UPDATE: Kentucky’s Chris Stapleton wins ACMs Male Artist of the Year

Kentucky's own Chris Stapleton, a five-time nominee, is up for entertainer of the year

UPDATE 3/8/22 (WTVQ/CNN) –  The 57th Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM) were presented Monday night in Las Vegas. Kentucky’s own Chris Stapleton was up for several awards but brought home the ACMs Male Artist of the Year bragging rights.

Dolly Parton, Jimmie Allen and Gabby Barrett hosted the show. Miranda Lambert was named entertainer of the year, as top artists including Kelly Clarkson, The Brothers Osborne, Ashley McBride and Carly Pearce took the stage to perform.
See below for a full list of nominees with the winners indicated in bold.

Entertainer of the Year

Eric Church
Luke Combs
Miranda Lambert *WINNER
Chris Stapleton
Carrie Underwood

Female Artist of the Year

Gabby Barrett
Miranda Lambert
Ashley McBryde
Maren Morris
Carly Pearce *WINNER

Male Artist of the Year

Jimmie Allen
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton *WINNER
Morgan Wallen

Album of the Year

Carly Pearce – “29: Written In Stone”
Thomas Rhett – “Country Again: Side A”
Morgan Wallen – “Dangerous: The Double Album” *WINNER
Chris Young: “Famous Friends”
Jack Ingram, Jon Randall and Miranda Lambert – “The Marfa Tapes”

Single of the Year

“Buy Dirt” – Jordan Davis and Luke Bryan
“Famous Friends” – Chris Young and Kane Brown
“Fancy Like” – Walker Hayes
“If I Didn’t Love You” – Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood *WINNER
“You Should Probably Leave” – Chris Stapleton

Song of the Year

“7 Summers – Morgan Wallen
“Buy Dirt” – Jordan Davis and Luke Bryan
“Fancy Like” – Walker Hayes
“Knowing You” – Kenny Chesney
“Things a Man Oughta Know” – Lainey Wilson *WINNER

New Female Artist of the Year

Tenille Arts
Priscilla Block
Lily Rose
Caitlyn Smith
Lainey Wilson *WINNER

New Male Artist of the Year

Hardy
Walker Hayes
Ryan Hurd
Parker McCollum *WINNER
Elvie Shane

Duo of the Year

Brooks & Dunn
Brothers Osborne *WINNER
Dan + Shay
LoCash
Maddie & Tae

Group of the Year

Lady A
Little Big Town
Midland
Old Dominion *WINNER
The Cadillac Three

Video of the Year

“Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” – Elle King and Miranda Lambert *WINNER
“Famous Friends” – Chris Young and Kane Brown
“I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor’s Version)” – Taylor Swift and Chris Stapleton
“If I Didn’t Love You” – Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood
“Never Wanted to Be That Girl” – Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde

Songwriter of the Year

Jesse Frasure
Nicolle Galyon
Ashley Gorley
Michael Hardy *WINNER
Josh Osborne

Music Event of the Year

“Buy Dirt” – Jordan Davis and Luke Bryan
“Famous Friends” – Chris Young and Kane Brown
“Half of My Hometown” – Kelsea Ballerini and Kenny Chesney
“If I Didn’t Love You” – Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood
“Never Wanted to Be That Girl” – Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde *WINNER
ORIGINAL POST: (3/7/22)

LOS ANGELES, Ca. (AP) – Old Dominion won best group for the fifth straight year at the Academy of Country Music Awards while Lainey Wilson won song of the year for “Things a Man Oughta Know.”

Old Dominion lead singer Matthew Ramsey said he was glad host Dolly Parton had opened the show from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas by dedicating the night to Ukraine amid the Russian invasion.

“I was feeling a little bit strange because we’re in this beautiful bubble,” Ramsey said. “Every person here have fought for their dreams, but there are people out there fighting for their lives.”

Wilson said “country music is my life” as she took the trophy for song of the year.

Brothers Osborne broke a three-year winning streak by Dan + Shay to take best duo, the first trophy handed out during the show, which jumps this year from network television to a streaming-only show on Amazon Prime Video.

Parton gave her Ukraine dedication in an otherwise lighthearted monologue. She took the stage at he indoor stadium in a jumpsuit that appeared to be covered in sparkling shards of glass.

“A disco ball just fell right on me,” Parton said. “I’m just hoping that nothing punctures me.”

Then came a long block of performances before any award was handed out, in a ceremony that seeks to emphasize the music and a concert-like atmosphere.

Parton’s co-hosts Jimmie Allen and Gabby Barrett celebrated the show’s return to its usual home city after two years in Nashville. They sang Elvis Presley’s classic “Viva Las Vegas” and Faith Hill’s “Let’s Go to Vegas.”

They were followed by medleys from Eric Church and Walker Hayes, who started his performance deep in the stadium stands, dressed as casually as the folks in the cheap seats as he sang his viral hit about a date at Applebee’s, “Fancy Like.”

The year’s top nominee is Chris Young, whose seven nominations, including album of the year and single of the year, come in part because he got dual nods as artist and producer.

Parton is also set to sing on a night when performances will be central — there are 22, while only eight awards will be handed out.

Drawn by the ACM’s reputation for having a fun, inviting and inclusive atmosphere, Amazon sought to go beyond the live sporting events it has previously aired to connect that with a large audience of country fans who listen to Amazon Music.

The show was touted as commercial-free, but there were breaks to promote Amazon’s original movies and television series.

Miranda Lambert earned five nominations, including entertainer of the year, and is now tied with Reba McEntire for her 16th female artist of the year nomination. First-time nominee Walker Hayes also received five nominations, due to his viral Applebee’s themed song “Fancy Like,” up for single of the year.

Chris Stapleton, a five-time nominee, is up for entertainer of the year, alongside Lambert, Eric Church, Luke Combs and Carrie Underwood.

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Dolly

Source: Academy of Country Music

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