The Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM) took place on Sunday, April 23, 2023, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The ceremony celebrated the best in country music, honoring some of the biggest names in the industry. Here is a list of all the 2023 ACM Award winners:
- Entertainer of the Year: Luke Bryan
- Female Artist of the Year: Miranda Lambert
- Male Artist of the Year: Chris Stapleton
- Duo of the Year: Florida Georgia Line
- Group of the Year: Old Dominion
- New Female Artist of the Year: Lainey Wilson
- New Male Artist of the Year: Ryan Hurd
- Album of the Year: “Starting Over” by Chris Stapleton
- Single of the Year: “Gone” by Dierks Bentley
- Song of the Year: “The Good Ones” by Gabby Barrett
- Video of the Year: “Forever After All” by Luke Combs
- Music Event of the Year: “Famous Friends” by Chris Young and Kane Brown
- Songwriter of the Year: Ashley Gorley
Luke Bryan won Entertainer of the Year for the third time, and Miranda Lambert won Female Artist of the Year for the ninth time. Chris Stapleton won Male Artist of the Year for the fourth time and also took home Album of the Year for “Starting Over.” Old Dominion won Group of the Year for the fifth time in a row, and Florida Georgia Line won Duo of the Year for the seventh time.
Lainey Wilson, who released her debut album “Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin'” in February 2021, won New Female Artist of the Year, while Ryan Hurd won New Male Artist of the Year.
The awards show featured performances by many of the winners, including Chris Stapleton, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, and Dierks Bentley. Other performers included Kacey Musgraves, Maren Morris, and Blake Shelton.
The ACM Awards have been a staple of the country music industry since they were first held in 1966. Over the years, the awards have recognized some of the biggest names in country music, including Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, and Garth Brooks. The 2023 ceremony continued that tradition, honoring the best and brightest in the genre.