(CBS) – 56th Academy of Country Music Awards are in the books and they are a show for all times! Co-hosted by country music superstars Mickey Guyton and Keith Urban, the 2021’s edition ACM saw performances by some of the biggest names in the music scene including Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood and Kane Brown. Even the co-hosts also took to the stage to perform music. Broadcasting from the iconic Ryman Auditorium, Bluebird Cafe and Grand Ole Opry, 56th ACM There are more than 30 artists in total.
When all was settled, Luke Bryan took home the prestigious “Entertainer of the Year” award with Maren Morris and Thomas Rhett winning the “Female and Male Artist of the Year” respectively. Morris will leave this year’s award with both hands as she has also been awarded “Song of the Year” for “The Bones”. Chris Stapleton and his one-of-a-kind vocals won “Album of the Year” for “Restarting”.
This year’s ceremony marks the 23rd year in a row that CBS is the host of the biggest country music night and also the first year the show is live. Supreme +. See below for another look at the show’s best moments and remember to catch the broadcast next year 57th ACM Awards.
Mickey Guyton brought them downstairs
Jimmy Allen and Brad Paisley Carry A Tune
Elle King and Miranda Lambert come to style at the Grand Ole Opry
Luke Combs Serenades with “Forever After All”
“The Chief” rocked the ACM stage
Carrie Underwood and CeCe Winans perform “Amazing Grace”
Dierks Bentley tightens it up with war and pact
Lady A held it out
Keith Urban and Mickey Guyton took to the stage as co-hosts
Maren Morris duet with husband Ryan Hurd
Thomas Rhett shows why he’s the male artist of the year
Carly Pearce and Lee Brice Make sure everyone at home is “happy”
Kelse and Kenny Collab
The Big Little Town takes it out onto the street
Chris Stapleton received the Album of the Year award