The 7 Records That Were Set at the 2019 ACM Awards
Keith Urban took entertainer of the year for the first time. He's the second artist who was born outside of the U.S. to win in that category, following Shania Twain (1999).
Kacey Musgraves' Golden Hour became just the third album to be voted album of the year by the Academy of Country Music, the Country Music Assn. and the Grammys. The first two were the soundtrack to O Brother, Where Art Thou? and Taylor Swift's Fearless.
Musgraves also won female artist of the year, ending Miranda Lambert's record-setting nine-year lock on that category.
Dan + Shay's "Tequila" became the first hit to win single and song of the Year in the same year since Miranda Lambert's "Over You" six years ago.
"Tequila" became the fourth hit by an ongoing duo (not a collaboration) to win single of the year. It follows Brooks & Dunn's "Boot Scootin Boogie" (1992), Sugarland's "Stay" (2007) and Florida Georgia Line's "H.O.L.Y." (2016).
Dan + Shay took duo of the year for the first time, beating Brothers Osborne, who won the last two years, and Florida Georgia Line, who won the three years before that.