Kacey Musgraves and Dan + Shay win big at the 2019 ACM Awards
The 54th ACM Awards will go down as a very successful ceremony for Kacey Musgraves and Dan + Shay, with the pair taking home five awards between them.
Fresh from their Grammy Awards success, Musgraves took home Female Artist of the Year and Album of the Year for ‘Golden Hour’, while Dan + Shay scored Duo of the Year, Single Record of the Year for Tequila and Song of the Year for Tequila.
Elsewhere, Keith Urban won Entertainer of the Year – meaning he has won that category at both the CMA and ACM Awards in the space of a few months – Thomas Rhett won Male Artist of the Year and Old Dominion won Group of the Year.
There was also success for Ashley McBryde (New Female Artist of the Year), Luke Combs (New Male Artist of the Year) and LANCO (New Duo or Group of the Year), while the award for Video of the Year went to Chris Janson for Drunk Girl.
Finally, Dierks Bentley and Brothers Osborne won the Music Event of the Year award for Burning Man, Shane McAnally was crowned Songwriter of the Year and Jason Aldean was given the special Dick Clark Artist of the Decade award.
The ACM Awards were hosted by Reba McIntyre for a record 16th time and saw performances from Florida Georgia Line (with Jason Aldean), Chrissy Metz (who performed with Carrie Underwood, Lauren Alania, Maddie & Tae and Micky Guyton), Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban, Maren Morris and Blake Shelton.