59th Annual Academy Of Country Music (ACM) Awards Recap: Snubs, Surprises, Winners And Losers

FRISCO, TX (CelebrityAccess)—The Academy of Nation Music’s (ACM) greatest get together of the 12 months was broadcast stay on Amazon’s Prime Video from the Ford Heart at The Star in Frisco on Thursday (Could 16) night time. Luke Combs (8), Megan Moroney (6) and Morgan Wallen (6) led the pack with essentially the most nominations. Nation music legend and 16-time ACM award winner Reba McEntire took on solo internet hosting duties. She did nicely with self-deprecating jokes, introduced that she would host the sixtieth annual ACM awards subsequent 12 months and referred to as each performer her good friend – and there was lots packed into the two-hour broadcast. The performances showcased some new music, some previous and some shock appearances.

Right here’s what you missed:

Lainey Wilson opened the present with “God Blessed Texas” and her new tune “Grasp Tight Honey,”  with a efficiency filled with Louisiana swagger. It ended together with her holding her guitar and welcoming McEntire to the stage. The awards had been largely predictable, with Wilson securing her second consecutive Feminine Artist of the 12 months award and Chris Stapleton taking house the Male Artist of the 12 months trophy. Wilson additionally received Entertainer of the 12 months and Music Occasion of the 12 months – which she humbly shared with first-time nominee Jelly Roll for his or her “Save Me” collaboration. Stapleton additionally went house with a win for Album of the 12 months and Artist-Songwriter of the 12 months.

There are some things in life you’ll be able to rely on – paying taxes, the solar, moon and stars, and Outdated Dominion profitable their seventh successive Group of the 12 months win. I couldn’t decide Outdated Dominion out of a lineup in the event that they wore shirts that stated Outdated Dominion. Do higher ACMs.

Nevertheless, the duo of the 12 months class held some suspense, given its historical past of toggling between Dan + Shay and Brothers Osborne for the previous eight years. Dan + Shay took the award, tying the rating with Brothers Osborne at 4 wins every.

Snubs and Surprises:

Regardless of his six nominations, Wallen left empty-handed, dropping to Stapleton in three main classes: album of the 12 months, male artist of the 12 months, and artist-songwriter of the 12 months. This marks the second consecutive 12 months Wallen has missed out on the artist-songwriter class, dropping to Hardy the earlier 12 months.

Jordan Davis’s “Subsequent Factor You Know” profitable tune of the 12 months over Comb’s model of Tracy Chapman’s “Quick Automobile” was one other sudden outcome. Many had predicted “Quick Automobile” would take the consideration, particularly after it received the CMA Award for Music of the 12 months. Davis co-wrote “Subsequent Factor You Know” with Chase McGill, Greylan James, and Josh Osborne, marking Osborne’s second win on this class.

Jelly Roll, who had a powerful 12 months on the charts, received his first ACM Award for music occasion of the 12 months with “Save Me” that includes Wilson. But, he missed the Male Artist of the 12 months and Single of the 12 months for “Want a Favor.” His losses had been amongst a number of surprises, as Cody Johnson, Kelsea Ballerini, and Zach Bryan, every with a number of nominations, additionally went house empty-handed.

The Good, The Unhealthy And The Different

For Stapleton’s efficiency, pop star Dua Lipa made a shock look. She held her personal and sang “Suppose I’m in Love With You” from Stapleton’s album Greater. She took middle stage with Stapleton on the left and his spouse Morgane on the suitable. Morgane, who normally sings together with her husband, appeared “there.” It was awkward watching it – even with Lipa’s superb voice.

Nate Smith teamed up with Avril Lavigne for a efficiency of “Bulletproof.” Lavigne’s punk-edged, skater lady “factor” is drained; she’s a grown-up. Despite the fact that Smith and Lavigne are nice buddies, the efficiency simply didn’t match nicely into the printed and was method overproduced.

Miranda Lambert exuded confidence together with her new single, “Wranglers,” which was stated to be a throwback to her Kerosene days. Nevertheless, she’s fortunately married and now not units issues on hearth as “hell hath no fury.” It was simply good.

