Lainey Wilson, Chris Stapleton Clean Up at 59th Annual ACM Awards

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Lainey Wilson and Chris Stapleton claim top honors at the 59th annual ACM Awards. Wilson won Entertainer of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, and Event of the Year, while Stapleton took home awards for Album of the Year, Male Entertainer of the Year, and Artist-Songwriter of the Year.

The 59th annual ACM Awards, held at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas and hosted by 16-time ACM Awards winner Reba McEntire, saw some powerful performances in addition to the awards ceremony. Luke Combs led with eight nominations, while Morgan Wallen and Megan Moroney — the most nominated woman this year — tied in second place with six nominations.

The star-studded performances included sets from Jelly Roll, Miranda Lambert, Kelsea Ballerini, a duet from Blake Shelton and wife Gwen Stefani, Nate Smith featuring Avril Lavigne, and Post Malone’s first performance at a country music awards show. Malone is dropping his first country album later this year.

Lainey Wilson and Chris Stapleton, who cleaned up the night by taking home the show’s most coveted awards, both gave stunner performances; Stapleton surprised music fans everywhere by bringing Dua Lipa onstage for a killer performance alongside his wife Morgane.

Wilson ultimately won Entertainer of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, and Event of the Year, while Stapleton took home awards for Album of the Year, Male Entertainer of the Year, and Artist-Songwriter of the Year. Wilson’s win for Music Event of the Year was shared with first-time nom Jelly Roll for their collaboration on his “Save Me.”

Other big winners of the night included Megan Maroney and Nate Smith (Female/Male Best New Artists), Jessie Jo Dillon (Best Songwriter), and Old Dominion (Best Group). Unsurprisingly, Luke Combs took home Single of the Year for his cover of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car,” and Jordan Davis won Song of the Year for “Next Thing You Know.”

The full list of ACM Awards nominees and winners is below:

Entertainer of the Year

  • Kane Brown
  • Luke Combs
  • Jelly Roll
  • Cody Johnson
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Morgan Wallen
  • Lainey Wilson — Winner

Female Artist of the Year

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Ashley McBryde
  • Megan Moroney
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Lainey Wilson — Winner

Male Artist of the Year

  • Luke Combs
  • Jelly Roll
  • Cody Johnson
  • Chris Stapleton — Winner
  • Morgan Wallen

Duo of the Year

  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Brothers Osbourne
  • Dan + Shay — Winner
  • Maddie & Tae
  • The War and Treaty

Group of the Year

  • Flatland Cavalry
  • Lady A
  • Little Big Town
  • Old Dominion — Winner
  • Zac Brown Band

New Female Artist of the Year

  • Kassi Ashton
  • Ashley Cooke
  • Hannah Ellis
  • Kylie Morgan
  • Megan Moroney — Winner

New Male Artist of the Year

  • ERNEST
  • Kameron Marlow
  • Dylan Scott
  • Conner Smith
  • Nate Smith — Winner

New Duo or Group of the Year

  • Neon Union
  • Restless Road
  • Tigirlily Gold — Winner

Album of the Year

  • Gettin’ Old – Luke Combs
  • Higher – Chris Stapleton — Winner
  • Leather – Cody Johnson
  • One Thing at a Time – Morgan Wallen
  • Rolling Up the Welcome Mat (For Good) – Kelsea Ballerini

Single of the Year

  • “Burn It Down” – Parker McCollum
  • “Fast Car” – Luke Combs — Winner
  • “Last Night” – Morgan Wallen
  • “Need a Favor” – Jelly Roll
  • “Next Thing You Know” – Jordan Davis

Song of the Year

  • “Fast Car” – Luke Combs
  • “Heart Like a Truck” – Lainey Wilson
  • “Next Thing You Know” – Jordan Davis — Winner
  • “The Painter” – Cody Johnson
  • “Tennessee Orange” – Megan Moroney

Music Event of the Year

  • “Can’t Break Up Now” – Old Dominion with Megan Moroney
  • “Different ‘Round Here” – Riley Green with Luke Combs
  • “I Remember Everything” – Zach Bryan with Kacey Musgraves
  • “Man Made a Bar” – Morgan Wallen with Eric Church
  • “Save Me” – Jelly Roll with Lainey Wilson — Winner

Visual Media of the Year

  • “Burn It Down” – Parker McCollum — Winner
  • “Human” – Cody Johnson
  • “In Your Love” – Tyler Childers
  • “Next Thing You Know” – Jordan Davis
  • “Tennessee Orange” – Megan Moroney

Songwriter of the Year

  • Jessie Jo Dillon — Winner
  • Ashley Gorley
  • Hillary Lindsey
  • Chase McGill
  • Josh Thompson

Artist-Songwriter of the Year

  • Zach Bryan
  • ERNEST
  • HARDY
  • Chris Stapleton — Winner
  • Morgan Wallen