Maren Morris Wins ACM Award for Female Artist of the Year

Maren Morris Wins ACM Award for Female Artist of the Year

Maren Morris won Female Artist of the Year at the 55th ACM Awards, marking the first time she has taken home the coveted trophy. Maren was also part of the ensemble that won Music Event of the Year.

“I am so inspired by every single woman in that category,” said Maren backstage. “I’m friends with every nominee in that category, so I know how much we uplift and support each other in this community. So, it just feels amazing to walk away with that. And to also walk away with Musical Event [of the Year] with Miranda [Lambert] and Caylee [Hammack] and Tenille [Townes] and Ashley [McBryde]. So, it’s just been like the night of the ladies.”

The ACM Awards aired live from Nashville on Sept. 16 with first-time host Keith Urban. The show took place at three iconic Nashville institutions: the Grand Ole Opry House, The Bluebird Cafe and Ryman Auditorium.

Female Artist of the Year

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Maren Morris WINNER
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Carrie Underwood

photo by Tammie Arroyo,

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Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch recalls the exact moment during the writing of “Thinking ‘Bout You” when they thought it could work as a collaboration, “We realized, after we got to the chorus, wait a second, this is the duet moment we’ve been looking for. We can have the girl on the other end of the line, and her come in on the second verse, and now it’s a conversation. And I do think that’s why it’s so approachable and people relate to it and those phone calls can be life changing sometimes.”

As the song is knocking on the door to the number-one spot on the country music airplay chart, MacKenzie Porter shares that she and Dustin haven’t had a lot of opportunities to perform the hit song together, “The crazy part is like, we’ve actually probably sang it separately, more than we’ve sang it together, because our touring schedules are different. So then when we do get to do it together, it’s like oh yeah this is how, this is how it’s supposed to go, I’m not supposed to sing Dustin’s first verse, which I do in my own show. It just feels so natural.”

Photo Courtesy of Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter