The Academy of Country Music has announced Luke Bryan as the final recipient of the ACM Decade Awards categories. Bryan received the ACM Album of the Decade Award for Crash My Party in a surprise presentation during his performance at the 11th annual “Opry Goes Pink,” to help support the fight against breast cancer at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN. The recipients of this award include Bryan, the album’s producer, Jeff Stevens, and Capitol Records Nashville.
Bryan joins as the final recipient of the seven all-new ACM Decade Award categories, including recently announced ACM Music Event of the Decade Award recipient Bebe Rexha for “Meant to Be,” ACM Music Event of the Decade Award for “Meant to Be,” ACM Breakout Artist of the Decade Award, ACM Single of the Decade Award recipients Florida Georgia Line, ACM Artist-Songwriter of the Decade Award recipient Chris Stapleton, ACM Songwriter of the Decade Award recipient Rhett Akins and ACM Song of the Decade Award recipients Miranda Lambert, and songwriters Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin, for “The House That Built Me.”
The ACM Album of the Decade Award recognizes an album that has impacted country music over the decade. The factors considered include success at radio of singles released from album, album concept, commercial media, sales and streaming, artistic merit and ACM Award recognition.
Luke’s four-time Platinum selling album Crash My Party was released in 2013 and was the largest sales debut for a country male artist since 2004, selling nearly 530,000 albums its first week and debuting at #1 on the Billboard 200 and the Country sales chart. The album went on to sell over four million copies and contains six consecutive #1 singles, “Crash My Party,” “That’s My Kind of Night,” Drink A Beer,” “Play It Again,” “Roller Coaster,” and “I See You.”
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