The 50th Academy of Country Music Awards, a star-studded ceremony broadcast LIVE Sunday evening on the CBS Television Network from AT&T Stadium. The Awards show moved to Texas for the first time ever in celebration of its 50th Anniversary.
It was quite the night for country music! The 50th ACM Awards broke the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the Highest Attendance at an Awards Show Broadcast with a total of 70,252 fans in attendance.
Miranda Lambert won Female Vocalist of the Year for the sixth consecutive year, setting a new record for the most consecutive wins in that category. Lambert also won Album of the Year for Platinum, and Song of the Year for “Automatic” as artist and songwriter, that made her the leading winner of the night with a total of four awards.
Fans named Luke Bryan as Entertainer of the Year, the evening’s biggest honor and his second win in this category. The superstar also won Vocal Event of the Year for “This Is How We Roll” with Florida Georgia Line.
Little Big Town won Vocal Group of the Year award for the second time, making this their fourth overall ACM win.
Florida Georgia Line won Vocal Duo of the Year, marking their second win of the night after previously accepting the award for Vocal Event of the Year for “This Is How We Roll” featuring Luke Bryan. They have won an overall total of five ACM Awards since 2012.
Cole Swindell won New Artist of the Year, Presented by Kohl’s Department Stores, a fan-voted category. This award marks his first-ever ACM Award win.
Lee Brice was also a big winner, taking home Single Record of the Year as artist and producer for his hit “I Don’t Dance.”
Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Reba, George Strait, Taylor Swift, and Brooks & Dunn were honored with the 50th Anniversary Milestone Awardand presented with an exclusive trophy designed by America’s premier jewelry and timepiece designer, David Yurman. Like the jewelry designs of David Yurman, this ACM trophy is a timeless piece of craftsmanship that will be treasured for a lifetime.
In addition, Jason Aldean won Male Vocalist of the Year for the third consecutive year, and Dierks Bentley won Video of the Year for “Drunk on a Plane.”