BMI Celebrates its 2024 ACM Award-Winners

Posted in News on May 17, 2024

BMI is proud to celebrate its award-winning affiliates from the 59th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards.

Lainey Wilson earned the top honor of Entertainer of the Year and the award for Female of the Year, declaring her as the first woman in three years to receive the honorary ACM Triple Crown Award that celebrates artists who have won New Female/Male Artist/Duo or Group of the Year, Female/Male Artist/Duo/Group of the Year, and Entertainer of the Year.

Luke Combs received the award for Single of the Year for his multi-week chart-topping cover of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car,” while Jelly Roll and Lainey Wilson won Music Event of the Year with their collaboration on “Save Me.” Chase McGill and Greylan James received nods for Song of the Year as co-writers of Jordan Davis’* “Next Thing You Know.” Sister-duo Tigirlily Gold earned their first ACM award for New Duo or Group of the Year, while Dan* + Shay took home Duo of the Year. Longtime affiliate Jessie Jo Dillon earned the Songwriter of The Year title, while Parker McCollum’s “Burn It Down” won Visual Media of The Year.

Additionally, the evening was celebrated with performances from BMI artists Kane Brown, Tigirlily Gold, Cody Johnson, Parker McCollum, Thomas Rhett, Jelly Roll, Blake Shelton, Lainey Wilson, and a special rendition of Toby Keith’s “Should’ve Been A Cowboy,” performed by Jason Aldean.

See below the full list of winners.

Entertainer of the Year

Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Jelly Roll
Cody Johnson
Morgan Wallen
Lainey Wilson - WINNER
Chris Stapleton*

Female of the Year

Ashley McBryde
Lainey Wilson - WINNER
Kelsea Ballerini*
Megan Moroney*
Kacey Musgraves*

Male of the Year

Luke Combs
Jelly Roll
Cody Johnson
Morgan Wallen
Chris Stapleton* - WINNER

Duo of the Year

Brooks & Dunn
The War And Treaty
Maddie* & Tae
Dan* + Shay - WINNER
Brothers Osborne*

Group of the Year

Flatland Cavalry
Lady A
Little Big Town
Zac Brown Band
Old Dominion* - WINNER

New Female of the Year

Kassi Ashton
Ashley Cooke
Hannah Ellis
Kylie Morgan
Megan Moroney* - WINNER

New Male of the Year

Kameron Marlowe
Conner Smith
Dylan Scott*
Nate Smith* - WINNER

New Duo or Group of the Year

Neon Union
Restless Road
Tigirlily Gold - WINNER

Album of the Year

Gettin’ Old, Luke Combs
Leather, Cody Johnson
One Thing At A Time, Morgan Wallen
Higher, Chris Stapleton* - WINNER
Rolling Up The Welcome Mat (For Good), Kelsea Ballerini

Single of the Year

“Burn It Down,” Parker McCollum
“Fast Car,” Luke Combs - WINNER
“Last Night,” Morgan Wallen
“Need A Favor,” Jelly Roll
“Next Thing You Know,” Jordan Davis*

Song of the Year

Awarded to Songwriter
“Heart Like A Truck,” Lainey Wilson, writers: Dallas Wilson, Lainey Wilson, Trannie Anderson
“Next Thing You Know,” Jordan Davis, writers: Chase McGill, Greylan James, Jordan Davis*, Josh Osborne* - WINNER
“Tennessee Orange,” Megan Moroney, writers: Ben Williams*, David Fanning, Megan Moroney*, Paul Jenkins
“The Painter,” Cody Johnson, writers: Benjy Davis, Kat Higgins, Ryan Larkins
“Fast Car,” Luke Combs, writer: Tracy Chapman*

Visual Media of the Year

“Burn It Down,” Parker McCollum - WINNER
“Human,” Cody Johnson
“In Your Love,” Tyler Childers
“Next Think You Know,” Jordan Davis*
“Tennessee Orange,” Megan Moroney*

Music Event of the Year

“Different ‘Round Here,” Riley Green f/ Luke Combs
“I Remember Everything,” Zach Bryan f/Kacey Musgraves*
“Man Made A Bar,” Morgan Wallen f/ Eric Church
“Save Me,” Jelly Roll w/Lainey Wilson - WINNER
“Can’t Break Up Now,” Old Dominion, Megan Moroney*

Songwriter of the Year

Jessie Jo Dillon - WINNER
Chase McGill
Josh Thompson
Ashley Gorley*
Hillary Lindsey*


Zach Bryan
Morgan Wallen
Chris Stapleton* - WINNER

*Not affiliated with BMI



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