A new list of performers have been announced for the 2016 ACM Awards. The Boot shared the news that Eric Church, Sam Hunt, Kelsea Ballerini, and the ACM Awards co-host Dierks Bentley have all been announced as the newest artists ready to hit the stage as performers during the upcoming award show. The new names of performers join Cam, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, and Florida Georgia Line who were previously announced during the first round of performances.
The list of artists is continuing to grow for the 2016 ACM Awards that will be taking place on April 3, 2016, at 8:00 P.M. EST on CBS. Luke Bryan has been a longtime co-host of the ACM Awards with Blake Shelton but this time around Bentley will be joining up with Bryan for the first time to carry co-hosting duties for the show from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Bentley is also in the running for the win in two categories including Male Vocalist of the Year and Video Of The Year.
Bentley is going for the Male Vocalist of the Year along with Church, Chris Stapleton, Brett Eldredge and Jason Aldean. Bentley earned his Video Of The Year nomination with “Riser” facing off against Cam with “Burning House,” Kacey Musgraves for “Biscuits,” Little Big Town with “Girl Crush,” and “Mr. Misunderstood” from Church. Church is also up for the Song Of The Year title for “Raise ‘Em Up” with Keith Urban going up against Cam with “Burning House,” “Girl Crush” from Little Big Town, “Nobody to Blame” from Stapleton, and Jeffrey Steele with “She Don’t Love You.”
Church earned six nominations overall and could also walk away from the night with the big win for his nomination in the Entertainer of the Year category where Garth Brooks, Aldean, Bryan, and Miranda Lambert will all be competing for the title. Church added another nomination in the Album of the Year category with Mr. Misunderstood competing with Stapleton for Traveller, Hunt with Montevallo, Tangled Up from Thomas Rhett, and Chris Young with I’m Comin' Over. Hunt makes his way into the show with two nominations and Ballerini scored two nominations as well.
See the full list of ACM nominees here.