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Mercury Nashville’s Chris Stapleton walked away from the 51st annual ACM Awards Sunday night with four awards (the most of the night), including Album of the Year. Meanwhile, Jason Aldean scored the coveted honor of Entertainer of the Year. The show, hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley and filmed at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena, hit CBS at 8pm live ET/delayed PT. See a full list of nominees and winners below; winners have been enlarged and colored blue

At the show's start, Eric Church led the nominations with six, while Little Big Town and Stapleton followed with five each.

All in all, the ACMs brought the house down with heart, soul and palpable energy through a star-studded lineup of performances. See a full list of performers here: Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, CamKenny Chesney, Eric Church, Brett EldredgeSam HuntCharles KelleyTim McGrawThomas RhettBlake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Cole SwindellCarrie UnderwoodKeith UrbanFlorida Georgia LineOld Dominion, plus Kelsea Ballerini featuring Nick JonasMiranda Lambert featuring Billy Gibbons and Keith UrbanDolly Parton and Katy PerryChris Young with Cassadee Pope and Little Big Town featuring Trombone Shorty.

Highlights included Luke and Dierks' opening joke that prompted nearly everyone in the crowd to take credit for Chris Stapleton's explosive year—funny bit. Eric Church used his “Record Year” (celebrating vinyl as a commemoration of life’s moments) as a tribute to David Bowie, Scott Weiland, Lemmy and Glenn Frey, with help from a DJ. Talk about a very cool moment, which earned a standing ovation. Jason Aldean killed on new single "Lights Come On." You could hear a pin drop when Cam sang “Burning House”—another standing O. Little Big Town, joined by Trombone Shorty, set the room ablaze with the Nawlins-infused “Wish We Could Stay All Night.” And rising starlet Kelsea Ballerini got a real nice assist from Nick Jonas. Thomas Rhett kissed his wife, the subject of "Die a Happy Man," before running up to accept his trophy; he later performed the song and the crowd was singing along with every word. Miranda Lambert threw down on ZZ Top's "Tush" with the band's Billy Gibbons and ace Keith Urban on guitar. And in one of the most talked-about pairings of the night, Katy Perry joined Dolly Parton (who scored the Tex Ritter Award for the Coat of Many Colors film) on "Coat of Many Colors" and the classics "Jolene" and "9 to 5."

As for sales spikes, Aldean's Lights Come On" is #4 at iTunes Monday morning, McGraw's "Humble and Kind" is #6 and Rhett's "Die a Happy Man" is #8, while Urban, Shelton, Chris Young, Dierks Bentley and Stapleton have tracks in the Top 20. 

Traveller returns to #1 on the album side, with Carrie Underwood's Storyteller #5 and Sam Hunt's Montevallo #10, Chris Young's I'm Comin Over #13, Rhett's Tangled Up #16 and Church's Mr. Misunderstood #17.. Stay tuned for more sales-related updates.


NOMINEES

Entertainer of the Year:
Eric Church
Garth Brooks
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Miranda Lambert

Male Vocalist of the Year:
Brett Eldredge
Chris Stapleton
Dierks Bentley
Eric Church
Jason Aldean

Female Vocalist of the Year:
Carrie Underwood
Jana Kramer
Kacey Musgraves
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert

Vocal Duo of the Year:
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Joey + Rory
Maddie & Tae

Vocal Group of the Year:
Eli Young Band
Little Big Town
Old Dominion
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band

New Male Vocalist of the Year:
Brett Eldredge
Chase Rice
Chris Janson
Chris Stapleton
Thomas Rhett

New Female Vocalist of the Year:
Cam
Kelsea Ballerini
Mickey Guyton
RaeLynn

New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year:
A Thousand Horses
Brothers Osborne
Maddie & Tae
Old Dominion
Parmalee

Album of the Year:
I'm Comin' Over, Chris Young (RCA Nashville)
Montevallo, Sam Hunt (MCA Nashville)
Mr. Misunderstood, Eric Church (EMI Nashville)
Tangled Up, Thomas Rhett (Valory/BMLG)
Traveller, Chris Stapleton (Mercury Nashville)

Single Record of the Year:
"Burning House," Cam (Arista Nashville/RCA)
"Buy Me a Boat," Chris Janson (Warner Nashville)
"Die a Happy Man," Thomas Rhett (Valory/BMLG)
"Girl Crush," Little Big Town (Capitol Nashville)
"I'm Comin' Over," Chris Young (RCA Nashville)
"Take Your Time," Sam Hunt (MCA Nashville)

Video of the Year:
"Biscuits," Kacey Musgraves (Mercury Nashville)
"Burning House," Cam (Arista Nashville/RCA)
"Girl Crush," Little Big Town (Capitol Nashville)
"Mr. Misunderstood," Eric Church (EMI Nashville)
"Riser," Dierks Bentley (Capitol Nashville)

Vocal Event of the Year:
"Hangover Tonight," Gary Allan f/Chris Stapleton (MCA Nashville)
"Home Alone Tonight," Luke Bryan f/Karen Fairchild (Capitol Nashville)
"Smokin' and Drinkin'," Miranda Lambert f/Little Big Town (RCA Nashville)
"Raise 'Em Up," Keith Urban f/Eric Church (Hit Red/Capitol Nashville)
"Wild Child," Kenny Chesney w/Grace Potter (Blue Chair/Columbia Nashville)

Song of the Year:
"Burning House," Cam (Arista Nashville/RCA)
"Girl Crush," Little Big Town (Capitol Nashville)
"Nobody to Blame," Chris Stapleton (Mercury Nashville)
"Raise 'Em Up," Keith Urban f/Eric Church (Hit Red/Capitol Nashville)
"She Don't Love You," Eric Paslay (EMI Nashville)

Songwriter of the Year:
Ashley Gorley
Josh Osborne
Shane McAnally
Rodney Clawson
Ross Copperman

Producer of the Year:
Dann Huff
Dave Cobb
Michael Knox
Nathan Chapman
Ross Copperman

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