56th Academy of Country Music Awards 2021- full list of winners
The Academy of Country Music Awards, celebrating the best in country music Sunday in Nashville.
Keith Urban and Mickey Guyton speak onstage at the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards at the Grand Ole Opry on April 18, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Luke Bryan won entertainer of the year, but he was unable to attend due to testing positive for Covid-19 last week. Maren Morris and Chris Stapleton, who led in nominations going into the night, also took home top prizes.
Keith Urban and "Black Like Me Singer" Mickey Guyton co-hosted the event.
Below is a full list of nominees with winners indicated in bold.
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 Luke Combs Eric Church 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 & Lee Brice *WINNER "More Hearts Than Mine"-- Ingrid Andress "The Bones" -- Maren Morris Song of the year "Bluebird" -- Miranda Lambert "One Night Standards" -- Ashley McBryde "Some People Do" -- Old Dominion "Starting Over" -- Chris Stapleton "The Bones" -- Maren Morris *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 feat. Eric Church "I Hope You're Happy Now" -- Carly Pearce & Lee Brice *WINNER "Nobody But You" -- Blake Shelton ft. Gwen Stefani "One Beer" -- HARDY ft. Lauren Alaina & Devin Dawson "One Too Many" -- Keith Urban, P!nk