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Aldean takes Entertainer of the Year at ACMs

Sunday, April 15, 2018 – Jason Aldean was the big winner on Sunday at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, by taking Entertain of the Year.

"It's been a tough year, and I just want to say thank you to everybody who reached out to us," he said, adding, "It meant the world to us. To the Route 91 people, you're in our hearts. Vegas Strong."

Aldean was performing at the Route 91 Harvest festival when 59 people were killed in a mass shooting.

Chris Stapleton and Miranda Lambert each won two ACM Awards.

Lambert won Song of the Year for her ballad "Tin Man" and Female Vocalist of the Year.

Stapleton, who was not present, took home Album of the Year for "From a Room: Vol. 1" and Male Vocalist of the Year.

Other winners were:

Single record of the year: "Body Like a Back Road" by Sam Hunt

Vocal event of the year: "The Fighter" by Keith Urban

Vocal group of the year: Old Dominion

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

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