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Thomas Rhett Introduces Dos Primos Tequila with Cousin Jeff Worn

Reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year, Thomas Rhett surprised fans today (Monday, Jan 11), by revealing a brand new project: Dos Primos Tequila. In collaboration with his cousin, pecan magnate Jeff Worn, the two are working together to introduce the new ultra-premium tequila brand.

Spanish for “Two Cousins,” Dos Primos is a blanco tequila made from hand-harvested 100% blue agave sourced from estates in Los Altos and the valley area of Jalisco, Mexico. The finished product is crystal-clear with earthy herbal notes on the front palate, followed by smooth floral and citrus hints.

“Our decision to create a new tequila brand grew out of just loving being with family,” Rhett shared in a recent press release. “Jeff and I wanted to create a tequila that was expertly crafted and could be enjoyed year-round – regardless of the season or activity – with the people we care about most. Dos Primos is all about who we are and what’s important to us.”

As Rhett shared the exciting news with fans across social media, superstar duo Dan + Shay jokingly added,” do u need a theme song?” referring to their hit record “Tequila”. Country music fans can agree, a Dan + Shay and Thomas Rhett “Tequila” remix could be exactly what we all need.

Dos Primos is distilled at Destiladora González Lux, located just outside the city of Arandas, Mexico, in the highlands of Jalisco. Third-generation Master Distiller Rodolfo González, who worked with Thomas Rhett and Worn to create the product’s taste profile, oversees the distillation process to ensure every drop of Dos Primos exceeds standards and expectations.

Dos Primos will be available in a 750 ml bottle in select U.S. markets beginning January 2021. For more information or to find a retailer near you, visit DosPrimosTequila.com.

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Check out the latest tunes in country music on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

 

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Country Songs That Embody 2020

The top country songs that embody 2020…

At last, 2020 is coming to an end. Despite how crazy this year has been, country music still prevailed, bringing us new songs, records, and even livestreams to enjoy. We thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of the songs that we think personified this year.
“F2020” – Avenue Beat
“Lowkey fuck 2020 / I don’t know about everybody else / But I think that I am kinda done / Can we just get to 2021” 
Obviously, we have to start our list off with this certified jam! The ladies killed it with this viral song, personifying exactly how we all felt midway through quarantine. Of course, regardless, it’s such a bop.
“7 Summers”- Morgan Wallen
“Back then you used to love the river / And sippin’ on a mixer with me / Does it ever make you sad to know / That was seven summers ago”
This nostalgic Morgan Wallen tune is quite possibly one of his best to date. Despite the fact that it’s about a past relationship, the song brings back memories of better days and even more innocent times. It is also super catchy and Wallen’s vocals shine on the track.
“Black Like Me”- Mickey Guyton
“It’s a hard life on easy street / Just white painted picket fences far as you can see / If you think we live in the land of the free / You should try to be black like me”
One of the most poignant country songs arguable ever, Mickey Guyton spoke her truth with this powerful song. Making the country music industry and the world pay attention to the societal issues in regards to racism and disenfranchisement, we are so happy that this song was brought to life by the incredible artist.
“I Should Probably Go to Bed” – Dan + Shay
“In a crowd of strangers and lovers / Someone told me that you were coming so / I should probably go to bed”
The irony of this song just cannot be beat. Although it was not about the pandemic, we cannot help but think that we “should probably go to bed,” when we are fatigued from the whole year. Also, the song is just plain great, so it had to make our list.
“We Were Rich”- Runaway June
“I never thought that grass was greener / On the other side of our old chain link fence / Yeah, we were rich”
Runaway June’s latest single, “We Were Rich” was one of our favorites off their last project. The song reminds us to be thankful for what we have, even when times are tough. It is the perfect reminder for us during these last few months and into 2021.
“Six Feet Apart”- Luke Combs
“But there’ll be crowds and there’ll be shows / And light after dark / Someday when we aren’t six feet apart”
Luke Combs was honestly the king of quarantine, giving fans so much new music. This particular song is lyrically-genius. He reminds us all that the world will not be like this forever, a reminder that we definitely all need.
“Be A Light”- Thomas Rhett + Friends
“In a world full of hate, be a light / When you do somebody wrong, make it right”
Finally, we leave you with this impactful song by Thomas Rhett featuring Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott, Chris Tomlin, and Keith Urban. This song is the encouragement we need in our world right now. Even in the darkest of times, there is always good in the world. If you cannot find any, be the light.

