The 54th Academy of Country Music Awards haven’t even started yet and some of our favorite artists are already winning big.
This afternoon, the Academy of Country Music revealed that Dierks Bentley and Brothers Osborne are officially the winners of the ACM Award Music Event of the Year category for “Burning Man” produced by Ross Copperman, Jon Randall Stewart and Arturo Buenahora Jr. and Capitol Records Nashville. The guys were up against Jason Aldean and Miranda Lambert for “Drowns the Whiskey;” David Lee Murphy and Kenny Chesney for “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright;” Dan + Shay and Kelly Clarkson for “Keeping Score;” and Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line for “Meant To Be.”
To view a full list of nominees, as well as our winner predictions, click here.
Last month, it was announced that Luke Combs, Ashley McBryde and LANCO were early winners at this year’s show, taking home trophies in New Male Vocalist, New Female Vocalist and New Vocal Group of the Year, respectively. Each artist will also perform on the ACM Awards stage later this evening.
Hosted by Reba McEntire, the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards air LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas TONIGHT, April 7th @ 8PM ET/PT on CBS and CS Country will be onsite talking to all of your favorite stars on the red carpet.
The show will also feature performances from Lauren Alaina, Jason Aldean (ACM Dick Clark Artist of the Decade Award honoree), Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Kelly Clarkson, Luke Combs (ACM New Male Artist of the Year), Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Mickey Guyton, Khalid, Miranda Lambert, LANCO (ACM New Group of the Year), Little Big Town, Maddie & Tae, Ashley McBryde (ACM New Female Artist of the Year), Reba McEntire, Chrissy Metz, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, George Strait, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban.