Maren Morris Wins ACM Award for Female Artist of the Year

Maren Morris won Female Artist of the Year at the 55th ACM Awards, marking the first time she has taken home the coveted trophy. Maren was also part of the ensemble that won Music Event of the Year.

“I am so inspired by every single woman in that category,” said Maren backstage. “I’m friends with every nominee in that category, so I know how much we uplift and support each other in this community. So, it just feels amazing to walk away with that. And to also walk away with Musical Event [of the Year] with Miranda [Lambert] and Caylee [Hammack] and Tenille [Townes] and Ashley [McBryde]. So, it’s just been like the night of the ladies.”

The ACM Awards aired live from Nashville on Sept. 16 with first-time host Keith Urban. The show took place at three iconic Nashville institutions: the Grand Ole Opry House, The Bluebird Cafe and Ryman Auditorium.

Female Artist of the Year

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Maren Morris WINNER
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Carrie Underwood

photo by Tammie Arroyo,