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2021 ACM Awards: The Complete Winners List

From Album of the Year to the night’s top prize, Entertainer of the Year

Maren Morris, ACM Awards winners

Maren Morris won two ACM awards at the 2021 ceremonies: for Female Artist of the Year and Song of the Year.

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The Academy of Country Music staged its 2021 ACM Awards show on Sunday night in Nashville. Luke Bryan, who had to cancel his performance on the broadcast after testing positive for Covid-19, was named Entertainer of the Year. He accepted remotely from Los Angeles, where he was gearing up to return as a judge on American Idol.

Elsewhere, Maren Morris won awards for Female Artist of the Year and Song of the Year for “The Bones.” (She technically collected two for Song, as both songwriter and artist.) Carly Pearce and Lee Brice were right behind Morris as the night’s top winners: They won for Single of the Year and Music Event of the Year for their collaboration “I Hope You’re Happy Now.” Here’s the full list of winners at the 56th ACMs.

Entertainer of the Year
Luke Bryan – WINNER
Eric Church
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton

Female Artist of the Year
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Ashley McBryde
Maren Morris – WINNER
Carly Pearce

Male Artist of the Year
Dierks Bentley
Eric Church
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett – WINNER
Chris Stapleton

Duo of the Year
Brooks & Dunn
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay – WINNER
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae

Group of the Year
Lady A
Little Big Town
Old Dominion – WINNER
The Cadillac Three
The Highwomen

New Female Artist of the Year
Ingrid Andress
Tenille Arts
Gabby Barrett – WINNER
Mickey Guyton
Caylee Hammack

New Male Artist of the Year
Jimmie Allen – WINNER
Travis Denning
Hardy
Cody Johnson
Parker McCollum

Album of the Year
Born Here Live Here Die Here, Luke Bryan
Mixtape Vol. 1, Kane Brown
Never Will,  Ashley McBryde
Skeletons, Brothers Osborne
Starting Over, Chris Stapleton – WINNER

Single of the Year
“Bluebird,” Miranda Lambert
“I Hope,” Gabby Barrett
“I Hope You’re Happy Now,” Carly Pearce and Lee Brice – WINNER
“More Hearts Than Mine,” Ingrid Andress
“The Bones,” Maren Morris

Song of the Year
“Bluebird,” Miranda Lambert (Luke Dick, Miranda Lambert, Natalie Hemby)
“One Night Standards,” Ashley McBryde (Ashley McBryde, Nicolette Hayford, Shane McAnally)
“Some People Do,” Old Dominion (Jesse Frasure, Matt Ramsey, Thomas Rhett, Shane McAnally)
“Starting Over,” Chris Stapleton (Chris Stapleton, Mike Henderson)
“The Bones,” Maren Morris (Jimmy Robbins, Maren Morris, Laura Veltz) – WINNER

Video of the Year
“Better Than We Found It,” Maren Morris
“Bluebird,” Miranda Lambert
“Gone,” Dierks Bentley
“Hallelujah,” Carrie Underwood and John Legend
“Worldwide Beautiful,” Kane Brown – WINNER

Music Event of the Year
“Be a Light,” Thomas Rhett featuring Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott, Chris Tomlin, Keith Urban
“Does to Me,” Luke Combs featuring Eric Church
“I Hope You’re Happy Now,” Carly Pearce & Lee Brice – WINNER
“Nobody But You,” Blake Shelton featuring Gwen Stefani
“One Beer,” Hardy featuring Lauren Alaina & Devin Dawson
“One Too Many,” Keith Urban, Pink

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