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Academy of Country Music Awards 2023: Check out the full list of winners


58y The 2023 Academy of Country Music Awards, or ACM Awards, took place Thursday, May 11, at the Ford Center in Frisco, Texas. The event was hosted by Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks.

Each year, the ACM Awards celebrate, recognize, and honor artists in country music.

The 2023 ACM Awards were streamed live for free via Prime Video and the Amazon Music Twitch channel. The full replay will stream tomorrow for free on Amazon Freevee.

This year, Hardy led the nominations with seven nods. Lainey Wilson has been nominated 6 times. Cole Swindell, Kane Brown, Luke Combs, and Miranda Lambert each earned 5 nominations.

Lainey Wilson took home the most awards tonight, including Album of the Year. On the other hand, Chris Stapleton received the award for Artist of the Year.

Scroll below for the full list of winners (in bold) for the 2023 ACM Awards.

general entertaining

Jason Aldean

Ken Brown

Luke Combs

Miranda Lambert

Chris Stapleton *winner

Carrie Underwood

Morgan Wallen

Artist of the Year

Kelsey Ballerini

Miranda Lambert

Ashley McBride

Carly Pierce

Lenny Wilson *winner

Best artist of the year

Ken Brown

Luke Combs

Jordan Davis

Chris Stapleton

Morgan Wallen *winner

general binary

Brooks and Dunn

Osborne Brothers *winner

Dan + Shay

Maddy and Tai

War and Treaty

general group

Mrs. A

Little Big Town


Old Dominion *winner

Zac Brown Band

New Artist of the Year

Priscilla block

Megan Moroney

Caitlin Smith

Morgan Wade

Helly Waiters

Best New Male Artist of the Year

Zack Bryan

Jackson Dean


Dylan Scott

Nate Smith

Billy Zimmerman

album of the year

“Ashley McBride Presents: Lindville” – Ashley McBride

“Bell Bottom Country” – Lenny Wilson *winner

“Growin’ Up” – Luke Combs

“Mr. Saturday Night” – John Pardi

Palomino – Miranda Lambert

one of the year

“The heart is like a truck” – Lenny Wilson

“I never wanted to be that girl” – Carly Pierce and Ashley McBride

“She Was Mine In Heads Carolina” – Cole Swindell *winner

“Thank God” – Kane Brown with Caitlyn Brown

“Til You Can’t” – Cody Johnson

Song of the year

“Sand in My Shoes” – Morgan Allen

“She Was Mine In Heads Carolina” – Cole Swindell *winner

“Til You Can’t” – Cody Johnson

“Wait in the van” – a difficult feat. Lenny Wilson

“You should probably leave” – ​​Chris Stapleton

Visual Media of the Year

“HEARTFIRST” – Kelsea Ballerini

“She Was Mine In Heads Carolina” – Cole Swindell

“Thank God” – Kane Brown with Caitlyn Brown

“Til You Can’t” – Cody Johnson

“Wait in the van” – a difficult feat. Lenny Wilson

“What He Didn’t Do” – Carly Pierce

Songwriter of the Year

Nicole Galleon

Ashley Gourley

Chase McGill

Josh Osborne

Hunter Phelps

Artist and Songwriter of the Year

Luke Combs



Miranda Lambert

Morgan Wallen

Music event of the year

“At the End of the Tavern” – Chris Young with Mitchell Tenpenny

“Mine was in Heads Carolina [Remix]Cole Swindell and Joe de Messina

“Thank God” – Kane Brown with Caitlyn Brown

“Thinking of Your Bout” – Dustin Lynch feat. Mackenzie Porter

“Wait in the van” – a difficult feat. Lenny Wilson *winner

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