51st Academy of Country Music Awards
|51st Academy of Country Music Awards|
|Date||April 3, 2016|
|Location||MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Most awards||Chris Stapleton (4)|
|Most nominations||Eric Church|
Chris Stapleton (5 each)
The 51st Academy of Country Music Awards were held on April 3, 2016, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Nominations for the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards were announced on February 1, 2016. Previously, some categories including Entertainer of the Year, New Male Vocalist of the Year, New Female Vocalist of the Year, and New Duo or Group of the Year were voted directly by fans. Beginning with the 2016 awards show, these became incorporated into a professional membership voting process. Luke Bryan returned to host the show for his fourth consecutive year, with Dierks Bentley as his co-host.
Winners and nominees
The winners are shown in bold.
|Entertainer of the Year||Album of the Year|
|Female Artist of the Year||Male Artist of the Year|
|Group of the Year||Duo of the Year|
|Single of the Year||Song of the Year|
|New Female Artist of the Year||New Male Artist of the Year|
|New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year||Video of the Year|
|Vocal Event of the Year|
|Luke Bryan||"Huntin', Fishin' and Lovin' Every Day"|
|Blake Shelton||"Came Here to Forget"|
|Chris Young & Cassadee Pope||"Think of You"|
|Eric Church||"Record Year"|
|Dierks Bentley||"Somewhere on a Beach"|
|Jason Aldean||"Lights Come On"|
|Cole Swindell||"You Should Be Here"|
|Brett Eldredge||"Drunk on Your Love"|
|Keith Urban||"Wasted Time"|
|Little Big Town and Trombone Shorty||"Stay All Night"|
|Kelsea Ballerini feat. Nick Jonas||"Peter Pan"|
|Tim McGraw||"Humble and Kind"|
|Charles Kelley||"Lonely Girl"|
|Carrie Underwood||"Church Bells"|
|Sam Hunt||"Make You Miss Me"|
|Thomas Rhett||"Die a Happy Man"|
|Miranda Lambert feat. Billy Gibbons & Keith Urban||"Tush"|
|Dolly Parton and Katy Perry||"Coat of Many Colors", "Jolene", "9 to 5"|
|Florida Georgia Line||"Confession"|
|Chris Stapleton||"Fire Away"|
- "Nominations Announced for the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards". The Academy of Country Music. 1 February 2016. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
- Winners Announced for the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards
- "Final Performers and Presenters Announced for the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards". The Academy of Country Music. April 1, 2016. Retrieved April 3, 2016.
- Stefano, Angela (April 4, 2016). "2016 ACM Awards Performances — Full List". The Boot. Taste of Country Network. Retrieved April 5, 2016.