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The Academy of Country Music is celebrating its 56th annual awards ceremony tonight (Sunday, April 18). CMT will be updating winners live throughout the evening.

Keith Urban and Mickey Guyton serve as co-hosts, while Chris Stapleton and Maren Morris lead this year’s nominees, with six nominations each.

Old Dominion took home the evening’s first televised win, for Group of the Year. Earlier winners announced pre-telecast include Kane Brown, Jimmie Allen, Gabby Barrett and Lee Brice and Carly Pearce.

See the winners updated live, below (winners in bold):

Entertainer of the Year


Luke Bryan


Eric Church


Luke Combs


Thomas Rhett


Chris Stapleton

Female artist of the year


Kelsea Ballerini


Miranda Lambert


Ashley McBryde


Maren Morris


Carly Pearce

Male artist of the year


Dierks Bentley


Luke Combs


Eric Church


Thomas Rhett


Chris Stapleton

Duo of the year


Brooks & Dunn


Brothers Osborne


Dan + Shay


Florida Georgia Line


Maddie & Tae

Group of the year


Lady A


Little Big Town

Old Dominion


The Cadillac Three


The Highwomen

New female artist of the year


Ingrid Andress


Tenille Arts

Gabby Barrett


Mickey Guyton


Caylee Hammack

New male artist of the year

Jimmie Allen


Travis Denning


HARDY


Cody Johnson


Parker McCollum

Album of the year


Born Here Live Here Die Here – Luke Bryan


Producers: Jeff Stevens, Jody Stevens


Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

Mixtape Vol. 1 – Kane Brown


Producers: Andrew Goldstein, Charlie Handsome, Dann Huff, Lindsay Rimes


Record Label: RCA Nashville

Never Will – Ashley McBryde


Producer: Jay Joyce


Record Label: Warner Music Nashville

Skeletons – Brothers Osborne


Producer: Jay Joyce


Record Label: EMI Records Nashville

Starting Over – Chris Stapleton


Producers: Chris Stapleton, Dave Cobb


Record Label: Mercury Nashville

Single of the Year


“Bluebird” – Miranda Lambert


Producer: Jay Joyce


Record Label: Vanner Records/RCA Records Nashville

“I Hope” – Gabby Barrett


Producers: Ross Copperman, Zach Kale


Record Label: Warner Music Nashville

“I Hope You’re Happy Now” – Carly Pearce & Lee Brice


Producers: busbee


Record Label: Big Machine Records / Curb Records

“More Hearts Than Mine”– Ingrid Andress


Producers: Ingrid Andress, Sam Ellis


Record Label: Warner Music Nashville

“The Bones” – Maren Morris


Producer: Greg Kurstin


Record Label: Columbia Nashville

Song of the year


“Bluebird” – Miranda Lambert


Songwriter(s): Luke Dick, Miranda Lambert, Natalie Hemby


Publishers: Emileon Songs; Little Louder Songs; Pink Dog Publishing; Songs of Universal, INC; Sony ATV Tree Publishing; Wrucke for You Publishing

“One Night Standards” – Ashley McBryde


Songwriter(s): Ashley McBryde, Nicolette Hayford, Shane McAnally


Publishers: Canned Biscuit Songs; Smackworks Music; Smack Blue, LLC; Smackstreet Music; Tempo Investments; Warner Geo Met Ric Music; Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp

“Some People Do” – Old Dominion


Songwriter(s): Jesse Frasure, Matt Ramsey, Thomas Rhett, Shane McAnally


Publishers: Carrot Seed Songs; EMI Blackwood Music INC; Smackville Music; Songs of ROC Nation; Telemitry Rhythm House Music; Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp; Smack Hits; Tempo Investments; Warner Gro Met Ric Music

“Starting Over” – Chris Stapleton


Songwriter(s): Chris Stapleton, Mike Henderson


Publishers: I Wrote These Songs; Straight Six Music; WC Music Corp

“The Bones” – Maren Morris


Songwriter(s): Jimmy Robbins, Maren Morris, Laura Veltz


Publishers: Big Machine Music, LLC; Extraordinary Alien Publishing; International Dog Music; Oh Denise Publishing; Round Hill Songs; Warner-Tamerlane


Publishing Corp.

Video of the Year


“Better Than We Found It” – Maren Morris


Director: Gabrielle Woodland


Producers: Sarah Kunin, Jennifer Pepke

“Bluebird”– Miranda Lambert


Director: Trey Fanjoy


Producer: Heather Levenstone

“Gone” – Dierks Bentley


Directors: Wes Edwards, Ed Pryor, Travis Nicholson, Running Bear and Sam Siske, with animation by Skylar Wilson


Producer: David Garcia

“Hallelujah” – Carrie Underwood and John Legend


Director: Randee St. Nicholas


Producer: Greg Wells




“Worldwide Beautiful” – Kane Brown


Director: Alex Alvga


Producer: Christen Pinkston

Songwriter of the year


Ashley Gorley


Michael Hardy


Hillary Lindsey


Shane McAnally


Josh Osborne

Music Event of the Year


“Be A Light” – Thomas Rhett featuring Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott, Chris Tomlin, Keith Urban


Producer: Dann Huff


Record Label: The Valory Music Co.

“Does To Me” – Luke Combs feat. Eric Church


Producer: Scott Moffatt


Record Label: River House Artists/Columbia Nashville

“I Hope You’re Happy Now” – Carly Pearce & Lee Brice


Producer: busbee


Record Label: Big Machine Records / Curb Records

“Nobody But You” – Blake Shelton ft. Gwen Stefani


Producer: Scott Hendricks


Record Label: Warner Music Nashville

“One Beer” – HARDY ft. Lauren Alaina & Devin Dawson


Producers: Derek Wells, Joey Moi


Record Label: Big Loud Records

“One Too Many” – Keith Urban, P!nk


Producers: Cutfather, Dan McCarroll, Keith Urban, PhD


Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville