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ACM Awards: Chris Stapleton, Eric Church Lead Nominees

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Liz Raftery

Nominations are out for the Academy of Country Music Awards, with Eric Church and Chris Stapleton leading the way with five nods each.

Both are nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year, along with Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley and Brett Eldredge. Church is also nominated for Entertainer of the Year against Aldean, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan and Miranda Lambert.

Lambert is facing off with Kelsea Ballerini, Jana Kramer, Kacey Musgraves and Carrie Underwood for Female Vocalist of the Year.

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Church and Stapleton also each received nominations for Album of the Year, in addition to Chris Young, Sam Hunt and Thomas Rhett.

Nominations in additional categories, including Song of the Year, will be revealed at a later date.

The 51st ACM Awards will be broadcast live on April 3 at 8/7c on CBS. Check out the complete list of nominations here.

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