With Jimmie Allen and Gabby Barrett as co-hosts, Dolly Parton hosted the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. The two-hour concert event of the year was live streamed on Prime Video around the world.
One of the best parts of the show is that for the first time, Lambert was named Entertainer of the Year. New Female/Male Artist of the Year, Female/Male Artist of the Year, and Entertainer of the Year are all awards that she can get if she wins this one. The number of ACM Awards she has won now stands at 37, more than any other artist has ever won.
Carly Pearce and Lambert both won two games on the night, while Lainey Wilson won three.
Morgan Wallen took home his first CMA award after he was banned from the 2021 CMA’s for getting caught on video using a racial epithet in a loud conversation with friends.
Following is the full list of winners in the 12 categories voted on by Academy members:
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
DUO OF THE YEAR
GROUP OF THE YEAR
NEW FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
NEW MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]
Dangerous: The Double Album – Morgan Wallen
Producer: Joey Moi, Jacob Durrett, Charlie Handsome, Matt Dragstrem, Dave Cohen
Record Company-Label: Big Loud Records / Republic Records
SINGLE OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]
If I Didn’t Love You – Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood
Producers: Michael Knox
Record Company-Label: Broken Bow Records; Macon Music, LLC; BBR Music Group, BMG
SONG OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]
Things A Man Oughta Know – Lainey Wilson
Songwriters: Jason Nix, Jonathan Singleton, Lainey Wilson
Publishers: Sony/ATV Accent, Sony/ATV Countryside, Spirit Two Nashville, Super Big Music
VIDEO OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)]
Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home) – Elle King and Miranda Lambert
Producers: Angie Lorenz, Wes Edwards, James Stratakis
Directors: Alexa Kinigopoulos, Stephen Kinigopoulos
MUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]
Never Wanted To Be That Girl – Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde
Producers: Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
Record Company-Label: Big Machine Label Group, Warner Music Nashville