For many, the 2014 ACM Awards are all about just getting the opportunity to see a number of live performances from some of the biggest stars in country music. For others, we know that it is more about just finding out who won some of the awards.
This list will be updated a little later in the evening with all the victors, but these are the victors that have been announced from the Academy so far.
Vocal Event of the Year – Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert, “We Were Us”
Video of the Year – Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift, “Highway Don’t Care”
Vocal Duo of the Year – Florida Georgia Line
New Artist of the Year – Justin Moore
Single Record of the Year – Miranda Lambert, “Mama’s Broken Heart”
Song of the Year – Lee Brice, “I Drive Your Truck”
Male Vocalist of the Year – Jason Aldean
Vocal Group of the Year – The Band Perry
Female Vocalist of the Year – Miranda Lambert
Album of the Year – Kacey Musgraves, “Same Trailer, Different Park”
Entertainer of the Year – George Strait
It’s probably the latter award that we find the most interesting and impressive, since it really continues the tradition of country fans and voters continuing to really recognizing the classics. While Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift may both be very popular, both were left shut out from the show this year save for Swift’s collaboration. Then again, given their lack of brand-new music the past few months, we are not entirely surprised by it.
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