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Aldean, Stapleton take ACM honors: the list of winners

Sunday, April 3, 2016 – Jason Aldean won the biggest honor at the 51st Annual Academy of Country Music awards show on Sunday, Entertainer of the Year.

Chris Stapleton won the most individual honors with six awards including Album of the Year for "Traveller" (as artist and producer), Best Male Vocalist, Best New Male Vocalist and Song of the Year for "Nobody to Blame" (as artist and writer). For album honor, producer Dave Cobb and the label Mercury also received the honor. For Song of the Year, Stapleton, Barry Bales and Ronnie Bowman shared the award as songwriters, House of Sea Gayle Music (ASCAP), WB Music Corp (ASCAP), Quackhead Music (BMI) and RayLynn Publishing (BMI) as publishers. Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town won two honors apiece.

Other winners were:

Female Vocalist - Miranda Lambert

Vocal Duo - Florida Georgia Line

Vocal Group - Little Big Town

New Female Vocalist - Kelsea Ballerini

New Vocal Duo - Old Dominion

Single Record - "Die a Happy Man" - Thomas Rhett. Producers Dann Huff and Jesse Frasure and record label Valor also shared in the honor.

Song of the Year - "Nobody to Blame" - Chris Stapleton

Video of the Year - Eric Church - Mr. Misunderstood. Directors Reid Long and John Peets and producer Megan Smith also shared the award.

Vocal Event; "Smokin' And Drinkin'" - Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town. Directors Frank Liddell, Chuck Ainlay and Glenn Worf took home the honor as well along with record label RCA Nashville.

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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Cantrell continues to satisfy – Laura Cantrell may never be a country star. Not at this stage of her career when she's 50, touring here and there and releasing new music every few years or so. But five albums in, Cantrell continues as a warm, enjoyable and worthy purveyor of her brand of country. That would mean going towards a more traditional side, not rushing the songs... »»»
Concert Review: Not only is Turner traditional, he's popular – Every time Josh Turner reached for some of those wonderful subterranean low notes, which he often pulled out during his enjoyable night show, it was like a superhero applying a superpower. He didn't need this extra advantage to please his audience; he has so many quality songs stockpiled in his catalogue already doing the job.... »»»
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