The Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring the country music lifestyle and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent across the country music industry.
Recent honorees include Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Florida Georgia Line, Little Big Town, Cole Swindell, Lee Brice and Dierks Bentley.
Recent performers include Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Reba, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line and Brooks & Dunn.
The show’s 50th Anniversary, hosted by superstars Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, took place on Sunday, April 19th and was broadcast LIVE on CBS from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX.
Fans named Luke Bryan as Entertainer of the Year, the evening’s biggest honor and his second win in this category. The 50th ACM Awards broke the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the Highest Attendance at an Awards Show Broadcast with a total of 70,252 fans in attendance.
Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Reba, George Strait, Taylor Swift, and Brooks & Dunn were honored with the 50th Anniversary Milestone Award and presented with an exclusive trophy designed by America’s premier jewelry and timepiece designer, David Yurman.
The 51st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will return to Las Vegas, Nevada to take place in the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
The Academy of Country Music was the first organization to obtain a country music awards program, propelling country music into the spotlight in 1966. The show has been produced for television by dick clark productions since 1979.
Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark and Barry Adelman are executive producers. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.