Academy Of Country Music Awards Winners
The 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards took place tonight at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas making the Guinness Book record for the biggest attended awards show of all time with 70, 252 people. Hosted by Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, the show included some incredible perfomances from Eric Church and Keith Urban singing “Pledge Allegiance To The Hag” and their latest duet “Raise Em’ Up”. George Strait broke out a classic and very fitting song for where they were, the all time great “All My Exes Live In Texas. Fellow Texan Miranda was looking mighty fine singing her latest “Little Red Wagon”. Jason Aldean rocked the stage singing a medley of some of his greatest hits. Christina Aguilera teamed up with Rascal Flatts with a terrific version of RF’s tune “Riot” Garth Brooks gave me chills as he performed his new song “All American Kid” bringing many of our Nation’s Military during the performance.Alan Jackson brought a tear to my eye with a rendition of “Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning” and Brooks & Dunn reunited to belt out “My Maria”, Ronnie Dunn hasn’t lost a step.
Of course there were awards handed out too, since it was an awards show after all. Here’s a rundown of all the big winners:
Entertainer of the Year: Luke Bryan
Male Vocalist of the Year: Jason Aldean
Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert
Vocal Duo of the Year: Florida Georgia Line
Vocal Group of the Year: Little Big Town
Best New Artist of the Year: Cole Swindell
Song of the Year: “Automatic” by Miranda Lambert
Single of the Year: I Don’t Dance by Lee Brice
Album of the Year: Platinum by Miranda Lambert
Vocal Event of the Year: “This Is How We Roll by Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan
Music Video of the Year: Drunk On A Plane by Dierks Bentley
In honor of the 50th show many Milestone Awards were given out. George Strait received the ACM’s first Milestone award for being the only act to win the Entertainer of the Year award in 4 different decades. Miranda Lambert won a Milestone Award for being the most nominated female in the history of the Academy. Reba McEntire would win the award for winning Female Vocalist award a record 7 times and hosting the show a record 14 times. I would also like to add that the woman is 60 years old and should have won an award for getting hotter and hotter after all her years in country music. Taylor Swift was also honored for her many accomplishments in her young career. The one and only Garth Brooks was also a winner for winning the most Entertainer of the Year awards over the years. Kenny Chesney received an award for being the very first fan voted Entertainer of the Year back in 2006. Finally, Brooks and Dunn received an award for their numerous Duo of the year award wins.