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57th Academy Of Country Music Awards Winners Announced

9 March 2022 | 10:36 am | Mallory Arbour

Hosted by Dolly Parton alongside co-hosts Jimmie Allen and Gabby Barrett, the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards was a two-hour concert event livestreamed globally.

The biggest names in country music came together to celebrate the best and brightest stars of the genre at the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.

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Miranda Lambert took home the night's top prize, ‘Entertainer Of The Year’, for the first time after losing out in five previous years, but was not in Las Vegas to accept it.

"This is my first time missing the ACMs in 17 years," she said in a video message from London. "My heart is a little broken, but I'm happy to be where I am. I've been waiting for this for a really, really long time. I actually never thought it would happen. But thank you so much to the country music family for embracing me all these years and continuing to support me."

Her collaboration Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home) with Elle King was also awarded ‘Video Of The Year’.

Carly Pearce and Chris Stapleton were crowned ‘Female’ and ‘Male’ Artists of the Year, respectively.

Morgan Wallen won ‘Album Of The Year’ for Dangerous: The Double Album, a year after he was removed from the ACMs ballot after he was caught on camera using a racial slur.

"To my son, this award will signify that his daddy was a fighter, and he chased his dreams and worked hard to make them a reality," Wallen said.

Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood won ‘Single Of The Year’ for their duet If I Didn't Love You, while Lainey Wilson won ‘Song Of The Year’ for Things a Man Oughta Know. Wilson was also awarded ‘New Female Artist Of The Year’ and Parker McCollum for ‘New Male Artist of the Year’.

Brothers Osborne broke a three-year winning streak by Dan + Shay to take ‘Duo of the Year’, while Old Dominion were named ‘Group of the Year’.



The Awards night also had no shortage of performances.

Jimmie Allen and Gabby Barrett celebrated the show's return to its usual home city after two years in Nashville. They sang Elvis Presley's Viva Las Vegas and Faith Hill's Let's Go to Vegas.

The night also featured several collaborations, including Dolly Parton featuring Kelsea Ballerini (Big Dreams & Faded Jeans), BRELAND featuring Thomas Rhett (Praise The Lord), Jordan Davis (Buy Dirt feat. Luke Bryan), Jason Alden and Carrie Underwood (If I Didn’t Love You), Brothers Osborne and Brittney Spencer (These Boots Are Made for Walkin’), Parmalee and Blanco Brown featuring Brooke Eden (Just the Way), Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde (Never Wanted to Be That Girl), and Chris Young featuring Mitchell Tenpenny (At the End of a Bar).

Other performers included Kane Brown, Maren Morris, Walker Hayes, Lainey Wilson, Chris Stapleton, Eric Church, Parker McCollum and Lady A. And Kelly Clarkson performed I Will Always Love You, first written and recorded by Parton, in tribute to the host.


The ACM Awards made history as the first major awards show to livestream exclusively as it streamed live on Prime Video in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK.

Check out the full list of winners below!

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Eric Church
Luke Combs
 *Miranda Lambert -- WINNER!
Chris Stapleton
 Carrie Underwood

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Gabby Barrett
Miranda Lambert
Ashley McBryde
Maren Morris
 *Carly Pearce -- WINNER!

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Jimmie Allen
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
 *Chris Stapleton -- WINNER!
 Morgan Wallen

DUO OF THE YEAR

Brooks & Dunn
 *Brothers Osborne -- WINNER!
Dan + Shay
LOCASH
 Maddie & Tae

GROUP OF THE YEAR
Lady A
Little Big Town
Midland
 *Old Dominion -- WINNER!
 The Cadillac Three

NEW FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Tenille Arts
Priscilla Block
Lily Rose
Caitlyn Smith
 *Lainey Wilson -- WINNER!

NEW MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

HARDY
Walker Hayes
Ryan Hurd
 *Parker McCollum -- WINNER!
 Elvie Shane

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

29: Written in Stone – Carly Pearce; Producers: Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, Jimmy Robbins, Tony Brown; Record Company-Label: Big Machine Records
 Country Again: Side A – Thomas Rhett; Producers: Dann Huff, Jesse Frasure, Matt Dragstrem; Record Company-Label: Big Machine Label Group
 * Dangerous: The Double Album – Morgan Wallen; Producers: Joey Moi, Jacob Durrett, Charlie Handsome, Matt Dragstrem, Dave Cohen; Record Company-Label: Big Loud Records / Republic Records -- WINNER!
 Famous Friends – Chris Young; Producers: Mark Holman, Corey Crowder, Chris Young, Chris DeStefano; Record Company-Label: RCA Records Nashville
 The Marfa Tapes – Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall; Producers: Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall; Record Company-Label: Vanner Records / RCA Records Nashville

