ACM Awards 2017

ACM Awards 2017

April 2, 2017
April 2, 2017
Las Vegas
Las Vegas


The 52nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards were held on April 2, 2017, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Luke Bryan returned for his fifth year hosted in a row; and Dierks Bentley completing his second year in a row.

The two hosts also performed during the show, along with Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini​, Brothers Osborne, Lauren Daigle, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Faith Hill, Sam Hunt, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Jon Pardi, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Cole Swindell, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban. Plus, the Backstreet Boys made their debut appearance at the ACM Awards with Florida Georgia Line.

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Jason Aldean
bornFebruary 28, 1977
Miranda Lambert
bornNovember 10, 1983
Maren Morris
bornApril 10, 1990
Thomas Rhett
bornMarch 30, 1990

Photos - CBS's Coverage of The 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards6


Thomas Luther "Luke" Bryan (born July 17, 1976) is an American country music singer and songwriter. He began his musical career in the mid-2000s, writing songs for his longtime friends from high school, performers Travis Tritt and Billy Currington, and releasing his first Spring Break album. After signing with Capitol Nashville in Nashville, Tennessee in 2007 with his cousin, Chad Christopher Boyd, he released the album I'll Stay Me, which included the singles "All My Friends Say," "We Rode in Trucks," and "Country Man." The follow-up album Doin' My Thing included "Do I," which Bryan co-wrote with Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum, and the number one singles "Rain Is a Good Thing" and "Someone Else Calling You Baby."

Tailgates & Tanlines, released in 2011, includes "Country Girl (Shake It for Me)," and the number one singles "I Don't Want This Night to End," "Drunk on You," and "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye." Bryan's fourth album, Crash My Party, was released in August 2013 and includes the number one singles "Crash My Party," "That's My Kind of Night," "Drink a Beer," "Play It Again," "Roller Coaster" and "I See You." His fifth album, Kill the Lights, was released in August 2015 and its lead single, "Kick the Dust Up," became his thirteenth number one hit, followed by his fourteenth number one "Strip It Down." Bryan co-wrote all of his singles with the exception of "Drunk on You," "Crash My Party," "That's My Kind of Night," "Drink a Beer," "Play It Again," "Roller Coaster," "Kick the Dust Up" and "Home Alone Tonight" and co-produced all four albums and one compilation album with Jeff Stevens. Bryan was the recipient of the Academy of Country Music Awards and Country Music Association Awards "Entertainer of the Year" award.[4] To date, Bryan has sold over 7 million albums and 27 million singles worldwide.[5]


Frederick Dierks Bentley[2] (born November 20, 1975[1]) is an American singer and songwriter. In 2003, he signed to Capitol Nashville and released his self-titled debut album. Both it and its follow-up, 2005's Modern Day Drifter, are certified platinum in the United States. A third album, 2006's Long Trip Alone, is certified gold. It was followed in mid-2008 by a greatest hits package. His fourth album, Feel That Fire was released in February 2009. A bluegrass studio album, Up on the Ridge, was released on June 8, 2010, and then a sixth album, Home, followed in February 2012, as did a seventh one, Riser, in 2014. Bentley's eighth and latest album, entitled Black was released in May 2016.[3]

Bentley's studio albums have accounted for 25 singles on the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts, of which 15 have reached number one: his debut single "What Was I Thinkin'", "Come a Little Closer", "Settle for a Slowdown", "Every Mile a Memory", "Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)", "Feel That Fire", "Sideways", "Am I the Only One", "Home", "5-1-5-0", "I Hold On", "Drunk on a Plane", "Say You Do", "Somewhere on a Beach" and "Different for Girls". Four more of his singles have reached the top 5.

Entertainer of the Year

Jason Aldine Williams (born February 28, 1977), known professionally as Jason Aldean, is an American singer. Since 2005, Jason Aldean has been signed to Broken Bow Records, a record label for which he has released seven albums and 24 singles. His 2010 album My Kinda Party is certified quadruple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). His 2012 album Night Train is certified double-platinum, while his 2005 self-titled debut, 2007 album Relentless, 2009 album Wide Open, 2014 album Old Boots, New Dirt, and 2016 album They Don't Know are all certified single-platinum.

Of his singles, 18 have reached number one on either the Hot Country Songs or Country Airplay charts with "Why", "She's Country", "Big Green Tractor", "The Truth", "Don't You Wanna Stay" (a duet with Kelly Clarkson), "Dirt Road Anthem", "Fly Over States", "Take a Little Ride", "The Only Way I Know" (a collaboration with Luke Bryan and Eric Church), "Night Train", "When She Says Baby", "Burnin' It Down", "Just Gettin' Started", "Tonight Looks Good on You", "Lights Come On" and "A Little More Summertime". Eight more of his singles have reached the top 10.


Top Albums by Winners16

Top Songs by Winners16



Entertainer Of The Year Nominees5

Female Vocalist Of The Year Nominees5

Male Vocalist Of The Year Nominees5

Vocal Duo Of The Year Nominees5

Vocal Group Of The Year Nominees4

New Female Vocalist Of The Year Nominees4

New Male Vocalist Of The Year Nominees4

New Vocal Duo or Group Of The Year Nominees5

Album Of The Year Nominees5

Single Record Of The Year Nominees5

Song Of The Year Nominees5

Video Of The Year Nominees5

Vocal Event Of The Year Nominees5

Songwriter Of The Year Nominees5

T-Mobile Arena
T-Mobile Arena is a multi-use indoor arena on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. Opened on April 6, 2016, the arena is a joint venture between MGM Resorts International and the Anschutz Entertainment Group. The arena will be the home of the Vegas Golden Knights of the National Hockey League that will begin play in 2017.

Notable Attendees102


Spotify - Featured Albums & Singles28


Spotify - Featured Tracks21


News Articles28

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  –  April 3, 2017
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  –  April 3, 2017
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  –  April 3, 2017
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  –  April 3, 2017
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  –  April 3, 2017
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  –  April 3, 2017
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  –  April 3, 2017
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  –  April 3, 2017
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  –  April 3, 2017
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  –  April 3, 2017
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  –  April 3, 2017
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  –  April 3, 2017
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  –  April 3, 2017
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  –  April 3, 2017
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  –  April 3, 2017
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  –  April 3, 2017
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  –  April 3, 2017
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  –  April 3, 2017
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  –  April 3, 2017
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  –  April 3, 2017
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  –  April 3, 2017
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  –  April 3, 2017
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  –  April 3, 2017
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  –  April 3, 2017
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  –  April 3, 2017
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  –  April 3, 2017
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  –  April 3, 2017
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  –  April 3, 2017
The 'Any Ol' Barstool' singer won entertainer of the year and the boy band brought the audience to its feet with their classic 'Everybody.'


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