2024 ACM Awards Winners: Complete Winners List and Highlights

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Discover the complete list of winners and highlights from the 2024 ACM Awards. Lainey Wilson and Chris Stapleton dominate the night, hosted by Reba McEntire. Dive into the memorable moments, standout performances, and more from country music’s biggest celebration.

2024 ACM Awards Winners
2024 ACM Awards Winners

2024 ACM Awards Winners

The 59th Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards, often referred to as the “party of the year,” took place on May 16, 2024, at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas. The evening was filled with excitement, outstanding performances, and well-deserved recognitions. Country music enthusiasts worldwide tuned in to witness their favorite artists being honored for their contributions to the genre.

Leading Nominations

Before the event, anticipation was high as Luke Combs led the pack with eight nominations, followed closely by Megan Moroney, the most nominated woman this year, and Morgan Wallen, both with six nods. However, it was Lainey Wilson and Chris Stapleton who stole the spotlight by winning some of the most prestigious awards of the night.

Major Wins

Lainey Wilson, the “Heart Like a Truck” singer, had an unforgettable night, securing the awards for **Entertainer of the

Year, Female Artist of the Year, and Music Event of the Year** for her collaboration with Jelly Roll on “Save Me.” Lainey’s remarkable talent and dedication to her craft were evident as she took the stage to accept her awards, marking a significant milestone in her career.

On the other hand, Chris Stapleton showcased his dominance in the male categories, winning Male Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, and Artist-Songwriter of the Year. His album “Higher” was particularly celebrated, highlighting his exceptional artistry and the ability to connect with audiences on a profound level.

The Host and Production

The 2024 ACM Awards were hosted by the legendary Reba McEntire, a 16-time ACM Award winner herself. Her charisma and deep connection to country music brought a sense of nostalgia and excitement to the event. The show was produced by Dick Clark Productions, a subsidiary of Penske Media Corporation, ensuring a high-quality and memorable experience for viewers.

Complete List of Winners

Here’s a comprehensive list of the winners from the 2024 ACM Awards:

Entertainer of the Year

  • Kane Brown
  • Luke Combs
  • Jelly Roll
  • Cody Johnson
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Morgan Wallen
  • Winner: Lainey Wilson

Female Artist of the Year

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Ashley McBryde
  • Megan Moroney
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Winner: Lainey Wilson

Male Artist of the Year

  • Luke Combs
  • Jelly Roll
  • Cody Johnson
  • Winner: Chris Stapleton
  • Morgan Wallen

Duo of the Year

  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Brothers Osborne
  • Winner: Dan + Shay
  • Maddie & Tae
  • The War and Treaty

Group of the Year

  • Flatland Cavalry
  • Lady A
  • Little Big Town
  • Winner: Old Dominion
  • Zac Brown Band

New Female Artist of the Year

  • Kassi Ashton
  • Ashley Cooke
  • Hannah Ellis
  • Kylie Morgan
  • Winner: Megan Moroney

New Male Artist of the Year

  • Kameron Marlowe
  • Dylan Scott
  • Conner Smith
  • Winner: Nate Smith

New Duo or Group of the Year

  • Neon Union
  • Restless Road
  • Winner: Tigirlily Gold

Album of the Year

  • Winner: Higher – Chris Stapleton; Producers: Chris Stapleton, Dave Cobb, Morgane Stapleton; Record Company-Label: Mercury Nashville
  • Gettin’ Old – Luke Combs; Producer: Chip Matthews, Jonathan Singleton, Luke Combs; Record Company-Label: River House Artists / Columbia Nashville
  • Leather – Cody Johnson; Producers: Trent Willmon; Record Company-Label: CoJo Music LLC / Warner Music Nashville LLC
  • One Thing at a Time – Morgan Wallen; Producers: Joey Moi, Cameron Montgomery, Charlie Handsome, Jacob Durrett; Record Company-Label: Big Loud Records / Republic Records / Mercury Records
  • Rolling Up the Welcome Mat (For Good) – Kelsea Ballerini; Producers: Kelsea Ballerini, Alysa Vanderheym; Record Company-Label: Black River Entertainment

Single of the Year

  • “Burn It Down” – Parker McCollum; Producer: Jon Randall; Record Company-Label: MCA Nashville
  • Winner: “Fast Car” – Luke Combs; Producers: Luke Combs, Chip Matthews, Jonathan Singleton; Record Company-Label: River House Artists / Columbia Nashville
  • “Last Night” – Morgan Wallen; Producer: Joey Moi, Charlie Handsome; Record Company-Label: Big Loud Records / Republic Records / Mercury Records
  • “Need a Favor” – Jelly Roll; Producer: Austin Nivarel; Record Company-Label: Stoney Creek Records / BMG Nashville
  • “Next Thing You Know” – Jordan Davis; Producer: Paul DiGiovanni; Record Company-Label: MCA Nashville

