The Academy of Country Music Awards will be streamed live via Amazon Prime, available through most major TV providers like Verizon Fios, AT&T U-verse, DIRECTV NOW, Sling TV and Fubo TV.
Garth Brooks and Dolly Parton hosted this year’s awards show, featuring performances by Ed Sheeran, Jordan Davis, Luke Combs and Miranda Lambert – among many others. Cody Johnson also paid his respects to Willie Nelson who recently celebrated 90 years by honoring him with a tribute featuring their hit together along with Waylon Jennings’ hit from 1984.
Dolly Parton stands alone as a unique artist. A multi-platinum superstar in every sense, Dolly embodies multidimensional talent; from singing, acting and songwriting to producing, authorship and business ownership. Dolly holds one of the highest honors in country music with eight Grammys and 10 CMA Awards to her credit and worldwide fame.
Locust Ridge, Tennessee was where Dolly Parton first began her rise to stardom; her voice, with its distinctive blend of shimmering soprano notes complemented by breathy trills and vibrato, remains one of the most expressive voices in country music today. In 2018, Parton returned as co-host for the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards alongside Garth Brooks; performance highlights included her unveiling a single from her forthcoming rock album as well as Carly Pearce joining Trisha Yearwood on stage to perform their hits together medley; additional performances from Jo Dee Messina Cole Swindell Ashley McBryde War and Treaty were among others throughout its two hour runtime.
Garth Brooks was a legendary country music singer-songwriter famous for combining pop and rock elements into his country sound. A staple in the 80s and 90s, he sold millions of albums worldwide while performing sold out shows worldwide.
Brooks hails from Yukon, Oklahoma where he made his start singing at local bars. Musicality had always been part of his life and family gatherings featured singing performances by him; however, athleticism ultimately was his passion and he attended Oklahoma State University with a partial athletic scholarship as a javelin thrower.
In 1987, he moved to Nashville and quickly made connections with songwriters by singing on demo tapes for them. His big break came when a music executive who had rejected him previously heard him perform at a club and signed him. Since then, he has become one of the best-selling artists ever.
Jason Aldean has amassed billions of streams, sold millions of albums and produced hit singles that have amassed billions of streams and received three ACM Entertainer of the Year awards.
Macon, Georgia-born Jack decided to forego college baseball scholarship to pursue music full time; with the assistance of his father as his booking agent, he quickly secured gigs across Southeast US towns.
He privately funded an eight-song CD for sale at shows, and after numerous showcases failed to yield an agreement, was discovered by Broken Bow Records of Nashville.
His most recent album, 2018’s Rearview Town, produced four Country Airplay number one hits including “You Make It Easy,” “Drowns the Whiskey,” and the title track. Currently working on his 11th studio album.
Kane Brown is a country music singer who rose to fame during the late 2010s. He released multiple Billboard chart-topping singles, such as ‘Used to Love You Sober’ and ‘What Ifs’; additionally he appeared as an American Idol contestant.
Brown began posting covers of country songs online in 2014. One such cover, George Strait’s “Check Yes or No,” went viral and gained him millions of followers on Facebook, prompting the release of Closer EP and Used to Love You Sober as his debut singles later that same year.
Kane married Katelyn Jae on October 12, 2018. Together they have one daughter named Kingsley Rose Brown. Kane is an avid follower of college football and the Carolina Panthers while also taking great pleasure in golfing. His current home is Nashville Tennessee.
After an exhausting week that included an appearance in New York that required him to attend an early 5 a.m. glam appointment and then luncheon for Tony Awards nominees in Manhattan, Clark is looking forward to returning home in Nashville and enjoying some rest and relaxation.
Shane McAnally and she have much to be proud of, not least their first Tony nomination for Shucked – for which they composed music together – on Broadway.
She’s also releasing what she describes as her most intimate album to date, Northwest. On this LP she expertly recalls her Pacific Northwest roots through imagery like Mt. St. Helens ashfall or trees “growing mountain tall”, along with clever rhymes to evoke their emotion-packed narratives that reveal themselves within characters written for this collection – both bold moves that pay off handsomely!
Luke Combs is an accomplished country music artist renowned for his works that have graced billboard charts multiple times. Hailing from Ashville, North Carolina and studying at Appalachian State University. Additionally, Luke and Nicole Hocking share a son together named Tex Lawrence Combs.
Combs made his mark in 2017 when he released his debut album, This One’s for You. Packed full of country classics, the record gained Combs an army of fans.
He is known to sell out arenas quickly. Other performers at this year’s event include Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini Jordan Davis Cody Johnson Ed Sheeran Ashley McBryde Jo Dee Messina Lainey Wilson – with Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks hosting an awards show together.
At age 10, Hammack had earned her place at Tootsie’s, a Lower Broadway honky-tonk, where she demonstrated her affinity for classic country songs like those performed by Patsy Cline. Additionally, she began making waves through four-hour sets she performed for tips in regional opera houses.
The Academy of Country Music Awards honor the biggest stars and rising talent alike, providing memorable performances and collaborations that enthrall fans. This year’s lineup includes global superstar Ed Sheeran; Ashley McBryde covering Linda Ronstadt’s “When Will I Be Loved” alongside Brandy Clark, Caylee Hammack and Pillbox Patti; as well as HARDY paying a heartfelt tribute to Loretta Lynn through an all-star performance – plus much more.
Hammack joined Capitol Nashville recently and her debut album, IF IT WASN’T FOR YOU, released August 14 was met with critical acclaim as an “adrenaline blast,” with songs that feature “equal amounts of joy, courage and detail to break an axle”. Hammack wrote and co-produced all tracks.
Once Hardy graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a songwriting degree, he took a trip to visit his sister in Nashville and realized country music could become his profession. Now the acclaimed songwriter is ready to embrace performing as an artist.
He leads this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards nominations with seven nods, including record of the year for his “wait in the truck” collaboration with Lainey Wilson. As ACM/BMI Country Songwriter of the Year 2022, he is known for writing big hits that can go straight to radio while being innovative enough to come up with something totally unexpected while being adept enough at finding common threads among them all.
His new LP, the mockingbird & THE CROW, showcases both of these sides with vivid storylines, honest lyrics, and memorable vocals – now available on Big Loud Records.
Cody Johnson brings an insightful view to both music and life. Growing up in Sebastopol, an East Texas town known for homeschooling and family time, helped him develop his country music abilities and talents.
He worked as a prison supervisor for the State of Texas – first as intake, then sexual offenders unit and finally maximum security – where he discovered his passion was music and decided to make music his day job.
At this year’s awards, Ed Sheeran has been nominated for male vocalist of the year at an NFL-sized arena in Las Vegas, without commercial interruption. Additionally, his ambitious double album Human produced by Trent Willmon is up for Album of the Year honors; other performers at this year’s ceremony include Miranda Lambert, Kane Brown and Luke Combs.
Miranda Lambert has become one of the most recognized names in country music. A Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and member of Pistol Annies, Lambert hails from Longview, Texas, where she released seven studio albums. Additionally, Lambert has worked on Broadway and appeared in several television shows and commercials.
Brendan McLoughlin, an officer with the New York City Police Department. They currently reside both in New York and Tennessee where they run a farm together.
Lambert is well-known as an animal advocate, even starting her own foundation for dogs. Additionally, she collects salt and pepper shakers. At one of her concerts in 2018, Lambert displayed her new skill by playing the washboard alongside her songs; learning it through YouTube videos.