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Chris Stapleton attends the Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Nominations for the 2016 ACM Awards were announced on the morning of Feb. 1 and came with its share of surprises. Coming in with the most nods were Eric Church and Chris Stapleton, who each received five nominations, followed by Chris Young, Cam and Little Big Town all receiving four nominations each.

And yes, Blake Shelton is nowhere to be found.

Here’s your full list, and we would love to hear what you think.

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Jason Aldean
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Miranda Lambert

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Jason Aldean
Dierks Bentley
Eric Church
Brett Eldredge
Chris Stapleton

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Kelsea Ballerini
Jana Kramer
Miranda Lambert
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR

Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Joey + Rory
Maddie & Tae

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

Eli Young Band
Little Big Town
Old Dominion
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band

NEW MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Brett Eldredge
Chris Janson
Thomas Rhett
Chase Rice
Chris Stapleton

NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Kelsea Ballerini
Cam
Mickey Guyton
RaeLynn

NEW VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

A Thousand Horses
Brothers Osborne
Maddie & Tae
Old Dominion
Parmalee

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

I’m Comin’ Over – Chris Young
Montevallo – Sam Hunt
Mr. Misunderstood – Eric Church
Tangled Up – Thomas Rhett
Traveller – Chris Stapleton

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SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR

Burning House – Cam
Buy Me A Boat – Chris Janson
Die A Happy Man – Thomas Rhett
Girl Crush – Little Big Town
I’m Comin’ Over – Chris Young
Take Your Time – Sam Hunt

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VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Biscuits – Kacey Musgraves
Burning House – Cam
Girl Crush – Little Big Town
Mr. Misunderstood – Eric Church
Riser – Dierks Bentley

VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR

Hangover Tonight – Gary Allan Featuring Chris Stapleton
Home Alone Tonight – Luke Bryan Featuring Karen Fairchild
Raise ‘Em Up – Keith Urban Featuring Eric Church
Smokin’ And Drinkin’ – Miranda Lambert Featuring Little Big Town
Wild Child – Kenny Chesney With Grace Potter

Tricia Despres is a senior correspondent for Rare Country, based out of Chicago. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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