56TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS: And The Winners Are...

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Winners have been announced for the 56TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™Keith Urban and Mickey Guyton hosted the show featuring three iconic Country Music venues: the Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe, as well as performances at legendary locations across the city including the Station Inn, Bridge Building and on Broadway. The 56th ACM Awards was broadcast live on CBS and is available on demand on Paramount+.

The Academy’s highest honor, Entertainer of the Year, was awarded to Luke Bryan making this his tenth win overall and third for Entertainer of the Year. This year’s 56th ACM Awards featured an all-star lineup of collaborations and memorable performances featuring 25 performances, 31 artists, and 31 hit songs.

Kicking off the show, Miranda Lambert and Elle King rolled up to the Grand Ole Opry House in style, wearing fringe-laced black leather motorcycle jackets and taking over the stage with the world television premiere of their party anthem, “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home).”

Chris Young and Kane Brown rocked the Ryman stage with their hometown anthem “Famous Friends.” Thomas Rhett performed “Country Again” and followed up with the premiere of “What’s Your Country Song.”

Chris Stapleton performed “Maggie’s Song” and was joined on The Bluebird Cafe stage by Miranda Lambert.

Married artists, Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd sang, “Chasing After You,” for their first duet together and Hurd’s television award show performance debut.

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MAIN AWARDS:

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

  • Luke Bryan

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Maren Morris

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Thomas Rhett

 DUO OF THE YEAR

  • Dan + Shay

GROUP OF THE YEAR

  • Old Dominion

NEW FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Gabby Barrett

NEW MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Jimmie Allen

ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

  • “Starting Over” – Chris Stapleton

Producers: Chris Stapleton, Dave Cobb

Record Label: Mercury Nashville

SINGLE OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

  • I Hope You’re Happy Now” – Carly Pearce & Lee Brice

Producers: busbee

Record Label: Big Machine Records / Curb Records

SONG OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]

  • “The Bones” – Maren Morris

Songwriter(s): Jimmy Robbins, Maren Morris, Laura Veltz

Publishers: Big Machine Music, LLC; Extraordinary Alien Publishing; International Dog Music; Oh Denise Publishing; Round Hill Songs; Warner-Tamerlane

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VIDEO OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)] *(Off Camera Award)

  • “Worldwide Beautiful” – Kane Brown

Director: Alex Alvga

Producer: Christen Pinkston

MUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)] *(Off Camera Award)

  • “I Hope You’re Happy Now” – Carly Pearce & Lee Brice

Producer: busbee

Record Label: Big Machine Records / Curb Records

For a complete list of past and present wins and nominations, please visit ACMcountry.com and search the ACM Awards Database located on the Homepage. To watch performances, visit ACMcountry.com.

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