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ACM Awards logoIt's one of country music's biggest nights!

That's when the Academy of Country Music awards are given out to the most popular stars in the industry.

This year, the 55th annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be televised on Sunday, April 5, 2020 on CBS live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

2020 ACM nominees are expected to be announced in February.

Meanwhiile, kieep it here for more updates on 2020 ACM nominees, who will host, and a list of performers and presenters -- plus the announcement of big winners at the 2020 ACM Awards!

2019 ACM Awards rewind

Reba McEntire
Reba McEntire returned to host
the 2019 ACM Awards.

Leading the pack in 2019 were Dan + Shay with six nominations, who were tied with Chris Stapleton for the most nods. Stapleton had six nominations in categories including Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Single of the Year and Album of the Year.

They were followed by Kacey Musgraves with five nominations. Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, and Florida Georgia Line have four nominations each.

The starting performance lineup for the 2019 ACM Awards included Jason Aldean (recipient of the ACM Dick Clark Artist Of The Decade Award). host Reba McEntire, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Old Dominion, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Kane Brown, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, George Strait, and Miranda Lambert.

Joining the lineup was Kelly Clarkson -- who did double duty performing with Jason Aldean & Dan + Shay. Other dynamic duo performances included Brooks & Dunn with Luke Combs; George Strait with Miranda Lambert; and Khalid with Kane Brown. Rounding out the performance lineup was Dierks Bentley, Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Ashley McBryde, Florida Georgia Line, Maren Morris & Brothers Osborne for a memorable night of all-star performances.

Live appearances by award presenters also included Lauren Alaina, Beth Behrs, Clint Black, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Jessie James Decker, Hunter Hayes, Jay Hernandez, Lady Antebellum, Midland, Nancy O’Dell, Danica Patrick, Carly Pearce, Dennis Quaid, Michael Ray, Cole Swindell, and Wilmer Valderrama.

Just up ahead, check out the complete list of 2019 ACM Awards nominees & winners along with related fun facts and trivia on one country music's biggest ngihts:

DID YOU KNOW? ACM Awards trivia & fun facts

• The ACM Awards first aired in 1966. The first artist to be named ACM's Entertainer of the Year was Merle Haggard.

• The first woman to win Entertainer of the Year was Loretta Lynn in 1975.

• The Academy added a Video of the Year category in 1984. That year, Hank Williams Jr. won for "All My Rowdy Friends Are Comin' Over Tonight."

• Garth Brooks currently holds the most number of wins as Entertainer of the Year with four consecutive wins from 1990-1993 and two in 1997 and 1998.

• Reba holds the record for the most Female Vocalist of the Year wins with seven. She also has hosted the ACM Awards 15 times, more than any other individual.

• The all-time record for most ACM wins goes to country duo Brooks & Dunn who have won a total of 27 awards.


2019 Academy of Country Music Nominees & * Winners

Entertainer of the Year
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Chris Stapleton
* WINNER: Keith Urban

Female Artist of the Year
Miranda Lambert
Ashley McBryde
Maren Morris
* WINNER: Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

Male Artist of the Year
Dierks Bentley
Luke Combs
* WINNER: Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Duo of the Year
Brothers Osborne
* WINNER: Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae

Group of the Year
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
* WINNER: Old Dominion

New Female Artist of the Year
Danielle Bradbery
Lindsay Ell
* WINNER: Ashley McBryde
Carly Pearce

New Male Artist of the Year
Jimmie Allen
* WINNER: Luke Combs
Jordan Davis
Michael Ray
Mitchell Tenpenny

New Duo or Group of the Year
High Valley
Runaway June

Album of the Year
Dan + Shay – Dan + Shay
Desperate Man – Eric Church
From A Room: Volume 2 – Chris Stapleton
* WINNER: Golden Hour – Kacey Musgraves
The Mountain – Dierks Bentley

Single of the Year 
"Down to the Honky Tonk" – Jake Owen
"Heaven" – Kane Brown
"Meant to Be" – Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line
"Most People Are Good" – Luke Bryan
* WINNER: "Tequila" – Dan + Shay

Song of the Year
"Break Up In The End" – Cole Swindell
"Broken Halos" – Chris Stapleton
"Meant to Be" – Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line
"Space Cowboy" – Kacey Musgraves
* WINNER: "Tequila" – Dan + Shay
"Yours" – Russell Dickerson

Video of the Year 
"Babe" – Sugarland featuring Taylor Swift
"Burn Out" – Midland
"Burning Man" – Dierks Bentley featuring Brothers Osborne
* WINNER: "Drunk Girl" – Chris Janson
"Shoot Me Straight" – Brothers Osborne
"Tequila" – Dan + Shay

Songwriter of the Year
Ross Copperman
Ashley Gorley
* WINNER: Shane McAnally
Chase McGill
Josh Osborne

Music Event of the Year
* WINNER: "Burning Man" – Dierks Bentley featuring Brothers Osborne
"Drowns the Whiskey" – Jason Aldean featuring Miranda Lambert
"Everything’s Gonna Be Alright" – David Lee Murphy featuring Kenny Chesney
"Keeping Score" – Dan + Shay featuring Kelly Clarkson
"Meant To Be" – Bebe Rexha Featuring Florida Georgia Line

also see -> Grammy Awards | Country Music Video Awards

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More about the ACM Awards on the Web:

On the Web, find out more in top news stories, pictures and video clips, along with a complete list of nominees and winners, plus the hottest buzz surrounding the top country music prize of the year, the Academy of Country Music Awards ....

Academy of Country Music - The official site of the academy founded in 1964 & comprised of 3,800 professional members including well known stars & producers. Check out the rest of the site for more on the music awards, this year's top nominees, past winners, pictures.

Academy of Country Music Awards - CBS - The official television channel features star interviews, red carpet photos, video clips, and more along with air date and time.

Academy of Country Music - Wikipedia - The whole history of the academy & the awards with lists of top winners in various categories including Artists of the Decade, with related references and resources.

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