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ACM Award Results

The 58th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards is in the books. Last night's awards show - hosted by country legends Garth Brooks and Dolly Parton - showcased the very best of country music - and a little pop, as well. We have the complete rundown of the two-hour event.

First, your winners in each category (in bold) (along with fellow nominees):

Entertainer of the Year

  • Jason Aldean
  • Luke Combs
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Kane Brown
  • Morgan Wallen

Female Artist of the Year

  • Miranda Lambert
  • Ashley McBryde
  • Lainey Wilson
  • Carly Pearce
  • Kelsea Ballerini

Male Artist of the Year

  • Luke Combs
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Kane Brown
  • Jordan Davis
  • Morgan Wallen

 Album of the Year

  • Ashley McBryde - "Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville"
  • Lainey Wilson - "Bell Bottom Country"
  • Luke Combs - "Growin' Up"
  • Miranda Lambert - "Palomino"
  • Jon Pardi - "Mr. Saturday Night"

Single of the Year

  • “Heart Like a Truck” – Lainey Wilson
  • “Never Wanted to be That Girl” – Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde
  • “She Had Me at Heads Carolina” – Cole Swindell
  • “Thank God” – Kane Brown and Katelyn Brown
  • “Til You Can’t” – Cody Johnson

Song of the Year

  • “Sand In My Boots” – Morgan Wallen
  • “She Had Me at Heads Carolina” – Cole Swindell
  • “‘Til You Can’t” – Cody Johnson
  • “Wait in the Truck” – Hardy feat. Lainey Wilson
  • “You Should Probably Leave” – Chris Stapleton

Duo of the Year

  • Brooks and Dunn
  • Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay
  • Maddie & Tae
  • The War & Treaty

Group of the Year

  • Lady A
  • Little Big Town
  • Midland
  • Old Dominion
  • Zac Brown Band

New Male Artist of the Year

  • Zach Bryan
  • Jackson Dean
  • Ernest
  • Dylan Scott
  • Nate Smith
  • Bailey Zimmerman

New Female Artist of the Year

  • Priscilla Block
  • Megan Moroney
  • Caitlyn Smith
  • Morgan Wade
  • Hailey Whitters

Visual Media of the Year

  • “Heartfirst” – Kelsea Ballerini
  • “She Had Me at Heads Carolina” – Cole Swindell
  • “Thank God” – Kane Brown with Katelyn Brown
  • ‘Til You Can’t – Cody Johnson
  • “Wait in the Truck” – Hardy feat. Lainey Wilson
  • “What He Didn’t Do” – Carly Pearce

Music Event of the Year

  • “At the End of a Bar” – Chris Young with Mitchell Tenpenny
  • “She Had Me at Heads Carolina [Remix]” – Cole Swindell & Jo Dee Messina
  • “Thank God” – Kane Brown with Katelyn Brown
  • “Thinking ‘Bout You” – Dustin Lynch feat. MacKenzie Porter
  • “Wait in the Truck” – Hardy feat. Lainey Wilson

Songwriter of the Year

  • Nicolle Galyon
  • Ashley Gorley
  • Chase McGill
  • Josh Osborne
  • Hunter Phelps

Artist-Songwriter of the Year

  • Luke Combs
  • Ernest
  • Hardy
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Morgan Wallen


As far as performances go:

  • Keith Urban kicked off the festivities with "Texas Time"
  • Cole Swindell and Jo Dee Messina performed "She Had Me At 'Heads Carolina'"
  • Kane Brown did his "Bury Me In Georgia"
  • Carly Pearce and Trisha Yearwood did a medley of Trisha's hits
  • Hardy sang "Truck Bed"
  • Bailey Zimmerman did "Rock In A Hard Place"
  • After a video call-in from the legend himself, Cody Johnson rocked Willie Nelson's "Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys"
  • Miranda Lambert sang "Carousel"
  • Hailey Whitters performed "Everything She Ain't"
  • Luke Combs sang "Love You Anyway," followed by pop star Ed Sheeran performing his new single, "Life Goes On," perfectly complemented on the second verse by a returning Luke Combs
  • War and Treaty sang a Memphis-style tune ("Blank Page") face to face
  • Jason Aldean did his new single, "Tough Crowd"
  • Ashley McBrideCaylee HammackPillbox PattiBrandy Carlile and John Osborne performed "Bonfire At Tina's"
  • Jelly Roll further cemented his standing in country music, bringing Lainey Wilson up to sing his song, "Save Me"
  • ...after which Lainey did her song "Grease"
  • Jordan Davis sang his new single "Next Thing You Know"
  • ...and Dolly closed out the show with her new single "World On Fire."

The show came in at an efficient (just over) two hours from start to finish; Garth and Dolly played well off each other and most importantly, in an era when pop and rock stars seems to show up with increasing regularity on country awards shows - this one was mostly country. 

58th Academy Of Country Music Awards - Press Room

FRISCO, TEXAS - MAY 11: Hardy, winner of the Music Event of the Year award for "Wait in the Truck," poses in the press room during the 58th Academy Of Country Music Awards at The Ford Center at The Star on May 11, 2023 in Frisco, Texas. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)Photo: Getty Images

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