(CNN)The Academy of Country Music Awards aired live Wednesday night, bringing together the biggest names in country music.
Keith Urban hosted the event from the Grand Ole Opry House to an empty audience amid the Covid-19 pandemic, but the show was spirited. Among the performers were Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs and Tim McGraw.Swift took the show’s stage for the first time in seven years to perform “Betty” off her new album, “Folklore.” When it came to the big categories, Old Dominion won group of the year and Luke Combs won album of the year for “What You See Is What You Get.”Read MoreEntertainer of the year, the top ACM prize, was presented last and produced a surprise. Urban seemed shocked when he opened the envelope to announce that this year’s winner ended up in a tie between Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett. Despite having to share the award, both stars seemed equally thrilled during their acceptance speeches. Underwood previously won the award in 2009 and 2010.See below for a list of the winners.DUO OF THE YEARBrooks & DunnBrothers OsborneDan + Shay *WINNERFlorida Georgia LineMaddie & TaeGROUP OF THE YEARLady ALittle Big TownMidlandOld Dominion *WINNERThe HighwomenNEW FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEARIngrid AndressGabby BarrettLindsay EllCaylee HammackTenille Townes *WINNERNEW MALE ARTIST OF THE YEARJordan DavisRussell DickersonRiley Green *WINNERCody JohnsonMorgan WallenALBUM OF THE YEARCenter Point Road — Thomas RhettGIRL — Maren MorrisHeartache Medication — Jon PardiWhat You See Is What You Get — Luke Combs *WINNERWildcard — Miranda LambertSINGLE OF THE YEAR”God’s Country” — Blake Shelton *WINNER”One Man Band” — Old Dominion”Rainbow” — Kacey Musgraves”Rumor” — Lee Brice”What If I Never Get Over You” — Lady ASONG OF THE YEAR”10,000 Hours” — Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber”Girl Goin’ Nowhere” — Ashley McBryde”God’s Country” — Blake Shelton”One Man Band” — Old Dominion *WINNER”Some of It” — Eric ChurchVIDEO OF THE YEAR”10,000 Hours” — Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber”God’s Country” — Blake Shelton”One Man Band” — Old Dominion”Remember You Young” — Thomas Rhett *WINNER”Sugar Coat” — Little Big TownSONGWRITER OF THE YEARAshley GorleyMichael HardyHillary Lindsey *WINNERShane McAnallyJosh OsborneENTERTAINER OF THE YEARLuke BryanEric ChurchLuke CombsThomas Rhett *WINNERCarrie Underwood *WINNERFEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEARKelsea BalleriniMiranda LambertMaren Morris *WINNERKacey MusgravesCarrie UnderwoodMALE ARTIST OF THE YEARDierks BentleyLuke Combs *WINNERThomas RhettChris StapletonKeith UrbanMUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR10,000 Hours — Dan + Shay with Justin BieberDive Bar — Garth Brooks Featuring Blake SheltonFooled Around and Fell in Love — Miranda Lambert Featuring Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammack & Elle King *WINNEROld Town Road — Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus