2023 ACM Awards Winners List: Absent Morgan Wallen Wins

Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, 2023 ACM Awards
Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood at the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards from Ford Center at The Star on May 11, 2023 in Frisco, Texas.

Chris Stapleton took home the 2023 Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year award,while Lainey Wilson was named Female Artist of the Year and Morgan Wallen was Male Artist of the Year at Thursday’s (May 11) 58th annual ACM Awards.

2023 ACM Awards: List of Performers and Presenters

Morgan, originally scheduled to perform at the ceremony was absent after announcing earlier this week that he was forced to cancel six weeks of concert dates due to vocal cord issues.

American Idol alum Carrie Underwood was shut out of the only category that she was nominated in. However, winning Entertainer of the Year would have been an upset. She didn’t perform or attend the ceremony.

Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks hosted the show, held at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas, and streamed via Amazon. The full rebroadcast of the 2023 ACM Awards will stream on Friday (May 12) for free on Amazon Freevee.

2023 ACM Awards WINNERS

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

  • Jason Aldean
  • Kane Brown
  • Luke Combs
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Chris Stapleton – WINNER
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Morgan Wallen

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Ashley McBryde
  • Carly Pearce
  • Lainey Wilson – WINNER

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Kane Brown
  • Luke Combs
  • Jordan Davis
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Morgan Wallen – WINNER

DUO OF THE YEAR

  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Brothers Osborne – WINNER
  • Dan + Shay
  • Maddie & Tae
  • The War and Treaty

GROUP OF THE YEAR

  • Lady A
  • Little Big Town
  • Midland
  • Old Dominion – WINNER
  • Zac Brown Band

NEW FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Priscilla Block
  • Megan Moroney
  • Caitlyn Smith
  • Morgan Wade
  • Hailey Whitters – WINNER

NEW MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Zach Bryan – WINNER
  • Jackson Dean
  • ERNEST
  • Dylan Scott
  • Nate Smith
  • Bailey Zimmerman

ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

  • Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville – Ashley McBryde Producer: John Osborne Record Company-Label: Warner Music Nashville
  • Bell Bottom Country – Lainey Wilson Producer: Jay Joyce Record Company-Label: Broken Bow Records – WINNER
  • Growin’ Up – Luke Combs Producers: Luke Combs, Chip Matthews, Jonathan Singleton Record Company-Label: Columbia Records
  • Mr. Saturday Night – Jon Pardi Producers: Jon Pardi, Bart Butler, Ryan Gore Record Company-Label: Capitol Records Nashville
  • Palomino – Miranda Lambert Producers: Jon Randall, Luke Dick, Miranda Lambert, Mikey Reaves Record Company-Label: Vanner Records/RCA Records Nashville

SINGLE OF THE YEAR[Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

  • Heart Like A Truck – Lainey Wilson Producer: Jay Joyce Record Company-Label: Broken Bow Records
  • Never Wanted To Be That Girl – Carly Pearce & Ashley McBryde Producers: Josh Osborne, Shane McAnally Record Company-Label: Big Machine Records/Warner Music Nashville
  • She Had Me At Heads Carolina – Cole Swindell Producer: Zach Crowell Record Company-Label: Warner Music Nashville – WINNER
  • Thank God – Kane Brown with Katelyn Brown Producer: Dann Huff Record Company-Label: RCA Nashville
  • ‘Til You Can’t – Cody Johnson Producer: Trent Willmon Record Company-Label: Warner Music Nashville/CoJo Music

SONG OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]

  • Sand In My Boots – Morgan Wallen Songwriters: Ashley Gorley, Josh Osborne, Michael Hardy Publishers: Relative Music Group; Sony/ATV Accent; Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing; Sony/ATV Tree Publishing
  • She Had Me At Heads Carolina – Cole Swindell Songwriters: Ashley Gorley, Cole Swindell, Jesse Frasure, Mark D. Sanders, Thomas Rhett, Tim Nichols Publishers: Ashley Gorley Publishing Designee; Be A Light Publishing; Colden Rainey Music; EMI Blackwood Music Inc; Songs Of Roc Nation Music; Sony Tree Publishing; Telemitry Rhythm House Music; Universal Music Corp; WC Music Corp; Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp – WINNER
  • Til You Can’t – Cody Johnson Songwriters: Ben Stennis, Matt Rogers Publishers: Anthem Canalco Publishing; Dead Aim Music; The Stennis Mightier Music
  • wait in the truck – HARDY feat. Lainey Wilson Songwriters: Hunter Phelps, Jordan Schmidt, Michael Hardy, Renee Blair Publishers: Humerus Publishing Global; Nontypical Music; Pile of Schmidt Songs; Rednecker Music; Relative Music Group; Round Hill Verses Publishing; Sony/ATV Accent; Sony/ATV Tree Publishing; The Money Tree Vibez; WC Music Corp; Who Wants to Buy My Publishing
  • You Should Probably Leave – Chris Stapleton Songwriters: Ashley Gorley, Chris DuBois, Chris Stapleton Publishers: One77 Songs; Sea Gayle Music; Songs of Southside Independent Music Publishing; Spirit Two Nashville; WC Music Corp

VISUAL MEDIA OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)]

  • HEARTFIRST – Kelsea Ballerini Producers: Christen Pinkston & Wesley Stebbins-Perry Director: P Tracy
  • She Had Me At Heads Carolina – Cole Swindell Producer: Troy Jackson Director: Spidey Smith
  • Thank God – Kane Brown with Katelyn Brown Producer: Luke Arreguin Director: Alex Alvga
  • ‘Til You Can’t – Cody Johnson Producer: Maddy Hayes Director: Dustin Haney
  • wait in the truck – HARDY feat. Lainey Wilson Producer: Inkwell Productions Director: Justin Clough – WINNER
  • What He Didn’t Do – Carly Pearce Producer: Ryan Byrd Director: Alexa Campbell

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

  • Nicolle Galyon
  • Ashley Gorley – WINNER
  • Chase McGill
  • Josh Osborne
  • Hunter Phelps

ARTIST-SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

  • Luke Combs
  • ERNEST
  • HARDY – WINNER
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Morgan Wallen

MUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

  • At the End of a Bar – Chris Young with Mitchell Tenpenny Producers: Chris DeStefano, Chris Young Record Company-Label: RCA Nashville
  • She Had Me At Heads Carolina [Remix] – Cole Swindell & Jo Dee Messina Producer: Zach Crowell Record Company-Label: Warner Music Nashville
  • Thank God – Kane Brown with Katelyn Brown Producer: Dann Huff Record Company-Label: RCA Nashville
  • Thinking ‘Bout You – Dustin Lynch feat. MacKenzie Porter Producer: Zach Crowell Record Company-Label: Broken Bow Records
  • wait in the truck – HARDY feat. Lainey Wilson Producers: Derek Wells, HARDY, Joey Moi, Jordan Schmidt Record Company-Label: Big Loud Records – WINNER
About mj santilli 34980 Articles
Founder and editor of mjsbigblog.com, home of the awesomest fan community on the net. I love cheesy singing shows of all kinds, whether reality or scripted. I adore American Idol, but also love The Voice, Glee, X Factor and more!