The 56th ACM Awards returned to Music City to celebrate the finest in country music. Co-hosted by Keith Urban and Mickey Guyton from iconic Nashville venues, including the Grand Ole Opry House, Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe.
Miranda Lambert and Elle King kicked off the show with their new duet, ‘Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home) giving King a chance to show off her baby bump! The girls were rocking some serious neon fringe on their matching black leather jackets.
Next Chris Young and Kane Brown took the stage to perform "Famous Friends" and then the first award of the night was handed out by Blanco Brown. His first public appearance since his near fatal motorcycle accident back on August, 31, 2020.
And the winner is:
SONG OF THE YEAR - Maren Morris "The Bones"
SINGLE OF THE YEAR - Carly Pearce & Lee Brice "I Hope Your Happy Now"
ALBUM OF THE YEAR - Chris Stapleton "Starting Over"
MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR - Thomas Rhett
FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR - Maren Morris
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR - Luke Bryan
DUO OF THE YEAR - Dan + Sha
GROUP OF THE YEAR - Old Dominion
NEW MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR - Jimmie Allen
NEW FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR - Gabby Barrett
VIDEO OF THE YEAR - “Worldwide Beautiful” – Kane Brown Director: Alex Alvga Producer: Christen Pinkston
MUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR - “I Hope You’re Happy Now” – Carly Pearce & Lee Brice Producer: busbee