Garth Brooks and Dolly Parton hosted the two-hour awards show, broadcast live on Amazon Prime from the Ford Center at the Star in Frisco, Texas.
Frisco, Texas, USA —
Lainey Wilson was seemingly everywhere at the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards, picking up four trophies on a night that saw Chris Stapleton win artist of the year honors.
Wilson performed twice on Thursday, back-to-back, and delivered heartfelt speeches after her wins, which placed her alongside other winners and country music legends.
She won album of the year for Bell Bottom Country, accepting the honor somewhat out of breath after performing his song Grease.
Wilson called the album a “labor of love” and said he wrote 300 songs during the pandemic. She said people often tell her how much the album means to her life, and she said writing to them saved mine.
When she won female artist of the year, co-host Dolly Parton presented her with The throphy. “I can’t believe I just met Dolly Parton in the first place,” Wilson said.