Dan + Shay’s Shay Mooney and Dan Smyers share three wins for duo, song and single of the year for “Tequila.” Smyers received two individual wins as a producer in the single of the Year category and songwriter in the song of the year category.
Musgraves won female vocalist and album of the year for Golden Hour. Urban won his first ACM entertainer award after having been nominated for the night’s top honor nine times in the past.
Jason Aldean was named the sixth recipient of the ACM Dick Clark Artist of the Decade Award on March 6 for his outstanding achievement in radio, digital media, sales, streaming, distinguishing events, touring, television and artistic merit. The only other artists to receive this honor are Marty Robbins (1969), Loretta Lynn (1979), Alabama (1988), Garth Brooks (1998) and George Strait (2008).
Luke Combs, LANCO and Ashley McBryde were also early winners heading into the 2019 ceremony. Their respective wins for new male, new group and new female artist of the year were announced on March 25.
Reba McEntire hosted the ACM Awards live from Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Here’s a complete list of this year’s ACM winners:
ACM Dick Clark Artist of the Decade Award: Jason Aldean
Entertainer of the Year: Keith Urban
Female Vocalist: Kacey Musgraves
Male Vocalist: Thomas Rhett
Vocal Group: Old Dominion
Vocal Duo: Dan + Shay
Song of the Year: “Tequila” by Dan + Shay [Writers: Nicolle Galyon / Jordan Reynolds / Dan Smyers; Publishers: Beats and Banjos (ASCAP), WB Music Corp. (ASCAP), A Girl Named Charlie (BMI) / Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI) / Buckeye26 (ASCAP) / Jreynmusic (ASCAP)]
Album of the Year: Golden Hour by Kacey Musgraves
Video of the Year: “Drunk Girl” by Chris Janson (Producer: Ben Skipworthl Director: Jeff Venable)
Single Record of the Year: “Tequila” by Dan + Shay
Songwriter of the Year: Shane McAnally
New artist awards in three categories were revealed on March 25:
New Female Vocalist: Ashley McBryde
New Male Vocalist: Luke Combs
New Vocal Duo or Group: LANCO