The Struggle and Treaty launched Kane Brown, who sang “Georgia” in tribute to Ray Charles. Nevertheless it ought to have been Brown introducing The Struggle and Treaty. If the roles had been reversed – arms down, it will have been one of the best efficiency of the night time—no query.

The Higher

Publish Malone offered probably the most conventional nation performances of the night time with “By no means Love You Once more,” showcasing his versatility and affinity for nation music backed by a band of metal guitars and fiddle. He later carried out his hit “I Had Some Assist” with out Wallen, his typical duet associate. As a substitute, he joined McEntire in a touching tribute to the late Allman Brothers Band singer-guitarist Dickey Betts with a cappella rendition of “Ramblin’ Man.”

One other spotlight was Kelsea Ballerini and Noah Kahan’s efficiency (is he nation?/ is he NOT nation? – can we care?). They blended their songs “Mountain With a View” and “Stick Season” seamlessly. It was nicely carried out, however watching Kahan play stay makes it look like he can’t strum the guitar or go away the stage quick sufficient.

Jelly Roll continued his streak of heartfelt performances along with his new tune, “Liar.” The gospel-inflected monitor addressed themes of habit and redemption, which Mr. DeFord is aware of nicely.

McEntire closed the present together with her highly effective new tune “I Can’t.” She’s Reba, it was very Reba, and it really works as a result of she’s Reba.

The Greatest

Jason Aldean honored Toby Keith with a heartfelt, slowed-down model of “Ought to’ve Been a Cowboy,” that includes a poignant fiddle accompaniment. Aldean’s honest supply resonated with the viewers, notably because the digital camera targeted on Keith’s household and buddies, who had been visibly moved.

The total listing of nominees and winners is beneath:

Entertainer of the 12 months
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Jelly Roll
Cody Johnson
Chris Stapleton
Morgan Wallen
WINNER: Lainey Wilson

Feminine artist of the 12 months
Kelsea Ballerini
Ashley McBryde
Megan Moroney
Kacey Musgraves
WINNER: Lainey Wilson

Male artist of the 12 months
Luke Combs
Jelly Roll
Cody Johnson
WINNER: Chris Stapleton
Morgan Wallen

Duo of the 12 months
Brooks & Dunn
Brothers Osborne
WINNER: Dan + Shay
Maddie & Tae
The Struggle And Treaty

Group of the 12 months
Flatland Cavalry
Girl A
Little Large City
WINNER: Outdated Dominion
Zac Brown Band

New feminine artist of the 12 months
Kassi Ashton
Ashley Cooke
Hannah Ellis
Kylie Morgan
WINNER: Megan Moroney

New male artist of the 12 months
Kameron Marlowe
Dylan Scott
Conner Smith
WINNER: Nate Smith

New duo or group of the 12 months
Neon Union
Stressed Street
WINNER: Tigirlily Gold

Album of the 12 months – Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/File Firm–Label(s)
Gettin’ Outdated – Luke Combs; Producer: Chip Matthews, Jonathan Singleton, Luke Combs; File Firm-Label: River Home Artists / Columbia Nashville
WINNER: Greater – Chris Stapleton; Producer: Chris Stapleton, Dave Cobb, Morgane Stapleton; File Firm-Label: Mercury Nashville
Leather-based – Cody Johnson; Producers: Trent Willmon; File Firm-Label: CoJo Music LLC / Warner Music Nashville LLC
One Factor at a Time – Morgan Wallen; Producers: Joey Moi, Cameron Montgomery, Charlie Good-looking, Jacob Durrett; File Firm-Label: Large Loud Information / Republic Information / Mercury Information
Rolling Up the Welcome Mat (For Good) – Kelsea Ballerini; Producers: Kelsea Ballerini, Alysa Vanderheym; File Firm-Label: Black River Leisure

