NASHVILLE NEWS & NOTES – MONDAY, APRIL 3, 2017!

The 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards were held last night!  Jason Aldean took home the night’s biggest prize, ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR.  Thomas Rhett is your MALE VOCALIST O.T.Y and Miranda Lambert won for FEMALE VOCALIST O.T.Y!  Some of the other major awards went to Brothers Osborne for VOCAL DUO, Little Big Town for VOCAL GROUP, Jon Pardi for NEW MALE, Maren Morris for NEW FEMALE and Miranda Lambert for ALBUM O.T.Y!  Here’s the complete list of winners:

Entertainer of the Year

WINNER: Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan

Florida Georgia Line

Carrie Underwood

Keith Urban

 

Male Vocalist of the Year

Jason Aldean

Dierks Bentley

WINNER: Thomas Rhett

Chris Stapleton

Keith Urban

 

Female Vocalist of the Year

Kelsea Ballerini

WINNER: Miranda Lambert

Maren Morris

Kacey Musgraves

Carrie Underwood

 

Vocal Duo of the Year

Big & Rich

WINNER: Brothers Osborne

Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line

Maddie & Tae

 

Vocal Group of the Year

Eli Young Band

Lady Antebellum

WINNER: Little Big Town

Old Dominion

Rascal Flatts

 

New Male Vocalist of the Year (Presented by T-Mobile)

WINNER: Jon Pardi

Kane Brown

Chris Janson

Chris Lane

Brett Young

 

New Female Vocalist of the Year (Presented by T-Mobile)

WINNER: Maren Morris

Lauren Alaina

Cam

Brandy Clark

 

New Vocal Duo Or Group of the Year (Presented by T-Mobile)

WINNER: Brothers Osborne

A Thousand Horses

Dan + Shay

LOCASH

Maddie & Tae

 

Album of the Year

Black, Dierks Bentley

Dig Your Roots, Florida Georgia Line

Hero, Maren Morris

Ripcord, Keith Urban

WINNER: The Weight of These Wings, Miranda Lambert

 

Single Record of the Year

“Blue Ain’t Your Color,” Keith Urban

WINNER: “H.O.L.Y.,” Florida Georgia Line

“Humble and Kind,” Tim McGraw

“My Church,” Maren Morris

“Vice,” Miranda Lambert

 

Song of the Year

“Blue Ain’t Your Color,” Keith Urban

WINNER: “Die a Happy Man,” Thomas Rhett

“Humble and Kind,” Tim McGraw

“Kill a Word,” Eric Church featuring Rhiannon Giddens

“Tennessee Whiskey,” Chris Stapleton

“Vice,” Miranda Lambert

 

Video of the Year (Presented by Xfinity)

“Fire Away,” Chris Stapleton

WINNER: “Forever Country,” Artists of Then, Now & Forever

“Humble and Kind,” Tim McGraw

“Peter Pan,” Kelsea Ballerini

“Vice,” Miranda Lambert

 

Songwriter of the Year

Ashley Gorley

Luke Laird

Hillary Lindsey

Shane McAnally

WINNER: Lori McKenna

 

Vocal Event of the Year

“Different for Girls,” Dierks Bentley featuring Elle King

“Forever Country,” Artists of Then, Now & Forever

WINNER: “May We All,” Florida Georgia Line featuring Tim McGraw

“Setting the World on Fire,” Kenny Chesney featuring Pink

“Think of You,” Chris Young Featuring Cassadee Pope

Newly crowned ACM Entertainer of the Year, Jason Aldean, tells Radio.com that he’s busy working on a new album.  Jason says, “It’s still in the early stages.  We’ll go back in [to the studio] a couple of more times over the next few months and try to finish it up.”  Jason hopes to have a single out later this year.
Chris Stapleton played an April Fool’s joke on fans when he tweeted a picture of himself with the R&B group Boyz II Men on Saturday along with the caption: ”Last night they finally asked, so I’m proud to announce I’m the newest member of BoyzIIMen!”  It’s an obvious April Fool’s Day joke, but with Florida Georgia Line teaming up with the Backstreet Boys, I would have liked to have heard Chris with B2M!