Last night, April 15, the 2018 Academy of Country Music awards aired on CBS. The show had some truly incredible performances, like those by Blake Shelton, Maren Morris, and Kane Brown and Lauren Alaina.\r\n\r\nWhile the show normally kicks off with smiles and jokes, this year's show began on a much more somber note.\u00a0Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Maren Morris, and Thomas Rhett took the stage to pay tribute to the victims\u00a0of the Route 91 Harvest festival mass shooting.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.instagram.com\/p\/BhnFditnOfe\/?taken-byacmawards\r\n\r\nThe show was hosted by the Queen of Country, Reba McEntire. The redhead did a wonderful job hosting the show, and she looked absolutely stunning.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.instagram.com\/p\/Bhm8L1OH_WD\/?taken-byacmawards\r\n\r\nAnother high note of the evening was Carrie Underwood's return to the stage. The singer-songwriter hasn't performed since getting injured in the fall, but she looked perfectly at home being back on stage.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.instagram.com\/p\/BhnT4ctnWDJ\/?taken-byacmawards\r\n\r\nSo let's get to it, shall we? Wand to know who won the big awards last night? Find out below!\r\n\r\nEntertainer of the Year: Jason Aldean\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.instagram.com\/p\/BhnYss-nK1E\/?taken-byacmawards\r\n\r\nJason Aldean was up against some tough competition for this awards:\u00a0Garth Brooks, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, and Chris Stapleton.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.instagram.com\/p\/BhfyU3iAQ76\/?taken-byjasonaldean\r\n\r\nThat said, Jason definitely deserved the award, and his fans are so glad he won!\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nFemale Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.instagram.com\/p\/BhnUYi4nD5T\/?taken-byacmawards\r\n\r\nOther nominees for this award included Carrie Underwood, Kelsea Ballerini, Reba McEntire, and Maren Morris.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.instagram.com\/p\/BZAGDAYHmWU\/?taken-bymirandalambert\r\n\r\nBy the end of the night, Miranda had upped her grand total of ACM awards to 32, making her the winningest musician in ACM history!\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nMale Vocalist of the Year: Chris Stapleton\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.instagram.com\/p\/BhnXdYHnE9l\/?taken-byacmawards\r\n\r\nChris Stapleton won this award over his fellow nominees, Chris Young, Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett, and Keith Urban.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.instagram.com\/p\/BZERqMznOEV\/?taken-bychrisstapleton\r\n\r\nChris may have one a huge award, but he couldn't be at the show for a very important reason: his wife was giving birth to their twin sons! If that wasn't enough, the award (and the twins) came on Chris's 40th birthday.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nCheck out who won the other awards on the next page!\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nVocal Duo of the Year: Brothers Osborne\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.instagram.com\/p\/BhndR34naOx\/?taken-byacmawards\r\n\r\nBrothers Osborne beat out\u00a0Dan + Shay, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, Florida Georgia Line, and LOCASH for the award.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nVocal Group of the Year: Old Dominion\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.instagram.com\/p\/BhnNKrxHhoN\/?taken-byacmawards\r\n\r\nWhat a great win for Old Dominion! The other nominees for this award were Midland, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, and LANCO.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nNew Female Vocalist of the Year: Lauren Alaina\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.instagram.com\/p\/Bhe2gDyhRgC\/?taken-bylaurenalaina\r\n\r\nLauren Alaina, a 23-year-old from Rossville, Georgia, won new female vocalist of the year! She was up against Carly Pearce, Danielle Bradbery, and RaeLynn.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nNew Male Vocalist of the Year: Brett Young\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.instagram.com\/p\/BhPYakAgDQl\/?taken-bybrettyoungmusic\r\n\r\nBrett Young, a former college baseball player, won over Russell Dickerson, Kane Brown, Devin Dawson, and Luke Combs.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nNew Vocal Duo or Group of the Year: Midland\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.instagram.com\/p\/Bhm9BWYnAW9\/?hlen&taken-bymidland\r\n\r\nMidland, a group formed in 2016, beat four other groups\/duos to win this award. The other nominees were LANCO, LOCASH, High Valley, and Runaway June.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nAlbum of the Year: "From A Room Vol. 1" by Chris Stapleton\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.instagram.com\/p\/BTssEFmBG39\/?taken-bychrisstapleton\r\n\r\nIt was a big night for Chris Stapleton, who won Album of the Year in addition to Male Vocalist of the Year. Other nominees for this category were "Life Changes" by Thomas Rhett, "California Sunrise" by Jon Pardi, "The Breaker" by Little Big Town, and "Happy Endings" by Old Dominion.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nSee the rest of the winners on the next page!\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nSingle Record of the Year: "Body Like a Back Road" by Sam Hunt\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.instagram.com\/p\/BhnWOdDHDar\/?taken-byacmawards\r\n\r\nThis win didn't come as a huge surprise to anyone, since "Body Like a Back Road" topped country charts and even made it onto pop radio stations. Other nominees for this award included "I'll Name The Dogs" by Blake Shelton, "Better Man" by Little Big Town, "Broken Halos" by Chris Stapleton, and "Drinkin' Problem" by Midland.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nSong of the Year: "Tin Man" by Miranda Lambert (written by Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram, and Jon Randall)\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.instagram.com\/p\/BhnHvYBnaKJ\/?taken-byacmawards\r\n\r\nIt was a huge night for Miranda Lambert, who raked in the awards. "Tin Man" was up against the following songs for the award: "Whiskey and You" by Chris Stapleton, "Body Like a Back Road" by Sam Hunt, and "Female" by Keith Urban.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nVideo of the Year: "It Ain't My Fault" by Brothers Osborne\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.instagram.com\/p\/BhnHdNZn0P_\/?taken-bybrothersosborne\r\n\r\nBrothers Osborne won two awards last night! Their video beat "Black" by Dierks Bentley, "Legends" by Kelsea Ballerini, "Marry Me" by Thomas Rhett, and "We Should Be Friends" by Miranda Lambert.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nVocal Event of the Year: "The Fighter" by Keith Urban feat. Carrie Underwood\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.instagram.com\/p\/BhnStD4n0L9\/?taken-byacmawards\r\n\r\nWhat a duo! No wonder they won this award. The other nominees were "What Ifs" by Kane Brown feat. Lauren Alaina, "Funny (How Time Slips Away)" by Glen Campbell and Willie Nelson, "Dear Hate" by Maren Morris feat. Vince Gill, and "Craving You" by Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nSongwriter of the Year: Rhett Akins\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.instagram.com\/p\/BMw8IPbD4L2\/?hlen&taken-byofficialrhettakins\r\n\r\nRhett Akins won Songwriter of the Year over Josh Osborne, Shane McAnally, Ashley Gorley, and Hillary Lindsey.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nDid you watch the ACM Awards last night? If you did, did you catch this moment, where Reba wore the same dress she wore in 1993?\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.instagram.com\/p\/BhnaL--Hz0V\/?taken-byacmawards\r\n\r\nIf you love country music, don't forget to share this article with your friends!