Dan + Shay Take Home Top Honors at ACM Awards

April 10, 2019

Dan + Shay lead ASCAP ACM Awards winners with three, including Duo of the Year, for which they were nominated for the sixth time in their career. The pair earned Single of the Year for their hit “Tequila,” which was also named Song of the Year and co-written by Jordan Reynolds with the duo’s Dan Smyers. Dan + Shay earned six nominations in total at this year’s ACMs, and Smyers received three individual nominations as a producer in the Album of the Year, Single of the Year and Music Event of the Year categories.

Old Dominion picked up their third consecutive Group of the Year trophy, Dierks Bentley and Brothers Osborne won the award for Musical Event of the Year, and LANCO took home the New Group of the Year prize. Multiple ACM Award-winner Reba McEntire returned as the host of the show for the sixteenth time.

Congratulations to all of our 2019 ACM Awards Nominees (winners in bold):

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

  • Chris Stapleton

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Dierks Bentley
  • Chris Stapleton

DUO OF THE YEAR

  • Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay
  • Maddie & Tae

GROUP OF THE YEAR

  • Lady Antebellum
  • LANCO
  • Midland
  • Old Dominion

NEW FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Carly Pearce

NEW MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Jordan Davis

NEW DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

  • High Valley (SOCAN)
  • LANCO

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

  • Dan + Shay – Dan + Shay
    Producers: Dan Smyers / Matt Dragstrem
  • From A Room: Volume 2 – Chris Stapleton
    Producer: Chris Stapleton
  • The Mountain – Dierks Bentley

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

  • Heaven
    Producer: Dann Huff
  • Tequila – Dan + Shay
    Producer: Dan Smyers

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

  • Break Up In The End
    Writer: Jon Nite
    Publishers: EMI April Music Inc./Nite Writer Music
  • Broken Halos – Chris Stapleton
    Writers: Chris Stapleton
    Publishers: WB Music Corp./House of Sea Gayle Music
  • Meant To Be
    Writer: David Garcia
    Publishers: Brentwood Benson Publishing/D Soul Music
  • Tequila – Dan + Shay
    Writers: Jordan Reynolds / Dan Smyers
    Publishers: Beats and Banjos/WB Music Corp/Buckeye26/Jreynmusic

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

  • Babe – Sugarland
  • Burn Out – Midland
  • Burning Man – Dierks Bentley featuring Brothers Osborne
  • Shoot Me Straight – Brothers Osborne
  • Tequila – Dan + Shay

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

  • Ashley Gorley
  • Josh Osborne

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

  • Burning Man – Dierks Bentley featuring Brothers Osborne
  • Everything’s Gonna Be Alright – David Lee Murphy
    Producers: Buddy Cannon, David Lee Murphy
  • Keeping Score – Dan + Shay featuring Kelly Clarkson
    Producer: Dan Smyers

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

  • Buddy Cannon
  • Dann Huff

STUDIO RECORDING AWARDS:

BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • Tony Lucido
  • Glenn Worf

DRUMMER OF THE YEAR

  • Matt Chamberlain

GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • Jedd Hughes
  • Ilya Toshinsky

SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT(S) PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • Ilya Toshinsky

STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • Mike Johnson

AUDIO ENGINEER OF THE YEAR

  • F Reid Shippen