2015 ACM Awards: The complete winners list

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Miranda Lambert won four awards, including album and song of the year, but the singer lost the night's top prize to Luke Bryan at Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards.

It was a repeat of the Country Music Association Awards in November, where Lambert won multiple prizes but lost the big award to Bryan.

"Listen guys, what an amazing night of music," an excited Bryan said onstage after winning the fan-voted award. "Thank you to my wife, my kids ... my fans, country radio."

Lambert was the sole female nominated for entertainer of the year; other nominees included Garth Brooks, Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line, who won two awards Sunday at the AT&T Stadium.

Though she lost the top prize - again - Lambert was the queen of the night. She was on a red-hot winning streak - and she even rocked a red-hot bustier when she performed "Little Red Wagon."

Lambert won her fourth album of the year, her sixth female vocalist of the year and twice for third single record of the year (she won twice this year as a performer and songwriter of "Automatic.")

"I don't even realize what's happening tonight," Lambert said. "I love my job so much. I will never not love my job."

Lambert, a fashion favorite in the last year, wowed again in a flowing, plunging dress on the red carpet. Inside the venue, she wore white pants and a white top with a black sheer center. She also accepted the 50th Anniversary Milestone Award, given to her by Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara (Lambert wrote a song for their new film, "Hot Pursuit.")

It was also a memorable night for Taylor Swift, who made it a family affair.

The singer was one of seven recipients of the 50th Anniversary Milestone Award, and a video package highlighting her career and success played before her mother, who recently announced she is battling cancer, presented her daughter with the award.

"I am a very proud mom," said Andrea Swift, who also called her daughter "brave enough to explore her musical curiosity."

"I am so happy I learned how to write songs in a town like Nashville," said Swift, who released her first full-blown pop album, "1989," last year.

The former country singer, who sat next to her father Scott Swift, danced along in typical form, especially when Lambert and Martina McBride performed.

Other recipients of the anniversary honor include Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney and George Strait, who performed near the beginning of the show.

The ACMs kicked off paying tribute to veteran Merle Haggard by Keith Urban and Eric Church, while Strait sang "All My Ex's Live in Texas" - appropriate for the awards show celebrating its 50th anniversary in a new location, the Dallas Cowboys Stadium.

Shelton and Bryan were playful as hosts - and they even played some football. Shelton asked Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo to throw the ball to Bryan, who was wearing gloves.

"This isn't one of those deflated balls?" Shelton said after Bryan caught the ball, referencing the deflategate scandal earlier this year.

Shelton announced that the - usually held in Las Vegas - set a Guinness World Record for most attended live awards show of all-time.

Shelton and Bryan performed, too. Christina Aguilera joined Rascal Flatts and Nick Jonas sang with the country duo the Swon Brothers.

Brooks' performance of "All American Kind" marked a sentimental moment since it included U.S soldiers standing proudly.

"I'd like ... to thank all of our men and women in the armed forces ... protecting our freedom," Brooks said when he received the Milestone Award from Taya Kyle, the wife of the late "American Sniper" Chris Kyle.

Lee Brice sang some of "Forever and Ever, Amen" and then called out Randy Travis, who was sitting in the audience and earned a rousing applause. Brice won single record of the year for "I Don't Dance," which he also produced.

"This is insane. Thank y'all so much," he said.

Little Big Town had one of the night's top performances when they slowed things down with their recent hit, the semi-controversial "Girl Crush." They won vocal group of the year, and Cole Swindell won new artist of the year.

Dierks Bentley, who had seven nominations, won video of the year for "Drunk on a Plane"; Aldean won male vocalist of the year.

Other performers included Brooks & Dunn, Braid Paisley and Alan Jackson.

