Tonight marked the 53rd annual ACM Awards. The coveted event took place in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena and was hosted by the queen of country music, Reba McEntire.
The evening was full of superstar performances, legendary collaborations, surprises and non-surprises. All in all, it was a perfect night for the country music community; especially since it was the first major genre gathering following the October 1, 2017 Route 91 Harvest Festival tragedy.
In case you missed the show, which aired live on CBS from beginning to end, here is the complete list of 2018 winners:
Entertainer of the year: Jason Aldean
Male vocalist of the year: Chris Stapleton
Female vocalist of the year: Miranda Lambert
Single record of the year: “Body Like a Back Road” by Sam Hunt
Video of the year: “It Ain’t My Fault” by Brothers Osborne
Vocal event of the year: “The Fighter” by Keith Urban (feat. Carrie Underwood)
Vocal duo of the year: Brothers Osborne
Vocal group of the year: Old Dominion
Album of the year: “From a Room: Vol. 1” by Chris Stapleton
Song of the year: “Tin Man” by Miranda Lambert
New female vocalist of the year: Lauren Alaina
New male vocalist of the year: Brett Young
New vocal duo or group of the year: Midland
Songwriter of the year: Rhett Akins
With Lambert’s wins, she became the country artist with the most ACM trophies in the fifty-three year history of the award show (thirty-one ACM Award wins).
Watch a brief synopsis of red carpet coverage below, specifically focusing on the return to Las Vegas. Note that the artists are all donning gold pins with the numbers 851, 58, or 1, representing the 851 injured, 58 killed, or 1 community that has come together in unity.
Let us know what your favorite part was of the 53rd annual ACM Awards!