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The Academy of Country Music Awards has become the first ever award show to switch from live television broadcasting to exclusive streaming online. The two-hour showcase aired on Amazon Prime last night, and featured many highlights--as well as a few blunders.


The Academy enlisted legendary Dolly Parton to host, who was surprised by singer Kelly Clarkson performing a cover of her song, I Will Always Love You. A tad random, but it led to a heartwarming moment where the two embraced onstage, with Parton exclaiming,

“I was backstage trying not to cry my false eyelashes off!”

Parton was also one of the only artists to mention the current Russian aggression in Ukraine, saying,

“I don’t want to be political, and this is not; I’d rather pass a kidney stone than do that. But I want us to send our love and hope to our brothers and sisters in Ukraine.”

The only other artist who spoke on it was Old Dominion lead singer Matthew Ramsey, who shared it felt strange to celebrate his win when “people are fighting for their lives right now.”

Morgan Wallen, who was banned from the ceremony last year after footage of him using racial slurs surfaced, won album of the year, and thanked “everyone who has shown me grace along the way" in his acceptance speech.

The biggest award of the night, Entertainer of the Year, was accepted virtually. The winner, Miranda Lambert, is currently on tour in Europe and had to appear via video. See the full list of winners below:

Entertainer of the Year: Miranda Lambert

Female Artist of the Year: Carly Pearce

Male Artist of the Year: Chris Stapleton

Duo of the Year: Brothers Osborne

Group of the Year: Old Dominion

New Female Artist of the Year: Lainey Wilson

New Male Artist of the Year: Parker McCollum

Album of the Year: Dangerous: The Double Album, Morgan Wallen

Single of the Year: If I Didn’t Love You, Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood

Song of the Year: Things a Man Oughta Know, Lainey Wilson

Video of the Year: Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home), Elle King and Miranda Lambert

Music Event of the Year: Never Wanted to Be That Girl, Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde

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