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Academy of Country Music Awards Show Coming Soon

February 8, 2016

ACM AwardsUPDATE: The Academy of Country Music will not be holding their popular awards show in 2016.  April Fool. Of course, they're having it. This year, it's on April 1, so I took the liberty of playing an early April Fools trick on you. Gotcha!

The 2016 edition of the ACM Music Awards will be held at the MGM Grand in tempting, ever-popular Las Vegas. As we all know, what goes on in Las Vegas stays in Las Vegas, except for really big events, like this one. It'll be broadcast live, and the attendant side concerts will be packaged for consumption later in the year. Events in Las Vegas are awesome because the city becomes another character in the show.

Vegas is one of the few cities that can host an event like this and not be overwhelmed by the influx of stars and the crush of fans. It just goes on being Las Vegas, and the festivities blend seamlessly into the City That Never Sleeps. When it comes to the ACM Awards, Vegas is terrific because there are several venues that will be hosting other events at the same time as the main award show, so the hosts can pass the spotlight to other concurrent shows across the city. The 51st annual ACMs will toggle back and forth between the MGM Grand Garden Arena and the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Three headliners have already been announced to perform over three nights: Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood and Dierks Bentley from April 1 to April 3.

Here's a list of a few of the categories for this year's show and the nominees.

The Entertainer of the Year nominees are, Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Eric Church and Miranda Lambert.

The Male Vocalist of the Year nominees are Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge and Chris Stapleton.

For Female Vocalist of the Year, Kelsea Ballerini, Jana Kramer, Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves and Carrie Underwood are the nominees.

For Vocal Duo of the Year, the nominees include Brothers Osborne, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Joey + Rory and Maddie & Tae.

For Vocal Group of the Year, the nominees are Eli Young Band, Little Big Town, Old Dominion, Rascal Flatts and the Zac Brown Band.

Conspicuously absent from this year's group of nominees is Blake Shelton, who has previously received numerous nominations and awards from the Academy of Country Music. The Voice star's recent divorce from Miranda Lambert and subsequent hook-up with Gwen Stefani may be to blame. The ACM members love Miranda Lambert and may currently hold Shelton in disdain.

It's time for you to get your bad self to Las Vegas to partake in the party atmosphere that will be happening all over Vegas from April 1 to April 3. You can buy tickets right here at VIP Award Show Tickets. All you need to do is set your browser to and buy your seats. We'll take care of the rest. If you've been planning a visit to Vegas or attending an ACM Awards show, you can combine both visits into one wonderful vacation. Vegas is beautiful in April, and the stars are going to be shining brightly.