Lainey Wilson and Chris Stapleton Big Winners At ACM Awards

What. A. Night!

Chris Stapleton won the coveted Entertainer of the Year at Thursday night’s,  ACM Awards.

“They give up a lot of my time and a lot of my wife’s time so we can go do this. This is for them.” – Chris Stapleton

Dolly Parton, who won Female Artist of the Year in 1980 announced Lainey Wilson as this year’s recipient.

“I can’t believe I just met Dolly Parton!” – Lainey Wilson

It was a big night also for Lainey, she also won Album of the Year and shared two awards with HARDY for Best Visual Media as well as Best Music Event for “Wait in The Truck.” HARDY also picked up Artist-Songwriter of the Year.

Other big moments in the evening included Morgan Wallen winning Best Male Artist but wasn’t in attendance. Cole Swindell’s hit, “She Had Me At Heads Carolina” picked up both Song and Single of the Year.

“I don’t know what I ever did to get this fortunate.” – Cole Swindell

Brothers Osborne won Best Duo and Old Dominion won Group of the Year. The show was not lacking live performances from Keith Urban, Jason Aldean, and Miranda Lambert, as well as a powerful duet from Luke Combs and Ed Sheeran.

While the ACM Awards historically aired on network television, this year marked their 2nd year to be streamed and network free. Hosted by Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks, the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards was held in Frisco, Texas. What a great night it was!

Read more about Lainey here.


Entertainer of the Year

  • Chris Stapleton

Album of the Year

  • Bell Bottom Country – Lainey Wilson

Female Artist of the Year

  • Lainey Wilson

Male Artist of the Year

  • Morgan Wallen

Duo of the Year

  • Brothers Osborne

Group of the Year

  • Old Dominion

New Female Artist of the Year

  • Hailey Whitters

New Male Artist of the Year

  • Zach Bryan

Single of the Year

  • She Had Me at Heads Carolina – Cole Swindell

Song of the Year

  • She Had Me at Heads Carolina – Tim Nichols, Cole Swindell, Ashley Gorley, and Mark D. Sanders

Visual Media of the Year

  • Wait in the Truck – HARDY feat. Lainey Wilson

Music Event of the Year

  • Wait in the Truck – HARDY feat. Lainey Wilson

Artist-Songwriter of the Year


Songwriter of the Year

  • Ashley Gorley

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