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Country Music The Best Artists to Win an ACM Award  

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List Rules Vote for the best country music artist to win an ACM. Can be any ACM award, as long as they've won.

If you're familiar with country music, then you should know how important the ACM Awards are to a country singer's career. A singer or band can see their profile grow and become mainstream stars, allowing them to continue making music for years to come - all thanks to an ACM win. Some country musicians who win an ACM can even obtain widespread, mainstream success. While this doesn't happen often, many country singers have reaped the benefits of winning a prestigious ACM. 

Usually, if a musician wins big at the Academy of Country Music Awards, they've either cemented their status as a country star or are touted as the next big thing. So, who are the best artists to win an ACM? With country music's rich history, it should come as no surprise to see legends like Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, Loretta Lynn, and Willie Nelson on this list. The same goes for up-and-comers like Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, The Band Perry, and Kacey Musgraves. All of these country musicians are the shining examples of how important winning an ACM can be to an artist's career.

That said, it's up to you determine which of these country singers (some are even considered the greatest country artists of all time) are the best to have ever taken home an ACM. Remember, only musicians who have won an ACM are eligible on this list.
list ordered by

1
165 30
George Strait is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Artists to Win an ACM Award
Country

2
122 31
Johnny Cash is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Artists to Win an ACM Award
Outlaw country, Christian music, Americana

3
116 36
Reba McEntire is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Artists to Win an ACM Award
Country pop, Country rock, Country

4
91 30
Brooks & Dunn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Artists to Win an ACM Award
Country

5
85 31
Loretta Lynn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Artists to Win an ACM Award
Honky-tonk, Alternative country, Gospel music

6
92 36
Garth Brooks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Artists to Win an ACM Award
Country pop, Rock music, Country rock

7
88 34
Loretta Lynn & Conway Twitty is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Artists to Win an ACM Award

8
93 42
Shania Twain is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Artists to Win an ACM Award
Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

9
81 37
Kenny Rogers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Artists to Win an ACM Award
Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

10
77 46
Dierks Bentley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Artists to Win an ACM Award
Country

11
67 43
Kenny Chesney is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Artists to Win an ACM Award
Country

12
62 40
Glen Campbell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Artists to Win an ACM Award
Pop music, Rock music, Folk music

13
90 68
Taylor Swift is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Artists to Win an ACM Award
Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

14
17 4
Alabama is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Artists to Win an ACM Award
steve-attison added Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

15
65 48
Eric Church is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Artists to Win an ACM Award
Outlaw country, Country rock, Country

16
64 48
Lady Antebellum is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Artists to Win an ACM Award
Country pop, Pop music, Country

17
75 59
Kacey Musgraves is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Artists to Win an ACM Award
Country

18
55 42
Clint Black is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Artists to Win an ACM Award
Country

19
58 45
Keith Urban is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Artists to Win an ACM Award
Country pop, Contemporary Country, Country rock

20
98 83
Miranda Lambert is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Artists to Win an ACM Award
Western music, Country rock, Acoustic music

21
71 61
John Denver is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Artists to Win an ACM Award
Western music, Pop music, Traditional music

22
56 48
Little Big Town is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Artists to Win an ACM Award
Country

23
100 93
Carrie Underwood is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Artists to Win an ACM Award
Country pop, Pop music, Contemporary Christian music

24
73 67
Dixie Chicks is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Artists to Win an ACM Award
Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

25
72 72
Toby Keith is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Artists to Win an ACM Award
Country

26
48 51
The Band Perry is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Artists to Win an ACM Award
Country pop, Rock music, Bluegrass

27
58 75
Luke Bryan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Artists to Win an ACM Award
Country

28
43 73
Florida Georgia Line is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Artists to Win an ACM Award
Country pop, Country