The Golden Boot Awards, The Boot’s fan-voted digital awards, are back for a third year in 2016. Each of this year's eight categories features staff-selected nominees who made waves in the country music world from May 2015 through April 2016. Readers can vote for their favorites in each category as often as once per hour through 11:59PM ET on June 5. We'll announce the winners on the site the following Monday (June 6).

Many a country icon fits the qualifications for the Living Legend Award; as readers will see in the poll below, there are more nominees in this category than in any other in the Golden Boot Awards.

In 2015, Alan Jackson won the title with almost 40 percent of the votes, and he's again on the roster of nominees in 2016. Returning nominees include Glen Campbell, Vince GillWillie Nelson, the Oak Ridge Boys, Dolly PartonKenny Rogers, George Strait and Randy Travis.

New to the ballot this year are some of country's most beloved stars: Loretta Lynn, Kris Kristofferson, Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire and Charlie Daniels. With names like these in contention, it's almost impossible to pick a winner -- but, it must be done.

Please note: Cheating will not be tolerated, and any voter found to be cheating will have their votes disqualified. A captcha has been put in place to prevent cheating. If you cannot read the captcha, press the top blue button next to it to refresh to a new one, or press the middle blue button to have the polling system read the captcha to you.

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