As we look forward to a better 2021, we want to thank each and every one of you who show us so much love throughout the year. We are looking forward to the new year and better days together!

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The Best Deep Cuts from Thomas Rhett

For several years, Thomas Rhett has delivered music that the modern-day country fan just cannot deny. Securing his spot as a superstar in the genre, Rhett proves his talent as both a vocalist, songwriter, and a human being every day. With four incredible records to look back on, it was difficult to choose our favorites, but here are some of the best deep cuts in our opinion…

“Learned It From The Radio”Tangled Up

“And all the DJ’s in all those little static towns / How to live / How to love / everything I need to know / I learned it from the radio”

Off his sophomore record, Tangled Up, “Learned It from the Radio” is a gem that definitely could have been a radio single. The song is an ode to country music, the radio, and music in general, and we cannot get enough of it.

 

“All-American Middle Class White Boy”It Goes Like This

“I grew up in the heartland USA / I sing it loud and proud and I make a lotta noise / I’m an all-American middle class white boy”

A staple in his earlier live shows, fans go crazy for this classic Rhett tune off his debut album, It Goes Like This. The song introduces us to the singer-songwriter’s upbringing and his roots, which we can all appreciate.

 

“Center Point Road” Center Point Road

“We wrote our own destiny / In parking lots and empty streets / Yeah, we got high on you and me”

The title track off his latest record, “Center Point Road” is an insightful, inside look into Rhett’s roots. The anthemic track takes us on a journey through good ole Tennessee raising, and the addition of Kelsea Ballerini to the song only elevates it.

 

“Sweetheart”Life Changes

“Sweetheart / God could’ve never made two / Nobody quite like you / Woah, sweetheart”

One of the sweetest love songs in country music, “Sweetheart” is the most heartfelt sentiment. Clearly inspired by Rhett’s relationship with his beautiful and talented wife the song is a reminder of how true love can make us all feel.

 

“Gateway Love”Life Changes

 “I guess I was your gateway love, I didn’t get you high enough / Kinda like an 8th grade crush that never lasts”

“Gateway Love” is such a cleverly-written tune that it just had to make our list. Off the record Life Changes, the song discusses what it’s like being the guy before the forever relationship.

 

“Dream You Never Had”Center Point Road

“You married the music the day that you married me / Baby, I’m just a singer, and you are the songs that I sing”

Finally, “Dream You Never Had” rounds out our list. This deeply personal song is a thank you and an apology that Rhett wrote for his wife, Lauren. He acknowledges all that she has sacrificed for Rhett’s journey as an entertainer. Catchy, sentimental, and beautifully-written, this song is one of our all-time favorites.

 

How does our list match up to yours? Let us know and be sure to follow our ‘Deep Cuts’ playlist on Spotify. Check out more deep cuts from some of our favorite artists like Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, Brett Young, Miranda Lambert, Kane Brown, and Luke Combs here.

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Performers Announced for 2020 CMA Country Christmas

CMA Country Christmas Performers

With the holiday season already in full swing, fans from all over are looking forward to some holiday cheer brought on by Christmas specials on television. Announced last week, Thomas Rhett and his lovely wife Lauren Akins will be the hosts. Just announced, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Lady A, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett, and Darius Rucker with Lindsey Stirling will take the stage for a spirited night of holiday tunes.

“The idea for this year’s show was to do a throwback of the great Christmas specials of the 1960s and 1970s,” says Robert Deaton, “CMA Country Christmas” Executive Producer. “Andy Williams, Perry Como, Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra all had classic Christmas specials where the viewer was invited into the homes of the host to celebrate the holiday like a best friend coming to visit. That was what we wanted to create for this year’s show. Instead of a big flashy production, we took a page from those iconic specials to say, ‘Come relax, and let’s celebrate the holidays together.’”

“CMA Country Christmas” airs Monday, Nov. 30 (9:00-10:00 PM/ET) on ABC. Watch the new promo clip HERE.

