1. Shania Twain's 'Come On Over' Was an Awards Magnet; Luke Combs' 'This One's for You,' Not as Much

    October 29, 2019 8:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 Each album has spent a remarkable 50 weeks at No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart, but they had different fates at awards shows. You probably heard that Luke Combs ' This One's for You has tied Shania Twain 's Come on Over for the l ...

  2. Miranda Lambert's 'The House That Built Me' Named 'Song of the Decade' by ACM

    September 04, 2019 3:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 In choosing "House," written by Tom Douglas & Allen Shamblin, the Academy of Country Music bypassed its other song of the year recipients from this decade -- including three Lambert co-wrote. What's the country song of the decade? ...

  3. Shane McAnally at ACM Honors: 'I Didn't Know You Could Be in Country Music and Be Gay'

    August 22, 2019 9:17 AM EDT 0 0 0 Shane McAnally was honored as 2019 ACM songwriter of the year at Wednesday evening’s (Aug. 21) ACM Honors ceremony at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. The evening celebrated the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 54th Academy of ...

  4. Jason Aldean Says He Was 'Blown Away' After Receiving Dick Clark Artist Of the Decade Honor at ACMAs

    April 08, 2019 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jason Aldean caught up with Billboard backstage at the ACM Awards on Sunday (April 7) after receiving the dick clark artist of the decade award to discuss what winning that honor means to him. Asked where he was when he found out that he was this ye ...

  5. Thomas Rhett Talks Best Male Artist ACMs Win, Why He Co-Wrote Every Song On His New Album: Watch

    April 08, 2019 12:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 Thomas Rhett stopped to speak with Billboard backstage at the ACM Awards on Sunday (Apr. 7) following his best male artist win, as he opened up about how it felt to receive the award and what fans can expect from his forthcoming album Center Point R ...

  6. Old Dominion Talk Lil Nas X's 'Old Town Road' & New Music at ACMs: Watch

    April 08, 2019 11:57 AM EDT 0 0 0 Old Dominion stopped to catch up with Billboard ’s Annie Reuter on the red carpet at the ACM Awards on Sunday (April 7), chatting about how they would define country music and when fans can expect some new music from them. The band, who are in high ...

  7. Luke Combs Talks ACM Win, Success Of 'Beautiful Crazy': Watch

    April 08, 2019 11:37 AM EDT 0 0 0 Luke Combs caught up with Billboard ’s Annie Reuter on the red carpet at the ACM Awards on Sunday (Apr. 7), discussing winning the new male artist of the year award, his love of Brooks & Dunn , and the success of his song “Beautiful Crazy.” Comb ...

  8. Lady Antebellum Talk Vegas Residency, Tease New Song 'What If I Never Get Over You'

    April 08, 2019 10:59 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lady Antebellum spoke with Billboard ’s Annie Reuter on the red carpet at the ACM Awards on Sunday (Apr. 7), where they discussed their Las Vegas residency and teased some new music. Speaking of their Vegas residency, Charles Kelley tells Billboard ...

  9. Midland & Dennis Quaid Talk Working Together On 'Mr. Lonely' Video, Tease Upcoming Joint Live Shows

    April 08, 2019 9:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 Midland caught up with Billboard ’s Annie Reuter on the red carpet at the ACM Awards on Sunday (Apr. 7), where they were joined by actor Dennis Quaid, who stars in their new music video for the song “Mr. Lonely.” Speaking of the teaser video for the ...

  10. 2019 ACM Awards Performances Ranked

    April 08, 2019 6:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 The 2019 Academy of Country Music Awards held on Sunday night (April 7) were a continuance of a pattern that we've seen happen for the past few years, where the female artists largely ignored by country radio use their moments on live televisio ...

  11. Maren Morris Talks Forming Highwoman Supergroup With Brandi Carlile, Amanda Shires & Natalie Hemby

    April 08, 2019 12:03 AM EDT 0 0 0 Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd caught up with Billboard ’s Annie Reuter on the red carpet at the ACM Awards on Sunday (Apr. 7), to discuss Morris’ nomination for female artist of the year and her new musical project with Brandi Carlile, Amanda Shires, a ...

  12. Backstage at the ACM Awards With First-Time Winners Dan + Shay, Chris Janson & LANCO

    April 08, 2019 12:01 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Academy of Country Music Awards returned to Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday night, where several newcomers took home their very first trophy. Dan + Shay led the night with three wins, while Chris Janson , LANCO , Ashley McBryde and L ...

  13. The 7 Records That Were Set at the 2019 ACM Awards

    April 07, 2019 11:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Keith Urban and Kacey Musgraves were among the artists that set records at this year's Academy of Country Music Awards . Take a look. Keith Urban took entertainer of the year for the first time. He's the second artist who was born outside ...

  14. 'This Is Us' Star Chrissy Metz Makes Live TV Singing Debut With 'I'm Standing With You' at 2019 ACM Awards

    April 07, 2019 11:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 The actress is joined by Carrie Underwood, Lauren Alaina, Maddie & Tae and Mickey Guyton to perform the "Breakthrough" soundtrack song. The brand-new soundtrack for the faith-based movie Breakthrough dropped Friday, led by “I’m Standin ...

  15. Dierks Bentley & Brandi Carlile Deliver Lively 'Travelin' Light' Duet at 2019 ACM Awards

    April 07, 2019 11:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 Dierks Bentley and Brandi Carlile delivered one of the most energetic duet performances at the 54th annual Academy of Country Music Awards as the pair brought their "Travelin' Light" collaboration to life. Carlile looked every bit of ...

  16. George Strait & Miranda Lambert Perform Beautiful Rendition of 'Run' at 2019 ACM Awards

    April 07, 2019 11:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 Country music legend George Strait brought out fellow performer Miranda Lambert to deliver a moving performance of his classic song “Run” at the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards on April 7. Strait, with his iconic cowboy hat and black guitar, an ...

  17. Khalid Says Kane Brown 'Really Elevated' His Song 'Saturday Nights': Watch

    April 07, 2019 10:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Khalid stopped to catch up with Billboard ’s Annie Reuter on the red carpet at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday (April 7). He chatted about his crossover into country music, why he wanted to work with Kane Brown  and which other country ...

  18. Kane Brown Talks Working With Khalid on 'Saturday Nights' at 2019 ACM Awards: Watch

    April 07, 2019 10:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kane Brown stopped to chat with Billboard ’s Annie Reuter on the red carpet at the 2019 Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday (Apr. 7), discussing working with Khalid and how that collaboration came about. Asked how he and Khalid first joined fo ...

  19. Jason Aldean Duets With Kelly Clarkson, Performs Medley Of Hits at 2019 ACM Awards

    April 07, 2019 10:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 Aldean was also honored with the ACM artist of the decade award. Jason Aldean lit up the Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas with a medley of hits during the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards on April 7.    Looking casual in a cowboy hat, button down ...

  20. Reba McEntire Shifts Back to Performance Mode For New Song 'Freedom' at 2019 ACM Awards

    April 07, 2019 10:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 Reba McEntire  took on hosting responsibilities for the 16th time at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday night (Apr. 7). But as long as she was there, the all-time country great also graced the stage with a performance, of new song "F ...

  21. Florida Georgia Line Discuss Lil Nas X and Mixing Musical Genres At 2019 ACM Awards: Watch

    April 07, 2019 10:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Florida Georgia Line caught up with Billboard ’s Annie Reuter on the red carpet at the 2019 Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday (Apr. 7) to discuss their thoughts on mixing musical genres. Asked to weigh in on the debate over whether or not Li ...

  22. Kane Brown and Khalid Join Forces for 'Saturday Nights' at the 2019 ACM Awards

    April 07, 2019 10:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kane Brown and Khalid teamed up for a genre-busting vocal showcase at the 2019 Academy of Country Music Awards, with the pair of rising stars all smiles as they combined for a lively performance of their new remix. Brown, one of country’s most banka ...

  23. Carrie Underwood Turns 2019 ACM Awards Into a Vegas Pool Party With 'Southbound' Performance: Watch

    April 07, 2019 10:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 Carrie Underwood 's high-energy performances have become her signature at this point, and the star brought all the pizazz with her live debut of "Southbound" at the 54th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday (April 7). Rath ...

  24. Keith Urban Delivers Gripping Cover of Foy Vance's 'Burden' At 2019 ACM Awards

    April 07, 2019 10:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 Keith Urban threw viewers a curve ball at the 2019 Academy of Country Music Awards. His performance wasn't his own single or even his own track, but instead he chose a cover of a song from an Irish singer-songwriter who may not be well-known to ...