Single of the 12 months – Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/File Firm–Label(s)
“Burn It Down” – Parker McCollum; Producer: Jon Randall; File Firm-Label: MCA Nashville
WINNER: “Quick Automobile” – Luke Combs; Producers: Luke Combs, Chip Matthews, Jonathan Singleton; File Firm-Label: River Home Artists / Columbia Nashville
“Final Night time” – Morgan Wallen; Producer: Joey Moi, Charlie Good-looking; File Firm-Label: Large Loud Information / Republic Information / Mercury Information
“Want a Favor” – Jelly Roll; Producer: Austin Nivarel; File Firm-Label: Stoney Creek Information / BMG Nashville
“Subsequent Factor You Know” – Jordan Davis; Producer: Paul DiGiovanni; File Firm-Label: MCA Nashville

Music of the 12 months – Awarded to Songwriter(s)/Writer(s)/Artist(s)
“Quick Automobile” – Luke Combs; Songwriters: Tracy Chapman; Publishers: Purple Rabbit
“Coronary heart Like a Truck” – Lainey Wilson; Songwriters: Dallas Wilson, Lainey Wilson, Trannie Anderson; Publishers: Sony / ATV Countryside; Songs of Riser Home; Songs of Wild Cat Nicely Music
WINNER: “Subsequent Factor You Know” – Jordan Davis; Songwriters: Chase McGill, Greylan James, Jordan Davis, Josh Osborne; Publishers: Household Farm Songs; Maintain On Can I Get A Number one Music; Songs of Common Inc.
“The Painter” – Cody Johnson; Songwriters: Benjy Davis, Kat Higgins, Ryan Larkins; Publishers: Large Music Machine; BMG Platinum Songs US; Nashblonde Music; Pompano Run Music; Songs for Ellie Could; Sony / ATV Tree Publishing; Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Group; Nicely That Was Awkward Music
“Tennessee Orange” – Megan Moroney; Songwriters: Ben Williams, David Fanning, Megan Moroney, Paul Jenkins; Publishers: 33 Artistic; Bone Bone Artistic; Sony / ATV Tree Publishing

Music occasion of the 12 months – Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/File Firm–Label(s)
“Can’t Break Up Now” – Outdated Dominion, Megan Moroney; Producers: Brad Tursi, Geoff Sprung, Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Whit Sellers, Ross Copperman, Kristian Bush; File Firm-Label: Three Up Three Down, LLC / Columbia Nashville
“Totally different ‘Spherical Right here” – Riley Inexperienced (Ft. Luke Combs); Producer: Dann Huff; File Firm-Label: BMLG Information
“I Bear in mind Every part” – Zach Bryan (feat. Kacey Musgraves); Producer: Zach Bryan; File Firm-Label: Belting Bronco Information / Warner Information, Inc
“Man Made a Bar” – Morgan Wallen (feat. Eric Church); Producer: Joey Moi; File Firm-Label: Large Loud Information / Mercury Information / Republic Information
WINNER: “Save Me” – Jelly Roll (with Lainey Wilson); Producers: Zach Crowell, David Ray Stevens; File Firm-Label: Stoney Creek Information / BMG Nashville

Visible media of the 12 monthsAwarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)
WINNER: “Burn It Down” – Parker McCollum; Producers: Christen Pinkston &Wesley Stebbins-Perry; Director: Dustin Haney
“Human” – Cody Johnson; Producer: Christen Pinkston &Wesley Stebbins-Perry; Director: Dustin Haney
“In Your Love” – Tyler Childers; Producer: Kacie Barton, Whitney Wolanin, Nicholas Robespierre, Ian Thorton, Silas Home; Director: Bryan Schlam
“Subsequent Factor You Know” – Jordan Davis; Producer: Jamie Stratakis; Director: Operating Bear (Stephen Kinigopoulos, Alexa Stone)
“Tennessee Orange – Megan Moroney; Producer: Lauren Starr, Saul Levitz, Laura Burhenn; Director: Jason Lester

Songwriter of the 12 months
WINNER: Jessie Jo Dillon
Ashley Gorley
Hillary Lindsey
Chase McGill
Josh Thompson

Artist-songwriter of the 12 months
Zach Bryan
WINNER: Chris Stapleton
Morgan Wallen