2018 ACM Awards winners: Full list of Academy of Country Music Awards winners and nominees

The 53rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards were handed out on Sunday night, April 15, during a ceremony hosted by Reba McEntire at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. So who were the big winners? Scroll down for the full list of winners and nominees for the 2018 ACMs in all 14 categories from Entertainer of the Year to Vocal Event of the Year.

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Victors were announced in four categories before the ACMs telecast. On March 26 the academy revealed its choices in the three categories honoring breakthrough artists. Lauren Alaina won New Female Vocalist of the Year, Brett Young won New Male Vocalist of the Year and Midland won New Duo/Group of the Year. Then on April 13 Rhett Akins learned that he was the Songwriter of the Year champ at ACM’s “Stories, Songs and Stars” event; Akins has written songs for Thomas Rhett, Jon Pardi, LoCash, Jason Aldean and many more.

Chris Stapleton went into these awards with the most nominations (eight), including his first ever bid for Entertainer of the Year where he faced past champs Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan and Aldean, as well as past nominee Keith Urban. Rhett was next in line with six nominations, including Male Vocalist of the Year where he had upset Stapleton. Urban was next in line with five bids, as was songwriter Shane McAnally.

Who were your favorite ACM winners, and who do you think was robbed? See the list below and let us know in the comments and in our forums.

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
X — Jason Aldean
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Chris Staplaton
Keith Urban

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Kelsea Ballerini
X — Miranda Lambert
Reba McEntire
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Jason Aldean
Thomas Rhett
X — Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban
Chris Young

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
X — Brothers Osborne
Dan and Shay
Florida Georgia Line
LoCash
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Lady Antebellum
LANCO
Little Big Town
Midland
X — Old Dominion

NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
X — Lauren Alaina
Danielle Bradbery
Carly Pearce
Raelynn

NEW MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Devin Dawson
Russell Dickerson
X — Brett Young

NEW VOCAL DUO/GROUP OF THE YEAR
High Valley
LANCO
LOCASH
X — Midland
Runaway June

ABLUM OF THE YEAR
“The Breaker,” Little Big Town
“California Sunrise,” Jon Pardi
X — “From A Room: Volume 1,” Chris Stapleton
“Happy Endings,” Old Dominion
“Life Changes,” Thomas Rhett

SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR
“Better Man,” Little Big Town
X — “Body Like a Back Road,” Sam Hunt
“Broken Halos,” Chris Stapleton
“Drinkin’ Problem,” Midland
“I’ll Name the Dogs,” Blake Shelton

SONG OF THE YEAR
“Body Like a Back Road,” Sam Hunt
“Female,” Keith Urban
X — “Tin Man,” Miranda Lambert
“Whiskey and You,” Chris Stapleton

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“Black,” Dierks Bentley
X — “It Ain’t My Fault,” Brothers Osborne
“Legends,” Kelsea Ballerini
“Marry Me,” Thomas Rhett
“We Should Be Friends,” Miranda Lambert

VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
“Craving You,” Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris
“Dear Hate,” Maren Morris feat. Vince Gill
“Funny How Time Slips Away,” Glen Campbell and Willie Nelson
X — “The Fighter,” Keith Urban feat. Carrie Underwood
“What Ifs,” Kane Brown feat. Lauren Alaina

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
X — Rhett Akins
Ashley Gorley
Hillary Lindsey
Shane McAnally
Josh Osborne

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