2017 ACM Awards: List of Winners

Here is the complete list of winners for the 2017 Academy of Country Music Awards.


Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan

Florida Georgia Line

Carrie Underwood

Keith Urban

Male Vocalist

Jason Aldean

Dierks Bentley

Thomas Rhett

Chris Stapleton

Keith Urban

Female Vocalist

Kelsea Ballerini

Miranda Lambert

Maren Morris

Kacey Musgraves

Carrie Underwood

Vocal Duo

Big & Rich

Brothers Osborne

Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line

Maddie & Tae

Vocal Group

Eli Young Band

Lady Antebellum

Little Big Town

Old Dominion

Rascal Flatts

New Female Vocalist

Lauren Alaina


Brandy Clark

Maren Morris

New Male Vocalist

Kane Brown

Chris Janson

Chris Lane

Jon Pardi

Brett Young

New Vocal Duo or Group

Brothers Osborne

Dan + Shay


Maddie & Tae

A Thousand Horses


Dierks Bentley, Black

Florida Georgia Line, Dig Your Roots

Miranda Lambert, The Weight of These Wings

Maren Morris, Hero

Keith Urban, Ripcord


Florida Georgia Line, “H.O.L.Y.”

Miranda Lambert, “Vice”

Tim McGraw, “Humble and Kind”

Maren Morris, “My Church”

Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”


“Blue Ain’t Your Color” – written by Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey, and Steven Lee Olsen; recorded by Keith Urban

“Die a Happy Man” – written by Sean Douglas, Thomas Rhett, and Joe Spargur; recorded by Thomas Rhett

“Humble and Kind” – written by Lori McKenna; recorded by Tim McGraw

“Kill a Word” – written by Eric Church, Luke Dick, and Jeff Hyde; recorded by Eric Church featuring Rhiannon Giddens

“Tennessee Whiskey” – written by Dean Dillon and Linda Hargrove; recorded by Chris Stapleton

“Vice” – written by Miranda Lambert, Shane McAnally, and Josh Osborne; recorded by Miranda Lambert


Artists of Then, Now & Forever, “Forever Country”

Kelsea Ballerini, “Peter Pan”

Miranda Lambert, “Vice”

Tim McGraw, “Humble and Kind”

Chris Stapleton, “Fire Away”

Vocal Event

Artists of Then, Now & Forever, “Forever Country”

Dierks Bentley featuring Elle King, “Different For Girls”

Kenny Chesney featuring P!nk, “Setting the World on Fire”

Florida Georgia Line featuring Tim McGraw, “May We All”

Chris Young featuring Cassadee Pope, “Think of You”


Ashley Gorley

Luke Laird

Hillary Lindsey

Shane McAnally

Lori McKenna


  1. I will forever be mystified by “Forever Country” not winning Vocal Event. To me it’s probably the event of the decade, and something we might not ever see again.

  2. FC not winning Vocal Event is absolutely strange, for sure, but it was far from the weirdest and most off-putting result of last night’s (really, really) terrible show.

    -Did anyone even think Jason Aldean stood a chance at Entertainer? What the hell? Keith had a great year, and even Luke’s 2016 was more deserving than Aldean’s, but nobody deserved it more than Underwood, who’ll seemingly forever be locked out of the ACMs. After last night, I’m even more stunned that she was actually able to pull off the CMA Female Vocalist win back in November.
    -Lambert’s eighth FVOTY win. The word “overkill” was applicable 4 years ago. Not really sure what word is more suitable for nearly a decade of consecutive wins.
    -Thomas Rhett’s wins last night were headscratchers, to say the least. Also, Saving Country Music wrote up a pretty stellar piece basically outlining exactly how the ACMs completely ignore their rules and procedures for their own awards, with “Die A Happy Man’s” Song of the Year win last night as (another example of) proof.
    -Not that I’m upset about Brothers Osborne winning Vocal Duo (they’re incredible), but how are the ACMs going to go ahead and give FLAGA 2 awards — Vocal Event, and Single of the Year — and nominate ’em for EOTY, but not give ’em Vocal Duo? Does not compute.
    -…like, Jason Aldean as EOTY?

    A mess of a show.

  3. See, to me it makes perfect sense that the ACMs would snub “Forever Country.” The thing was literally made for the 50th CMAs, so why would the ACMs honor it? I also feel like the ACMs and the CMAs are starting to become really indicative of how deep the polarization in country music has become. The CMAs gave Chris Stapleton his big break, and had a giant celebration for their 50th year that was honestly pretty darn good. They’ve shown (at least for the last two years) that they’re going to lean more conservative.
    The ACMs, from what I gathered from last night’s show, are taking this opportunity to become the other party. They gave Sam Hunt the attention he didn’t receive at all at the CMAs, went out of their way (breaking their own rules) to throw things at Thomas Rhett, and rewarded Keith Urban’s pop-iest music yet with three performance slots. Why not cap all this off by giving vocal event to a big Florida-Georgia Line radio hit instead of a mashup of three classics? That’s just the lane the ACMs are trying to play.

  4. I lover the Lady Antebellum performance and Miranda Lambert performance

    “You Look Good” is such a jam..It’s not exactly country but my gosh last night’s performance was perfection

  5. SRM – Keep in mind the ACM voting body includes radio and other personnel, and it makes sense more ‘popular’ acts would win (especially since they’re also repped by WME who has that voting bloc).

  6. So Lori McKenna wins Songwriter of the Year but loses Song of the Year? Really?

    These award shows are starting to look like a 3rd grade soccer tournament. “Let’s give an award to all participants.”

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