ACMs Announce Artist-Songwriter Of The Year Winner Ahead Of The Show

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The 59th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, hosted by country legend Reba McEntire, is sure to light up the Ford Center in Frisco, Texas, on May 16th.

Known affectionately as “country music’s party of the year,” the event will showcase the immense talent within the genre, featuring stunning performances and unforgettable moments that highlighted the achievements of country music’s finest.

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Artist-Songwriter of the Year Nominees

Not to be confused with the Songwriter of the Year award, the Artist-Songwriter of the Year field was introduced at last year’s ACMs, aimed to spotlight the multifaceted talents within the country music industry, recognizing individuals who excel both as performers and songwriters.

Five distinguished artists were nominated for the coveted Artist-Songwriter of the Year award:

  • Zach Bryan
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Morgan Wallen
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These nominees represent the pinnacle of country music creativity, each bringing their unique voice and storytelling prowess to the forefront of the genre. Their nominations highlight their role not just as performers but as influential songwriters who have crafted some of the defining tracks in country music today.

HARDY was honored with the 2023 Artist-Songwriter of the Year title, receiving his trophy the night before the show’s live broadcast.

Unveiling the 2024 ACM Artist-Songwriter of the Year

One day before the show, the Academy of Country Music announced the 2024 Artist-Songwriter of the Year winner on their social media platforms. This accolade not only acknowledges musical talent but also the ability to weave stories that touch hearts, embodying the true spirit of country music.

And the 2024 ACM Artist-Songwriter of the Year award goes to…Chris Stapleton!

This remarkable achievement highlights Stapleton’s outstanding ability to craft songs that capture and explore life’s complexities and personal narratives, leaving a lasting impact on the genre and its listeners.

Stapleton’s songwriting talents extend beyond his solo career. He has written numerous chart-topping songs for other artists, contributing to the success of performers across the country and pop music spectrum.

Notable examples of his compositions for other artists include “Never Wanted Nothing More” by Kenny Chesney, “Love’s Gonna Make It Alright” by George Strait, and “If It Hadn’t Been for Love” by Adele.

The ACM’s are correct, Chris Stapleton sure is a “double threat!”