A Night to Remember: Highlights from the ACM Awards 2024


The 59th Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards, hosted by Reba McEntire, took place last night at the Ford Center in Frisco, Texas. Here’s a rundown of the major winners:

  • Entertainer of the Year: Lainey Wilson
  • Album of the Year: “Higher” by Chris Stapleton
  • Female Artist of the Year: Lainey Wilson
  • Male Artist of the Year: Chris Stapleton
  • Group of the Year: Old Dominion
  • Duo of the Year: Dan + Shay
  • New Female Artist of the Year: Megan Moroney
  • New Male Artist of the Year: Nate Smith
  • Single of the Year: “Fast Car” sung by Luke Combs
  • Song of the Year: “Next Thing You Know” by Jordan Davis, Chase McGill, Greylan James, Josh Osborne
  • New Female Artist of the Year: Megan Moroney
  • New Male Artist of the Year: Nate Smith
  • New Duo/Group of the Year: Tigirlily Gold
  • Artist-Songwriter of the Year: Chris Stapleton
  • Songwriter of the Year: Jessie Jo Dillon
  • Visual Media of the Year: “Burn It Down” – Parker McCollum
  • Music Event of the Year: “Save Me” – Jelly Roll with Lainey Wilson

Lainey Wilson and Chris Stapleton were the night’s biggest winners, each taking home three awards, solidifying their status as country music royalty. Wilson’s energetic performances and heartfelt acceptance speeches were among the highlights of the evening. Stapleton, known for his soulful voice and exceptional songwriting, captivated the audience with his emotional renditions.

“I’ve been in Nashville for 13 years doing this,” Wilson said in her speech, accepting the top honour, Entertainer of the Year. “Everybody in this category has loved on me and believed on me,” she added. “And I love y’all for that.”

In one of the most anticipated performances of the show, Jason Aldean lit up the stage in a moving tribute to the late Toby Keith.

Should’ve Been a Cowboy

He gave the crowd a poignant, acoustic performance of Keith’s classic “Should’ve Been a Cowboy” as the audience sang along, and Keith’s family watched from the crowd.

For UK fans, the excitement doesn’t have to end. You can catch up on all the action and performances on Amazon Prime, bringing the magic of the ACM Awards directly to your screen. Don’t miss the chance to see your favorite artists and discover new ones who are shaping the future of country music. A free trial is available so you can see the show without cost.

Whether you’re a longtime country music enthusiast or a new listener, the 2024 ACM Awards showcased the genre’s incredible talent and vibrant spirit. Tune in on Amazon Prime and join the celebration of country music’s finest moments!

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