The Winners: 55th ACM Awards

The Winners: 55th ACM Awards

We’ll be posting all of the winners from the 55th ACM Awards as they are announced (as well as the previously announced winners from earlier in the week).

The show begins on Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. CT on CBS with host Keith Urban.

New Female Artist of the Year

  • Ingrid Andress
  • Gabby Barrett
  • Lindsay Ell
  • Caylee Hammack
  • Tenille Townes WINNER

New Male Artist of the Year

  • Jordan Davis
  • Russell Dickerson
  • Riley Green WINNER
  • Cody Johnson
  • Morgan Wallen

Music Event of the Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

  • “10,000 Hours” – Dan + Shay featuring Justin Bieber
  • “Dive Bar” – Garth Brooks featuring Blake Shelton
  • “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” – Miranda Lambert featuring Maren Morris, Elle King, Tenille Townes, Ashley McBryde and Caylee Hammack WINNER
  • Old Town Road” – Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
  • “What Happens in a Small Town” – Brantley Gilbert featuring Lindsay Ell

Songwriter of the Year

  • Ashley Gorley
  • Michael Hardy
  • Hillary Lindsey WINNER
  • Shane McAnally
  • Josh Osborne

Video of the Year [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)]

  • “10,000 Hours” – Dan + Shay featuring Justin Bieber
  • “God’s Country” – Blake Shelton
  • “One Man Band” – Old Dominion
  • “Remember You Young” – Thomas Rhett, Dan Atchison (producer), TK McKamy (director) WINNER
  • “Sugarcoat” – Little Big Town

Duo of the Year

  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay WINNER
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Maddie & Tae

Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriter/Publisher/Artist)

  • “10,000 Hours” – Dan + Shay feat. Justin Bieber, written by Justin Bieber, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Jessie Jo Dillon, Shay Mooney, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers
  • “Girl Goin’ Nowhere” – Ashley McBryde, written by Jeremy Bussey, Ashley McBryde
  • “God’s Country” – Blake Shelton, written by Devin Dawson, Michael Hardy, Jordan Schmidt
  • “One Man Band” – Old Dominion, written by Josh Osborne, Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Brad Tursi WINNER
  • “Some of It” – Erich Church, written by Eric Church, Clint Daniels, Jeff Hyde, Bobby Pinson

Group of the Year

  • Lady A
  • Little Big Town
  • Midland
  • Old Dominion WINNER
  • The Highwomen

Single of the Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

  • “God’s Country” – Blake Shelton WINNER
  • “One Man Band” Old Dominion
  • “Rainbow” – Kacey Musgraves
  • “Rumor” – Lee Brice
  • “What If I Never Get Over You” – Lady A

Album of the Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

  • Center Point Road – Thomas Rhett
  • Girl – Maren Morris
  • Heartache Medication – Jon Pardi
  • What You See Is What You Get – Luke Combs WINNER
  • Wildcard – Miranda Lambert

Male Artist of the Year

  • Dierks Bentley
  • Luke Combs WINNER
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Keith Urban

Female Artist of the Year

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

Entertainer of the Year (TIE)

  • Luke Bryan
  • Eric Church
  • Luke Combs
  • Thomas Rhett WINNER
  • Carrie Underwood WINNER

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

Daily Dose

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