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Luke Bryan on Partying With Blake Shelton
Apr 24, 2015
This weekend on an all-new CMT Hot 20 Countdown, we’re all over the Academy of Country Music Awards in Texas! From the glamorous red carpet to the excitement backstage and everywhere in between, we’ve got the exclusive interviews and hilarious moments you didn’t see on the live broadcast. Miranda Lambert explains why her “chest was... Read more
Jason Aldean, Reba and Brooks & Dunn Come Full Circle at ACM Awards
Apr 23, 2015
The 50th annual Academy of Country Music Awards show was a full-circle experience for many artists, including Jason Aldean, Reba McEntire and Brooks & Dunn. Aldean was thrilled that fellow Georgia native Trisha Yearwood was the one who presented him with his third consecutive male vocalist of the... Read more
Miranda Lambert: The Yellow Legal Pad Years
Apr 22, 2015
Before Miranda Lambert became one of the most awarded and celebrated country artists of her generation, she was just a girl at home in Texas watching awards shows with a pad of paper, a pen and just enough confidence in her ability to pick the winners. In the recent issue of the Academy of Country... Read more
ACM Winners React to Their Latest Victories
Apr 21, 2015
Little Big Town, Cole Swindell, Miranda Lambert and Luke Bryan were among those who headed to the pressroom after accepting trophies at the 50th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. CMT Hot 20 Countdown was there Sunday night (April 19) to capture the winners’ reactions. [ video unavailable on... Read more
ACM Tweets: What Did We Do Without Them?
Apr 20, 2015
Half the excitement of watching Sunday’s (April 19) Academy of Country Music Awards was the tweeting, retweeting and hashtagging going on throughout the three and a-half hour broadcast. And beyond. Which made me wonder, what did we ever do without Twitter? How did we know who was wearing what? Who was happy for each other?... Read more
Miranda Lambert and Other Country Stars Dazzle on ACM Red Carpet
Apr 20, 2015
Holy plunging neckline, Miranda Lambert! Did anyone else catch the gorgeous country superstar on the red carpet Sunday night (April 19) at the 50th annual ACM Awards? Lambert was just one of handful of stars lighting up the carpet last night before the big show at AT&T stadium in Arlington, Texas. Clad in a shimmering,... Read more
Taylor Swift's Mom Steals the Show at ACM Awards
Apr 20, 2015
Less than two weeks before Sunday’s (April 19) Academy of Country Music Awards, Taylor Swift revealed that her mother Andrea is battling cancer. And then at the awards show, Swift’s mother walked boldly to the stage and revealed just what kind of parent she is — a very proud one. She was there to present... Read more
Our Favorite Fashion Moments From the ACM Awards
Apr 20, 2015
It’s hard to count all the memorable moments from the 50th annual ACM Awards. Right off the bat, hosts Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton announced Sunday’s (April 19) show was the most attended live awards show ever. Then there was the homage to Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, George Strait, Taylor Swift... Read more
Luke Bryan Wins ACM Entertainer of the Year
Apr 19, 2015
Luke Bryan claimed the coveted entertainer of the year trophy, but Miranda Lambert was the big winner at Sunday night’s (April 19) Academy of Country Music Awards, taking home three awards from the live broadcast in Arlington, Texas. “Oh, hello, Texas. Thank y’all so much. It’s good to... Read more
ACM Awards: The Winners
Apr 19, 2015
Updated: April 19, 2015 — 11:30 p.m. ET Here’s a complete list of winners announced at the 50th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday night (April 19) at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan Female Vocalist Miranda Lambert Male Vocalist Jason Aldean Vocal Group Little Big Town Vocal... Read more
ACM Entertainer of the Year Nominees on CMT Hot 20 Countdown
Apr 17, 2015
The Academy of Country Music Awards are taking place Sunday night (April 19) in Arlington, Texas, and on an all-new CMT Hot 20 Countdown, we sit down with all five nominees for the most coveted prize — entertainer of the year. The competition is tough, but Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Florida Georgia Line... Read more
