AceShowbiz -The complete winner list of the 2019 Academy of Country Music Awards was unveiled after the ceremony ended with Keith Urban receiving the greatest honor of the night, Entertainer of the Year. The “Blue Ain’t Your Color” singer defeated the likes of Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Chris Stapleton for the trophy.
Taking the stage at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Los Angeles, Keith said during his acceptance speech, “To the fans out there you are amazing. You have no idea how much it means to me.” He also thanked his “baby girl” Nicole Kidman as well as his daughters for the continuous support, adding, “Country radio I love you so much. Thank you so much.”
Dan + Shay was named the biggest winner of the night, collecting three awards during the ceremony. The country duo bagged home Single of the Year and Song of the Year for their hit song “Tequila”, as well as Duo of the Year. Trailing behind them with two awards was Kacey Musgraves. The Grammy-winning singer received Female Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year for her acclaimed effort “Golden Hour”.
“Oh my gosh, thank you so much,” she said after taking the Album of the Year trophy. “Man, making this album alongside my two friends… It’s been some of the greatest memories of my entire life. I truly, truly appreciate this. And the chance to share my perspective.” She then went on thanking her fans, her team as well as her little sister. “She designs all my album cover, thank you, Kelly,” she said of her sister.
Other winners at the Reba McEntire-hosted event included Luke Combs, Old Dominion and Thomas Rhett. While Luke was named New Male Artist of the Year, Old Dominion nabbed Group of the Year. Meanwhile, Thomas won Male Artist of the Year.
- Entertainer of the Year: Keith Urban
- Song of the Year: “Tequila” – Dan + Shay
- Single of the Year: “Tequila” – Dan + Shay
- Album of the Year: “Golden Hour” – Kacey Musgraves
- Male Vocalist of the Year: Thomas Rhett
- Female Vocalist of the Year: Kacey Musgraves
- Vocal Duo of the Year: Dan + Shay
- Vocal Group of the Year: Old Dominion
- Songwriter of the Year: Shane McAnally
- New Male Vocalist of the Year: Luke Combs
- New Female Vocalist of the Year: Ashley McBryde
- New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year: Lanco
- Video of the Year: “Drunk Girl” – Chris Janson
- Music Event of the Year: “Burning Man” – Dierks Bentley featuring Brothers Osborne
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