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When: Thursday, May 9, 2024 at 8PM ET (TENTATIVE)
Where: live streamed from Ford Centre at The Star in Frisco, Texas on Amazon Prime Video

ACM Awards logoWatch for the 59th annual ACM Awards to be live streamed this year on Amazon Prime with a tentative date set for Thursday, May 9, 2024 at 8PM ET.

Meanwhile, also watch for the announcement of 2024 ACM Awards nominees to be announced in April, along with updates on who will host, a list of presenters and performers, plus who wis big on awards night!

Just up ahead, check out the complete list of last year;s ACM Awards nominees & WINNERS along with related resources and fun facts about one of country music's biggest nights ,.,.

2023 ACM Awards rewind

New in 2023? After jumping from Las Vegas to Nashville over the past couple of years, the 2023 ACM Awards show moved to an all-new location in the Dallas area at the Ford Center in Frisco, Texas.

2023 ACM Award nominations (also see WINNERS, below) were lead by Hardy who had seven nods and Lainey Wilson, who received six nods.

Garth Brooks and Dolly Parton
co-hosted the 2023 ACM Awards.  

Following close behind with five nominations each were Miranda Lambert, Luke Combs, Kane Brown and Cole Swindell.

Co-hosting this year's show was none other than Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks!

While Dolly Parton co-hosted the 2022 awards, this marked the first time that Garth Brooks hosted any awards show anywhere.

Heading up the performance lineup, Dolly Parton delivered a single from her upcoming rock album during the night's festivities.

More featured performers on the big night will include Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Kane Brown, Jason Aldean, Luke Combs, Cody Johnson, Jo Dee Messina, Ashley McBryde, Jelly Roll, Cole Swindell, The War And Treaty, Lainey Wilson and Bailey Zimmerman.

Pop superstar Ed Sheeran was also on hand for a special performance in his first appearance ever at the ACMs.

Hardy and Lainey Wilson lead the pack of WINNERS at this year's ACM Awards.

Additional appearances by presenters giving out trophies during the night included Keith Urban, Brandy Clark, Gabby Barrett, BRELAND, Jordan Davis, Mickey Guyton, Tyler Hubbard, Dustin Lynch, Jon Pardi, MacKenzie Porter and Tanya Tucker



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 McEntire 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.


2023 ACM Nominees & WINNERS

Entertainer of the year

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

Female artist of the year

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

Male artist of the year

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

Duo of the year

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

Group of the year

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

New female artist of the year

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

New male artist of the year

  • WINNER: Zach Bryan
  • Jackson Dean
  • Dylan Scott 
  • Nate Smith 
  • Bailey Zimmerman

Album of the year

Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Label(s)

  • Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville – Ashley McBryde; Producer: John Osborne; Label: Warner Music Nashville
  • WINNER: Bell Bottom Country – Lainey Wilson; Producer: Jay Joyce; Label: Broken Bow Records
  • Growin’ Up – Luke Combs; Producers: Luke Combs, Chip Matthews, Jonathan Singleton; Label: Columbia Records
  • Mr. Saturday Night – Jon Pardi; Producers: Jon Pardi, Bart Butler, Ryan Gore; Label: Capitol Records Nashville
  • Palomino – Miranda Lambert; Producers: Jon Randall, Luke Dick, Miranda Lambert, Mikey Reaves; Label: Vanner Records/RCA Records Nashville

Single of the year

Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Label(s)

  • Heart Like a Truck – Lainey Wilson; Producer: Jay Joyce; Label: Broken Bow Records
  • Never Wanted to Be That Girl – Carly Pearce & Ashley McBryde; Producers: Josh Osborne, Shane McAnally; Label: Big Machine Records/Warner Music Nashville
  • WINNER: She Had Me at Heads Carolina – Cole Swindell; Producer: Zach Crowell; Label: Warner Music Nashville
  • Thank God – Kane Brown with Katelyn Brown; Producer: Dann Huff; Label: RCA Nashville
  • ‘Til You Can’t – Cody Johnson; Producer: Trent Willmon; Label: Warner Music Nashville/CoJo Music

Song of the year

 Awarded to Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)

  • Sand In My Boots – Morgan Wallen; Songwriters: Ashley Gorley, Josh Osborne, Michael Hardy; Publishers: Relative Music Group; Sony/ATV Accent; Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing; Sony/ATV Tree Publishing
  • WINNER: She Had Me at Heads Carolina – Cole Swindell; Songwriters: Ashley Gorley, Cole Swindell, Jesse Frasure, Mark D. Sanders, Thomas Rhett, Tim Nichols; Publishers: Ashley Gorley Publishing Designee; Be A Light Publishing; Colden Rainey Music; EMI Blackwood Music Inc; Songs Of Roc Nation Music; Sony Tree Publishing; Telemitry Rhythm House Music; Universal Music Corp; WC Music Corp; Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp
  • ‘Til You Can’t – Cody Johnson; Songwriters: Ben Stennis, Matt Rogers; Publishers: Anthem Canalco Publishing; Dead Aim Music; The Stennis Mightier Music
  • wait in the truck – HARDY feat. Lainey Wilson; Songwriters: Hunter Phelps, Jordan Schmidt, Michael Hardy, Renee Blair; Publishers: Humerus Publishing Global; Nontypical Music; Pile of Schmidt Songs; Rednecker Music; Relative Music Group; Round Hill Verses Publishing; Sony/ATV Accent; Sony/ATV Tree Publishing; The Money Tree Vibez; WC Music Corp; Who Wants to Buy My Publishing
  • You Should Probably Leave – Chris Stapleton; Songwriters: Ashley Gorley, Chris DuBois, Chris Stapleton; Publishers: One77 Songs; Sea Gayle Music; Songs of Southside Independent Music Publishing; Spirit Two Nashville; WC Music Corp

Visual media of the year

Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)

  • HEARTFIRST – Kelsea Ballerini; Producers: Christen Pinkston & Wesley Stebbins-Perry; Director: P Tracy
  • She Had Me at Heads Carolina – Cole Swindell; Producer: Troy Jackson; Director: Spidey Smith
  • Thank God – Kane Brown with Katelyn Brown; Producer: Luke Arreguin; Director: Alex Alvga
  • ‘Til You Can’t – Cody Johnson; Producer: Maddy Hayes; Director: Dustin Haney
  • WINNER: wait in the truck – HARDY feat. Lainey Wilson; Producer: Inkwell Productions; Director: Justin Clough
  • What He Didn’t Do – Carly Pearce; Producer: Ryan Byrd; Director: Alexa Campbell

Songwriter of the year

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

Artist-songwriter of the year

  • Luke Combs 
  • Miranda Lambert 
  • Morgan Wallen

 Music event of the year

Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Label(s)

  • At the End of a Bar – Chris Young with Mitchell Tenpenny; Producers: Chris DeStefano, Chris Young; Label: RCA Nashville
  • She Had Me at Heads Carolina [Remix] – Cole Swindell & Jo Dee Messina; Producer: Zach Crowell; Label: Warner Music Nashville
  • Thank God – Kane Brown with Katelyn Brown; Producer: Dann Huff; Label: RCA Nashville
  • Thinking ‘Bout You – Dustin Lynch feat. MacKenzie Porter; Producer: Zach Crowell; Label: Broken Bow Records
  • WINNER: wait in the truck – HARDY feat. Lainey Wilson; Producers: Derek Wells, HARDY, Joey Moi, Jordan Schmidt; Label: Big Loud Records


also see -> Grammy Awards | Country Music Video Awards

Country Music Association Awards

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 ....

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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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