2020 ACM Award Winners List

NASHVILLE, TN (September 16, 2020) – Winners have been announced for the 55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, a Night of Heart and Hits Live from Nashville. 15-time ACM Award®-winning artist Keith Urban hosted the show featuring three iconic Nashville venues including Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe. For the first time in ACM Awards history, Thomas Rhett and Carrie Underwood tied for the Academy’s highest honor Entertainer of the Year Award – the first ever tie in that category. This is Rhett’s first win in the Entertainer of the Year category, and Underwood’s third win, making her the most awarded female in the ACM Entertainer of the Year category.

For the first time in the show’s history, the 55th ACM Awards took place in Nashville, broadcasting from three iconic Country Music venues: Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe. Artists who performed from the Ryman include Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Riley Green, Maren MorrisOld DominionThomas Rhett featuring Jon Pardi, and Tenille Townes. Performances from the Grand Ole Opry House included Kane BrownLuke Bryan, Dan + Shay, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Mickey Guyton, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Morgan Wallen. Artists at The Bluebird Cafe included Jimmie Allen, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert featuring songwriters Natalie Hemby and Luke Dick, and Tim McGraw. Fans also enjoyed a virtual collaboration by Keith Urban and P!NK as well as a virtual Bluebird Cafe performance with Blake Shelton featuring Gwen Stefani. Multi-ACM Award winning artist Trisha Yearwood delivered a special performance from the Opry House of “I’ll Carry You Home” from her critically acclaimed album Every Girl for the In Memoriam, paying tribute to those we have lost in the Country Music industry.

Following is the list of winners in the 13 categories voted on by Academy members:

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR (TIED)

  • Thomas Rhett
  • Carrie Underwood 

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Maren Morris

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Luke Combs 

DUO OF THE YEAR

  • Dan + Shay

 

GROUP OF THE YEAR

  • Old Dominion 

NEW FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Tenille Townes 

NEW MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Riley Green 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

  • What You See Is What You Get – Luke Combs
    • Producer: Scott Moffatt
    • Record Label: River House Artists/Columbia Nashville 

SINGLE OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

  • God’s Country – Blake Shelton
    • Producer: Scott Hendricks
    • Record Label: Warner Bros. (Nashville)

 

SONG OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]

  • One Man Band – Old Dominion
  • Songwriter(s): Josh Osborne, Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Brad Tursi

VIDEO OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)] *(Off Camera Award)

  • Remember You Young – Thomas Rhett
    • Director: TK McKamy
    • Producer: Dan Atchison 

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR *(Off Camera Award)

  • Hillary Lindsey 

MUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)] *(Off Camera Award)

  • Fooled Around And Fell In Love – Miranda Lambert Featuring Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammack & Elle King
    • Producer: Jay Joyce
    • Record Label: Vanner Records/RCA Records Nashville 

For a complete list of past and present wins and nominations, please visit ACMcountry.com and search the ACM Awards Database located on the Homepage.

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