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

"Buy Dirt" – Jordan Davis featuring Luke Bryan; Producer: Paul DiGiovanni; Record Company-Label: MCA Nashville
"Famous Friends" – Chris Young and Kane Brown; Producers: Corey Crowder, Chris Young; Record Company-Label: RCA Records Nashville
"Fancy Like" – Walker Hayes; Producers: Walker Hayes, Shane McAnally, Joe Thibodeau; Record Company-Label: Monument Records
 *"If I Didn’t Love You" – Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood; Producers: Michael Knox; Record Company-Label: Broken Bow Records; Macon Music, LLC; BBR Music Group, BMG -- WINNER!
 "You Should Probably Leave" – Chris Stapleton; Producer: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton; Record Company-Label: Mercury Nashville

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

"7 Summers" – Morgan Wallen; Songwriters: Morgan Wallen, Josh Osborne, Shane McAnally; Publishers: Big Loud Mountain, Bo Wallace Publishing, Smackborne Music, Sony/ATV Accent, Smackstreet Music, Tempo Investments, Warner Geo Met Ric Music
"Buy Dirt" – Jordan Davis featuring Luke Bryan; Songwriters: Jordan Davis, Jacob Davis, Josh Jenkins, Matt Jenkins; Publishers: Anthem Music Publishing II, Bentprop Pub, Big Blue Nation Music, Combustion Five, Jentown, Jordan Davis Music, Smackwork Music, Smack Blue, Kobalt Music Group Music, Universal Music Corporation, WC Music Corp
"Fancy Like" – Walker Hayes; Songwriters: Cameron Bartolini, Josh Jenkins, Shane Stevens, Walker Hayes; Publishers: Songs of SMACK, Rarespark Media Group, Smackworks Music, Smack Blue, Kobalt Music Group, Holy Graffiti Music, Purplebeatz, WC Music Corp
"Knowing You" – Kenny Chesney; Songwriters: Adam James, Brett James, Kat Higgins; Publishers: 3 Ring Circus, BMG Platinum Songs, Pompano Run Music, Songs of Brett, WC Music Corp Things
 * "A Man Oughta Know" – Lainey Wilson; Songwriters: Jason Nix, Jonathan Singleton, Lainey Wilson; Publishers: Sony/ATV Accent, Sony/ATV Countryside, Spirit Two Nashville, Super Big Music -- WINNER!

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
 [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)]

* "Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)" – Elle King and Miranda Lambert; Producers: Angie Lorenz, Wes Edwards, James Stratakis; Directors: Alexa Kinigopoulos, Stephen Kinigopoulos -- WINNER!
"Famous Friends" – Chris Young and Kane Brown; Producer: Jennifer Ansell; Director: Peter Zavadil
"I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor’s Version)" – Taylor Swift featuring Chris Stapleton; Producers: Jil Hardin, Blake Lively, Kathy Palmer, Austin Swift; Director: Blake Lively
"If I Didn’t Love You" – Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood; Producers: Christen Pinkston, Wesley Stebbins-Perry; Director: Shaun Silva
 "Never Wanted To Be That Girl" – Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde; Producer: Ryan Byrd; Director: Alexa Campbell

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

Jesse Frasure
Nicolle Galyon
Ashley Gorley
 *Michael Hardy -- WINNER!
 Josh Osborne

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

"Buy Dirt" – Jordan Davis featuring Luke Bryan; Producer: Paul DiGiovanni; Record Company-Label: MCA Nashville
"Famous Friends" – Chris Young and Kane Brown; Producers: Corey Crowder, Chris Young; Record Company-Label: RCA Records Nashville
"half of my hometown" – Kelsea Ballerini featuring Kenny Chesney; Producers: Ross Copperman, Jimmy Robbins, Kelsea Ballerini; Record Company-Label: Black River Entertainment
"If I Didn’t Love You" – Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood; Producer: Michael Knox; Record Company-Label: Broken Bow Records; Macon Music, LLC; BBR Music Group, BMG
 * "Never Wanted To Be That Girl" – Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde; Producers: Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne; Record Company-Label: Big Machine Label Group, Warner Music Nashville -- WINNER!

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