The Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM Awards Guide)

The Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM Awards Guide)

photo: CBS ACM Awards

The Academy of Country Music Awards is also referred to as the ACM Awards has a long established track record of honoring Country Music accomplishments dating back to 1966. The annual awards show if typically in April or May of each year and is usually hosted in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand.

There are 13 ACM Award Categories and the Winners of the 2016 ACM Awards by category are shown here:

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR: Jason Aldean

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR: Chris Stapleton

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR: Miranda Lambert

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR *(Off Camera Award): Florida Georgia Line

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR: Little Big Town

NEW MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR *(Off Camera Award): Chris Stapleton

NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR *(Off Camera Award): Kelsea Ballerini

NEW VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR *(Off Camera Award): Old Dominion

ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]
Traveller Chris Stapleton
Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris StapletonRecord Label:
Mercury Records

SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]
Die A Happy Man – Thomas Rhett
Producers: Dann Huff, Jesse Frasure
Record Label: The Valory Music Co.

SONG OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]
Nobody To Blame – Chris Stapleton
Songwriters: Chris Stapleton, Barry Bales, Ronnie Bowman
Publishers: House of Sea Gayle Music (ASCAP), WB Music Corp (ASCAP), Quackhead Music (BMI), RayLynn Publishing (BMI)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)] *(Off Camera Award)
Mr. Misunderstood – Eric Church
Directors: Reid Long, John Peets
Producer: Megan Smith

VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)] *(Off Camera Award)
Smokin’ And Drinkin’ – Miranda Lambert Featuring Little Big Town
Producers: Frank Liddell, Chuck Ainlay, Glenn Worf
Record Label: RCA Nashville

The event also covers several special awards, industry awards and radio industry awards.  Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley co-hosted the 51st ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. CBS provides the TV Coverage for the event.   Luke Bryan has hosted the event the past four years.

The TV coverage of the ACM Awards always features several live performances by artists and special events.
Dolly Parton and Katy Perry performed at the 2016 ACM Awards and you can check out their backstage commentary here:

Here is the performance of Coat of Many Colors and Jolene by Dolly and Katy:

The ACM Awards is one of the top Country Music shows each year.  You may check out other Country Music awards here.

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