2017 Academy of Country Music Awards Winners: Jason Aldean is Entertainer of the Year

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Academy of Country Music Awards Jason Aldean

Jason Aldean on stage at the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards (Photo: Francis Specker/CBS)

Jason Aldean earned the Academy of Country Music Awards‘ highest honor, Entertainer of the Year, at the award show held on April 2, 2017. Miranda Lambert continued her winning streak by snagging the Female Vocalist award for the eight consecutive year while Thomas Rhett took home his first win in the Male Vocalist category. The 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards took place in Las Vegas and were hosted by Country superstars Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley.

Among the artists performing on the 2017 awards show were Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Thomas Rhett and Maren Morris, Cole Swindell and Dierks Bentley, Reba McEntire and Lauren Daigle, and Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban. Backstreet Boys and Florida Georgia Line teamed up for “God, Your Mama & Me” and “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back).”


Academy of Country Music Award Winners:

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Jason Aldean

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Thomas Rhett

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Miranda Lambert

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
Brothers Osborne

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Little Big Town

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
The Weight of These Wings – Miranda Lambert

SONG OF THE YEAR
“Die A Happy Man” – Thomas Rhett

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“Forever Country” – Artists of Then, Now & Forever

NEW MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Jon Pardi

NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Maren Morris

NEW VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Brothers Osborne

VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
May We All – Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw

SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR
H.O.L.Y. – Florida Georgia Line

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Lori McKenna




Rebecca Murray

Rebecca Murray

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