2013 ACM Winners

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• April 7, 2013
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Luke Bryan wins Entertainer of the Year

Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town and Jason Aldean were the big winners at last night’s Academy of Country Music awards. Bryan won Entertainer of the Year, and Vocal Event of the Year (for “The Only Way I Know” with Eric Church and Aldean) while Lambert took home awards in the Female Vocalist of the Year, Single Record of the Year (“Over You”) and Song of the Year (“Over You”) category.

Little Big Town took home honors as Vocal Group of the Year and Video of the Year (“Tornado”), while Aldean won Male Vocalist of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year (“The Only Way I Know” featuring Bryan and Eric Church).

Eric Church‘s Chief took home Album of the Year honors, while Florida Georgia Line won New Artist of the Year.

Read a full review of the show.

Nominees (winners marked in bold):

Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Miranda Lambert
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift

Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Toby Keith
Blake Shelton

Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Kacey Musgraves
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Big & Rich
Florida Georgia Line
Love and Theft
Thompson Square

The Band Perry
Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Zac Brown Band

NEW MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR (previously determined via fan voting)
Lee Brice
Brantley Gilbert
Hunter Hayes

NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR (previously determined via fan voting)
Jana Kramer
Kacey Musgraves
Sunny Sweeney

NEW VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR (previously determined via fan voting)
Florida Georgia Line
Love and Theft
Thompson Square

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY KOHL’S DEPARTMENT STORES [Winners of New Male, New Female & New Vocal Duo or Group Of The Year]
Florida Georgia Line
Brantley Gilbert
Jana Kramer

ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company]
Blown Away – Carrie Underwood (19/Arista Nashville), Produced by: Mark Bright
Chief – Eric Church (EMI-Nashville), Produced by: Jay Joyce
Red – Taylor Swift (Big Machine Records), Produced by: Jeff Bhasker, Nathan Chapman, Dann Huff, Jacknife Lee, Max Martin, Shellback, Taylor Swift, Butch Walker, Dan Wilson
tailgates & tanlines – Luke Bryan (Capitol Nashville), Produced by: Mark Bright, Jeff Stevens
Tornado – Little Big Town (Capitol Nashville), Produced by: Jay Joyce

SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company]
“Even If It Breaks Your Heart” – Eli Young Band (Republic Nashville), Produced by: Mike Wrucke
“Over You” – Miranda Lambert (RCA), Produced by: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf
“Pontoon” – Little Big Town (Capitol Nashville), Produced by: Jay Joyce
“Springsteen” – Eric Church (EMI-Nashville), Produced by: Jay Joyce
“Wanted” – Hunter Hayes (Atlantic/WMN), Produced by: Hunter Hayes, Dann Huff

SONG OF THE YEAR [Award to Composer(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]
“A Woman Like You” – Lee Brice
Composers: Phil Barton, Johnny Bulford, Jon Stone
Publishers: 3JB Music (BMI), Adios Pantalones (SESAC), Hears That Skyline Music (SESAC), Sixteen Stars Music (BMI), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)

“Even If It Breaks Your Heart” – Eli Young Band
Composers: Will Hoge, Eric Paslay
Publishers: Cal IV Songs (ASCAP), Will Hoge Music (BMI)

“Over You” – Miranda Lambert
Composers: Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton
Publishers: Pink Dog Publishing (BMI), Sony ATV/Tree Publishing (BMI)

“Springsteen” – Eric Church
Composers: Eric Church, Jeff Hyde, Ryan Tyndell
Publishers: Bug Music (BMI), Ole Purple Cape Music (BMI), Sinnerlina (BMI), Sony ATV/Tree Publishing (BMI)

“Wanted” – Hunter Hayes
Composers: Hunter Hayes, Troy Verges
Publishers: Happy Little Man Publishing (BMI), Songs From The Engine Room (BMI), Songs Of Universal Inc. (BMI)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR [Award to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)] *(Off Camera Award) [TIE]
“Creepin’” – Eric Church
Producer: Iris Baker; Director: Peter Zavadil

“Merry Go ‘Round” – Kacey Musgraves
Producers: Perry Bean, Kacey Musgraves; Director: Perry Bean

“Tornado” – Little Big Town
Producer: Iris Baker; Director: Shane Drake

“Wanted” – Hunter Hayes
Producers: Stephanie Reeves, Eric Williams; Directors: Traci Goudie, Patrick Hubik

“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” – Taylor Swift
Producer: John Nguyen; Director: Declan Whitebloom

“The Wind” – Zac Brown Band
Producer: Ben Kalina; Director: Mike Judge

VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company] *(Off Camera Award)
“Don’t Rush” – Kelly Clarkson Featuring Vince Gill (19/RCA/Columbia Nashville)
Produced by: Dann Huff
“Easy” – Rascal Flatts Featuring Natasha Bedingfield (Big Machine Records)
Produced by: Dann Huff, Brian Kennedy, Rascal Flatts
“Feel Like A Rock Star” – Kenny Chesney (Duet With Tim McGraw) (Blue Chair/BNA)
Produced by: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney
“Let It Rain” – David Nail Featuring Sarah Buxton (MCA Nashville)
Produced by: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell
“The Only Way I Know” – Jason Aldean With Luke Bryan & Eric Church (Broken Bow)
Produced by: Michael Knox

Radio award winners were honored April 6 during a ceremony in Las Vegas.

Off-camera awards will be presented at the ACM Honors Sept. 10 in Nashville.




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