56th Academy of Country Music Awards Winners List

56th Academy of Country Music Awards Winners List

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 STAPLETONDAVE 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 ROBBINSMAREN MORRISLAURA VELTZ
Publishers: BIG MACHINE MUSIC, LLC; EXTRAORDINARY ALIEN PUBLISHING; INTERNATIONAL DOG MUSIC; OH DENISE PUBLISHING; ROUND HILL SONGS; WARNER-TAMERLANE PUBLISHING CORP.

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

“Worldwide Beautiful” – KANE BROWN
Director: ALEX ALVGA
Producer: CHRISTEN PINKSTON

MUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR (includes six nominees as a result of a tie) [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

“I Hope You’re Happy Now” – CARLY PEARCE & LEE BRICE
Producer: BUSBEE
Record Label: BIG MACHINE RECORDS / CURB RECORDS

 

 

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Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”

 

Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell