ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ANNOUNCES FINAL DECADE AWARD RECIPIENT CELEBRATING THE MOST IMPACTFUL PROJECTS THROUGHOUT THE PAST DECADE
ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ANNOUNCES FINAL DECADE AWARD
RECIPIENT CELEBRATING THE MOST IMPACTFUL PROJECTS
THROUGHOUT THE PAST DECADE
LUKE BRYAN NAMED AS FIRST-EVER RECIPIENT FOR
ACM ALBUM OF THE DECADE AWARD FOR CRASH MY PARTY
RECIPIENTS INCLUDE PRODUCER, JEFF STEVENS
& CAPITOL RECORDS NASHVILLE
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ENCINO, CA (October 22, 2019) – The Academy of Country Music® announced Luke Bryan as the final recipient of the ACM Decade Awards categories. Bryan received the ACM Album of the Decade Award for Crash My Party in a surprise presentation during his performance at the 11th annual “Opry Goes Pink,” to help support the fight against breast cancer at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN. The recipients of this award include Bryan, the album’s producer, Jeff Stevens, and Capitol Records Nashville. Click here to watch the surprise moment.
Bryan joins as the final recipient of the seven all-new ACM Decade Award categories, including recently announced ACM Music Event of the Decade Award recipient Bebe Rexha for “Meant to Be,” ACM Music Event of the Decade Award for “Meant to Be,” ACM Breakout Artist of the Decade Award, ACM Single of the Decade Award recipients Florida Georgia Line, ACM Artist-Songwriter of the Decade Award recipient Chris Stapleton, ACM Songwriter of the Decade Award recipient Rhett Akins and ACM Song of the Decade Award recipients Miranda Lambert, and songwriters Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin, for “The House That Built Me.”
The ACM Album of the Decade Award recognizes an album that has impacted country music over the decade. The factors considered include success at radio of singles released from album, album concept, commercial media, sales and streaming, artistic merit and ACM Award recognition.
“I’ve worked with Luke for many, many years and have seen first-hand his passion, endless energy and live performances. The Crash My Party album captured his vision and excitement with songs that you can’t get out of your head. We are honored to acknowledge Luke and his team’s accomplishments and career success over the past decade,” said RAC Clark, ACM Interim Executive Director.
Luke’s four-time Platinum selling album Crash My Party, produced by Jeff Stevens, was released in 2013 and firmly planted his career as a superstar entertainer. Crash My Party was the largest sales debut for a country male artist since 2004, selling nearly 530,000 albums its first week and debuting at #1 on the Billboard 200 and the Country sales chart. The album went on to sell over four million copies and contains six consecutive #1 singles, “Crash My Party,” “That’s My Kind of Night,” Drink A Beer,” “Play It Again,” “Roller Coaster,” and “I See You.”
Bryan has been nominated for a total of 22 ACM Awards. In 2007 he earned his first-ever nomination for ACM Top New Male Vocalist, and in 2009 he received two nods in two categories and took home his first two ACM Awards for ACM Top New Artist of the Year and ACM New Solo Vocalist of the Year. In 2012, Bryan was nominated in four categories and won in two, including ACM Vocal Event of the Year and won his first-ever ACM Entertainer of the Year Award. In 2014, Bryan also received ACM Vocal Event of the Year, ACM Gene Weed Special Achievement Award and received his second ACM Entertainer of the Year Award win. Additionally, Bryan also won ACM Video of the Year (“Forever Country”) in 2016. ACM Album of the Decade brings a total of nine ACM Awards for Luke Bryan.
The ACM Decade Awards were ratified by the ACM Board of Directors, following a stringent examination by more than 20 Board members and the ACM Special Awards Committee co-chaired by Chuck Aly and Kelly Rich – from the full spectrum of creative and commercial aspects of the genre – of the most influential projects over the past decade of country music. Like the ACM Dick Clark Artist of the Decade honor recognizing Jason Aldean in April, these awards will be presented only every ten years.
As previously announced during the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards, the ACM Dick Clark Artist of the Decade Award was presented to Jason Aldean. The 14-time ACM Award® winner has dominated country music over the decade, through success at radio, digital media, sales and streaming, distinguishing events, touring, television appearances, and artistic merit. He joins only five other honorees that have received the Artist of the Decade Award, which include Marty Robbins in 1969, Loretta Lynn in 1979, Alabama in 1988, Garth Brooks in 1998 and George Strait in 2008. This Award was renamed the ACM Dick Clark Artist of the Decade Award after Clark passed away in 2012, in recognition of his many years as the ACM Awards producer and early host.
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Photo #1 L-R: Kerri Edwards, KP Entertainment; Lori Badgett, ACM President; Chuck Aly, ACM Vice-President and Special Awards Committee Co-Chair; Luke Bryan; Jeff Stevens; Cindy Mabe, President Universal Music Group Nashville; Mike Dungan, Chairman/CEO Universal Music Group Nashville; RAC Clark, ACM Interim Executive Director
Photo #2: Luke Bryan
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Photos By: Chris Hollo
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