The Academy of Country Music celebrated its 52nd annual awards show on Sunday 2nd April 2017. With a steller line up of some of country music’s finest, performing and hosting throughout the evening, the show was bound to be on every country music fans tv and devise and chatter about the awards and thenred carpet flooded my timeline.
Hosted by Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan who brought comedy and charisma to the show between awards and acts, the night was in great hands.
With it being a Country Music Award Show, it is always difficult to back a winner in a way because most of us want at least more than one to take home the crown in their category. Alas, there can only be one winner and I have listed them below.
Entertainer of the Year: Jason Aldean
Male Vocalist of the Year: Thomas Rhett
Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert
Vocal Duo of the Year: Brothers Osborne
Vocal Group of the Year: Little Big Town
New Male Vocalist of the Year: Jon Pardi
New Female Vocalist of the Year: Maren Morris
New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year: Brothers Osborne
Album of the Year: The Weight of These Wings, Miranda Lambert/ Produced by Frank Liddell/EricMasse/Glenn Worf
Single Record of the Year: “H.O.L.Y.,” Florida Georgia Line/ Produced by Joey Moi
Song of the Year: “Die a Happy Man,” written by Thomas Rhett/Sean Douglas/Joe Spargur
Video of the Year: “Forever Country,” Artists of Then, Now & Forever/ Director: Joseph Kahn
Songwriter of the Year: Lori McKenna