Winners in most categories of the 40th Annual ACM Awards will be announced during the live broadcast May 17 in Las Vegas. Check back the night of the show for up-to-the-minute updates of who picked up the "hat" awards and what they had to say at the podium.
Pre-broadcast winners will be posted in the days leading up to the awards. Check back to find out when they have been announced.
"The Academy of Country Music has always meant a lot to me. I won my very first award ever here at the Academy of Country Music, and I want to thank them. ... I go on stage every night at 9:15, but our show starts at 2:30 in the afternoon because all the fans are out there in the parking lot partying and got our music cranked up. And, I want to thank y'all very much." -- Kenny Chesney
"Thank you so much. I want to thank God first and foremost. Thank you so much, and everybody on my team who takes care of me, which is a ton of people." -- Keith Urban
"I don't even know what to say. I don't even really know what to say except thank you. Thank you so much to the fans. ... I appreciate this so much." -- Gretchen Wilson
"Well, I'm tickled to death. This is a big deal. This is a big deal for our community around East Texas, where we spend a lot of time raising money for some great kids." -- Neal McCoy
Brooks & Dunn
"This sure felt like the year that y'all were gonna wanna hear somebody else come up here and say thanks." -- Kix Brooks
"We don't get it. We don't get it we just know that we're surrounded by a bunch of people who are a lot smarter than us." -- Ronnie Dunn
"Thank you so much. We are so grateful and so humbled by this award. It's just amazing that you get this type stuff for doing something that you love so much." -- Gary LeVox
Award presented by Garth Brooks.
"I want to say thank you to the Academy. I want to say thank you to the fans, and I want to say thank you to the greatest record company and the greatest president that I know, Mr. John Grady, for believing in me." -- Gretchen Wilson
"Thank you, guys, so very, very much. This song has been an incredible thing to be a part of. ... I don't want to forget the wonderful Alison Krauss who could not be here tonight. Absolute voice of an angel." -- Brad Paisley
"Live Like You Were Dying" -- Songwriters Craig Wiseman and Tim Nichols
"Tim McGraw signed this hand, Faith Hill kissed this cheek. I'm auctioning myself off on eBay starting at 10 o'clock. Tim debuted this song here a year ago, and we were way in the back. It's been a wild year, and now we're way in the front." -- Craig Wiseman
"For all the people that we heard from this year who have told us how much this song has means to them. We so appreciate that." -- Tim Nichols
Be Here -- Keith Urban
"No way. Oh my God. Can you guys hear me alright? ... I'm in Belfast, Ireland, tonight. It's like 20 til 2 in the morning. This is like the best wake-up call that I've ever had." -- Keith Urban - Live via satellite
"Live Like You Were Dying" -- Tim McGraw
"First off, all of us sitting out here know that we wouldn't be anywhere without a great song, so Tim Nichols and Craig Wiseman wrote a great song. And, I want to thank Missy Gallimore for finding that song for me." -- Tim McGraw
"Tim, I've been riding a bus with him for going on 15 years. It's been a hell of a ride. I hope it goes another 15." -- Darran Smith
"I would like to thank our friends at radio." -- Byron Gallimore