BMI Congratulates its 2021 ACM Award Winners

Posted in News on April 19, 2021
Pictured (L-R) are Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett and Gabby Barrett
Pictured (L-R) are Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett and Gabby Barrett

The votes are in and BMI’s talented songwriters once again took the majority of wins at last night’s Academy of Country Music Awards, which was streamed from three iconic Nashville venues, the Grand Ole Opry House, Ryman Auditorium and Bluebird Café. Although the event adhered to social distancing practices with limited live audiences, the incredible performances were top notch. Among the many who gave their all were Carrie Underwood, who was joined by Gospel legend CeCe Winans, as well as Maren Morris, Eric Church, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Ashley McBryde, Luke Combs and Blake Shelton. Additionally, the presentation was stellar with hosts Mickey Guyton and Keith Urban, who also gave powerful performances.

Congratulations to all! Below are the BMI winners.

Entertainer of the Year:
Luke Bryan

Female Artist of the Year:
Maren Morris

Male Artist of the Year:
Thomas Rhett

Duo of the Year:
Dan* + Shay

New Female Artist of the Year:
Gabby Barrett

Album of the Year:
Starting Over, Chris Stapleton* (Producer: Dave Cobb)

Single of the Year:
“I Hope You’re Happy Now,” Carly Pearce* and Lee Brice* (Producer: Busbee)

Song of the Year:
“The Bones,” Maren Morris (Songwriters: Maren Morris, Laura Veltz)

Video of the Year:
“Worldwide Beautiful,” Kane Brown

* Not affiliated with BMI
**Not all members affiliated with BMI


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