2023 ACM Awards Winners: See the Full List
The winners in the 2023 ACM Awards have been announced, and Hardy, Lainey Wilson and Cole Swindell will all be living it up tonight, while Chris Stapleton walked away with the evening's biggest prize, Entertainer of the Year.
Hardy went into the 2023 ACM Awards as the most-nominated artist, with seven total nods. He won twice on Wednesday (May 10) prior to the show, when the Academy of Country Music announced his collaboration with Wilson on "Wait in the Truck" as the winner in the Visual Media of the Year category, as well as Hardy's win in the category of Artist-Songwriter of the Year.
Wilson went into the live ceremony on Thursday (May 11) with one win and six nominations, and she walked out with additional wins for Female Artist and Album of the Year. Hardy and Wilson also shared another win for Music Event of the Year, while Swindell won both Single and Song of the Year.
The 2023 ACM Awards took place at the Ford Center in Frisco, Texas, on Thursday night, with the show streaming live on Amazon Prime. Garth Brooks and Dolly Parton co-hosted the show, marking Brooks' first time co-hosting the ACMs — or any major country music awards show.
See a list of winners in the 2023 ACM Awards below.
2023 ACM Awards Winners:
Entertainer of the Year
Chris Stapleton — THE WINNER!
Female Artist of the Year
Lainey Wilson — THE WINNER!
Male Artist of the Year
Morgan Wallen — THE WINNER!
Single of the Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]
"Heart Like a Truck," Lainey Wilson (Producer: Jay Joyce, Record Company-Label: Broken Bow Records)
"Never Wanted to Be That Girl," Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde (Producers: Josh Osborne, Shane McAnally, Record Company-Label: Big Machine Records/Warner Music Nashville)
"She Had Me at Heads Carolina," Cole Swindell (Producer: Zach Crowell, Record Company-Label: Warner Music Nashville) — THE WINNER!
"Thank God," Kane Brown and Katelyn Brown (Producer: Dann Huff, Record Company-Label: RCA Nashville)
"'Til You Can't," Cody Johnson (Producer: Trent Willmon, Record Company-Label: Warner Music Nashville/CoJo Music)
Duo of the Year
Brooks & Dunn
Brothers Osborne — THE WINNER!
Dan + Shay
Maddie & Tae
The War and Treaty
Group of the Year
Little Big Town
Old Dominion — THE WINNER!
Zac Brown Band
Album of the Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]
Ashley McBryde, Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville (Producer: John Osborne, Record Company-Label: Warner Music Nashville)
Lainey Wilson, Bell Bottom Country (Producer: Jay Joyce, Record Company-Label: Broken Bow Records) — THE WINNER!
Luke Combs, Growin' Up (Producers: Luke Combs, Chip Matthews, Jonathan Singleton, Record Company-Label: Columbia Records)
Miranda Lambert, Palomino (Producers: Jon Randall, Luke Dick, Miranda Lambert, Mikey Reaves, Record Company-Label: Vanner Records/RCA Records Nashville)
Jon Pardi, Mr. Saturday Night (Producers: Jon Pardi, Bart Butler, Ryan Gore, Record Company-Label: Capitol Records Nashville)
New Female Artist of the Year
Hailey Whitters — THE WINNER!
New Male Artist of the Year
Zach Bryan — THE WINNER!
Song of the Year [Awarded to Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]
Morgan Wallen, "Sand in My Boots" (Songwriters: Ashley Gorley, Josh Osborne, Michael Hardy, Publishers: Relative Music Group; Sony/ATV Accent; Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing; Sony/ATV Tree Publishing)
Cole Swindell, "She Had Me at Heads Carolina" ( Songwriters: Ashley Gorley, Cole Swindell, Jesse Frasure, Mark D. Sanders, Thomas Rhett, Tim Nichols, Publishers: Ashley Gorley Publishing Designee; Be A Light Publishing; Colden Rainey Music; EMI Blackwood Music Inc; Songs Of Roc Nation Music; Sony Tree Publishing; Telemitry Rhythm House Music; Universal Music Corp; WCMusic Corp; Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp) — THE WINNER!
Cody Johnson, "'Til You Can't" (Songwriters: Ben Stennis, Matt Rogers, Publishers: Anthem Canalco Publishing; Dead Aim Music; The Stennis Mightier Music)
Hardy feat. Lainey Wilson, "Wait in the Truck" (Songwriters: Hunter Phelps, Jordan Schmidt, Michael Hardy, Renee Blair, Publishers: Humerus Publishing Global; Nontypical Music; Pile of Schmidt Songs; Rednecker Music; Relative Music Group; Round Hill Verses Publishing; Sony/ATV Accent; Sony/ATV Tree Publishing; The Money Tree Vibez; WC Music Corp; Who Wants to Buy My Publishing)
Chris Stapleton, "You Should Probably Leave" (Songwriters: Ashley Gorley, Chris DuBois, Chris Stapleton, Publishers: One77 Songs; Sea Gayle Music; Songs of Southside Independent Music Publishing; Spirit Two Nashville; WC Music Corp)
Music Event of the Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]
Chris Young with Mitchell Tenpenny, "At the End of a Bar" (Producers: Chris DeStefano, Chris Young, Record Company-Label: RCA Nashville)
Cole Swindell & Jo Dee Messina, "She Had Me at Heads Carolina [Remix]" (Producer: Zach Crowell, Record Company-Label: Warner Music Nashville)
Kane Brown and Katelyn Brown, "Thank God" (Producer: Dann Huff, Record Company-Label: RCA Nashville)
Dustin Lynch feat. MacKenzie Porter, "Thinking 'Bout You" (Producer: Zach Crowell, Record Company-Label: Broken Bow Records)
Hardy feat. Lainey Wilson, "Wait in the Truck" (Producers: Derek Wells, HARDY, Joey Moi, Jordan Schmidt, Record Company-Label: Big Loud Records) — THE WINNER!
Visual Media of the Year (Awarded to Artist(s) and Director(s))
Kelsea Ballerini, "Heartfirst" (Producers: Christen Pinkston & Wesley Stebbins-Perry, Director: P Tracy)
Cole Swindell, "She Had Me at Heads Carolina" ( Producer: Troy Jackson, Director: Spidey Smith)
Kane Brown and Katelyn Brown, "Thank God" (Producer: Luke Arreguin, Director: Alex Alvga)
Cody Johnson, "'Til You Can't" (Producer: Maddy Hayes, Director: Dustin Haney)
Hardy feat. Lainey Wilson, "Wait in the Truck" (Producer: Inkwell Productions, Director: Justin Clough) — THE WINNER!
Carly Pearce, "What He Didn't Do" (Producer: Ryan Byrd, Director: Alexa Campbell)
Artist-Songwriter of the Year
Hardy — THE WINNER!
Songwriter of the Year
Ashley Gorley — THE WINNER!