Jason Aldean wins entertainer of the year at 2018 ACM Awards

Country music's biggest stars returned to Las Vegas for the 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards.

The show was held just six months after a gunman killed 58 people at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in October. The shooting is now the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Even though the night is often referred to as "country music's party of the year," Sunday's show had somber undertones as performers paid tribute to those lost during last fall's tragedy.

Chris Stapleton, who won album of the year and male vocalist of the year could not attend this year's awards show as he was in Nashville with his wife who happened to give birth to twins Sunday. Sunday was also Stapleton's birthday.

Winners from Sunday's show include:

  • Male vocalist of the year: Chris Stapleton
  • Female vocalist of the year: Miranda Lambert
  • Album of the year: "From a Room: Vol. 1" by Chris Stapleton
  • Song of the year: "Tin Man" by Miranda Lambert

Full list of winners


The 53rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards airs on WTRF CBS on Sunday, April 15 at 8 p.m. ET from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 The ACM Awards will be hosted by Reba McEntire.

According to ACMCountry.com there will be performances by Carrie Underwood, Toby Keith, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Kelly Clarkson, and many others.

David Boreanaz, Ashton Kutcher, and Nancy O'Dell are among the Hollywood star presenters.

For a full list of this year's ACM Award nominees click here.

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