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Thomas Rhett and Wife, Lauren Akins to host ‘CMA Country Christmas’

Officially kicking off the holiday season with country music’s favorite couple, Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins are set to host the annual CMA Country Christmas Special.

Surprising fans with the announcement, the country superstar and New York Times bestselling author revealed the news earlier today, Wednesday, November 11th on Good Morning America.

“We can’t wait for you all to get to watch that and get into the holiday spirit with us,” Rhett shared in the exciting announcement.

CMA Country Christmas is set to air on Monday, November 30th at 9/8c on ABC. Performers for the special show include Kelsea Ballerini, Dan + Shay, Gabby Barrett, Florida Georgia Line, Lady A, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett, Darius Rucker, and Lindsay Stirling.

The news comes just hours before the 54th Annual CMA Awards which airs tonight at 7/8c on ABC. Rhett, who is up for Male Vocalist of the Year, will hit the awards show stage to perform his CMA nominated and number one hit, “Be A Light” with collaborators Reba, Hillary Scott, and Chris Tomlin. Lauren Akins will also make an appearance on the show as she is scheduled to present an award.

It’s a big day for Rhett who also released a brand new single, “What’s Your Country Song”. The track serves as a first-look at the singer-songwriter’s forthcoming fifth studio album.

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“What’s Your Country Song” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

 

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Thomas Rhett Asks Fans, “What’s Your Country Song?”

Thomas Rhett asks fans “What’s Your Country Song” in new single, after teasing the track on Instagram back in June. The new tune is available now, November 11th, on all streaming platforms. Take a look below as we dig a little deeper into the music.

Throughout quarantine, Thomas Rhett invited fans inside his home and served the treat of brand new music through IGTV. These song releases featured solely the singer-songwriter and his acoustic guitar, creating a deep and intimate connection between Rhett and his fans.

Country music lovers eagerly requested studio versions of the IGTV acoustic songs to be featured on the artist’s next album. The Nashville star listened, and finally gifted fans with “What’s Your Country Song,” as the lead single for his forthcoming fifth studio album. This preview into the singer’s next era of music is exciting for fans, as it signals an album to follow where the singer will be staying true to his country roots while adding a modern, pop twist.

The country star is known for singing about real-life high and low points, whether it be romantically, starting a family, or relating to his career. This established him as an extremely relatable artist. Throughout the single, “What’s Your Country Song,” the singer continues to use songwriting to reflect on different phases of life.

“What’s Your Country Song” contains elements of an instant classic, acknowledging the power of music as a special guiding force throughout one’s life. Ultimately, the song pins the idea that each person can identify a specific “country song” that transports them back to a certain moment in time and carries significant meaning.

Nearly each and every line of the song namechecks special lyrics and titles from familiar country songs that fans often connect to, whether contemporary or legendary classics. These clever and meaningful lyrics along with the calming acoustic guitar picking pattern make for a deeply impactful tune.

In the first verse, the singer-songwriter playfully sings of common country clichés that evoke feelings of freedom and carefree fun.

“Did you cruise down a back road / with your Dixieland Delight / Are you on the Chattahoochee, On a barefoot blue jean night”

He artfully weaves in well-known song titles into the lyrics, making for an especially engaging and memorable song. When it comes to the chorus, Rhett is soulful in the way he ties together the song’s meaning as a whole…

“Everybody got a small town anthem / Everybody got a story to tell / Everybody got a hallelujah / Everybody been through a little hell / When you’re rolling down a little two-lane highway / And you turn your radio on / Tell me which one hits you baby / Yeah what’s your country song?”

He sings about how everyone has their own struggles and life stories, and that country music is a constant that helps carry people through. This chorus leads the listeners to reflect on songs that have been alongside them during significant moments in their lives, both through ups and downs.

Thomas Rhett new song "What's Your Country Song"

Thomas Rhett asks fans “What’s Your Country Song” in new single, available now, November 11th.

The 2020 ACM Entertainer of the Year even takes us back to the 1980s for a particularly clever lyrical spin from Barbara Mandrell’s legendary hit “I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool”, “Are you already country / back when country wasn’t cool”.

