Which Country Artist Has Won the Most ACM Awards?
With the 2020 ACM Awards just around the corner, it will be helpful to fans to know some facts and statistics about the awards show -- but not the type of facts and statistics that make you want to close your eyes and take a nap. Rather, The Boot is going to answer a big question: Which country artist has the most ACM Awards?
The ACM Awards have crowned many winners over the years, from the newcomers nabbing New Artist of the Year to living legends such as Garth Brooks, but there's only one person who has walked home with the most trophies. Any guesses?
It's Miranda Lambert! In 2018, the country superstar bested Brooks & Dunn's long-held record of 29 career ACM Awards wins, which she tied in 2017, by adding three more trophies to her stash and re-setting the record at 32.
Lambert won her first ACM Awards trophy in 2007 -- Top New Female Vocalist -- though she'd previously been nominated for that same award in 2006, along with the award for Video of the Year. Lambert then won Album of the Year in 2008 and began her reign in the Top Female Vocalist (now Female Artist of the Year) category in 2010. Lambert won in that category every year since, until 2019.
Even though Lambert has the most ACM Awards overall, some other artists hold important records as well: Garth Brooks has received the most Entertainer of the Year awards, and Reba McEntire has hosted the most ACM Awards ceremonies (19). Check out the video above -- from Taste of Country's You Think You Know Country? series -- for more exciting history and little-known facts about the ACM Awards.
Delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 ACM Awards are set to take place on Sept. 16 at 8PM ET on CBS. This year's ACMs will be broadcast from three venues in Nashville, not Las Vegas, Nev., as in most years. Expect performances from the historic Ryman Auditorium, the iconic Bluebird Cafe and the Grand Ole Opry House, where host Keith Urban will be centered.
The Boot will be staying up late covering the most buzzed-about winners, fashion and moments at the 2020 ACM Awards. Readers can watch along with us by checking back to TheBoot.com for the latest CMAs headlines, liking The Boot on Facebook and following The Boot on Twitter.