The Academy of Country Music staged its 2021 ACM Awards show on Sunday night in Nashville. Luke Bryan, who had to cancel his performance on the broadcast after testing positive for Covid-19, was named Entertainer of the Year. He accepted remotely from Los Angeles, where he was gearing up to return as a judge on American Idol.
Elsewhere, Maren Morris won a pair of awards, for Female Artist of the Year and Song of the Year for “The Bones.” Carly Pearce and Lee Brice joined Morris as the night’s top winners: They won for Single of the Year and Music Event of the Year for their collaboration “I Hope You’re Happy Now.” Here’s the full list of winners at the 56th ACMs.
Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan – WINNER Eric Church Luke Combs Thomas Rhett Chris Stapleton
Female Artist of the Year Kelsea Ballerini Miranda Lambert Ashley McBryde Maren Morris – WINNER Carly Pearce
Male Artist of the Year Dierks Bentley Eric Church Luke Combs Thomas Rhett – WINNER Chris Stapleton
Duo of the Year Brooks & Dunn Brothers Osborne Dan + Shay – WINNER Florida Georgia Line Maddie & Tae
Group of the Year Lady A Little Big Town Old Dominion – WINNER The Cadillac Three The Highwomen
New Female Artist of the Year Ingrid Andress Tenille Arts Gabby Barrett – WINNER Mickey Guyton Caylee Hammack
New Male Artist of the Year Jimmie Allen – WINNER Travis Denning Hardy Cody Johnson Parker McCollum
Album of the Year Born Here Live Here Die Here, Luke Bryan Mixtape Vol. 1, Kane Brown Never Will, Ashley McBryde Skeletons, Brothers Osborne Starting Over, Chris Stapleton – WINNER
Single of the Year “Bluebird,” Miranda Lambert “I Hope,” Gabby Barrett “I Hope You’re Happy Now,” Carly Pearce and Lee Brice – WINNER “More Hearts Than Mine,” Ingrid Andress “The Bones,” Maren Morris
Song of the Year “Bluebird,” Miranda Lambert (Luke Dick, Miranda Lambert, Natalie Hemby) “One Night Standards,” Ashley McBryde (Ashley McBryde, Nicolette Hayford, Shane McAnally) “Some People Do,” Old Dominion (Jesse Frasure, Matt Ramsey, Thomas Rhett, Shane McAnally) “Starting Over,” Chris Stapleton (Chris Stapleton, Mike Henderson) “The Bones,” Maren Morris (Jimmy Robbins, Maren Morris, Laura Veltz) – WINNER
Video of the Year “Better Than We Found It,” Maren Morris “Bluebird,” Miranda Lambert “Gone,” Dierks Bentley “Hallelujah,” Carrie Underwood and John Legend “Worldwide Beautiful,” Kane Brown – WINNER
Songwriter of the Year Ashley Gorley Michael Hardy Hillary Lindsey Shane McAnally Josh Osborne
Music Event of the Year “Be a Light,” Thomas Rhett featuring Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott, Chris Tomlin, Keith Urban “Does to Me,” Luke Combs featuring Eric Church “I Hope You’re Happy Now,” Carly Pearce & Lee Brice – WINNER “Nobody But You,” Blake Shelton featuring Gwen Stefani “One Beer,” Hardy featuring Lauren Alaina & Devin Dawson “One Too Many,” Keith Urban, Pink
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