Sunday, April 19, 2015
– Luke Bryan won the biggest Academy of Country Music Award of the night, Entertainer of the Year.
But Miranda Lambert had a pretty good night as well, winning the Academy of Country Music Female Vocalist, Album of the Year and Song of the Year at the Academy of Country Music awards on Sunday in Arlington, Texas. Lambert won four awards overall because she won as both the performer and a writer for the Song of the Year category.
"What an amazing night to be here in Texas with so many heroes who got awarded tonight," Bryan said. He then hugged co-host Blake Shelton, who just happens to be Lambert's husband.
"I don't even realize what's even happening tonight," Lambert said after taking the Female Vocalist Award. "I love my job so much. I will never not my job."
Lambert won the album honor for "Platinum." She took the song honor for "Automatic, an honor she shared with co-writers Natalie Gulyon and Natalie Hemby. She thanked Lambert, telling her "I hope I can be your Dean Dillon because you're my George Strait."
Lambert also performed two songs,"Mama's Broken heart" and her current single "Little Red Wagon."
Little Big Town received the ACM honor for Best Vocal Group. Karen Fairchild thanked the state for producing big hair and George Strait.
Jason Aldean won Male Vocalist honor. Nice win."I'm really stunned. I don't want else to say. This is three years in a row."
Lee Brice wins Single Record of the Year for "I Don't Dance." "This is my first time in my moment like this, and I just have to thank you my wife for inspiring the first dance at our wedding." He wrote and produced the song. "This is insane," he said. "Thank you so much."
Cole Swindell won the fan voted New Artist award over Sam Hunt and Thomas Rhett.
Dierks Bentley won Video of the Year and Florida Georgia Line/Luke Bryan took Vocal Event of the Year at the Academy of Country Music awards. Bentley later sang the title truck of his current CD, "Riser."
Bentley took his honor for "Drunk on a Plane" in off-camera action. Florida Georgia Line and Bryan combined on "This is How We Roll" to take their award, which also was given off camera.
Milestone honors went to Garth Brooks, Taylor Swift, George Strait, Miranda Lambert and Reba McEntire as part of the 50th anniversary of the ACMS.