Latest Academy of Country Music Awards News

CMA board limits Morgan Wallen's award eligibility

May. 21, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer Morgan Wallen will be eligible for multiple awards at this year’s CMA Awards but not the show’s top prize, a sign of the continuing fallout after he was caught on camera using a racial slur. The Country Music Association's...

Jimmie Allen tapped for Indianapolis 500 national anthem

May. 18, 2021 12:40 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Chart-topping, platinum-selling country recording artist Jimmie Allen will perform the national anthem at this year's Indianapolis 500. Allen will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” before drivers are called to their cars May 30 at Indianapolis...

ACM Awards hits record low ratings, join the ceremony slump

Apr. 20, 2021 19:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Academy of County Music honors drew a record-low audience, joining other awards shows also finding dwindling viewer interest. Ceremony ratings generally have slid in recent years and the trend has continued during the pandemic, with the recent...

Luke Bryan wins top ACM Award, but female acts own the night

Apr. 19, 2021 08:48 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Carrie Underwood brought the Academy of Country Music Awards to church. Maren Morris won the most awards of the night, including song of the year. Miranda Lambert performed three times and held on to her record as the most decorated winner in ACM history. And Mickey Guyton,...

List of winners at the 2021 Academy of Country Music Awards

Apr. 18, 2021 23:08 PM EDT

A list of winners in the top categories at Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards, held at various locations in Nashville, Tennessee: Entertainer of the Year — Luke Bryan. Female artist of the year — Maren Morris. Male...

Keith Urban, Mickey Guyton have chemistry as ACM hosts

Apr. 16, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — The 2021 Academy of Country Music Awards will host a very special crowd who will finally get to see live music performances again. A small group of vaccinated medical workers will be in the audience for this year's show, airing on Sunday on...

ACM nominee engineer Gena Johnson crafts hit records

Apr. 13, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Inside the Nashville basement studio of audio engineer Gena Johnson, she has mementos from many of the artists she's helped to record and who have also shaped her own career. A turn of the century upright piano that Ben Folds helped her find...