  25. Eric Church and Ashley McBryde Give Mystifying 'The Snake' Performance at 2019 ACM Awards

    April 07, 2019 10:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 At the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday night (April 7), Eric Church teamed up with Ashley McBryde for a quiet, dreamy performance of his politically-charged song “The Snake.” As the pair quietly spoke-sang their respective verses of t ...

  26. Old Dominion 'Make It Sweet' at the 2019 ACM Awards With Fun Singalong Performance

    April 07, 2019 9:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nashville quintet Old Dominion brought a rollicking performance of latest single "Make It Sweet" to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas for the 2019 Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday night (April 7).  The group's feel-good ...

  27. Brooks & Dunn and Luke Combs Perform Rousing 'Brand New Man' Reboot at 2019 ACM Awards

    April 07, 2019 9:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 Brooks & Dunn and Luke Combs performed their reboot of "Brand New Man" for the first time on television during the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards on April 7. Clutching a red solo cup, Combs was flanked by the duo (Kix Brooks and ...

  28. AJ McLean Talks New Music & Touring With Baylee Littrell At 2019 ACM Awards: Watch

    April 07, 2019 9:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 AJ McLean caught up with Billboard ’s Annie Reuter on the red carpet at the 2019 Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday (Apr. 7) to chat about his new single “Boy and a Man,” the Backstreet Boys ’ upcoming tour with Baylee Littrell and more. Spea ...

  29. Blake Shelton Delivers Rocking 'God's Country' as Gwen Stefani Cheers Him On at 2019 ACM Awards

    April 07, 2019 9:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 Blake Shelton is no stranger to major moments at country music awards ceremonies, but at the 2019 Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday night (April 7), the veteran singer-songwriter dropped one of his most fiery performances to date with new si ...

  30. Luke Combs Delivers Poignant 'Beautiful Crazy' Performance At 2019 ACM Awards

    April 07, 2019 9:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 North Carolina native Luke Combs is up for two trophies at the 2019 Academy of Country Music Awards: male artist of the year and new male artist of the year. Naturally, one of 2018's most impressive country breakouts performed what's curre ...

  31. Little Big Town Gives Emotional Rendition of 'The Daughters' At 2019 ACM Awards

    April 07, 2019 9:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 As the gender imbalance issue continues to rattle country music ,  Little Big Town  used its platform at the 54th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday (April 7) to uplift women everywhere. Dressed in all white, the quartet performed its ...

  32. Dan + Shay Bring Out Kelly Clarkson for Uplifting 'Keeping Score' Performance at 2019 ACM Awards: Watch

    April 07, 2019 9:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 After taking home the first two awards presented at the 54th ACM Awards on April 7, Dan + Shay brought down the house with a moving performance of their single “Keeping Score.” The duo emerged on stage, clad in vibrant jackets --a rainbow ombre bomb ...

  33. Maren Morris Joined by Brothers Osborne For 'All My Favorite People Do' Performance at the 2019 ACM Awards

    April 07, 2019 9:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 Maren Morris took the stage at the 2019 ACM Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday (Apr. 7) to perform "All My Favorite People," a highlight from her recently released sophomore album  GIRL .  Joining Morris on stage for the energetic performance w ...

  34. Chris Stapleton and Wife Morgane Sing Tender Duet of 'A Simple Song' at 2019 ACM Awards

    April 07, 2019 8:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chris Stapleton proudly wore his heart on his sleeve at the 2019 ACM Awards on Sunday (April 7) when he performed his touching single “A Simple Song." Joined by his pregnant wife Morgane (the couple are expecting their fifth child ) for the due ...

  35. George Strait Gives Moving Performance Of 'God and Country Music' at 2019 ACM Awards

    April 07, 2019 8:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 George Strait performed his slow song "God and Country Music" at the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards on April 7, bringing a spark of traditional country sound to the Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Wearing a simple black blazer and c ...

  36. Ashley McBryde Caps Breakthrough Year with 2019 ACM Awards Performance

    April 07, 2019 8:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ashley McBryde has enjoyed a breakthrough year, and at the 2019 Academy of Country Music Awards, the singer-songwriter offered a poignant take on one of the songs that helped her rise up the country ranks, “Girl Goin’ Nowhere.”   McBryde enjoyed amp ...

  37. Miranda Lambert Blazes Through Career-Spanning Hits Medley at 2019 ACM Awards

    April 07, 2019 8:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 Miranda Lambert recently announced a star-studded fall tour, and at the 2019 Academy of Country Music Awards, she treated fans to a taste of what's in store.  Lambert and her killer backing band crisscrossed through her whole career, performing ...

