LAS VEGAS (CBS NEWS/WYMT) - Artists gathered at the Garden Arena at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas to celebrate the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards. The show marked an emotional time for country music as artists returned to the city six months after a gunman killed 58 people at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Oct. 2017 in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. But country musicians vowed to look forward and celebrate the healing power of music at the show.
Eastern Kentucky native Chris Stapleton picked up Album of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year awards.
Miranda Lambert took home the first big award of the night -- song of the year for "Tin Man."
Here are some of the winners from the ACM Awards:
Entertainer of the year: Jason Aldean
Single record of the year: "Body Like a Back Road" by Sam Hunt
Male vocalist of the year: Chris Stapleton
Female vocalist of the year: Miranda Lambert
Vocal event of the year: "The Fighter" by Keith Urban
Vocal group of the year: Old Dominion
Album of the year: "From a Room: Vol. 1" by Chris Stapleton
Song of the year: "Tin Man" by Miranda Lambert
New female vocalist of the year: Lauren Alaina
New male vocalist of the year: Brett Young
New vocal duo or group of the year: Midland
Songwriter of the year: Rhett Akins