Even the show’s co-hosts took the stage for musical performances.
When all the dust settled Luke Bryan took home the prestigious “Entertainer of the Year Award” with Maren Morris and Thomas Rhett winning “Female and Male Artist of The Year” honors respectively. Morris will leave this year’s awards with both hands full as she was also awarded “Song of the Year” for “The Bones.” Chris Stapleton and his one-of-a-kind vocals walked away with “Album of the Year” for “Starting Over.”
This year’s ceremony marked the 23rd year in a row that CBS was the home of the biggest night in country music and was also the show’s first year streaming live on Paramount. See below to get another look at the show’s best moments and be sure to tune in again next year for the 57th ACM Awards.