POLL: Who Should Win Male Vocalist of the Year at the 2016 ACM Awards?
For the past 10 years, the ACM Awards' Male Vocalist of the Year trophy has gone to Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton or Jason Aldean. This year, Aldean is up for the award again, along with several other country superstars -- and the competition will be tough.
Aldean's sixth studio record, Old Boots, New Dirt, includes "Burnin' It Down," "Just Gettin' Started," "Tonight Looks Good on You" and "Gonna Know We Were Here." He was one of just a handful of artists, in all genres, to release a platinum album in 2014, and with two successful recent tours under his belt, Aldean has had a pretty fantastic couple of years.
There's a running joke that Dierks Bentley is always nominated for awards but rarely wins. The question is, why? His eighth record, Riser, contains the hits "I Hold On," "Drunk on a Plane," "Say You Do" and "Riser," and it was nominated for a Grammy and became his fifth No. 1 on the country chart. But with six No. 1 songs, five studio albums and five 2016 ACM Awards nods, Eric Church is a major contender for Male Vocalist of the Year as well. His album Mr. Misunderstood debuted at No. 3 on the all-genre Billboard 200.
Brett Eldredge keeps getting more and more attention for his rich vocals and fantastic stage presence. His hits such as "Mean to Me," "Lose My Mind" and "Drunk on Your Love" keep fans coming back for more. Finally, Chris Stapleton is, of course, a big player in this category: He won Album of the Year, New Artist of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year at the CMA Awards and won two Grammy Awards while being nominated for two more. His debut solo record, Traveller, is a No. 1 and platinum-certified album on the country and all-genre Billboard 200 chart.
Who should win Male Vocalist of the Year at the 2016 ACM Awards? You can vote in the poll below as often as once an hour March 31 at 11:59PM ET. We’ll compile the results for our readers vs. staff predictions shortly before the awards show.
The 2016 ACM Awards are set to air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., on April 3, beginning at 8PM ET on CBS.
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