2021 ACM Awards Full Winners List: Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton win top honors; Maren Morris is Female Artist of the Year

Some of the winners for the 56th edition of the Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM) have already been announced, take a look at who went home with the awards


                            2021 ACM Awards Full Winners List: Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton win top honors; Maren Morris is Female Artist of the Year
Chris Stapleton, Maren Morris and Luke Bryan (Getty Images)

The 2021 Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM) honored the best musicians in country music. The nominations for the same have already been announced where country music powerhouse Chris Stapleton and singer-songwriter Maren Morris dominated the list with six nods each.

Stapleton scored the nods in top categories including Entertainer, Male Artist, Song, and Album of the Year. On the other hand, iconic country singer Miranda Lambert has been nominated for 5 accolades, including Female Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, and Single of the Year. Interestingly, all the nominations in the Single of the Year category went to female artists. Apart from Lambert, artists like Gabby Barrett, Carly Pearce, Ingrid Andress, and Maren Morris have also been nominated for the award.

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In this image released on April 18, Mickey Guyton speaks onstage at the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards at the Ryman Auditorium on April 18, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Getty Images)

 

Some of the winners in different categories have been announced and musicians such as Gabby Barrett, Jimmie Allen and Kane Brown have already got their hands on the trophy before the main event takes place on April 18 at 8 pm ET. The 56th edition of the event will be hosted by the iconic country musicians Keith Urban and Mickey Guyton from Nashville. Guyton has officially become the first Black solo female artist to host the ACM Awards.

 

Carrie Underwood and CeCe Winans perform for the 56TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS (Getty Images)

Winners List

The Academy of Country Music (ACM) has announced a series of early winners ahead of the Sunday live broadcast. Jimmie Allen took home the New Male Artist of the Year accolade while Gabby Barret won the New Female Artist of the Year trophy. 

In the video of the year category, Kane Brown’s ‘Worldwide Beautiful’ edged past Maren Morris’s ‘Better than We Found It’, Miranda Lambert’s ‘Bluebird’, and three more songs to receive the accolade.

 

'Old Dominion' picking up the Group of the Year accolade at the 2021 Academy of Country Music Awards (Twitter/ACM Awards)

 

Meanwhile, Lee Brice and Carly Pearce won Music Event of the Year for their collaboration ‘I Hope You’re Happy Now’.

Entertainer of the Year

Winner: Luke Bryan

Nominations

Eric Church
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton

 



 

 

Female Artist of the Year

Winner: Maren Morris

Nominations

Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Ashley McBryde
Carly Pearce

 



 

 

Male Artist of the Year

Winner: Thomas Rhett

Nominations

Dierks Bentley
Eric Church
Luke Combs
Chris Stapleton 

 



 

 

Duo of the Year

Winner: Dan + Shay

Nominations

Brooks & Dunn
Brothers Osborne
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae

 



 

 

Group of the Year

Winner: Old Dominion

Nominations

Lady A
Little Big Town
The Cadillac Three
The Highwomen

 



 

 

New Female Artist of the Year

Winner: Gabby Barrett

Nominations

Ingrid Andress
Tenille Arts
Mickey Guyton
Caylee Hammack

 



 

 

New Male Artist of the Year

Winner: Jimmie Allen

Nominations

Travis Denning
Hardy
Cody Johnson
Parker McCollum

 



 

 

Album of the Year

Winner: ‘Starting Over’ – Chris Stapleton (Producers: Chris Stapleton, Dave Cobb)

Nominations

‘Born Here Live Here Die Here’ – Luke Bryan (Producers: Jeff Stevens, Jody Stevens)

‘Mixtape Vol. 1 – Kane Brown’ (Producers: Andrew Goldstein, Charlie Handsome, Dann Huff, Lindsay Rimes)

‘Never Will’ – Ashley McBryde (Producer: Jay Joyce)

‘Skeletons’ – Brothers Osborne (Producer: Jay Joyce)

 



 

 

Single of the Year

Winner: ‘I Hope You’re Happy Now’ – Carly Pearce & Lee Brice (Producer: Busbee)

Nominations

‘Bluebird’ – Miranda Lambert (Producer: Jay Joyce)

‘I Hope’ – Gabby Barrett (Producers: Ross Copperman, Zach Kale)

‘More Hearts Than Mine’ – Ingrid Andress (Producers: Ingrid Andress, Sam Ellis)

‘The Bones’ – Maren Morris (Producer: Greg Kurstin)

 



 

 

Song of the Year

Winner: 'The Bones’ – Maren Morris

‘Bluebird’ – Miranda Lambert
‘One Night Standards’ – Ashley McBryde
‘Some People Do’ – Old Dominion
‘Starting Over’ – Chris Stapleton

 



 

 

Video of the Year

Winner: ‘Worldwide Beautiful’ – Kane Brown

Nominations

‘Better Than We Found It’ – Maren Morris (Director: Gabrielle Woodland)

‘Bluebird’ – Miranda Lambert (Director: Trey Fanjoy)

‘Gone’ – Dierks Bentley (Directors: Wes Edwards, Ed Pryor, Travis Nicholson, Running Bear and Sam Siske, with animation by Skylar Wilson)

‘Hallelujah’ – Carrie Underwood and John Legend (Director: Randee St. Nicholas)

 



 

 

Music Event of the Year

Winner: ‘I Hope You’re Happy Now’ - Carly Pearce and Lee Brice

Nominations

‘Be a Light’- Thomas Rhett featuring Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott, Chris Tomlin, Keith Urban

‘Does to Me’ - Luke Combs feat. Eric Church

‘Nobody But You’ - Blake Shelton feat. Gwen Stefani

‘One Beer’ - Hardy feat. Lauren Alaina and Devin Dawson

‘One Too Many’ - Keith Urban and Pink

The Academy of Country Music Awards are held annually to honor the finest in country music by the Academy of Country Music. The award show will air from 8 pm ET on CBS.

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