record Label: WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE
  •     “Die A Happy Man” — THOMAS RHETT, Producers: DANN HUFF, JESSE FRASURE, Record Label: THE VALORY MUSIC CO.
  •     “Girl Crush” — LITTLE BIG TOWN, Producer: JAY JOYCE, Record Label: CAPITOL RECORDS NASHVILLE
  •     “I’m Comin’ Over” — CHRIS YOUNG, Producers: COREY CROWDER, CHRIS YOUNG, Record Label: RCA NASHVILLE
  •     “Take Your Time” — SAM HUNT, Producers: ZACH CROWELL, SHANE MCANALLY, Record Label: MCA NASHVILLE

Video of the Year:

  •     “Biscuits” — KACEY MUSGRAVES, Director: MARK KLASFELD, Producer: NICOLE ACACIO
  •     “Burning House” — CAM, Director: TREY FANJOY, Producer: TRENT HARDVILLE
  •     “Girl Crush” — LITTLE BIG TOWN, Directors: KARLA WELCH, MATTHEW WELCH, Producer: AMANDA PRUNESTI
  •     “Mr. Misunderstood” — ERIC CHURCH, Directors: REID LONG, JOHN PEETS,     Producer: MEGAN SMITH
  •     “Riser” — DIERKS BENTLEY, Director: WES EDWARDS, Producer: JENNIFER ROTHLEIN

Vocal Event of the Year:

  •     “Hangover Tonight” — GARY ALLAN featuring CHRIS STAPLETON, Producers: GARY ALLAN, GREG DROMAN, Record Label: MCA NASHVILLE
  •     “Home Alone Tonight” — LUKE BRYAN featuring KAREN FAIRCHILD, Producers: JEFF STEVENS, JODY STEVENS, Record Label: CAPITOL NASHVILLE,
  •    “Raise ‘Em Up” — KEITH URBAN featuring ERIC CHURCH, Producers: NATHAN CHAPMAN, KEITH URBAN, Record Labels: HIT RED RECORDS, CAPITOL NASHVILLE
  •     “Smokin’ And Drinkin’” — MIRANDA LAMBERT featuring LITTLE BIG TOWN, Producers: FRANK LIDDELL, CHUCK AINLAY, GLENN WORF, Record Label: RCA NASHVILLE
  •     “Wild Child” — KENNY CHESNEY with GRACE POTTER, Producers: BUDDY CANNON, KENNY CHESNEY, Record Labels: BLUE CHAIR RECORDS, COLUMBIA NASHVILLE

 

Diana Upton-Hill Drops “Southern Gentlemen”

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Diana Upton-Hill is a nationally recognized recording and touring artist. At the age of 3, Diana began singing with her dad’s band and performing solos for school and church concerts. Now a versatile performer, she has become a national talent; active in the regional country/folk music scene, performing on television, joining symphony orchestras as featured soloist, and even starring in live theatre productions. Her favorite roles include: Belle in Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella in Into the Woods and Ellen in Miss Saigon.

She has numerous recordings to her credit and regularly finds herself contributing to commercial jingles and voice-overs. You may have even seen her on tour this past year with rising Country star, Mitch Goudy, with whom she’s written several songs and for whom she regularly provides background vocals. Look for Diana’s latest single, “Do Love Well” – available now on iTunes,  which was produced by the incomparable, award-winning, and all around nice guy Bryan White.

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