Stapleton said during his acceptance speech, “I never thought of myself as the person to win this award.”
Entertainer of Year at 58th place academy of country music awards goes chris stapleton,
The “You Should Probably Leave” singer-songwriter nabs coveted honor at annual Country Music Awards show, beating out fellow nominees Jason Aldean, Ken Brownluke combs, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood and Morgan Wallen.
Stapleton, 45, said during her acceptance speech, “Well, I'm shocked — really. By any conceivable metric I don't deserve it, but thank you.” “There are a lot of other great people in that category. I get up, and I play music. That's what I try to do every night. I write songs, and I make records.”
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He continued, “I never thought of myself as someone who would win this award. I'm so grateful for each and every person who works so hard to enable us to do what we do – my wife Morgan , Thank you.”
Stapleton then thanked his record label, management company and “all the people on the road, the tour”.
“I don't really know what to say, but I want to say, my kids are sitting at home, they waste a lot of my time, a lot of my wife's time so we can do this,” he concluded. pulled out, dedicating the prize He and Morgan have five children: Ada, Waylon, Macon, Samuel, and another son, whose name is not revealed. “It's for them.”
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The Grammy winner was also voted Male Artist of the Year and Song of the Year for “You Should Probably Leave” at this year's show.
Stapleton was previously nominated for Entertainer of the Year at the ACM Awards four times in 2022, 2021, 2019 and 2018. his latest album Starting from was released in 2020 and has spawned two No. 1 Board Hot Country Songs chart singles: “Starting Over” and “You Should Probably Leave.”
The 2023 ACM Awards, co-hosted by Garth Brooks and Dolly Parton, aired live on Prime Video from the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas. The ceremony will stream for free on Amazon Freevee on friday.
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