Entertainer Of The Year
Jason Aldean
Garth Brooks
WINNER: Luke Bryan
Miranda Lambert
Florida Georgia Line

Male Vocalist Of The Year
WINNER: Jason Aldean
Dierks Bentley
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton

Female Vocalist Of The Year
Brandy Clark
WINNER: Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

Vocal Duo Of The Year
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
WINNER: Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae
The Swon Brothers

Vocal Group Of The Year
Lady Antebellum
WINNER:Little Big Town
Rascal Flatts
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

Album Of The Year
"Old Boots, New Dirt" – Jason Aldean
Producer: Michael Knox
Record Label: Broken Bow Records

"Pain Killer" – Little Big Town
Producer: Jay Joyce
Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

WINNER: "Platinum" – Miranda Lambert
Producers: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf
Record Label: RCA Nashville


"Riser" – Dierks Bentley
Producers: Ross Copperman, Jaren Johnston
Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

"The Outsiders" – Eric Church
Producer: Jay Joyce
Record Label: EMI Records Nashville

Single Record Of The Year
"American Kids" – Kenny Chesney
Producers: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney
Record Label: Blue Chair Records/Columbia Nashville

"Automatic" – Miranda Lambert
Producers: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf
Record Label: RCA Nashville

"Dirt" – Florida Georgia Line
Producer: Joey Moi
Record Label: Republic Nashville

"Drunk On A Plane" – Dierks Bentley
Producer: Ross Copperman
Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

WINNER: "I Don't Dance" – Lee Brice
Producer: Lee Brice
Record Label: Curb Records

Song Of The Year
"American Kids" – Kenny Chesney
Songwriters: Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally
Publishers: Big Red Toe Music (BMI), Creative Nation Music (BMI), Farm Town Songs (BMI), Smack Ink (ASCAP), Songs Of Universal, Inc. (BMI), Twangin And Slangin Songs (BMI), Universal Music Corporation (ASCAP)

WINNER: "Automatic" – Miranda Lambert
Songwriters: Nicolle Galyon, Natalie Hemby, Miranda Lambert
Publishers: EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI), Pink Dog Publishing (BMI), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI), Wruckestrike (BMI)


"Drink A Beer" – Luke Bryan
Songwriters: Jim Beavers, Chris Stapleton
Publishers: House of Sea Gayle Music (ASCAP), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)

"Follow Your Arrow" – Kacey Musgraves
Songwriters: Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves
Publishers: 351 Music (BMI), Highway 508 Songs (ASCAP), House of Sea Gayle Music (ASCAP), Smack Ink (ASCAP), Universal Music Corporation (ASCAP), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)

"Give Me Back My Hometown" – Eric Church
Songwriters: Eric Church, Luke Laird
Publishers: Creative Nation Music (BMI), Longer And Louder Music (BMI), Songs Of Universal, Inc. (BMI), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), Twangin And Slangin Songs (BMI)

"I Hold On" – Dierks Bentley
Songwriters: Dierks Bentley, Brett James
Publishers: Atlas Holdings (ASCAP), Big White Tracks (ASCAP), External Combustion Music (ASCAP), Songs of Brett (ASCAP), WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)

Video Of The Year
"American Kids" – Kenny Chesney
Director: Shaun Silva
Producer: Don Lepore

"Cop Car" – Keith Urban
Director: John Urbano
Producer: Michelle Abnet

WINNER: "Drunk On A Plane" – Dierks Bentley
Director: Wes Edwards
Producer: Clarke Gallivan


"I'm Not Gonna Miss You" – Glen Campbell
Director: James Keach
Producer: Julian Raymond

"Somethin' Bad" – Miranda Lambert Duet With Carrie Underwood
Director: Trey Fanjoy
Producer: Trent Hardville

Vocal Event Of The Year
"Lonely Tonight" – Blake Shelton Featuring Ashley Monroe
Producer: Scott Hendricks
Record Label: Warner Bros. Records

"Meanwhile Back At Mama's" – Tim McGraw Featuring Faith Hill
Producers: Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw
Record Label: Big Machine Records

"Somethin' Bad" – Miranda Lambert Duet With Carrie Underwood
Producers: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf
Record Label: RCA Nashville

"The South" – The Cadillac Three Featuring Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley & Mike Eli
Producers: Dann Huff, Justin Niebank
Record Label: Big Machine Records

WINNER: "This Is How We Roll" – Florida Georgia Line Featuring Luke Bryan
Producer: Joey Moi
Record Label: Republic Nashville

Songwriter Of The Year
Rodney Clawson
Ashley Gorley
WINNER: Luke Laird
Josh Osborne
Chris Tompkins

New Artist of the Year
WINNER: Cole Swindell
​Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett

Milestone Award Winners:
George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift, Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Reba, Brooks & Dunn

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