  38. Luke Bryan Delivers a Fun Performance of 'Knocking Boots' at 2019 ACM Awards

    April 07, 2019 8:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 Luke Bryan took to the stage to perform his single "Knocking Boots" at the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday night (April 7). The audience ate up the performance as the singer sauntered around before a backdrop of shelves and ...

  39. Thomas Rhett Gives Lively Performance Of 'Look What God Gave Her' at 2019 ACM Awards: Watch

    April 07, 2019 8:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 Thomas Rhett performed his single "Look What God Gave Her" at the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards on April 7. The upbeat track -- which Rhett has explained is about his wife Lauren Akins -- quickly had the whole audience at the Grand ...

  40. Reba McEntire Imitates Cardi B, Calls Out Lack of Female Nominees at 2019 ACM Awards

    April 07, 2019 8:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 For the 16th time in her game-changing career, Reba McEntire assumed hosting duties at the 2019 Academy of Country Music Awards. Taking the stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena looking as ageless as ever, McEntire dismissed fears that she might be ge ...

  41. Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line Perform 'Can't Hide Red' Collab Together for First Time at 2019 ACM Awards

    April 07, 2019 8:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 Two of modern country's most consistently successful acts, Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line , kicked off the 2019 ACM Awards with a debut performance of their "Can't Hide Red" collaboration off FGL's  Can't Say I A ...

  42. Here Are All the Winners From the 2019 ACM Awards

    April 07, 2019 5:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 The 2019 Academy of Country Music Awards are a wrap! It was a huge night for Dan + Shay, who took home three awards, including the prize for duo of the year. Meanwhile, Keith Urban took home the night's top prize, entertainer of the year. But t ...

  43. Lauren Alaina, Deana Carter, Tracy Lawrence & More Shine at ACM Decades Showcase

    April 07, 2019 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Country music celebrated its past while looking ahead to its promising up-and-coming talent on Saturday evening (April 6), during the ACM Decades showcase in Las Vegas. For over two hours, the genre’s newcomers paired with artists from the past seve ...

  44. Here's How to Watch the 2019 ACM Awards

    April 07, 2019 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Academy of Country Music Awards are finally here, and with performances by some of today's hottest stars including Kelly Clarkson, Jason Aldean, Maren Morris, Florida Georgia Line and many more, the ceremony is one that can't be missed ...

  45. Thomas Rhett, Little Big Town & More Perform at ACM Stories, Songs & Stars

    April 06, 2019 4:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 Shane McAnally was named 2019 ACM songwriter of the year. Country music's songwriters were celebrated during the ACM Stories, Songs & Stars event in Las Vegas on Friday evening (April 5). For nearly two hours, some of the genre's bigge ...

  46. Which ACMs Performance Are You Most Excited For? Vote!

    April 06, 2019 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The 2019 Academy of Country Music Awards are just a day away, and Billboard wants to know which stars you’re most excited to see take the stage at Sunday’s ceremony. The night will be packed with performances by country heavyweights including Luke B ...

  47. Here Are All the Performers and Presenters at the 2019 ACM Awards

    April 05, 2019 12:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 The 54th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards are just two days away, and before country music takes over Las Vegas on Sunday night (April 7), we’ve rounded up every star expected to take the stage during the awards show. Among the presenters is y ...

  48. Jason Aldean Reflects On Receiving ACM Artist of the Decade: 'I'm Proud That I Get to Be That Guy'

    April 05, 2019 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ten years ago, Jason Aldean was in the audience when George Strait received the Academy of Country Music Awards’ artist of the decade award. "I remember thinking, ‘Man, what a cool feeling it must be to know not only were you kick-ass for a yea ...

  49. ACM Awards Announce Live Red-Carpet Show

    April 04, 2019 7:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Academy of Country Music announced on Thursday (April 4) its partnership with People and dick clark productions to provide the official live stream for ACM Awards red carpet pre-show.    The hour-and-a-half event, hosted by Jeremy Parsons, Andre ...

  50. Lauren Alaina Named Social Media Correspondent for ACM Awards

    April 04, 2019 3:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lauren Alaina will serve as the official social media correspondent for the 54th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, the organization announced Thursday (April 4). During the telecast, the country star will bring fans behind the scenes of the aw ...

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