Listening to this song is like a scavenger hunt, and with each play, there is a new creative lyrical reference to pick up on. The singer’s acoustic song releases through IGTV have been a welcomed surprise to help fans through these tough times of 2020 and we are thrilled that this song signifies even more studio releases to follow.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about future Thomas Rhett releases.

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“What’s Your Country Song” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

 

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Thomas Rhett Collaborates with Teddy Swims on New Song “Broke”

Thomas Rhett collaborates with Teddy Swims on a new rendition of “Broke” which is available now, October 23rd, on all streaming platforms. Take a look below as we dig a little deeper into the track.

There is nothing like a cross-genre collaboration! Country superstar with undeniable pop appeal, Thomas Rhett joined talented singer-songwriter Teddy Swims on a remix of his song “Broke”. Swims is an undefined artist that truly dabbles in all genres. Together the two redefine music boundaries and give fans a complete smash.

“Broke” is one of those songs that you cannot help but smile when you listen to it. The original version was a Motown inspired tune, but Rhett countrified the song with his twangy vocals. All about getting used to the finer things in life and frivolous spending, the duo is an unexpected pair that end up working together effortlessly.

Thomas Rhett collaborates with Teddy Swims on new song, “Broke” available now, October 23rd.

Thomas Rhett collaborates with Teddy Swims on new song, “Broke” available now, October 23rd.

“I’m so used to being broke, but not no more / I’m buying all the things I never could afford / Like what the hell, top shelf / We gonna toast tonight to temporary wealth / Mama told me “baby, save it” knowing me I probably wont’t / All this money in my pocket gotta go / I’m so used to being broke, oh”

With over 270K views on YouTube already, the music video for “Broke” is just as ridiculously amazing. The video features Rhett and Swims up to all kinds of antics, notably at a golf course. This fun-loving song is exactly what we need to get us through the rest of this crazy year.

As Rhett gears up to release new music in the coming months, fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about future Thomas Rhett releases.

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“Broke” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

 

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2020 ACM Awards: The Complete Recap

The country community was long overdue for an award show, and finally, after a five-month delay, the ACM Award premiered on CBS. The show was presented a little differently this year. For the first time ever, the ACMs took place in Nashville from three separate iconic country music venues including the Ryman Auditorium, Bluebird Café, and where most of the events were held, the Grand Ole Opry House. Old Dominion and Luke Combs were among the big winners, as well as Thomas Rhett and Carrie Underwood who shared the most prestigious award of the night, Entertainer of the Year.

The program began with the five Entertainer of the Year nominees performing a snippet of one of their classic songs from one of the three hubs. From the Grand Ole Opry, Luke Bryan sang “Rain is a Good Thing,” and Eric Church performed “Drink in My Hand.” Google Earth then took us to the Bluebird Café, where Luke Combs performed “When It Rains It Pours.” From the Ryman, Thomas Rhett sang “It Goes Like This,” and finally, back at the Opry, Carrie Underwood sang “Before He Cheats.”

At the Grand Ole Opry, host Keith Urban kicked off the show with a moving monologue in front of the empty stands regarding all the wrong that is going on in the world right now, from tropical storms and hurricanes, wildfires, social injustice, and of course, the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are still in the midst of trying to fight two pandemics, COVID-19 and social injustice—far too many lives have been lost to both,” the defending ACM Entertainer of the Year explained. “But the examples set by our essentials workers and first responders, along with the voices crying out for equality in all walks of life have echoed around the world and right here in our country music community. They inspire us to come together and work together to address these challenges.”

The first full performance was by Jimmie Allen at the Bluebird, singing his hit song, “Make Me Want To.” Old Dominion followed from the Ryman performing a fun melody of all their biggest hits over the years from their three studio albums. Old Dominion had a big night, winning the Song of the Year (for songwriting) with their number one hit, “One Man Band,” and taking home their third straight Group of the Year award. Front-man, Matt Ramsey gave an emotional speech after winning Song of the Year.

“This is not what I thought I’d say but we’re sitting here in this empty room and I can hear Andrew, our friend that passed away, I can hear him saying ‘I know who you are!’ like he used to yell that at us; and I can feel your dad, Josh, smiling; I can feel how proud he is right now. I can feel your brother [pointing at bandmate, Trevor Rosen], I can feel him; I can feel them all and they’re so proud.”

