Academy of Country Music Awards 2018: Complete Winners List

Reba McEntire, ACM, Winners
Reba McEntire attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

Reba McEntire brought the fun as host of the 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards, which aired live from the Garden Arena at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15.

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Stars set to perform at the ACMs included Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris, Little Big Town and Dierks Bentley, while host McEntire teamed up with Kelly Clarkson for the ACM Flashbacks part of the show.

Carrie Underwood also took the stage for the first time since suffering multiple injuries in a fall at her Nashville home last November. The American Idol alum performed her new ballad, “Cry Pretty.”

Chris Stapleton was nominated for eight awards including Entertainer of the Year, while Thomas Rhett had six nominations and Faith Hill and Tim McGraw scored a first-ever nomination in the Vocal Duo of the Year category.

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See the complete list of nominees and winners below.

Entertainer of the Year
***WINNER: Jason Aldean
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year
Kelsea Ballerini
***WINNER: Miranda Lambert
Reba McEntire
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year
Jason Aldean
Thomas Rhett
***WINNER: Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban
Chris Young

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Vocal Duo of the Year
***WINNER: Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

Vocal Group of the Year
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
***WINNER: Old Dominion

New Male Vocalist of the Year
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Devin Dawson
Russell Dickerson
***WINNER: Brett Young

New Female Vocalist of the Year
***WINNER: Lauren Alaina
Danielle Bradbery
Carly Pearce

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New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year
High Valley
***WINNER: Midland
Runaway June

Songwriter of the Year
***WINNER: Rhett Akins
Ashley Gorley
Hillary Lindsey
Shane McAnally
Josh Osborne

Album of the Year
The Breaker – Little Big Town
California Sunrise – Jon Pardi
***WINNER: From a Room: Volume 1 – Chris Stapleton
Happy Endings – Old Dominion
Life Changes – Thomas Rhett

Single Record of the Year
“Better Man” – Little Big Town
***WINNER: “Body Like a Back Road” – Sam Hunt
“Broken Halos” – Chris Stapleton
“Drinkin’ Problem” – Midland
“I’ll Name the Dogs” – Blake Shelton

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Song of the Year
“Body Like a Back Road” – Sam Hunt (songwriters: Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)
“Female” – Keith Urban (songwriters: Ross Copperman, Nicolle Galyon, Shane McAnally)
***WINNER: “Tin Man” – Miranda Lambert (songwriters: Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall)
“Whiskey and You” – Chris Stapleton (songwriters: Lee Thomas Miller, Chris Stapleton)

Video of the Year
“Black” – Dierks Bentley
***WINNER: “It Ain’t My Fault” – Brothers Osborne
“Legends” – Kelsea Ballerini
“Marry Me” – Thomas Rhett
“We Should Be Friends” – Miranda Lambert

Vocal Event of the Year
“Craving You” – Thomas Rhett featuring Maren Morris
“Dear Hate” – Maren Morris featuring Vince Gill
“Funny (How Time Slips Away) – Glen Campbell and Willie Nelson
***WINNER: “The Fighter” – Keith Urban featuring Carrie Underwood
“What Ifs” – Kane Brown featuring Lauren Alaina

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