Academy of Country Music Awards 2018: Winners List
Chris Stapleton and Miranda Lambert were big winners at the 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday.
Stapleton won male vocalist and album of the year for his “From A Room: Volume 1,” while Lambert won female vocalist and song of the year for her hit “Tin Man.”
In addition, newcomers the Brothers Osborne picked up two awards, winning Video of the Year for “It Ain’t My Fault” and beating out power couple Faith Hill and Tim McGraw for Best Vocal Duo. The Academy spread the wealth this year, handing Jason Aldean Entertainer of the Year.
Reba McEntire returned for the 15th time to host the show, the first major gathering of country stars in Las Vegas since the deadly mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest festival last October.
“I guess they finally figured out that it only takes one woman to do the job of two men,” McEntire said in her opener, acknowledging her return as solo host after Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley shared the duties last year.
Here’s the complete list of winners.
Entertainer of the Year Jason Aldean *WINNER Garth Brooks Luke Bryan Chris Stapleton Keith Urban
Album of the Year “The Breaker” – Little Big Town “California Sunrise – Jon Pardi “From A Room: Volume 1” – Chris Stapleton *WINNER “Happy Endings” – “Old Dominion “Life Changes” – Thomas Rhett
Single Record of the Year “Better Man” – Little Big Town “Body Like a Back Road” – Sam Hunt *WINNER “Broken Halos” – Chris Stapleton “Drinkin’ Problem” – Midland “I’ll Name the Dogs” – Blake Shelton
Song of the Year “Body Like a Back Road” – Sam Hunt (songwriters: Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne) “Female” – Keith Urban (songwriters: Ross Copperman, Nicolle Galyon, Shane McAnally) “Tin Man” – Miranda Lambert (songwriters: Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall) *WINNER “Whiskey and You” – Chris Stapleton (songwriters: Lee Thomas Miller, Chris Stapleton)
Female Vocalist of the Year Kelsea Ballerini Miranda Lambert *WINNER Reba McEntire Maren Morris Carrie Underwood
Male Vocalist of the Year Jason Aldean Thomas Rhett Chris Stapleton *WINNER Keith Urban Chris Young
Vocal Duo of the Year Brothers Osborne *WINNER Dan + Shay Florida Georgia Line LoCash Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
Vocal Group of the Year Lady Antebellum Lanco Little Big Town Midland Old Dominion *WINNER
New Male Vocalist of the Year Kane Brown Luke Combs Devin Dawson Russell Dickerson Brett Young *WINNER
New Female Vocalist of the Year Lauren Alaina *WINNER Danielle Bradbery Carly Pearce RaeLynn
New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year High Valley Lanco LoCash Midland *WINNER Runaway June*
Songwriter of the Year Rhett Akins *WINNER Ashley Gorley Hillary Lindsey Shane McAnally Josh Osborne
Video of the Year “Black” – Dierks Bentley “It Ain’t My Fault” – Brothers Osborne *WINNER “Legends” – Kelsea Ballerini “Marry Me” – Thomas Rhett “We Should Be Friends” – Miranda Lambert
Vocal Event of the Year “Craving You” – Thomas Rhett featuring Maren Morris “Dear Hate” – Maren Morris featuring Vince Gill “Funny (How Time Slips Away) – Glen Campbell and Willie Nelson “The Fighter” – Keith Urban featuring Carrie Underwood *WINNER “What Ifs” – Kane Brown featuring Lauren Alaina