The Complete List of 2023 ACM Awards Winners

The 2023 Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards are in the books! Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks joined forces to co-host the star-studded show that saw rising singer and Yellowstone star Lainey Wilson collect four win out of six nominations.

The night was filled with rockin' performances, including a live performance from Dolly's upcoming rock album, a tribute to stars lost, a cameo from Willie Nelson and a live goat on stage.

Hollywood could learn a thing or two from tonight's livestream. The tight 2 hour, 11 min. show moved along at a nice pace without feeling rushed. Add in the heartfelt speeches and solid performances and we couldn't ask for a more enjoyable awards show.

Here's everything we know about the 2023 ACM Awards, including the complete list of winners.

When are the 2023 ACM Awards?

The 2023 ACM Awards streamed May 11, 2023, on Amazon's Prime Video.

Where will the 2023 ACM Awards be held?

This year's ACM Awards were hosted at the Ford Center at the Star in Frisco, Texas.

Who hosted the 2023 ACM Awards?

Country music greats Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks co-hosted this year's festivities.

ACM CEO and ACM Awards executive producer Damon Whiteside explained, "We couldn’t be more excited to bring this legendary pair together for the first time ever as Country Music’s Party of the Year heads to the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters. From exclusive superstar performances to unexpected collaborations to the industry’s most exciting emerging talent, fans are in for an unforgettable night that can only be seen on the ACM Awards stage!"

Parton last hosted the awards in 2000, and this is the first year Brooks has ever hosted. Brooks told Billboard, "All I hope that we do as a pair is represent [country music] well. I mean, you’ve got your foundation and what you’re looking for here,” he says, gesturing to Parton seated beside him. “You’ve got talent and class. Let’s represent country music the best that we can."

Parton also told the outlet that she and Brooks are bound to be a good team for this year's show and explained, "We are excited about this because we’ve always wanted to do something together. We’ve always admired each other musically and as people and how we handle our business. So this is a great thrill for me. I think the fans are going to enjoy seeing us together, ‘cause Lord knows he’s got fans and I got a few."

Who are the 2023 ACM Awards winners and nominees?

Nominees for the 2023 ACM were announced on April 13. HARDY leads with seven nominations including Song of the Year and Artist-Songwriter of the Year. He shares three of his nominations with Lainey Wilson for their song wait in the truck. Here's the full list of nominees.

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


  • Dylan Scott

  • Nate Smith

  • Bailey Zimmerman

Album of the Year

  • Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville - Ashley McBryde

  • Bell Bottom Country - Lainey Wilson—WINNER

  • Growin’ Up - Luke Combs

  • Mr. Saturday Night - Jon Pardi

  • Palomino - Miranda Lambert

Single of the Year

  • Heart Like A Truck - Lainey Wilson

  • Never Wanted To Be That Girl - Carly Pearce & Ashley McBryde

  • She Had Me At Heads Carolina - Cole Swindell—WINNER

  • Thank God - Kane Brown with Katelyn Brown

  • ‘Til You Can’t - Cody Johnson

Song of the Year

  • Sand In My Boots - Morgan Wallen

  • She Had Me At Heads Carolina - Cole Swindell — WINNER

  • ‘Til You Can’t - Cody Johnson

  • wait in the truck - HARDY feat. Lainey Wilson

  • You Should Probably Leave - Chris Stapleton 

Visual Media of the Year

  • HEARTFIRST - Kelsea Ballerini

  • She Had Me At Heads Carolina - Cole Swindell

  • Thank God - Kane Brown with Katelyn Brown

  • ‘Til You Can’t - Cody Johnson

  • wait in the truck - HARDY feat. Lainey Wilson—WINNER

  • What He Didn’t Do - Carly Pearce

Songwriter of the Year

  • Nicolle Galyon

  • Ashley Gorley—WINNER

  • Chase McGill

  • Josh Osborne

  • Hunter Phelps

Artist-Songwriter of the Year

  • Luke Combs



  • Miranda Lambert

  • Morgan Wallen

Music Event of the Year

  • At the End of a Bar - Chris Young with Mitchell Tenpenny

  • She Had Me At Heads Carolina [Remix] - Cole Swindell & Jo Dee Messina

  • Thank God - Kane Brown with Katelyn Brown

  • Thinking ‘Bout You - Dustin Lynch feat. MacKenzie Porter

  • wait in the truck - HARDY feat. Lainey Wilson—WINNER

Who are the performers for the 2023 ACM Awards?

The full list of performers for the 2023 ACM Awards have been announced. Here's who will be taking the stage on May 11.

Jason Aldean
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Ed Sheeran
Cody Johnson
Miranda Lambert
Ashley McBryde
Jo Dee Messina
Dolly Parton
Jelly Roll
Cole Swindell
Keith Urban
The War and Treaty
Lainey Wilson
Bailey Zimmerman
Carly Pearce
Trisha Yearwood
Jordan Davis
Brandy Clark
Caylee Hammack
Pillbox Patti
John Osborne

Who are the presenters for the 2023 ACM Awards?

The presenters for this year’s show will be announced in the coming weeks. Check back here for more details closer to the live show.

Gabby Barrett
Brandy Clark
Jordan Davis
Mickey Guyton
Tyler Hubbard
Dustin Lynch
TJ Osborne
Jon Pardi
Carly Pearce
MacKenzie Porter
Dak Prescott
Emmitt Smith
Tanya Tucker
Keith Urban
Trisha Yearwood

How to watch and stream the 2023 ACM Awards

The 2023 ACM Awards streamed live in May 11, 2023, on Amazon's Prime Video.