Song of the Year

  • “Fast Car” – Luke Combs; Songwriters: Tracy Chapman; Publishers: Purple Rabbit
  • “Heart Like a Truck” – Lainey Wilson; Songwriters: Dallas Wilson, Lainey Wilson, Trannie Anderson; Publishers: Sony / ATV Countryside; Songs of Riser House; Songs of Wild Cat Well Music
  • Winner: “Next Thing You Know” – Jordan Davis; Songwriters: Chase McGill, Greylan James, Jordan Davis, Josh Osborne; Publishers: Family Farm Songs; Hold On Can I Get A Number 1 Music; Songs of Universal Inc
  • “The Painter” – Cody Johnson; Songwriters: Benjy Davis, Kat Higgins, Ryan Larkins; Publishers: Big Music Machine; BMG Platinum Songs US; Nashblonde Music; Pompano Run Music; Songs for Ellie May; Sony / ATV Tree Publishing; Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Group; Well That Was Awkward Music
  • “Tennessee Orange” – Megan Moroney; Songwriters: Ben Williams, David Fanning, Megan Moroney, Paul Jenkins; Publishers: 33 Creative; Bone Bone Creative; Sony / ATV Tree Publishing

Music Event of the Year

  • “Can’t Break Up Now” – Old Dominion, Megan Moroney; Producers: Brad Tursi, Geoff Sprung, Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Whit Sellers, Ross Copperman, Kristian Bush; Record Company-Label: Three Up Three Down, LLC / Columbia Nashville
  • “Different ‘Round Here” – Riley Green (Ft. Luke Combs); Producer: Dann Huff; Record Company-Label: BMLG Records
  • “I Remember Everything” – Zach Bryan (feat. Kacey Musgraves); Producer: Zach Bryan; Record Company-Label: Belting Bronco Records / Warner Records, Inc
  • “Man Made a Bar” – Morgan Wallen (feat. Eric Church); Producer: Joey Moi; Record Company-Label: Big Loud Records / Mercury Records / Republic Records
  • Winner: “Save Me” – Jelly Roll (with Lainey Wilson); Producers: Zach Crowell, David Ray Stevens; Record Company-Label: Stoney Creek Records / BMG Nashville

Visual Media of the Year

  • Winner: “Burn It Down” – Parker McCollum; Producers: Christen Pinkston & Wesley Stebbins-Perry; Director: Dustin Haney
  • “Human” – Cody Johnson; Producer: Christen Pinkston & Wesley Stebbins-Perry; Director: Dustin Haney
  • “In Your Love” – Tyler Childers; Producer: Kacie Barton, Whitney Wolanin, Nicholas Robespierre, Ian Thorton, Silas House; Director: Bryan Schlam
  • “Next Thing You Know” – Jordan Davis; Producer: Jamie Stratakis; Director: Running Bear (Stephen Kinigopoulos, Alexa Stone)
  • “Tennessee Orange” – Megan Moroney; Producer: Lauren Starr, Saul Levitz, Laura Burhenn; Director: Jason Lester

Songwriter of the Year

  • Winner: Jessie Jo Dillon
  • Ashley Gorley
  • Hillary Lindsey
  • Chase McGill
  • Josh Thompson

Artist-Songwriter of the Year

  • Zach Bryan
  • Winner: Chris Stapleton
  • Morgan Wallen

Highlights and Memorable Moments

The 2024 ACM Awards were not just about the winners but also about the unforgettable performances and moments that made the night special. Lainey Wilson’s emotional acceptance speeches resonated with many, showcasing her humility and gratitude. Chris Stapleton’s performance was another highlight, as his soulful voice captivated the audience.

Reba McEntire’s presence as the host added a touch of class and nostalgia to the event. Her witty remarks and heartfelt tributes to the genre’s history reminded everyone of the rich legacy of country music.

The collaborations and performances were also noteworthy. From Jelly Roll and Lainey Wilson’s powerful rendition of “Save Me” to Luke Combs’ heartfelt performance of “Fast Car,” the night was filled with musical magic.


The 59th ACM Awards celebrated the best of country music, honoring both established artists and rising stars. The event highlighted the genre’s diversity and the immense talent within the country music community. As Lainey Wilson and Chris Stapleton walked away with some of the night’s top honors, it was clear that the future of country music is in good hands.

The 2024 ACM Awards not only recognized the achievements of individual artists but also underscored the collaborative spirit and shared passion that define country music. With memorable performances, emotional acceptance speeches, and a celebration of both new and seasoned talents, the night truly lived up to its reputation as the “party of the year.”

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