2018 ACM AWARDS: EVERYTHING YOU MISSED!

The 53rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards were held in Las Vegas on Sunday hosted once again by Reba; an incredible night honouring this year's nominees and more importantly- the fans.

The show started with an opening tribute to the 58 victims of the Route 91 Harvest Festival; Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan Maren Morris and Thomas Rhett took the stage to start things off.

A few of the night's highlights included some high-powered duets, new music from performers Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood and Kenny Chesney, plus the big winners of the night.

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The Female Vocalist & Song of the Year awards went to Miranda Lambert who confirmed her relationship status, when she showed up on the blue carpet solo. She also became the most-decorated ACM Award winner to-date, on Sunday.

Album of the Year & Male Vocalist of the Year went home with top nominee Chris Stapleton, who had to skip the show because his wife gave birth to twins earlier than expected.

Finally, the coveted title of Entertainer of the Year went to an emotional Jason Aldean for a 3rd straight year. It was his first appearance in Vegas since playing the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival, last October.

 

Check-out the complete list of the 2018 ACM Award winners below:

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Jason Aldean – winner
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert – winner
Reba McEntire
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Jason Aldean
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton – winner
Keith Urban
Chris Young

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
Brothers Osborne – winner
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
LOCASH
Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Lady Antebellum
LANCO
Little Big Town
Midland
Old Dominion – winner

NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Lauren Alaina – winner
Danielle Bradbery
Carly Pearce
RaeLynn

NEW MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Devin Dawson
Russell Dickerson
Brett Young – winner

NEW VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
High Valley
LANCO
LOCASH
Midland – winner
Runaway June

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
“The Breaker” Little Big Town
“California Sunrise” Jon Pardi
“From A Room Vol. 1” Chris Stapleton – winner
“Happy Endings” Old Dominion
“Life Changes” Thomas Rhett

SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR
“Better Man” Little Big Town
“Body Like a Back Road” Sam Hunt – winner
“Broken Halos” Chris Stapleton
“Drinkin’ Problem” Midland
“I’ll Name The Dogs” Blake Shelton

SONG OF THE YEAR
“Body Like a Back Road” Sam Hunt (written by Sam Hunt, Zach Crowell, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)
“Female” Keith Urban (written by Ross Copperman, Nicolle Galyon, Shane McAnally)
“Tin Man” Miranda Lambert (written by Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram, Jon Randall) – winner 
“Whiskey and You” Chris Stapleton (written by Chris Stapleton, Lee Thomas Miller)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“Black” Dierks Bentley
“It Ain’t My Fault” Brothers Osborne – winner
“Legends” Kelsea Ballerini
“Marry Me” Thomas Rhett
“We Should Be Friends” Miranda Lambert

VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
“Craving You” Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris
“Dear Hate” Maren Morris feat. Vince Gill
“The Fighter” Keith Urban feat. Carrie Underwood – winner
“What Ifs” Kane Brown feat. Lauren Alaina
“Funny (How Time Slips Away)” Glen Campbell and Willie Nelson

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Rhett Akins – winner
Ashley Gorley
Hillary Lindsey
Shane McAnally
Josh Osborne