Luke Bryan takes top ACM award
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Luke Bryan won entertainer of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards.
The singer beat out Miranda Lambert, Garth Brooks, Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line for the top honour Sunday at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
“Texas!” he screamed onstage. “Listen guys, what an amazing night of music … thank you to my wife, my kids … my fans, country radio.”
Blake Shelton joined him onstage and the two hosts hugged. The award was presented by Steven Tyler, who is recording a country album.
Bryan won entertainer of the year at the 2013 ACM Awards. Last year, George Strait won the top honour.
Bryan also won entertainer of the year at the Country Music Association Awards in November.
A select list of winners from Sunday night’s Academy of Country Music Awards in Arlington, Texas:
Entertainer of the year: Luke Bryan
Album of the year: Platinum, Miranda Lambert
Female vocalist of the year: Miranda Lambert
Male vocalist of the year: Jason Aldean
Vocal group of the year: Little Big Town
Song of the year: Automatic, Miranda Lambert
Single record of the year: I Don’t Dance, Lee Brice
New artist of the year: Cole Swindell
Vocal duo of the year: Florida Georgia Line
Music video of the year: Drunk On A Plane, Dierks Bentley
Vocal event of the year: This Is How We Roll, Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line