Maren Morris Takes Home Female Artist Of The Year At 2020 ACM Awards

Maren Morris
Maren Morris; Photo by Brent Harrington/CBS
Maren Morris

Maren Morris was crowned ACM Female Artist of the Year on Wednesday (Sept. 16) during the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards.

This is her first win in the coveted category.

“This is an award that I never thought that I would get to win,” she admitted.

Morris thanked her husband and son as well as her team and the fans before admitting she had to use the restroom.

“Oh my God, I have to pee! Thank you so much, I am never going to forget this. Thank you to Sony. Thank you to my team. Janet at Red Light. Thank you, CAA. Ah, this is so crazy — thank you, country music! And vote!”

Also nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year was Miranda Lambert, Kelsea Ballerini, Kacey Musgraves and Carrie Underwood.

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.