The 50th Anniversary of the ACM’s Complete Winner’s List
MIRANDA LAMBERT was the top winner with three awards at last night's Academy of Country Music Awards. She won Female Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year for "Automatic", and Album of the Year for"Platinum".
LUKE BRYAN took home two trophies. He won Entertainer of the Year, plus Vocal Event of the Year for his collaboration withFLORIDA GEORGIA LINE on "This Is How We Roll". Florida Georgia Line also won Top Vocal Duo.
As far as the show itself, BLAKE SHELTON and Luke Bryan must have gotten a memo to lay low on the jokes. I felt like it was a little impersonal. But their bit with Tony Romo tossing the football was cute.
LEE BRICE payed tribute to RANDY TRAVIS by singing "Forever and Ever, Amen" . . . and then he pointed to Randy who was in the audience. And, although Randy looked frail, it was nice to see him out!
TAYLOR SWIFT was back. They had her mom present her with a Milestone Award, and then Taylor did right by thanking the country music community for "gracefully" accepting her decision to go pop. Although the internet wasn't sure they liked the idea of that, and I'm not sure we handled the breakup very gracefully as a "people."
One anticipated event was CHRISTINA AGUILERA performing with RASCAL FLATTS. They did a song called "Shotgun", which her character on "Nashville" will perform on an upcoming episode. They also did Flatts' hit "Riot". Sean, Richie and I gave them 2 thumbs up.
It was so sweet when Taya Kyle, widow of "American Sniper" CHRIS KYLE, joined Nancy O'Dell to present GARTH BROOKS with his Milestone award. Garth performed "All-American Kid" and was joined by active military service members. Amazing!
NICK JONAS and DAN + SHAY did a mashup that included the songs"Jealous" and "Chains". It worked, and I am officially suggesting a new boy band with the 3 of them!
In addition to Taylor and Garth, other ACM Milestone Award recipients were Brooks & Dunn, Reba McEntire, Kenny Chesney, George Strait, and Miranda Lambert.
Here are this year's ACM winners:
Entertainer of the Year: Luke Bryan
Top Male Vocalist: Jason Aldean
Top Female Vocalist: Miranda Lambert
Top Vocal Group: Little Big Town
Top Vocal Duo: Florida Georgia Line
Top New Artist: Cole Swindell
Album of the Year: "Platinum", Miranda Lambert
Song of the Year: "Automatic", Miranda Lambert
Single Record of the Year: "I Don't Dance", Lee Brice
Video of the Year: "Drunk On A Plane", Dierks Bentley
Vocal Event of the Year: "This Is How We Roll", Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan
What did you think? Were all the awards given to the correct people? Put your thoughts in the comment section below!