Academy of Country Music Awards

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Academy of Country Music Awards
Awarded for Achievements in country music
Location MGM Grand Garden Arena,
Las Vegas, Nevada
Country United States
Presented by Academy of Country Music
First awarded April 1966
Official website www.acmcountry.com

The Academy of Country Music Awards were first held in 1966, honoring the industry's accomplishments during the previous year. It was the first country music awards program held by a major organization. The Academy's signature "hat" trophy was created in 1968. The awards were first televised in 1972 on ABC. In 1979, the Academy joined with Dick Clark Productions to produce the show. Dick Clark and Al Schwartz served as producers while Gene Weed served as director. Under their guidance, the show moved to NBC and finally to CBS, where it remains today.[1]

In 2003, the awards show left Los Angeles and moved to Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. The show is now held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The Academy also adopted a sleeker, modern version of the "hat" trophy that year, which is now made by New York firm Society Awards. In 2004 the organization implemented online awards voting for its professional members, becoming the first televised awards show to do so.[1] The 48th Academy of Country Music Awards was broadcast live on April 7, 2013 and co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton. Both were also nominated for Entertainer of the Year.[2]

Awards[edit]

The most prestigious awards are for Artist of the Decade and Entertainer of the Year. There are a number of other awards to recognize male and female vocalists, albums, videos, songs and musicians. The awards are typically presented in April or May and recognize achievement for the previous year.

Artists of the Decade[edit]

2000s George Strait (presented 2009)
1990s Garth Brooks (presented 1999)
1980s Alabama (presented 1989)
1970s Loretta Lynn (presented 1979)
1960s Marty Robbins (presented 1969)

Major awards[edit]

Awards by year[edit]

Award Records[edit]

Entertainer of the Year[edit]

Most Wins

Garth Brooks - 6 (1990-1993, 1997-1998)

Most Consecutive Wins

Alabama - 5 (1981-1985)

Female Winners

Loretta Lynn (1975)

Dolly Parton (1977)

Barbara Mandrell (1980)

Reba McEntire (1994)

Shania Twain (1999)

Dixie Chicks (2000)

Carrie Underwood (2008-2009)

Taylor Swift (2010-2011)

Most Nominations

George Strait - 14 (1985-1986, 1988-1990, 1996-2000, 2006-2009, 2013)

Most Nominated Female

Reba McEntire - 9 (1986-1987, 1990-1995, 1997)

Male Vocalist of the Year[edit]

Most Wins

Merle Haggard - 6 (1966, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1981)

Most Consecutive Wins

Brad Paisley - 5 (2006-2010)

Most Nominations

George Strait - 20 (1984-1990, 1994-2000, 2002, 2005-2010)

Female Vocalist of the Year[edit]

Most Wins

Reba McEntire - 7 (1984-1987, 1990-1991, 1994)

Most Consecutive Wins

Miranda Lambert - 5 (2009-2013)

Most Nominations

Reba McEntire - 15 (1983-1991, 1993-1996, 2009-2010)

Vocal Group of the Year[edit]

Most Wins

Rascal Flatts - 7 (2002-2008)

Most Consecutive Wins

Rascal Flatts - 7 (2002-2008)

Most Nominations

Alabama - 20 (1980-1992, 1994-1995, 1997-1998, 2000, 2003, 2005)

Vocal Duo of the Year[edit]

Most Wins

Brooks & Dunn - 16 (1991-1997, 2000-2007, 2009)

Most Consecutive Wins

Brooks & Dunn - 8 (2000-2007)

Single Record of the Year[edit]

Most Wins

Alan Jackson - 4 (1991, 1993, 2001, 2003)

Most Consecutive Wins

Randy Travis - 2 (1986-1987)

Faith Hill - 2 (1997-1998)

Miranda Lambert - 2 (2012-2013)

Most Nominations

Merle Haggard - 9 (1967, 1967, 1968, 1968, 1968, 1970, 1972-1974)

Song of the Year[edit]

Most Wins

Randy Travis - 3 (1986, 1987, 2003)

Most Consecutive Wins

Randy Travis - 2 (1986, 1987)

Kathy Mattea - 2 (1988, 1989)

John Michael Montgomery - 2 (1993, 1994)

Album of the Year[edit]

Most Wins

George Strait - 3 (1985, 1996, 1997)

Alabama - 3 (1981, 1983, 1984)

Alan Jackson - 3 (1991, 1993, 2002)

Miranda Lambert - 3 (2007, 2009, 2011)

Most Consecutive Wins

George Strait - 2 (1996 & 1997)

Alabama - 2 (1983 & 1984)

The Dixie Chicks - 2 (1998 & 1999)

Most Nominations

Merle Haggard - 17 (1967 (2), 1968 (2), 1969, 1970 (2), 1971 (2), 1972 (3), 1973, 1974, 1975, 1983 (2))

Vocal Event of the Year[edit]

Most Wins

Tim McGraw - 3 (1997, 1998, 2007)

Brad Paisley - 3 (2004, 2005, 2008)

Most Consecutive Wins

Tim McGraw - 2 (1997 & 1998)

Faith Hill - 2 (1997 & 1998)

Brad Paisley - 2 (2004 & 2005)

Jason Aldean - 2 (2011 & 2012)

Most Nominations

Tim McGraw - 7 (1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2012)

Kenny Chesney - 7 (2004, 2004, 2007-2009, 2011, 2012)

Video of the Year[edit]

Most Wins

Hank Williams Jr. - 3 (1984, 1988, 1989)

Garth Brooks - 3 (1990, 1993, 1994)

Faith Hill - 3 (1997-1999)

Brad Paisley - 3 (2004, 2005, 2008)

Most Consecutive Wins

Faith Hill - 3 (1997, 1998, 1999)

Most Nominations

Toby Keith - 9 (1998-2001, 2002, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2011)

Triple-Crown Award[edit]

The Triple-Crown Award is an elite honor that has been presented to only five country artists in the history of the Academy of Country Music Awards. The honor distinguishes achievement in a solo artist winning the Top New Male/Female Vocalist and/or Top New Artist category, Male/Female Vocalist of the Year, and Entertainer of the Year. The five artists are based on their first year winning each of the awards.

Top New Male Vocalist: 1997
Top Male Vocalist: 2002
Entertainer of the Year: 2004
Top New Male Vocalist: 1965
Top Male Vocalist: 1966
Entertainer of the Year: 1970
Top New Male Vocalist: 1974
Top Male Vocalist: 1976
Entertainer of the Year: 1976
Top New Female Vocalist: 1971
Top Female Vocalist: 1978
Entertainer of the Year: 1980
Top New Female Vocalist: 2005
Top Female Vocalist: 2006
Entertainer of the Year: 2008


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