I don’t consider the ACA awards to be one of our ‘big’ country music award shows. I mean, it’s not like the CMA or ACM awards. The ACAs are an entirely fan-voted award show that gives awards in more categories than I can even begin to name. And, in more categories than they have time to award during their live telecast, too. They kept making mention of different artists who won different awards, but I couldn’t write them down fast enough, and I couldn’t begin to tell you what all of those were. But the main awards we’ll get covered for you here. The show is just four years old, and I do have to say it was really entertaining. They had a lot of country artists on that stage during the two-hour show.
Male Vocalist of the Year
Luke Bryan – WINNER
When Florida Georgia won was presented the Single of the Year award, the announcer was reading a very lengthy list of additional awards the duo won that night. Unfortunately, he was reading them too fast for me to jot them down. Hopefully, they will get printed on the ACA web site for all of us to read there.
Between award presentations, they did tell us that “Highway Don’t Care,” recorded by Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift, won Song of the Year, and they also told us that Randy Houser picked up his first ACA award for “How Country Feels”. I’m not even sure what the category was – but I love Randy Houser, and I am thrilled to see him get this award.
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Brad Paisley was honored for the impact he has had on country music with his videos. ACA Video Visionary Award. My favorite part of that was we got to see Dwight Yoakam present that award. We just don’t see enough of Dwight Yoakam these days. He has always been one of my favorites.
Taylor Swift won the “Worldwide Artist Award,” and it was presented by Olivia Newton-John.
Lady Antebellum also won Single of the Year for “Downtown”. Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Lee Brice, and The Band Perry were all named as ACM winners – not sure which awards they got, but they won something.
There they are – some of our award winners from the 2013 ACA’s. Wish I could write faster. I know I missed a lot of what they were just saying, but not actually presenting on the air. It was a good show though. Very entertaining. If any of you caught more winners names than I did – let me know. I’ll be glad to get them posted.