Fittingly so, Miranda Lambert performed an acoustic version of her most recent number one song, “Bluebird” at Bluebird Café with the track’s songwriters, Luke Dick and Natalie Hemby. Lambert, along with her friends, Maren Morris, Tenille Townes, Ashley McBryde, Elle King and Caylee Hammack, took home the award for Vocal Event of Year for their rendition of Elvin Bishop’s “Fooled Around and Fell in Love.” This is Lambert’s 35th ACM award, continuing her streak with the most ACM wins in the awards show history.

Many artists performed happy, feel-good tunes last night to lift the viewers’ spirits during this dark time. These included Luke Bryan, who performed his latest number one hit, “One Margarita” with beach visuals backing him and his band; Kelsea Ballerini, who gave her current pop-country single, “Hole in the Bottle” a classic country twist; Thomas Rhett and Jon Pardi, who showcased their sweet dance moves during their performance of their number one song, “Beer Can’t Fix;” and Florida Georgia Line, who performed their 17th number one single, “I Love My Country.” Tyler Hubbard, who injured his leg in a dirt bike accident last month, was on stage wearing a cast and using his rehabilitation scooter as a mic stand. Urban joked with him after the performance, commenting “FGL! Killing it. Rock n’ Roll, Tyler.” We wish him a full recovery and best of luck to the Hubbard family who are expecting baby number three very shortly!

On the contrary, many artists’ performances pulled at the heartstrings last night, such as Kane Brown’s unifying song, “Worldwide Beautiful.” While he was on stage with his band, singers of all races backed him from the balcony at the Grand Ole Opry, spread out six feet apart, of course. Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani performed their romantic tune, “Happy Anywhere” from a virtual Bluebird Café set and from the actual Bluebird Café, 18-time ACM Award winner, Tim McGraw performed the sentimental single off his new record, Here on Earth, “I Called Mama.” Mickey Guyton sang her eye-opening track, “What Are Gonna Tell Her,” questioning the truth behind women’s equality with Urban on piano, and the 2020 ACM Male Artist of the Year, Luke Combs sang a ballad off his now ACM Award Winning Album, What You See Is What You Get, “Better Together.” Combs partnered with Ford to help war veterans cope with PTSD through music by teaching them guitar. Be a part of this effort by visiting fordproudtohonor.com.

The New Artists of Year, Riley Green and Tenille Townes, got their ACM debuts with performances from the Ryman of “I Wish Grandpas Never Died” and “Somebody’s Daughter,” respectively. Another breakout female star, Gabby Barrett followed Townes, with an acoustic performance of her smash hit, “I Hope.”

Speaking of debuts, 2020 ACM Duo of the Year, Dan + Shay performed their newest song, “I Should Probably Go To Bed” from the Grand Ole Opry; Urban, along with pop-star Pink, performed their brand new song, “One Too Many” together from alternate locations; Eric Church combined Johnny Cash’s “Ragged Old Flag” with his new and powerful anthem, “Stick That In Your Country Song;” and 2020 ACM Female Artist of the Year, Maren Morris performed her new song, “To Hell & Back.” Morris had this to say upon accepting her award:

“This is so weird talking to no one but I have so many people to thank…this is an award I never thought I would get to win, so thank you to the voters, thank you to my beautiful husband and my new baby boy, Hayes, who is definitely asleep right now; I hope…Oh my God, I have to pee…”

Other special performances included Morgan Wallen, who sang “Whiskey Glasses” from the Grand Ole Opry stage with help from several fans on Zoom behind him; Carrie Underwood who performed a medley of hits from female country icons, including Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Loretta Lynn, Barbara Mandrell, Patsy Cline, and Martina McBride; Trisha Yearwood, who sang “I’ll Carry You Home” in honor of all the members of the country community who passed away this year; and Taylor Swift…yes, Taylor Swift who was back at the ACMs for the first time in seven years, performing her latest single, “betty”.

Because it is 2020, anything can happen, including two artists winning Entertainer of the Year at the ACM Awards – Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett. This is Underwood’s third Entertainer of the Year award; first since 2010, and Rhett’s first. This is also the first time the award has been shared by two artists, but it’s safe to say both were very deserving.

