What do the ACM Awards stand for? Who has the most ACM wins in history? Learn all there is to know.
With the ACM Awards just around the corner, citizens of the internet have searched about what the ACM awards actually stand for. As it turns out, we have all the answers to that question. The ACM Awards stand for the Academy of Country Music Awards, an annual award ceremony held to honour the biggest yearly accomplishments in the country genre.
The Academy of Country Music Awards, also known as the ACM Awards, were first held in 1966, honoring the industry’s accomplishments during the previous year. It was the first country music awards program held by a major organization. The academy’s signature “hat” trophy was first created in 1968. Country star Miranda Lambert is the most awarded ACM recipient of all time, with 37 wins.
The awards were first televised in 1972 on ABC. In 1979, the academy joined with Dick Clark Productions to produce the show. Dick Clark and Al Schwartz served as producers while Gene Weed served as director. Under their guidance, the show moved to NBC in 1979, then to CBS in 1998, and Amazon Prime Video in 2022.
What are the awards up for grabs at the ACM Awards?
There are several awards up for grabs at the ACM Awards, some of which we will expand on.
The most prestigious awards are for “Artist of the Decade” and “Entertainer of the Year.” There are a number of other awards to recognize male and female vocalists, albums, videos, songs, and musicians. The awards are typically presented in April or May and recognize achievement for the previous year.
The Triple-Crown Award is an elite honor that has been presented to only seven country acts in the history of the ACM Awards. The honor distinguishes the achievement of an artist, duo or group upon receiving the New Artist (or New Male Vocalist, New Female Vocalist, New Solo Vocalist, New Vocal Duo, New Vocal Group or New Vocal Duo or Group), and Male/Female Vocalist (or Vocal Duo, Vocal Group, Vocal Duo or Group) and Entertainer of the Year awards.