Complete list of nominees and winners

Don’t mess with Texas! The 58th Academy of Country Music Awards honors the brightest stars of the genre — and the full list of nominees and winners is jam-packed with celebrity names.

The Thursday, May 11 event will be held at the Ford Center in Frisco, Texas and will be co-hosted by legendary country music superstars Dolly Parton And Garth Brooks. The duo are relatively new to the performance – this year Parton will be hosting for the second time, while Brooks is making his debut as presenter – but both are no strangers to the ceremony. The “Jolene” singer, 77, won a total of 13 ACMs Over the years, the Oklahoma native has taken home an impressive 22 awards — six of them for the night’s most coveted award, Entertainer of the Year. (He was also recognized as the ACM Artist of the ’90s Decade.)

“The fact that they even asked is flattering and the fact that I get to host with Ms Parton is incredible,” said Brooks, 61 billboard March. “The surprise of the evening is that you will see this beautiful woman wearing that 260 pound ass all night.”

This year, some of fan-favorite hitmakers are in the running for the night’s most prestigious trophy, including: Jason Aldean, Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton, Carrie underwood And Morgan Wallen.

Entertainer of the Year award for ‘Last Night’ artist, 29 – who was previously excluded from the award ceremony after TMZ released a video saying the N-word in February 2021 – would be a highlight of what would otherwise be a difficult few months. The Voice The alum recently had to cancel a number of concerts – including his scheduled 2023 appearance at the ACMs – due to an injury to his vocal cords.

“After 10 days of vocal rest, I played three shows in Florida last weekend and even one on the third I felt terrible‘ the Tennessee native shared via Instagram earlier this month. “So yesterday I went in and had an exam and they told me I had reinjured my vocal cords and that I have vocal cord trauma. Her advice is I take vocal rest for six weeks, so I’m going to do that.” The “Wasted on You” singer also shared that he “tore my lats.” [muscle]” During a show in Australia, he added, “I’ve been trying to work this through in silence, but this free time will also help me put that back together.”

While Wallen won’t take the stage Thursday, other artists are ready to rock out. Lambert, 39, Aldean, 46, Brown, 29, Combs, 33, Cole Swindell, Keith urban And Lainey Wilson – who has six nominations and is the second most nominated act at this year’s ACMs – are just a few of the artists who will be performing. For her part, Parton will wrap up the show with the debut of her new single.

“I’m doing my first “The rock ‘n’ roll song ‘World on Fire’ has a great message,” said the 9-to-5 star, who was inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in November 2022 Los Angeles Times in May. “Hopefully that will be my moment. But we just let it flow. What my heart says, do, I do.”

The 2023 ACM Awards will be streamed live on Amazon Prime Video on May 11 at 7pm ET. Below is the full list of ACM Awards nominees and winners:

Entertainer of the Year

Jason Aldean

Kane Brown

Luke Combs

Miranda Lambert

Chris Stapleton

Carrie underwood

Morgan Wallen

Artist of the Year

Kelsea Ballerini

Miranda Lambert

Ashley McBryde

Carly Pearce

Laine Wilson

Male Artist of the Year

Kane Brown

Luke Combs

Jordan Davis

Chris Stapleton

Morgan Wallen

duo of the year

Brooks & Dunn

Brothers Osborne

Dan + Shay

Maddie & Tae

The War and the Treaty

group of the year

Lady A

Small big city


Old Dominion

Zac Brown Band

New Artist of the Year

Priscilla Block

Megan Moroney

Caitlyn Smith

Morgan Wade

Hailey Whitters

New Male Artist of the Year

Zach Bryan

Jackson Dean


Dylan Scott


Bailey Zimmerman

album of the year

Ashley McBryde presents: Lindeville by Ashley McBryde

Bell Bottom Country by Lainey Wilson

Growin’ Up by Luke Combs

Mr. Saturday Night by Jon Pardi

Palomino by Miranda Lambert

single of the year

Heart Like a Truck directed by Lainey Wilson

“I Never Wanted To Be That Girl” by Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde

“She Had Me at Heads Carolina” by Cole Swindell

“Thank God” by Kane Brown with Katelyn Brown

‘Til You Can’t by Cody Johnson

song of the year

Sand in My Boots by Morgan Wallen

“She Had Me at Heads Carolina” by Cole Swindell

‘Til You Can’t by Cody Johnson

HARDY’s “Wait in the Truck” starring Lainey Wilson

“You Should Probably Go” by Chris Stapleton

Visual Media of the Year

“HEARTFIRST” by Kelsea Ballerini

“She Had Me at Heads Carolina” by Cole Swindell

Kane Brown’s “Thank God” starring Katelyn Brown

‘Til You Can’t by Cody Johnson

HARDY’s “Wait in the Truck” starring Lainey Wilson

What He Didn’t Do by Carly Pearce

Songwriter of the Year

Nicolle Galyon

Ashley Gorley

Chase McGill

Josh Osborne

Hunter Phelps

Artist – Songwriter of the Year

Luke Combs



Miranda Lambert

Morgan Wallen

music event of the year

At the End of a Bar directed by Chris Young and starring Mitchell Tenpenny

“She had me at Heads Carolina” [Remix] by Cole Swindell and Jo Dee Messina

“Thank God” by Kane Brown with Katelyn Brown

Dustin Lynch’s “Thinking ‘Bout You” starring MacKenzie Porter

HARDY’s “Wait in the Truck” starring Lainey Wilson

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