Other awards that were given out included Video of the Year to Thomas Rhett and director, TK McKammy for the heart-wrenching “Remember You Young” music video; Songwriter of the Year to Hillary Lindsey; and Single of the Year to Blake Shelton’s “God’s Country”.

As the credits rolled, the show ended with Willie Nelson’s video for “On the Road Again” featuring all the New Artist of the Year nominees.

For a complete list of winners, click here!

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BREAKING! ACM Awards Ends in TIE – Thomas Rhett and Carrie Underwood

For the first time in the show’s history, the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards took place tonight (Sept 16.) live from Nashville. The annual show honors the greats of country music and although this year’s special event looked a little different, it certainly did not disappoint.

Originally slated to take place last April in Las Vegas, it was postponed until September, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of having the award show in one location, it aired with epic performances from three different historic iconic Nashville locations: the Grand Ole Opry House, the Ryman Auditorium, and the Bluebird Cafe.

This year a new location also meant a new host. Keith Urban hosted for the first time and did an incredible job in his new role following in Reba McEntire’s footsteps. Urban brought home the biggest award of the show last year, the ACM Entertainer of the Year, and is a 15-time ACM Award winner.

The show included epic performances from the biggest names in country music, including Carrie Underwood, Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett & Jon Pardi, Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton featuring Gwen Stefani, Trisha Yearwood, and so many more.

Perhaps the biggest surprise of the night came with the reveal of the coveted Entertainer of the Year award. Up for the honor were Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, and Thomas Rhett. Resulting in a tie, for the first time ever, Carrie Underwood & Thomas Rhett ultimately took home the award!

Check out the list below for all of the night’s winners and follow along on Instagram, @NYCountrySwag for more special moments from the show.

FULL LIST OF 2020 ACM AWARDS WINNERS —

Entertainer of the Year

Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett ** WINNER
Carrie Underwood ** WINNER
* For the first time ever, the ACM Entertainer of the Year award ended in a tie between Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett.

 

Male Entertainer of the Year

Dierks Bentley
Luke Combs ** WINNER
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

 

Female Artist of the Year

Miranda Lambert
Carrie Underwood
Maren Morris ** WINNER
Kacey Musgraves
Kelsea Ballerini

 

New Male Artist of the Year

Russell Dickerson
Jordan Davis
Riley Green ** Early Winner
Cody Johnson
Morgan Wallen

 

New Female Artist of the Year

Ingrid Andress
Gabby Barrett
Lindsay Ell
Caylee Hammack
Tenille Townes ** Early Winner

 

Duo of the Year

Brooks & Dunn
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay ** WINNER
Florida Georiga Line
Maddie & Tae

 

Group of the Year

Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Midland
Old Dominion ** WINNER
The High Women

 

Album of the Year

Center Point Road – Thomas Rhett
GIRL – Maren Morris
Heartache Medication – Jon Pardi
What You See Is What You Get – Luke Combs ** WINNER
Wildcard – Miranda Lambert

 

Song of the Year

10,000 Hours -Dan + Shay feat. Justin Bieber
Girl Goin Nowhere – Ashley McBryde
God’s Country – Blake Shelton
One Man Band – Old Dominion ** WINNER
Some of It – Eric Church

 

Single of the Year

God’s Country – Blake Shelton ** WINNER
One Man Band – Old Dominion
Rainbow – Kacey Musgraves
Rumor – Lee Brice
What If I Never Get Over You – Lady Antebellum

 

Music Event of the Year

10,000 Hours Dan + Shay feat. Justin Bieber
Dive Bar – Garth Brooks feat. Blake Shelton
Fooled Around and Fell In Love – Miranda Lambert feat. Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammack & Elle King ** Early Winner
Old Town Road – Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
What Happens in a Small Town – Brantley Gilbert feat. Lindsay Ell

 

Songwriter of the Year

Ashley Gorley
Michael Hardy
Hilary Lindsey ** Early Winner
Shane McAnally
Josh Osborne

 

Video of the Year

10,000 Hours – Dan + Shay feat. Justin Bieber
God’s Country – Blake Shelton
One Man Band – Old Dominion
Remember You Young – Thomas Rhett ** Early Winner
Sugarcoat – Little Big Town

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2020 ACM Awards – Full List of Winners

For the first time in the show’s history, the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards took place tonight (Sept 16.) live from Nashville. The annual show honors the greats of country music and although this year’s special event looked a little different, it certainly did not disappoint.

