Once again the Academy of Country Music Awards have come and gone. Hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, the event took place in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2nd at the T-mobile Arena. The ACM’s are always one of our favorite award shows and this year topped it with special performances by the lovely couple Tim & Faith singing their new duet “Speak To A Girl”, Thomas Rhett and Maren Morris who killed it singing their new single “Craving You.” AND… we must not forget that epic collaboration of the Backstreet Boys and Florida Georgia Line. Thank you guys for letting me re-live a little piece of my childhood. Congratulations to all the winners and especially to Jason Aldean who took home Entertainer of the Year for the second time.

A complete list of all the nominees and WINNERS –

SONG OF THE YEAR (Songwriter(s), Publisher(s), Artist(s))

The AT&T Arena was one happy crowd when Thomas Rhett took home song of the year for his hit “Die A Happy Man”.

NOMINEES

“Die a Happy Man,” Thomas Rhett (Thomas Rhett, Sean Douglas, Joe Spargur)

“Blue Ain’t Your Color,” Keith Urban (Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey, Steve Lee Olsen)

“Humble and Kind,” Tim Mcgraw (Lori Mckenna)

“Kill a Word,” Eric Church feat. Rhiannon Giddens (Eric Church, Luke Dick, Jeff Hyde)

“Tennessee Whiskey,” Chris Stapleton (Dean Dillon, Linda Hargrove)

“Vice,” Miranda Lambert (Miranda Lambert Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)

 

NEW VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR

Brothers Osborne are sure to be celebrating with a bottle of “Rum” tonight after winning Vocal Duo of the Year.

NOMINEES

Brothers Osborne

Big & Rich

Dan +Shay

Florida Georgia Line

Maddie & Tae

 

NEW FEMALE VOCALISTS OF THE YEAR

New Female Vocalist went to the lovely Maren Morris, who has continually contributed to the country scene since her captivating single “My Church” hit the charts back in early 2016.

NOMINEES

Maren Morris

Brandy Clark

Cam

Lauren Alaina

 

NEW MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

If you ask me, John Pardi looked rather cleaned up and fancy singing his single “Dirt On My Boots” before accepting his award for New Male Vocalist.

NOMINEES
Kane Brown

Chris Janson

Chris Lane

John Pardi

Brett Young

 

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

With so many awesome country bands in Nashville, it was a ‘little’ difficult to predict who’d win this ‘big’ award… But in the end, Little Big Town ended up being the “Better Man,” and winning the award Vocal group of the year.

NOMINEES

Little Big Town

Eli Young Band

Old Dominion

Rascal Flatts

Lady Antebellum

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Miranda Lambert graciously thanked her father and fans, and producer for her award. After receiving the award, her producer went on to say “Tell the truth, it’s more interesting.”

NOMINEES

Miranda Lambert, The Weight of These Wings

Dierks Bentley, Black

Florida Georgia Line, Dig Your Roots

Maren Morris, Hero

Keith Urban, Ripcord

 

VIDEO OF THE YEAR (Producer(s), Dierector(s), Artsist(s)

Congratulations “Forever Country”  on Video of the Year.

NOMINEES

“Fire Away,” Chris Stapleton

“Forever Country,” Artist of Then, Now and Forever

“Humble and Kind,” Tim McGraw

“Peter Pan,” Kelsea Ballerini

“Vice,” Miranda Lambert

 

VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR Artist(s), Producer(s), Record Label(s))

“May We All” give Florida Georgia Line and Tim McGraw a round of applause for winning the vocal event of the year. 

NOMINEES

“Different for Girls,” Dierks Bentley feat. Elle King

“Forever Country,” Artists of Then, Now and Forever

“May We All,” Florida Georgia Lina feat. Tim McGraw

“Setting the World on Fire,” Kenny Chesney feat. Pink

“Think of You,” Chris Young feat. Cassadee Pope

 

 

SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR (Artist(s), Producer(s)s, Record Label(s))

Florida Georgia line won single record of the year with their song “H.O.L.Y”.

NOMINEES

“Blue Ain’t Your Color,” Keith Urban

“H.O.L.Y..” Florida Georgia Line

“Humble and Kind,” Tim McGraw

“My Church,” Maren Morris

“Vice,” Miranda Lambert

 

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

“This is the most amazing award I’ve ever seen in my whole existence”- Thomas Rhett when receiving his award for male vocalist of the year.
NOMINEES

Jason Aldean

Dierks Bentley

Thomas Rhett

Chris Stapleton

Keith Urban

 

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

“I’m just glad to see females kicking ass these days”- Miranda Lambert after receiving the award for female vocalist of the year. 

NOMINEES

Kelsea Ballerini

Miranda Lambert

Maren Morris

Kacey Musgraves

Carrie Underwood

 

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

“You know how much I love getting up and doing what I do everyday…Thank you fans for letting me do what I do”- Jason Aldean when receiving the award for entertainer of the year.

NOMINEES

Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan

Florida Georgia Line

Carrie Underwood

Keith Urban

 

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

Loria Mckenna won songwriter of the year. 

NOMINEES

Loria McKenna

Ashley Gorley

Luke Laird

Hillary Lindsey

Shane McAnally

 

52nd ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEES AND WINNERS!

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