Old Dominion has been named ACM Group of the Year, marking their fifth career win in the category.
The band received the honor during 57th Academy of Country Music Awards on Monday evening (March 7).
Old Dominion (sans Whit Sellers) took the stage to share their appreciation for their families, management teams, label and fans for always supporting them throughout their career.
“This is our fifth year and that’s no small thing,” lead singer Matt Ramsey shared from the stage. “We do not take that for granted.”
— ACM Awards (@ACMawards) March 8, 2022
Ramsey went on to share heartfelt words for the country of Ukraine and admitted that it felt “strange” to be celebrating when there are people suffering.
“We are so grateful for this award,” he concluded. “Couldn’t be more thankful.”
The ACM Group of the Year category also included Lady A, Little Big Town, Midland, and The Cadillac Three.
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The 57th Academy of Country Music Awards aired on Monday, March 7, exclusively on Prime Video at 8/7c.
Co-hosted by global icon Dolly Parton with Jimmie Allen and Gabby Barrett, the two-hour show livestreamed without commercials and featured 20+ performances from some of country music’s hottest superstars and rising newcomers.
The performance lineup included Parker McCollum and Lainey Wilson, who were crowned this year’s New Male and New Female Artist of the Year, respectively as well as Barrett, Allen, Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Walker Hayes, Maren Morris, Brothers Osborne, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Chris Young, Lady A and Kelly Clarkson.
“The concert event of the year” also included several collaborations, including Parton featuring Kelsea Ballerini (“Big Dreams & Faded Jeans”), BRELAND featuring Thomas Rhett (“Praise The Lord”), Jordan Davis (“Buy Dirt,” feat. Luke Bryan), Brothers Osborne and Brittney Spencer (“These Boots Are Made for Walkin’”), Parmalee and Blanco Brown featuring Brooke Eden (“Just the Way”), Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde (“Never Wanted to Be That Girl”), and Chris Young featuring Mitchell Tenpenny (“At the End of a Bar”).
The 2022 ACM Awards presenters included Alan Ritchson (actor, Reacher), Derek Carr (quarterback, Las Vegas Raiders), Guy Torry (comedian, Phat Tuesdays), James Patterson (author, Run Rose Run), Jason Aldean, Kelsey Asbille (actor, Yellowstone), Luke Grimes (actor, Yellowstone), Mickey Guyton, and Tom Pelphrey (actor, Outer Range).
The ACM Awards made history as the first major awards show to livestream exclusively as it streamed live on Prime Video in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK.