Luke Combs Named Male Artist Of The Year At 2020 ACM Awards

Luke Combs; Photo by Jon Morgan/CBS

Luke Combs beat out country music heavy hitters Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton and Keith Urban to snag the trophy for ACM Male Artist of the Year at the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards on Wednesday (Sept. 16).

“This is a lot to process right now,” Combs gushed when accepting the trophy from The Bluebird Cafe. “I just can’t believe this.”

He went on to thank his team, his “beautiful wife” and his fans.

“You guys have done everything for me and I love you so much,” he shared.

Earlier in the evening, Combs took home a win for Album of the Year for his 2019 release, What You See Is What You Get.

The 55th Academy of Country Music Awards also featured performances from Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Keith featuring P!nk, Florida Georgia Line, Riley Green, Mickey Guyton, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Thomas Rhett featuring Jon Pardi, Blake Shelton with Gwen Stefani, Taylor Swift, Tenille Townes, Carrie Underwood, Morgan Wallen and Trisha Yearwood.

The 2020 ACM Awards took place in Music City for the first time ever. The three-hour show broadcasted from three iconic venues: Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe.

The reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year and 15-time ACM Award-winner, Urban also hosted the star-studded event, which broadcasted on Wednesday, September 16 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on CBS Television Network, and streamed live and on-demand on CBS All Access.