2024 ACM Awards: Female Artist Of The Year


Hosted by the 16-time ACM Award winner, Reba McEntire, the 59th Academy of Country Music Awards are taking place at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas.

This year’s ACM Female Artist of the Year nominees are: Lainey Wilson, Megan Moroney, Kacey Musgraves, Kelsea Ballerini, and Ashley McBryde.

Lainey Wilson

Lainey Wilson is a prior recipient of Female Artist of the Year. This year alone, she has achieved five nominations in four separate categories. In addition to being nominated for the 2024 Female Artist of the Year, she is the only female artist nominated for Entertainer of the Year, which is a title she currently holds for the Country Music Association. Like Jelly Roll, Lainey Wilson is also eligible for the Triple Crown Award.

Megan Moroney

Megan Moroney is the most-nominated female artist this year beating out Lainey Wilson with six nominations. Moroney is nominated for Female Artist of the Year, New Female Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Visual Media of the Year, and Music Event of the Year for “Can’t Break Up Now” with Old Dominion. Megan Moroney already got the dub for New Female Artist of the Year which was announced on Tuesday, May 14th.

Kacey Musgraves

With two prior ACM Awards already under her belt, Kacey Musgraves could take home two more awards tonight. The singer has been nominated for Female Artist of the Year, and Music Event of the Year for “I Remember Everything” with Zach Bryan.

Kelsea Ballerini

Nominated for Female Artist of the Year and Album of the Year, Kelsea Ballerini could earn her first-ever ACM Award. The singer has been nominated for a total of five awards, but has yet to bring one home. The 30-year-old was also one of the performers of the night and took the stage with Noah Kahan to give us a fun rendition of ________.

Ashley McBryde

With an impressive fourteen ACM Award nominations and three wins, Ashley McBryde is a seasoned vet at this point. The Arkansas-native, known for her songs “Girl Goin’ Nowhere” and “Bible and a .44,” could bring home her fourth ACM Award tonight!

The winner of the Female Artist of the Year is… Lainey Wilson!

“Reba McEntire just gave me this thing,” Lainey said as she accepted her award. “Speaking of Reba McEntire, I just want to take a minute and i just want to talk about the women in country music. A lot of the women who were in this category specifically are some of my best friends, people who have helped pull me over that wall. And there are so many women in country music who have guided me without even knowing it.”

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