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A Song-Filled Celebration

59th Academy of Country Music Awards
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Noah Kahan and Kelsea Ballerini perform onstage at the 59th Academy of Country Music Awards from Ford Center at The Star on May 16, 2024 in Frisco, Texas.
Courtesy: Academy of Country Music Awards

Reba McEntire hosted the two-hour commercial-free concert event from the world headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys at The Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas.

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Reba McEntire at the 59th Academy of Country Music Awards from Ford Center at The Star on May 16, 2024 in Frisco, Texas.

During the live broadcast, McEntire also announced her return as host for the monumental 60th ACM Awards in 2025.

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Thomas Rhett performs at the 59th Academy of Country Music Awards from Ford Center at The Star on May 16, 2024 in Frisco, Texas.

The show celebrated Country Music’s biggest stars and emerging talent. It featured 18 show-stopping performances from 19 artists, exclusive collaborations, and unexpected moments that captivated fans worldwide.

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Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton perform at the 59th Academy of Country Music Awards from Ford Center at The Star on May 16, 2024 in Frisco, Texas.
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Tanya Trotter and Michael Trotter Jr. of The War and Treaty speak onstage at the 59th Academy of Country Music Awards from Ford Center at The Star on May 16, 2024 in Frisco, Texas.

Winner Highlights of the 59th Academy of Country Music Awards:

  • 59th Academy of Country Music Awards Roaming Show
    Lainey Wilson performs onstage at the 59th Academy of Country Music Awards from Ford Center at The Star on May 16, 2024 in Frisco, Texas.
    This is Lainey Wilson’s first win for ACM Entertainer of the Year, and her win qualifies her for the coveted ACM Triple Crown Award, celebrating artists who have won New Female/Male Artist/Duo or Group of the Year, Female/Male Artist/Duo/Group of the Year, and Entertainer of the Year. Lainey Wilson is the first woman to achieve the ACM Triple Crown Award in three years (2021 ACM New Female Artist of the Year, 2022 & 2023 Female Artist of the Year, and 2023 Entertainer of the Year) and the first artist since The Chicks (1998-2000). Her three wins tonight bring her ACM Awards count to 10.
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    Chris Stapleton accepts the award for Male Artist of the Year at the 59th Academy of Country Music Awards from Ford Center at The Star on May 16, 2024 in Frisco, Texas.
    Chris Stapleton was the most awarded artist of the evening with four wins, including his eighth win for ACM Album of the Year, four as an artist, and four as a producer, making him the artist with the most wins in the category (passing George Strait with six wins).
    59th Academy of Country Music Awards Roaming Show
    Chris Stapleton and Dua Lipa performs onstage at the 59th Academy of Country Music Awards from Ford Center at The Star on May 16, 2024 in Frisco, Texas.
    His win for ACM Male Artist of the Year brings his total in the category to four. Stapleton’s win for ACM Artist-Songwriter of the Year marks his first win in the category. His four wins bring his ACM Awards count to 20.
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    Geoff Sprung, Brad Tursi, Matthew Ramsey and Trevor Rosen of Old Dominion wins the award for Group of The Year at the 59th Academy of Country Music Awards from Ford Center at The Star on May 16, 2024 in Frisco, Texas.
    Old Dominion’s win for ACM Group of the Year marks their seventh consecutive win in the category, tying Rascal Flatts for the most consecutive wins in the category. Their win tonight brings Old Dominion’s ACM Awards count to nine.
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Kendra Slaubaugh and Krista Slaubaugh of Tigirlily Gold perform onstage at the 59th Academy of Country Music Awards from Ford Center at The Star on May 16, 2024 in Frisco, Texas.
  • Megan Moroney, Nate Smith, and Tigirlily Gold secured their first ACM Awards wins for their respective wins in the three New Artist categories, along with Jordan Davis, who took home his first two ACM Awards with an Artist and Songwriter credit on the ACM Song of the Year, “Next Thing You Know.”
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Jason Aldean performs onstage at the 59th Academy of Country Music Awards from Ford Center at The Star on May 16, 2024 in Frisco, Texas.

For a complete list of past and present wins and nominations, please visit ACMcountry.com and search the ACM Awards Database on the homepage.  


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