2014 ACM Winners

George Strait wins Entertainer of the Year at the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

George Strait wins Entertainer of the Year at the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Photo: ACM

George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, The Band Perry, Florida Georgia Line and Jason Aldean were among the big winners at the 49th Academy of Country Music awards. Strait won Entertainer of the Year. Lambert took home the Female Vocalist of the Year honor, as well as the Single Record of the Year honor for “Mama’s Broken Heart.” Musgraves, who was a co-writer on “Mama’s Broken Heart” along with Shane McAnally and Brandy Clark, earned Album of the Year for her debut album, Same Trailer, Different Park. Aldean took home Male Vocalist of the Year.

Lambert and Keith Urban won Vocal Event of the Year honors for “We Were Us”; Urban also has producer credit on the song. He also made an appearance in the Taylor Swift/Tim McGraw video “Highway Don’t Care,” which garnered the Video of the Year honor.

The Band Perry took home honors as Vocal Group of the Year, while Aldean won Male Vocalist of the Year. Lee Brice‘s “I Drive Your Truck,” penned by Connie Harrington, Jessi Alexander and Jimmy Yeary, took home Song of the Year honors. MusicRow subscriber members also voted “…Truck” Song of the Year for last year’s MusicRow Awards.

Florida Georgia Line was named Vocal Duo of the Year, while Justin Moore earned the Best New Artist trophy. Merle Haggard was also honored (on his birthday) with the prestigious Crystal Milestone Award, presented by Garth Brooks.

At the top of the program, it was announced that in 2015, the 50th Anniversary Academy of Country Music Awards will be held at the AT&T Stadium (formerly known as Cowboys Stadium) in Dallas, Texas.

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The Band Perry wins Vocal Group of the Year.

The Band Perry wins Vocal Group of the Year.

Nominees (winners marked in bold):

Entertainer of the Year
Luke Bryan
Miranda Lambert
Blake Shelton
George Strait
Taylor Swift

Male Vocalist of the Year
Jason Aldean
Lee Brice
Luke Bryan
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban

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Trisha Yearwood (l) and Female Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert (r).

Female Vocalist of the Year
Sheryl Crow
Miranda Lambert
Kacey Musgraves
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Vocal Duo of the Year
Big & Rich
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Love and Theft
Thompson Square

Vocal Group of the Year
Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

New Artist of the Year (previously announced semi-finalists)
Brett Eldredge
Justin Moore
Kip Moore

Florida Georgia Line wins Vocal Duo of the Year. Photo: ACM

Florida Georgia Line wins Vocal Duo of the Year. Photo: ACM

Album of the Year [Award To Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company]
Based On A True Story… – Blake Shelton
Producer: Scott Hendricks; Record Label: Warner Bros. Records

Crash My Party – Luke Bryan
Producer: Jeff Stevens; Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

Here’s To The Good Times – Florida Georgia Line
Producer: Joey Moi; Record Label: Republic Nashville

Same Trailer Different Park – Kacey Musgraves
Producers: Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves; Record Label: Mercury Records

Two Lanes Of Freedom – Tim McGraw
Producers: Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw; Record Label: Big Machine Records

Jason Aldean wins Male Vocalist of the Year. Photo: ACM

Jason Aldean wins Male Vocalist of the Year. Photo: ACM

Single Record of the Year [Award To Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company]
“Cruise” – Florida Georgia Line
Producer: Joey Moi; Record Label: Republic Nashville

“Highway Don’t Care” – Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban
Producers: Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw; Record Label: Big Machine Records

“I Drive Your Truck” – Lee Brice
Producers: Lee Brice, Kyle Jacobs, Matt McClure; Record Label: Curb Records

“Mama’s Broken Heart” – Miranda Lambert
Producers: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf; Record Label: RCA Nashville

“Wagon Wheel” – Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum
Producer: Frank Rogers; Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

Justin Moore earns New Artist of the Year. Photo: ACM

Justin Moore earns New Artist of the Year. Photo: ACM

Song of the Year [Award To Composer(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]
“Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)” – Gary Allan
Songwriters: Gary Allan, Hillary Lindsey, Matthew Warren
Publishers: Always Alone Songs (ASCAP), Crystal Beach Music (BMI), Raylene Music (ASCAP)

“I Drive Your Truck” – Lee Brice
Songwriters: Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, Jimmy Yeary
Publishers: Beattyville Music (BMI), EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI), Great Day At This Music (BMI), Happy Tears Music (ASCAP), Vistaville Music (ASCAP), Watch This Girl Publishing (BMI)

“Mama’s Broken Heart” – Miranda Lambert
Songwriters: Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves
Publishers: 351 Music (BMI), Crazy Water Music (ASCAP), Little Blue Egg (ASCAP), Songs of Parallel (ASCAP), Vista Loma Music (ASCAP), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)

“Mine Would Be You” – Blake Shelton
Songwriters: Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, Deric Ruttan
Publishers: Doc and Maggie Music (ASCAP), EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI), Get A Load Of This Music (ASCAP), Great Day At This Music (BMI), Hopeless Rose Music (ASCAP), Vistaville Music (ASCAP), Watch This Girl Publishing (BMI), WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)

“Wagon Wheel” – Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum
Songwriters: Bob Dylan, Ketch Secor
Publishers: Blood Donor Music (BMI), Special Rider Music (SESAC)

 

Garth Brooks presents Merle Haggard with the Crystal Milestone Award. Photo: ACM

Garth Brooks presents Merle Haggard with the Crystal Milestone Award. Photo: ACM

Video of the Year [Award To Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)] *(Off Camera Award)
“Better Dig Two” – The Band Perry
Producer: Eric Williams
Director: Declan Whitebloom

“Blowin’ Smoke” – Kacey Musgraves
Producer: Josh Goldstein
Director: Honey

“Highway Don’t Care” – Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban
Producers: Tameron Hedge, Chandra LaPlume
Director: Shane Drake

“I Drive Your Truck” – Lee Brice
Producer: Karen Martin
Director: Eric Welch

“Mama’s Broken Heart” – Miranda Lambert
Producer: Reagan Rosson
Director: Trey Fanjoy

“Two Black Cadillacs” – Carrie Underwood
Producer: Steve Lamar
Director: P.R. Brown

Vocal Event of the Year [Award To Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company]
“Boys ‘Round Here” – Blake Shelton Featuring Pistol Annies & Friends
Producer: Scott Hendricks; Record Label: Warner Bros. Records

“Cruise (Remix)” – Florida Georgia Line Featuring Nelly
Producers: Joey Moi, Jason Nevins; Record Label: Republic Nashville

“Highway Don’t Care” – Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban
Producers: Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw; Record Label: Big Machine Records

“Wagon Wheel” – Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum
Producer: Frank Rogers; Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

“We Were Us” – Keith Urban And Miranda Lambert
Producers: Nathan Chapman, Keith Urban; Record Labels: Capitol Records Nashville, Hit Red Records, RCA Nashville

Off-camera 2014 ACM Winners were previously announced.

Off-camera radio winners were also previously announced.

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