Chris Stapleton Wins Inaugural ACM Artist-Songwriter of the Decade Award

Chris Stapleton Wins Inaugural ACM Artist-Songwriter of the Decade Award

The Academy of Country Music recently announced the addition of seven new ACM Decade Awards: Song of the Decade, Album of the Decade, Artist-Songwriter of the Decade, Breakout Artist of the Decade, Single of the Decade, Songwriter of the Decade and Music Event of the Decade.

The ACM Artist-Songwriter of the Decade has been awarded to Chris Stapleton, who now has 10 ACM awards to his name.

The ACM Artist-Songwriter of the Decade recognizes an artist who has commercially released material, written in whole or in part by the artist. This award recognizes a songwriter whose creative works and performance have impacted country music over the decade.

In addition to releasing 2015’s Traveller (4x platinum certified), 2017’s From A Room: Vol. 1 (platinum certified) and 2017’s From A Room: Vol. 2 (gold certified), Chris has penned a slew of hits for other artists, including “Crash & Burn” (Thomas Rhett), “Never Wanted Nothing More” (Kenny Chesney), “Your Man” (Josh Turner), “Come Back Song” (Darius Rucker), “Drink a Beer” (Luke Bryan) and more.

Previously announce recipients of the ACM Decade Awards include:

  • ACM Song of the Decade: Miranda Lambert and songwriters Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin for “The House That Built Me”
  • ACM Songwriter of the Decade: Rhett Akins
  • ACM Artist of the Decade: Jason Aldean

The remaining Decade Awards will be announced in the coming weeks.

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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