There were several big wins for BMI affiliates last night at the Academy of Country Music Awards, held in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The star-studded event celebrated the best in country with performances by some of its biggest stars, including Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett, Luke Bryan, Jon Pardi, Keith Urban, Maren Morris, Kane Brown, Lauren Alaina, Toby Keith, Florida Georgia Line, Chris Young, Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney and Chris Janson. Additionally, an emotional tribute to those who were affected by the tragic Las Vegas shooting last year opened the ceremony, showing that they will never be forgotten. Notably, Rhett Akins took Songwriter of the Year, and nine-time reigning Female Vocalist of the Year, Miranda Lambert, who also performed, made ACM history by collecting her 32nd trophy, making her the most-awarded artist in ACM Awards history.
Below is the complete list of BMI winners. Congratulations to all!
Entertainer of the Year
Female Vocalist of the Year
New Female Vocalist of the Year
New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year
Album of the Year
From A Room Vol. 1 - CHRIS STAPLETON*, Producers: DAVE COBB, CHRIS STAPLETON*, Record Label: MERCURY RECORDS*
Song of the Year
“Tin Man” - MIRANDA LAMBERT, Songwriters: JACK INGRAM, MIRANDA LAMBERT JON RANDALL, Publishers: SONY/ATV TREE PUBLISHING/PINK DOG PUBLISHING, BEAT UP FORD PUBLISHING, BMG PLATINUM SONGS, SWMBMGBMI/LONESOME VINYL MUSIC
Songwriter of the Year
Vocal Event of the Year
“The Fighter” – KEITH URBAN featuring CARRIE UNDERWOOD, Producers: BUSBEE, KEITH URBAN, Record Label: CAPITOL NASHVILLE*
*Not affiliated with BMI