The Inaugural ACM Artist-Songwriter of the Decade has been awarded to Chris Stapleton.

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.

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, and ACM Artist of the Decade: Jason Aldean.

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.

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

Chris Stapleton Named ‘Artist-Songwriter Of the Decade’ by ACM


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