Originally slated to take place last April in Las Vegas, it was postponed until September, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of having the award show in one location, it aired with epic performances from three different historic iconic Nashville locations: the Grand Ole Opry House, the Ryman Auditorium, and the Bluebird Cafe.

This year a new location also meant a new host. Keith Urban hosted for the first time and did an incredible job in his new role following in Reba McEntire’s footsteps. Urban brought home the biggest award of the show last year, the ACM Entertainer of the Year, and is a 15-time ACM Award winner.

The show included epic performances from the biggest names in country music, including Carrie Underwood, Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett & Jon Pardi, Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton featuring Gwen Stefani, Trisha Yearwood, and so many more.

Perhaps the biggest surprise of the night came with the reveal of the coveted Entertainer of the Year award. Up for the honor were Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, and Thomas Rhett. Resulting in a tie, for the first time ever, Carrie Underwood & Thomas Rhett ultimately took home the award!

Check out the list below for all of the night’s winners and follow along on Instagram, @NYCountrySwag for more special moments from the show.

FULL LIST OF 2020 ACM AWARDS WINNERS —

Entertainer of the Year

Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett ** WINNER
Carrie Underwood ** WINNER
* For the first time ever, the ACM Entertainer of the Year award ended in a tie between Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett.

 

Male Artist of the Year

Dierks Bentley
Luke Combs ** WINNER
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

 

Female Artist of the Year

Miranda Lambert
Carrie Underwood
Maren Morris ** WINNER
Kacey Musgraves
Kelsea Ballerini

 

New Male Artist of the Year

Russell Dickerson
Jordan Davis
Riley Green ** Early Winner
Cody Johnson
Morgan Wallen

 

New Female Artist of the Year

Ingrid Andress
Gabby Barrett
Lindsay Ell
Caylee Hammack
Tenille Townes ** Early Winner

 

Duo of the Year

Brooks & Dunn
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay ** WINNER
Florida Georiga Line
Maddie & Tae

 

Group of the Year

Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Midland
Old Dominion ** WINNER
The High Women

 

Album of the Year

Center Point Road – Thomas Rhett
GIRL – Maren Morris
Heartache Medication – Jon Pardi
What You See Is What You Get – Luke Combs ** WINNER
Wildcard – Miranda Lambert

 

Song of the Year

10,000 Hours -Dan + Shay feat. Justin Bieber
Girl Goin Nowhere – Ashley McBryde
God’s Country – Blake Shelton
One Man Band – Old Dominion ** WINNER
Some of It – Eric Church

 

Single of the Year

God’s Country – Blake Shelton ** WINNER
One Man Band – Old Dominion
Rainbow – Kacey Musgraves
Rumor – Lee Brice
What If I Never Get Over You – Lady Antebellum

 

Music Event of the Year

10,000 Hours Dan + Shay feat. Justin Bieber
Dive Bar – Garth Brooks feat. Blake Shelton
Fooled Around and Fell In Love – Miranda Lambert feat. Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammack & Elle King ** Early Winner
Old Town Road – Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
What Happens in a Small Town – Brantley Gilbert feat. Lindsay Ell

 

Songwriter of the Year

Ashley Gorley
Michael Hardy
Hilary Lindsey ** Early Winner
Shane McAnally
Josh Osborne

 

Video of the Year

10,000 Hours – Dan + Shay feat. Justin Bieber
God’s Country – Blake Shelton
One Man Band – Old Dominion
Remember You Young – Thomas Rhett ** Early Winner
Sugarcoat – Little Big Town

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Fans can also join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music.

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SHOP THE HERO COLLECTION

The Hero Collection by NYCountry Swag is inspired by the men and women of the Fire, Police and Military Departments across the country. A portion of sales from each purchase is donated to different foundations that support our heroes. We are dedicated to honoring their service and remembering their sacrifice.

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Thank You for supporting Country Music in NYC & Beyond!

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