2023 ACM Awards Night Shines Bright: Lainey Wilson, HARDY Score Big Wins
The 2023 Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards unfolded as a memorable night filled with spectacular performances and notable victories. Lainey Wilson and HARDY were among the standout stars of the event, with Wilson claiming four awards and HARDY earning three.
After five nominations for the coveted Entertainer of the Year award, Chris Stapleton finally clinched the top honor. However, it was Wilson who led the pack with her impressive four award wins. She was named Female Artist of the Year and also won Album of the Year for "Bell Bottom Country." Additionally, her collaboration with HARDY, "wait in the truck," earned them both the Visual Media of the Year and Musical Event of the Year accolades.
HARDY also shone brightly at the event, picking up the Artist-Songwriter of the Year award alongside his shared wins with Wilson. Despite recent health challenges, Morgan Wallen was crowned Male Artist of the Year. Meanwhile, Brothers Osborne and Old Dominion took home the Duo and Group of the Year awards, respectively.
Cole Swindell also enjoyed a victorious evening, winning both the Single of the Year and Song of the Year for his hit "She Had Me At Heads Carolina." Fresh faces like Zach Bryan and Hailey Whitters were recognized as Best Male and Female Music Artists of the Year, respectively, while Ashley Gorley was honored as Songwriter of the Year.
Here's a complete rundown of the 2023 ACM Awards winners:
- Entertainer of the Year: Chris Stapleton
- Male Artist of the Year: Morgan Wallen
- Female Artist of the Year: Lainey Wilson
- Duo of the Year: Brothers Osborne
- Group of the Year: Old Dominion
- New Male Artist of the Year: Zach Bryan
- New Female Artist of the Year: Hailey Whitters
- Artist-Songwriter of the Year: HARDY
- Songwriter of the Year: Ashley Gorley
- Album of the Year: "Bell Bottom Country" by Lainey Wilson
- Single of the Year: "She Had Me At Heads Carolina" by Cole Swindell
- Song of the Year: "She Had Me At Heads Carolina" by Cole Swindell
- Visual Media of the Year: "wait in the truck" by HARDY feat. Lainey Wilson
- Music Event of the Year: "wait in the truck" by HARDY feat. Lainey Wilson
The 2023 ACM Awards truly celebrated the best of Country music, underscoring a successful year for these talented artists.