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ACM Awards 2021 Winners Announced

ACM Awards 2021 were held this evening (April 18) in a ceremony on CBS and Paramount+ hosted by Keith Urban and Mickey Guyton. Top winners include Maren Morris, Carly Pearce & Lee Brice and Luke Bryan. See the complete list of winners below.

Hosts Keith Urban and Mickey Guyton

56th ACM Awards Complete List of Winners

Elle King & Miranda Lambert opened the show with “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)”

Entertainer of the Year 

Chris Stapleton 

Eric Church 

Luke Bryan 

Luke Combs 

Thomas Rhett 

Female Artist of the Year 

Ashley McBryde 

Carly Pearce 

Kelsea Ballerini 

Maren Morris 

Miranda Lambert 

Male Artist of the Year 

Chris Stapleton 

Dierks Bentley 

Eric Church  

Luke Combs 

Thomas Rhett 

Duo of the Year 

Brooks & Dunn 

Brothers Osborne 

Dan + Shay 

Florida Georgia Line 

Maddie & Tae 

Little Big Town performs “Wine, Beer, Whiskey”

Group of the Year 

Lady A 

Little Big Town 

Old Dominion 

The Cadillac Three 

The Highwomen 

New Female Artist of the Year 

Caylee Hammack 

Gabby Barrett 

Ingrid Andress  

Mickey Guyton 

Tenille Arts 

New Male Artist of the Year 

Cody Johnson 


Jimmie Allen 

Parker McCollum 

Travis Denning 

Jimmie Allen performs “Freedom Was A Highway” with Brad Paisley

Album of the Year 

Born Here Live Here Die Here – Luke Bryan 

Mixtape Vol. 1 – Kane Brown 

Never Will – Ashley McBryde 

Skeletons – Brothers Osborne 

Starting Over – Chris Stapleton 

Single of the Year 

“Bluebird” – Miranda Lambert 

“I Hope” – Gabby Barrett 

“I Hope You’re Happy Now” – Carly Pearce & Lee Brice 

“More Hearts Than Mine” – Ingrid Andress 

“The Bones” – Maren Morris 

Song of the Year (awarded to songwriter(s)/publisher(s)/artist(s)) 

“Bluebird” – Miranda Lambert 

“One Night Standards” – Ashley McBryde 

“Some People Do” – Old Dominion 

“Starting Over” – Chris Stapleton 

“The Bones” – Maren Morris 

Maren Morris performs “Chasing After You” with Ryan Hurd

Video of the Year (awarded to producer(s)/director(s)/artist(s)) 

“Better Than We Found It” – Maren Morris 

“Bluebird” – Miranda Lambert 

“Gone” – Dierks Bentley 

“Hallelujah” – Carrie Underwood & John Legend 

“Worldwide Beautiful” – Kane Brown 

Music Event of the Year (awarded artist(s)/producer(s)/record company-label(s)) 

“Be A Light” – Thomas Rhett feat. Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott, Chris Tomlin, Keith Urban 

“Does To Me” – Luke Combs feat. Eric Church 

“I Hope You’re Happy Now” – Carly Pearce & Lee Brice 

“Nobody But You” – Blake Shelton feat. Gwen Stefani 

“One Beer” – HARDY feat. Lauren Alaina & Devin Dawson 

“One Too Many” – Keith Urban, Pink 

Lee Brice and Carly Pearce

Songwriter of the Year 

Ashley Gorley 

Hillary Lindsey 

Josh Osborne 


Shane McAnally