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April 19, 2021


Sony Music Nashville earned five trophies at the “56th ACM Awards,” the highest tally for any label group.

Most-awarded artist of the evening, Maren Morris received her second Female Artist of the Year Award. Morris also received her first ACM Award for Song of the Year for her 3X Platinum No. 1 multi-format hit “The Bones,” as both artist and songwriter. She joined husband Ryan Hurd for the first-ever performance of their new duet “Chasing After You” from the Ryman Auditorium (watch here). This marks Hurd’s inaugural ACM appearance.

Kane Brown was an early winner, taking home his first ACM Award ever for Music Video of the Year (“Worldwide Beautiful”). During the show, he and Chris Young debuted their Top 20 single “Famous Friends” from the Ryman Auditorium (watch here).

Old Dominion took home their fourth consecutive Group of the Year Award, the longest winning streak in the category since 2008. The group was also nominated for ACM Song of the Year for “Some People Do,” which Matthew Ramsey co-wrote.

Luke Combs performed his latest Top 20 single “Forever After All” accompanied by a string orchestra at the Grand Ole Opry House (watch here). Combs was nominated for ACM Entertainer, Male Vocalist and Music Event of the Year for “Does To Me” with Eric Church.

Miranda Lambert hit the stage alongside Elle King at the Grand Ole Opry House to open the show with their newest collaboration, “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” (watch here). She later joined Chris Stapleton at The Bluebird Cafe for a performance of “Maggie’s Song” (watch here) and her The Marfa Tapes collaborators Jack Ingram and Jon Randall at the Ryman Auditorium for the premiere performance of “In His Arms” off the anticipated project (watch here). Lambert is ACM’s most-decorated artist of all time, and was nominated for ACM Female Vocalist of the Year, as well as “Single” and “Song” for “Bluebird.”
  Brad Paisley surprised ACM New Male Arist of the Year Jimmie Allen at The Bluebird Cafe and performed “Freedom Was A Highway” (watch here).
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About Sony Music Nashville: Sony Music Nashville includes its three country label operations – Arista Nashville, Columbia Nashville and RCA Nashville – and Provident Entertainment.