This Is Country Tells Comprehensive Story of the ACM Awards
Apr 16, 2015
(Straight From Nashville is a weekly column written by managing editor Calvin Gilbert.) Considering the number of emails from artists I’ve received this week with “For Your ACM Consideration” as the subject line, the Academy of Country Music Awards must be happening pretty soon. Of course, those artist emails were part of the computer-generated... Read more
ACM Awards Presenters Announced
Apr 16, 2015
The 50th annual Academy of Country Music Awards may be taking place in Texas, but the event just got an infusion of Hollywood with the latest announcement of presenters at Sunday night’s (April 19) show. Modern Family star Sofia Vergara, Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon, Dr. Phil McGraw, Two Broke Girls star (and friend to Lady... Read more
Alabama, Loretta Lynn, Luke Bryan, Eric Church Among ACM Special Award Winners
Apr 08, 2015
Alabama, Loretta Lynn, Luke Bryan and Eric Church top the list of the Academy of Country Music’s special award recipients to be recognized during the ninth annual ACM Honors celebration Sept. 1 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. The recipients were announced in advance of the 50th ACM Awards show taking place April 19 at AT&T Stadium... Read more
Keith Urban, Eric Church Added to ACM Party for a Cause
Apr 01, 2015
Keith Urban, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Hunter Hayes, Alan Jackson, Jake Owen, Reba McEntire, Brooks & Dunn, Lady Antebellum and The Band Perry are among the latest additions to the lineup for the third annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival taking place April 17-18 in Arlington, Texas. The outdoor festival at Globe Life Park... Read more
Brooks & Dunn Reuniting at ACM Awards
Mar 30, 2015
A reunion of Brooks & Dunn and a surprise duet featuring Christina Aguilera have been added to the 50th annual Academy of Country Music Awards set for April 19 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Alan Jackson, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town and Rascal Flatts are other new additions to the... Read more
Seven to Receive ACM’s 50th Anniversary Milestone Award
Mar 25, 2015
Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, George Strait, Taylor Swift and Brooks & Dunn will be honored with the ACM 50th Anniversary Milestone Award. The award will commemorate the artists’ groundbreaking career achievements in ACM Awards history. The seven artists chosen by the ACM’s board of directors will be recognized for advancing the... Read more
Miranda Lambert Expects "Little Bit of Magic" at ACM Awards
Mar 19, 2015
In the new edition of Billboard Country Update, Miranda Lambert talks about how glad she is that the ACM Awards are in Texas this year. And not just because it’ll only be about a two-hour drive from her home in Tishomingo. “I can’t believe that it’s in Texas, and I’ve got a good amount of... Read more
Dierks Bentley Calls ACM Ride a "Win Win"
Mar 18, 2015
Dierks Bentley is going to ride his bike for the win at this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards. He’s hosting the ACM Charity Motorcycle Ride & Concert on April 18 near Dallas. 50th ACM Festivities Kick Into High Gear with the ACM Charity Motorcycle Ride & Concert hosted by @DierksBentley 4/18 -- ACM... Read more
First Round of ACM Awards Performers Announced
Mar 11, 2015
As the 50th annual ACM Awards show inches ever closer, the first round of performers were revealed Wednesday (March 11). 1st Round of Performers Announced for #ACMawards50 on @CBSTweet! -- ACM Awards (@ACMawards) March 11, 2015 In alphabetical order, the performers announced so far are Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan,... Read more

About the Show

  • The 50th annual ACM Awards aired live on CBS April 19, 2015 from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan returned as co-hosts for the evening.

    The Academy of Country Music's professional membership selected the nominees and winners of the ACM Awards, and selected the final top five nominees of the entertainer of the year category. Fan voting for the top five entertainer of the year nominees determined the winner in that category. In addition, the new artist of the year final nominees were selected by a combined vote from fans and professional members.