When the name for New Male Vocalist of the Year is called at the 2016 ACM Awards, who do you think should be the lucky winner? There are five capable and talented men nominated in the category this year.

Brett Eldredge won New Artist of the Year at the 2014 CMA Awards and has toured with everyone from Taylor Swift to Keith Urban. He has three No. 1 singles on the Country Airplay chart from his debut record, Bring You Back, and recently released a new set of tunes, Illinois. Chris Janson, meanwhile, officially released "Buy Me a Boat" in May of 2015; the song became his major hit, has been certified platinum and launched his career. The singer released his Buy Me a Boat album in October.

Thomas Rhett is a major contender for this award: He's had a whole lot of success with two studio albums, and every single of his since 2013 has earned a platinum (or higher) certification. He's also toured with Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean and Miranda Lambert. Fellow nominee Chase Rice's platinum-certified "Ready Set Roll," from his Ignite the Night album, got the ball rolling in 2014, and a tour with Kenny Chesney helped his star rise as well.

And then there's Chris Stapleton -- the man that everyone's been buzzing about. The singer-songwriter has had a massive few months, with three 2015 CMA Award wins (including Male Vocalist of the Year), four Grammy Awards nods (and two wins) and a gold-certified and No. 1 album, Traveller, to his name.

Who should win New 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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