The Academy of Country Music has announced that the annual ACM Awards will return to Las Vegas for their 2022 awards ceremony.
After two years in Nashville due to the COVID pandemic, the 57th ACM Awards will be held in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 24, 2022.
The Academy was founded in 1964 in Los Angeles when performer Tommy Wiggins, songwriter Eddie Miller and club owners Mickey and Chris Christensen collaborated with Country Music performers, radio and record label executives. Their original intention was to promote Country Music artists based on the West Coast such as Merle Haggard, Billy Mize, Johnny Bond, Glen Campbell, Roger Miller, Buck Owens, Wynn Stewart, Jimmy Wakely and Tex Williams.
The Academy hosted its first Country Music awards show in 1966. The ACM Awards was the first Country Music awards program held by a major organization to spotlight Country Music worldwide.
The winners of the 2021 ACM Awards are:
Entertainer of the Year: Luke Bryan
Female Vocalist of the Year: Thomas Rhett
Male Vocalist of the Year: Maren Morris
Duo of the Year: Dan + Shea
Group of the Year: Old Dominion
New Female Artist of the Year: Gabby Barrett
New Male Artist of the Year: Jimmie Allen
Album of the Year: “Starting Over” Chris Stapleton
Single of the Year: “I Hope You’re Happy Now” Carly Pearce, Lee Brice
Song of the Year: “The Bones” Maren Morris, Jimmy Robbins, Laura Veltz
Video of the Year: “Worldwide Beautiful” Kane Brown
Music Event of the Year: “I Hope You’re Happy Now” Carly Pearce, Lee Brice
NorthLasVegas.com will update this article as more information about the 2022 ACM Awards is announced including nominees and venue.
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