It was a golden evening time for Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban and Dan + Shay Sunday who all took home new from the 54th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Hosted by Country music icon Reba McEntire, “Country Music’s Party of the Year” seen Musgraves proceed her profitable streak from the Grammy Awards taking home Female Artist of the Year over a packed nomination pool that included Carrie Underwood and Ashley McBryde.
Her “Golden Hour” album moreover beat out Eric Church’s “Desperate Man,” Chris Stapleton’s “From a Room: Volume 2” and Dan + Shay’s eponymous album for Album of the Year.
Dan + Shay, who entered the evening time with six nominations, would get their flip at the lectern, nonetheless, as their tune “Tequila” beat out Musgraves’s “Space Cowboy” for Song of the Year.
The twosome’s tune moreover gained Single of the Year whereas the pair took home Duo of the Year.
Keith Urban, who was accompanied by his actress partner Nicole Kidman, added a 10th ACM Award as he gained Entertainer of the Year over Chris Stapleton, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Kenny Chesney.
The New Zealand-Australian music sensation moreover carried out his acclaimed “Burden” by the evening that moreover seen Thomas Rhett rock out with new single “Look What God Gave Her.”
The Georgia native would take to the stage not solely to hold out nevertheless to easily settle for the coveted Male Artist of the Year award, beating out Urban, Luke Combs and Stapleton, who tied with Dan + Shay for a lot of nominations with six nevertheless didn’t take home a single statue.
Aldean, who misplaced out on the Entertainer of the Year and Music Event of the Year awards, didn’t go home empty handed as he was named the ACM Dick Clark Artist of the Decade award.
Brandon Ray moreover acquired the Aflac AMC Lifting Lives Honor from Carly Pearce by the event for his affect on therapeutic others by way of his music.
“Receiving the Aflac ACM Lifting Lives Honor was a moment I’ll never forget,” he said in a tweet.
Receiving the Aflac #ACMLiftingLives Honor was a second I’m going to all the time bear in mind. Thank you to the @AflacDuck, @ACMawards and @carlypearce for awarding me with such a selected honor! #ACMawards #AflacHelpDesk #Ad RT pic.twitter.com/NnzoDOxNcs
— BRANDON RAY (@BrandonRayMusic) April 8, 2019
Other big winners embody Dierks Bentley that features Brothers Osborn for Music Event of the Year with “Burning Man,” Old Dominion who gained Group of the Year, Ashley McBryde who gained New Female Artist of the Year and Combs who gained New Male Artist of the Year.