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George Jones country music ACM

With the ACM Awards less than weeks away, we’re going to take the opportunity took back at some great ACM moments from years past.

And to kick it off, we’re taking it back even farther… back to 1981.

George Jones’ career-defining hit “He Stopped Loving Her Today” took home the ACM Award for Song of the Year and he also won Top Male Vocalist at the 16th Annual ACM Awards.

For the latter, Jim Stafford and Susan Anton presented him with the award, but during his acceptance speech, he hilariously took the opportunity to thank his ex-wife Tammy Wynette and her new husband.

“This is the greatest thrill of my life… you know, everybody says that but the things that have happened so good for me in the past few months, all you people made it happen for me.

And we love you and we appreciate it, we thank Columbia Records and Epic, and we thank all our fans, especially.

And I thank my ex-wife and new husband-in-law… Tammy Wynette… Thank you so much.”

Classic.

And while that might sound like a dig, it sounds like a sincere, light-hearted, humorous thank you to his ex-wife for inspiring one of his greatest hits. The hit that turned his career around when it seemed like he was on his way to fading out of the country music spotlight for good.

Of course, George had battled alcoholism and drug abuse which ultimately led to his divorce from Tammy in 1975.

And then Tammy married songwriter George Richey (who allegedly had his own issues with abuse) in 1978.

George would go on to win the Academy of Country Music’s Pioneer Award in 1993.

He also accepted the award for Song of the Year, but that speech wasn’t nearly as eventful.

2024 ACM Awards Nominees

And the nominees are…

The ACM Awards will stream exclusively on Prime Video on Thursday, May 16th at 8 p.m. EST from Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas.

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Jelly Roll
Cody Johnson
Chris Stapleton
Morgan Wallen
Lainey Wilson

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Kelsea Ballerini
Ashley McBryde
Megan Moroney
Kacey Musgraves
Lainey Wilson

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Luke Combs
Jelly Roll
Cody Johnson
Chris Stapleton
Morgan Wallen

DUO OF THE YEAR

Brooks & Dunn
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Maddie & Tae
The War And Treaty

GROUP OF THE YEAR

Flatland Cavalry
Lady A
Little Big Town
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band

NEW FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Kassi Ashton
Ashley Cooke
Hannah Ellis
Kylie Morgan
Megan Moroney

NEW MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

ERNEST
Kameron Marlowe
Dylan Scott
Conner Smith
Nate Smith

NEW DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

Neon Union
Restless Road
Tigirlily Gold

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Gettin’ Old – Luke Combs (Producer: Chip Matthews, Jonathan Singleton, Luke Combs)
Higher – Chris Stapleton (Producer: Chris Stapleton, Dave Cobb, Morgane Stapleton)
Leather – Cody Johnson (Producers: Trent Willmon)
One Thing At A Time – Morgan Wallen (Producers: Joey Moi, Cameron Montgomery, Charlie Handsome, Jacob Durrett)
Rolling Up the Welcome Mat (For Good) – Kelsea Ballerini (Producers: Kelsea Ballerini, Alysa Vanderheym)

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

Burn It Down – Parker McCollum (Producer: Jon Randall)
Fast Car – Luke Combs (Producers: Luke Combs, Chip Matthews, Jonathan Singleton)
Last Night – Morgan Wallen (Producer: Joey Moi, Charlie Handsome)
Need A Favor – Jelly Roll (Producer: Austin Nivarel)
Next Thing You Know – Jordan Davis (Producer: Paul DiGiovanni)

SONG OF THE YEAR

Fast Car – Luke Combs, Songwriters: Tracy Chapman
Heart Like A Truck – Lainey Wilson, Songwriters: Dallas Wilson, Lainey Wilson, Trannie Anderson
Next Thing You Know – Jordan Davis, Songwriters: Chase McGill, Greylan James, Jordan Davis, Josh Osborne
The Painter – Cody Johnson, Songwriters: Benjy Davis, Kat Higgins, Ryan Larkins
Tennessee Orange – Megan Moroney, Songwriters: Ben Williams, David Fanning, Megan Moroney, Paul Jenkins

MUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR

Can’t Break Up Now – Old Dominion, Megan Moroney
Different ‘Round Here – Riley Green (Ft. Luke Combs)
I Remember Everything – Zach Bryan (feat. Kacey Musgraves)
Man Made A Bar – Morgan Wallen (feat. Eric Church)
Save Me – Jelly Roll (with Lainey Wilson)

VISUAL MEDIA OF THE YEAR

Burn It Down – Parker McCollum
Human – Cody Johnson
In Your Love – Tyler Childers
Next Thing You Know – Jordan Davis
Tennessee Orange – Megan Moroney

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

Jessie Jo Dillon
Ashley Gorley
Hillary Lindsey
Chase McGill
Josh Thompson

ARTIST-SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

Zach Bryan
ERNEST
HARDY
Chris Stapleton
Morgan Wallen

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By: Wes Langeler
Title: ACM Awards 1981: George Jones Thanks His “Ex-Wife & New Husband-In-Law” After Top Male Vocalist Win
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c. Craig Patterson | “Tah” | 2023 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Award Winner

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2023 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Award Winner:
c. Craig Patterson (Los Angeles, CA), “Tah”
The black sheep of the family comes back home to live with the most difficult matriarch in New Orleans.

Watch highlights from the 2023 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Award Winners ►► https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ8RjvesnvDNqSnYyYNCBcK2vqnUCc5gD

Five individuals have been selected as winners of the 2023 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting. Each individual will receive a $35,000 prize and mentorship from an Academy member throughout their fellowship year. They also were featured at the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Awards and Live Read on April 25 at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater, where an ensemble of actors read selected scenes from the 2023 winning scripts. The Nicholl Fellowships were established in 1985 through the support of Gee Nicholl in memory of her husband Don Nicholl.

The 2023 winners are (listed alphabetically by author):

Brent Delaney (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), “Brownie Mary”
At the height of the AIDS crisis, Mary Jane Rathbun illegally distributes cannabis-infused brownies to heal thousands of gay men in San Francisco and inadvertently becomes the face of the first medical marijuana movement in U.S. history.

Harris McCabe (Los Angeles, CA), “Nat Cady’s Boys”
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J. Miller (Burbank, CA), “Slugger
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c. Craig Patterson (Los Angeles, CA), “Tah”
The black sheep of the family comes back home to live with the most difficult matriarch in New Orleans.

Kayla Sun (Los Angeles, CA), “Boy, Girl, Fig”
Aden was born with a rare condition where he becomes invisible to people who love him. He struggles when he falls in love with his childhood best friend.

A total of 5,599 scripts, from 83 countries, were submitted for the 2023 competition. The first and quarterfinal rounds were judged by industry professionals, including graduates of the Academy’s Diverse Reader Training Workshop, a free referral-only program established to train individuals from underrepresented communities to be story analysts. The semifinal round was judged by Academy members across the spectrum of the motion picture industry. Thirteen individual screenwriters were selected as finalists. Their scripts were then read and judged by the Academy Nicholl Fellowships Committee, who ultimately voted the winners.

c. Craig Patterson | “Tah” | 2023 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Award Winner

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