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52nd ACM Awards winners list

Academy of Country MusicHere’s the list of winners at Sunday night’s 52nd ACM Awards:

New Male Vocalist of the Year
Jon Pardi

New Female Vocalist of the Year
Maren Morris

New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year
Brothers Osborne

Single Record of the Year
“H.O.L.Y.” — Florida Georgia Line

Songwriter of the Year
Lori McKenna

Vocal Event of the Year
“May We All” — Florida Georgia Line featuring Tim McGraw

Song of the Year
“Die a Happy Man” — Thomas Rhett

Vocal Duo of the Year
Brothers Osborne

Vocal Group of the Year
Little Big Town

Album of the Year
The Weight of These Wings — Miranda Lambert

Video of the Year
“Forever Country” — Artists of Then, Now & Forever

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Florida Georgia Line and Tim McGraw pick up early ACM awards

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Academy of Country MusicFlorida Georgia Line picked up two Academy of Country Music Awards Saturday night, ahead of Sunday’s 52nd annual show.

The duo found out they’d won both the Vocal Event of the Year for “May We All” with Tim McGraw, as well as Single Record of the Year for “H.O.L.Y.” The ACM surprised Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley with the news during the ACM Party for a Cause: WME Bash at the Beach at the GO Pool at Flamingo Las Vegas.

FGL joins previously-announced new artist winners Maren Morris, Jon Pardi and Brothers Osborne. The remainder of the trophies …read more

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Oops, I did it again: Chris Lane crawls on all fours at Britney Spears show

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ABC/Image Group LAQuite a few Nashville folks checked out Britney Spears Vegas show while they were in Sin City for this weekend’s Academy of Country Music Awards, including Chris Lane, who definitely had a concert experience he won’t soon forget!

The pop icon called the “Fix” hitmaker onstage during her set at The Axis at Planet Hollywood, and from there, things only got more interesting. Britney and her dancers fitted Chris with a harness and chains, before having him get down on all fours, as she walked him across the stage on a leash.

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A crash course in Sunday night’s 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards

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Academy of Country MusicSunday night in Las Vegas, the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards make their debut in their new home, Sin City’s T-Mobile Arena. While the venue may be new, the hosts aren’t — Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley are old pros by now. Luke’s hosted three times before with Blake Shelton, and this will be his second run with Dierks.

Going into the night, Keith Urban stands to take home the most statuettes, as he’s nominated for seven awards. Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris are close behind, with six nods.

Maren, however, has already come out on top in …read more

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The teleprompter blues: What Luke Bryan’s learned and Dierks Bentley is afraid will go wrong on Sunday night’s ACMs

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CBS/Cliff LipsonOn Sunday night, Luke Bryan will host the 52nd ACM Awards for the second time with Dierks Bentley. Before that, Luke learned the craft with Blake Shelton for three years. By now, he’s feeling like an old pro.

“With each passing year, I think you get a little more savvy, a little better, and you remember when something kinda worked, and when something really worked…” the Entertainer of the Year nominee says. “It’s kinda like you wanna minimize any margin of error and make the show go off without a hitch and represent country music in the best way …read more

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