Chris Stapleton Dominates 2024 ACM Awards With Four Wins

Stapleton’s latest set of wins brings his overall ACM Awards count to 20.


Madeleine O’Connell

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May 17, 2024


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Chris Stapleton; Photo Courtest of ACM

Chris Stapleton has been known to sweep awards shows and this year at the 59th Academy of Country Music Awards was no different. 

By the end of the show, he was the most awarded artist of the evening with four wins including ACM Male Artist of the Year and Artist-Songwriter of the Year. Additionally, he claimed his eighth win for ACM Album of the Year for his Higher project, thus surpassing George Strait as the artist with the most wins in the category.

Celebrating His Win Alongside His Wife

Chris Stapleton, Morgane Stapleton; Photo Courtesy of ACM
Chris Stapleton, Morgane Stapleton; Photo Courtesy of ACM

While accepting his award for Album of the Year, Stapleton delivered a moving speech celebrating everyone who played a part in helping him build out the incredibly heartfelt project, including his wife, Morgane Stapleton, who served as a producer on the project alongside Stapleton and Dave Cobb. 

“What an honor. Thank you, Academy. Thank you, my producers over here, my lovely wife Morgane and Dave Cobb and all the guys in the band who’ve been with me so long making these records. We do our best to make an album that’s a complete body of work all the time, and hopefully that’s what this means,” he shared with the audience before giving Morgane the chance to say a few words. 

“I am so proud every day to get to work with the love of my life,” she said. “It means so much to me to be recognized alongside of him. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world. Thank y’all.” 

The “White Horse” singer was also nominated for the highest honor of the night, Entertainer of the Year, which ultimately was awarded to Lainey Wilson. Stapleton’s latest collection of honors brings his ACM Awards count to 20.

Surprise Performance Featuring Dua Lipa

Chris Stapleton, Dua Lipa; Photo Courtesy of ACM
Chris Stapleton, Dua Lipa; Photo Courtesy of ACM

Throughout the duration of the show held from Frisco, TX on Thursday, May 16, Chris Stapleton experienced several memorable on-stage moments, but the most surprising came when he delivered an unexpected duet with Dua Lipa. The audience inside the Ford Center at The Star was shocked when the pop superstar appeared on ACM Awards stage for the very first time and began singing Stapleton’s song “Think I’m in Love With You.” The country music star eventually joined Lipa and his wife Morgane onstage, and between them, created a string of stunning harmonies throughout the soulful tune.

Following their performance, the critically acclaimed singer/songwriters joined Bobby Bones backstage to explain how this shocking collaboration came about.  

Lipa revealed that she and Stapleton had “been talking about” doing a secret duet “for a little while now” and that ultimately, it was her idea.

“I’m such a fan of Chris’,” she continued, “and I kind of reached out and was like, ‘Hey, you wanna do something together?’ And this came about.”

Both artists continued to praise each other’s talents with Lipa saying she feels “so lucky to have been in Chris and Morgane’s orbit for a few days, just like diving into the musicality of everything. It’s just been wonderful.”

Stapleton returned the high praise as he dubbed the “Illusion” singer “the queen of feel-good music.”

2024 ACM Awards

Hosted by 16-time ACM Award-winning entertainment icon, Reba McEntire, the 59th Academy of Country Music Awards aired exclusively on Prime Video on Thursday, May 16 live from the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas at 8 p.m. EDT / 7 p.m. CDT / 5 p.m. PDT.

Viewers can experience the thrill of the 59th ACM Awards all over again with the complete rebroadcast now accessible for streaming on Prime Video. Additionally, beginning tonight, Friday, May 17 at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT, catch the awards on the Amazon Music App and enjoy them for free on Amazon Freevee.

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.