Sunday, April 7, 2019
– Keith Urban won the big award - Entertainer of the Year - at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday.
Dan + Shay took three trophies at the ACMs while Kacey Musgraves won two.
Urban was certainly happy by night's end. He thanked people on his team, his wife and the fans.
Dan + Shay took the honor for Song of the Year with "Tequila."
"This is a dream come true for us," said Dan Smyers of the duo, which goes to the songwriters.
Dan + Shay also won Duo of the Year and Single of the Year.
Kacey Musgraves took home Album of the Year for "Golden Hour." ""Oh my gosh, thank you so much. Making this album along my two friends...are some of the greatest memories of my entire life...thank you to everyone out there still buying records."
She also took home Female Vocalist of the Year. "I didn't expect this, but I'm so thankful for the chance to share my lyrical perspective and voice as well. This voice goes out to any girl, woman is maybe being told that her style, perspective is too different to work. It'll work out."
Jason won the Dick Clark Artist of the Decade Award. "I see a lot of artists out there who have had helluva decade - my boy out there Luke Bryan, Carrie, Keith," he said before thanking his label, his management team, country fans and radio. "You have changed my life forever," he said. "Forever.
Thomas Rhett won Male Vocalist of the Year, in a crowded field including Luke Combs and Chris Stapleton. "I'm going to give this one to Dan + Shay so they can go home with four," Rhett joked.
Old Dominion took home Vocal Group of the Year.
New artist awards went to Luke Combs, Ashley McBryde and LANCO for male, female and group respectively.
Chris Janson took Video of the Year with "Drunk Girl." Shane McAnally took Songwriter of the Year.
Dierks Bentley and Brothers Osborne were announced as winners on Sunday of the ACM Award Music Event of the Year category for "Burning Man."
The video was produced by Ross Copperman, Jon Randall Stewart and Arturo Buenahora Jr. and Capitol Records Nashville. The award was announced in advance of the 54th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, which takes place tonight in Las Vegas.