ACM Awards 2019: Full list of winners

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Ashley McBryde, left, and Eric Church perform “The Snake” at the 54th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

LAS VEGAS (CBS NEWS) — Country music icon Reba McEntire has returned to hosting the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards for the 16th time Sunday night. Chris Stapleton and Keith Urban led in the top categories, but Urban ultimately took home entertainer of the year.

Before Sunday’s broadcast, McEntire shared some details about the hosting gig, which she promised would be politics-free.

“We’ve got to keep it light. We’ve got to keep it fun. No politics. This is fun. This is entertainment. We are in the entertainment business, and that’s what we’re going to be doing,” she said.

The show also featured memorable performances, including one by “This Is Us” star Chrissy Metz who gave her first live TV singing debut.

Here is a list of winners below:

ARTIST OF THE DECADE

Jason Aldean

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban — WINNER

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Miranda Lambert
Ashley McBryde
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves — WINNER
Carrie Underwood

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Dierks Bentley
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett — WINNER
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

DUO OF THE YEAR

Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay — WINNER
Florida Georgia Line
LoCash
Maddie & Tae

GROUP OF THE YEAR

Lady Antebellum
Lanco
Little Big Town
Midland
Old Dominion — WINNER

SONG OF THE YEAR

“Break Up In The End,” Cole Swindell
Songwriters: Jessie Jo Dillon, Chase McGill and Jon Nite
“Broken Halos,” Chris Stapleton
Songwriters: Mike Henderson, Chris Stapleton
“Meant To Be,” Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line
Songwriters: David Garcia, Tyler Hubbard, Joshua Miller, Bebe Rexha
“Space Cowboy,” Kacey Musgraves
Songwriters: Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves
“Tequila,” Dan + Shay
Songwriters: Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers — WINNER
“Yours,” Russell Dickerson
Songwriters: Casey Brown / Russell Dickerson / Parker Welling

NEW FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Danielle Bradbery
Lindsay Ell
Ashley McBryde — WINNER
Carly Pearce

NEW MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Jimmie Allen
Luke Combs — WINNER
Jordan Davis
Michael Ray
Mitchell Tenpenny

NEW VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

High Valley
LANCO — WINNER
Runaway June

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

“Dan + Shay,” Dan + Shay
“Desperate Man,” Eric Church
“From A Room Vol. 2,” Chris Stapleton
“Golden Hour,” Kacey Musgraves — WINNER
“The Mountain,” Dierks Bentley

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

“Down to the Honky Tonk,” Jake Owen
“Heaven,” Kane Brown
“Meant To Be,” Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line
“Most People Are Good,” Luke Bryan
“Tequila,” Dan + Shay — WINNER

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

“Babe,” Sugarland featuring Taylor Swift
“Burn Out,” Midland
“Burning Man,” Dierks Bentley featuring Brothers Osborne
“Drunk Girl,” Chris Janson — WINNER
“Shoot Me Straight,” Brothers Osborne
“Tequila,” Dan + Shay

MUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR

“Burning Man,” Dierks Bentley featuring Brothers Osborne — WINNER
“Drowns the Whiskey,” Jason Aldean featuring Miranda Lambert
“Everything’s Gonna Be Alright,” David Lee Murphy featuring Kenny Chesney
“Keeping Score,” Dan + Shay featuring Kelly Clarkson
“Meant To Be,” Bebe Rexha Featuring Florida Georgia Line

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

Ross Copperman
Ashley Gorley
Shane McAnally — WINNER
Chase McGill
Josh Osborne

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