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CBS Academy of Country Music Awards Live Stream Free, Preview: How To Watch Online

( [email protected] ) Apr 01, 2016 05:53 PM EDT
The 51st annual Academy of Country Music Awards is coming to CBS this weekend- hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Blake Shelton, Little Big Town, Old Dominion and Charles Kelley are some of the artists lined up to perform that night at the show. Find out more about the awards, nominees, and when and how to watch here!
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The 51st annual Academy of Country Music Awards is coming to CBS this weekend- hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Blake Shelton, Little Big Town, Old Dominion and Charles Kelley are some of the artists lined up to perform that night at the show.

CBS.com has a special feature on their site called ACM Sessions, where you can "get VIP access to some of your favorite country artists" in "an online concert series presented by The Academy of Country Music and CBS Interactive." Each session has a live performance from country artists, and there will even be exclusive interviews which reveal the stories behind the songs.

 The first ACM session up is by the country music group, Old Dominion.  They have received two ACM Award nominations for new vocal duo/group of the year and vocal group of the year.  They have their first #1 single, "Break Up With Him. They talk about their beginning when they moved to Nashville and had to work a bunch of different jobs, including at Best Buy and washing dishes before they made it big and signed a record deal at the airport. No matter what happens on Sunday, they will already be winners.  They have already been announced as winners of the newcomer award.

Two other sessions remain to be announced on the ACM Sessions page. Check back there for new ones!

Here's a list of the nominees for this year's ACM Awards

Entertainer of the Year

Jason Aldean

Garth Brooks

Luke Bryan

Eric Church

Miranda Lambert

Male Vocalist of the Year

Jason Aldean

Dierks Bentley

Eric Church

Brett Eldredge

Chris Stapleton

Female Vocalist of the Year

Kelsea Ballerini

Jana Kramer

Miranda Lambert

Kacey Musgraves

Carrie Underwood

Vocal Duo of the Year

Brothers Osborne

Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line

Joey + Rory

Maddie & Tae

Vocal Group of the Year

Eli Young Band

Little Big Town

Old Dominion

Rascal Flatts

Zac Brown Band 

New Male Vocalist of the Year

Brett Eldredge

Chris Janson

Thomas Rhett

Chase Rice

Chris Stapleton

New Female Vocalist of the Year

Kelsea Ballerini

Cam

Mickey Guyton

RaeLynn

New Vocal Duo of the Year

A Thousand Horses

Brothers Osborne

Maddie & Tae

Old Dominion

Parmalee

Album of the Year

I'm Comin' Over - Chris Young

Montevallo - Sam Hunt

Mr. Misunderstood - Eric Church

Tangled Up - Thomas Rhett

Traveller - Chris Stapleton

Single Record of the Year 

"Burning House" - Cam

"Buy Me a Boat" - Chris Janson

"Die a Happy Man" - Thomas Rhett

"Girl Crush" - Little Big Town

"I'm Comin' Over" - Chris Young

"Take Your Time" - Sam Hunt

Video of the Year

"Biscuits" - Kacey Musgraves

"Burning House" - Cam

"Girl Crush" - Little Big Town

"Mr. Misunderstood" - Eric Church

"Riser" - Dierks Bentley

Vocal Event of the Year 

"Hangover Tonight" - Gary Allan featuring Chris Stapleton

"Home Alone Tonight" - Luke Bryan Featuring Karen Fairchild

"Raise 'Em Up" - Keith Urban featuring Eric Church

"Smokin' and Drinkin'" - Miranda Lambert featuring Little Big Town

"Wild Child" - Kenny Chesney with Grace Potter

Song of the Year

"Burning House" - Cam

"Girl Crush" - Little Big Town

"Nobody to Blame" - Chris Stapleton

"Raise 'Em Up" - Keith Urban feat. Eric Church

"She Don't Love You" - Eric Paslay

Songwriter of the Year

Rodney Clawson

Ross Copperman

Ashley Gorley

Shane McAnally

Josh Osborne

The 51st ACM Awards will be broadcasted on Sunday, April 3rd at 8/7 Central. You can watch the show on CBS, or stream it live in select areas and markets using their All-Access, which you can try for free for one week.

Who is your favorite to win? Let us know in the comments below!