ACM Awards 2021: See the Complete List of Winners for the History-Making Awards Show

This year's awards show made history with four Black nominated artists, the most yet, and in another first, every single of the year nominee featured a woman

This year's Academy of Country Music Awards featured their most inclusive lineup of nominees yet.

The awards show had four Black nominated artists, the most yet, including Jimmie Allen, Kane Brown, co-host Mickey Guyton and first-time nominee John Legend. In another first, every song nominated for single of the year featured a woman.

The big night comes after Morgan Wallen was disqualified from being nominated, after he was caught using a racial slur earlier this year. "The Academy does not condone or support intolerance or behavior that doesn't align with our commitment and dedication to diversity and inclusion," ACM wrote in a statement at the time.

Maren Morris and Chris Stapleton led the nominations with six each. Miranda Lambert was close behind with five nods, and Ashley McBryde and Thomas Rhett were both nominated four times this year.

Allen and Gabby Barrett were previously awarded this year's male and female new artist of the year awards. They accepted their accolades during a video call with co-host Keith Urban earlier this month. Brown also won for video of the year, while Carly Pearce and Lee Brice took home music event of the year.

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See the complete list of winners (below in bold) for tonight's big event!

Entertainer of the Year

  • Luke Bryan
  • Eric Church
  • Luke Combs
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Chris Stapleton

Female Artist of the Year

Maren Morris
Maren Morris. John Shearer/ACMA2021/Getty

Male Artist of the Year

Thomas Rhett
Thomas Rhett. Mark Humphrey/AP/Shutterstock

Duo of the Year

Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney of Dan + Shay
Dan + Shay. Terry Wyatt/ACMA2021/Getty

Group of the Year

  • Lady A
  • Little Big Town
  • Old Dominion
  • The Cadillac Three
  • The Highwomen

New Female Artist of the Year

  • Ingrid Andress
  • Tenille Arts
  • Gabby Barrett
  • Mickey Guyton
  • Caylee Hammack
Gabby Barrett 56th Academy Of Country Music Awards
Gabby Barrett. John Shearer/ACMA2021/Getty

New Male Artist of the Year

  • Jimmie Allen
  • Travis Denning
  • Cody Johnson
  • Parker McCollum

Album of the Year

  • Born Here Live Here Die Here – Luke Bryan
  • Mixtape Vol. 1 – Kane Brown
  • Never Will – Ashley McBryde
  • Skeletons – Brothers Osborne
  • Starting Over – Chris Stapleton

Single of the Year

  • "Bluebird" Miranda Lambert
  • "I Hope" – Gabby Barrett
  • "I Hope You're Happy Now" – Carly Pearce & Lee Brice
  • "More Hearts Than Mine" – Ingrid Andress
  • "The Bones" – Maren Morris
Lee Brice and Carly Pearce
Lee Brice and Carly Pearce. Kevin Mazur/Getty

Song of the Year

  • "Bluebird" – Miranda Lambert
  • "One Night Standards" – Ashley McBryde
  • "Some People Do" – Old Dominion
  • "Starting Over" – Chris Stapleton
  • "The Bones" – Maren Morris

Video of the Year

Music Event of the Year

  • "Be a Light" – Thomas Rhett featuring Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott, Chris Tomlin, Keith Urban
  • "Does To Me" – Luke Combs featuring Eric Church
  • "I Hope You're Happy Now" – Carly Pearce & Lee Brice
  • "Nobody But You" – Blake Shelton featuring Gwen Stefani
  • "One Beer" – HARDY featuring Lauren Alaina & Devin Dawson
  • "One Too Many" – Keith Urban, P!nk
Carly Pearce and Lee Brice ACM Awards win
Carly Pearce and Lee Brice. Getty Images/Courtesy of the Academy of Country Music

The 2021 ACM Awards will air live from Nashville on April 18 from 8-11 p.m. ET on CBS and Paramount+.

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