Ashley Gorley, Hardy & Lainey Wilson Score Early ACM Award Wins
More winners have been announced ahead of the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards, which will air live tonight (May 11) across over 240 countries and territories exclusively on Prime Video and the Amazon Music channel on Twitch at at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT/4 p.m. PT from Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas.
The winners of the Songwriter of the Year, Artist-Songwriter of the Year and Visual Media of the Year categories were unveiled last night (May 10) via social media.
This year, the ACM Songwriter of the Year category was split into Songwriter of the Year and Artist-Songwriter of the Year, and Video of the Year was expanded into Visual Media of the Year to include additional formats of visual content.
Ashley Gorley earned Songwriter of the Year, taking home his first win in the ACM category. Artist and actor Charles Esten surprised Gorley with the news and presented him with the golden award during an interview at the first-ever Songs and Stories event, presented by The Bluebird Cafe and Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI).
Hardy, the most nominated artist at this year’s ACM Awards, was named Artist-Songwriter of the Year. He and Lainey Wilson also scored Visual Media of the Year for the music video accompanying their No. 1 duet “Wait In The Truck.”
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