Which Country Music Star Has the Most ACM Awards?

The 56th Academy of Country Music Awards will be hosted by Keith Urban and country superstar Mickey Guyton. It will be held in Nashville for the second consecutive year in a row and just like in 2020, there will be performances at three separate music venues in Music City: the Ryman Auditorium, Bluebird Cafe, and Grand Ole Opry House.

“We’re excited to be back in Nashville. This is a great city that’s had a really rough year, even more of a rough year than other cities have had. Our country music industry has basically been out of work and suffering,” Damon Whiteside, CEO of the ACM and an executive producer of the awards show, said per Rolling Stone.

George Strait and Miranda Lambert performing together onstage at the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards ceremony
George Strait and Miranda Lambert performing together onstage at the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards ceremony | Sam Morris/CBS via Getty Images

You’ll have to tune in to see who takes home the hardware this year. But if you’re wondering who currently has the most ACM Awards in history we have the answer.

Who’s won the most ACMs?

Leading all country music artists with the most ACM Awards is Miranda Lambert.

In 2018, she won Song of the Year for “Tin Man” and received her 30th ACM which was enough to make her the most-awarded artist in the ceremony’s history and Lambert has continued to add more to her name every year. Entertainment Tonight noted that after her win in 2020 for “Fooled Around and Fell in Love,” Keith Urban stated: “Miranda has won more ACMs than any human who has ever walked the planet or Venus. That is special.”

Miranda Lambert playing her guitar during a performance at award ceremony
Miranda Lambert playing her guitar during a performance at award ceremony | Image Group LA/ABC via Getty Images

The “Kerosene” crooner also has bragging rights as she has won more Female Vocalist of the Year ACM awards than any other artist. And in 2016, she took home a very special ACM when became the first-ever recipient of the Merle Haggard Spirit Award.

Lambert will likely add more hardware to her collection this year as she has continued releasing hits from her The Marfa Tapes album and selling out socially distant shows from her home state of Texas.

How many awards some of your other favorite artists have

Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton, and Reba McEntire posing next to one another on the red carpet at the 53nd annual CMA Awards
Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton, and Reba McEntire posing next to one another on the red carpet at the 53nd annual CMA Awards | Taylor Hill/Getty Images

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Other artists have racked up plenty of ACM Awards but haven’t caught up to Lambert yet. To date the duo Brooks and Dunn have 29, George Strait has 24, and Garth Brooks has 22. The group Alabama also won 22 to date followed by Merle Haggard with 20, and Tim McGraw with 18. The “I Like It I Love It” singer’s wife Faith Hill has 16, Reba McEntire has 16 as well, Carrie Underwood has 15, and Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn each have 13.

The Academy of Country Music Awards airs live on CBS beginning at 8 p.m. ET on April 18th. The ceremony will also be available on Paramount+ and ViacomCBS’s streaming service.