Chris Stapleton wins Entertainer of the Year at 2023 ACM Awards

Article Contributed by Sacks and Company | Published on Friday, May 12, 2023

15x ACM Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician Chris Stapleton won Entertainer of the Year at last night’s 58th Annual ACM Awards. This is Stapleton’s first-time winning ACM Entertainer of the Year, qualifying him for the coveted ACM Triple Crown Award, which celebrates artists who have won ACM New Male/Female Artist of the Year, Male/Female Artist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year.

The accolade adds to yet another landmark year for Stapleton, who is in the midst of his extensive “All-American Road Show” tour. Upcoming stops include Milwaukee’s American Family Field, Mansfield’s Xfinity Center, Charleston’s Credit One Stadium, Gilford’s Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion (three nights), Memphis’ FedEx Forum, Alpharetta’s Ameris Bank Amphitheatre (two nights), Long Island’s UBS Arena, Houston’s Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Austin’s Moody Center (two nights), Tulsa’s BOK Center and Dallas’ Dos Equis Pavilion (two nights) among many others. See below for complete itinerary. Special guests featured on the tour include Charley Crockett, Marcus King, Nikki Lane, Margo Price, Allen Stone, Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives and The War and Treaty.

In addition to the “All-American Road Show” dates, Stapleton will join George Strait for a series of stadium shows this year with special guests Little Big Town. Moreover, Stapleton also performed the national anthem at Super Bowl LVII this past February, of which the Associated Press praised, “Chris Stapleton didn’t need any high-tech help for a stellar performance during the national anthem. Stapleton stood at midfield with just a guitar and his smooth baritone voice, belting out an emotional rendition.”

Kentucky-born Stapleton is an 8x Grammy, 15x CMA and 15x ACM Award-winner and one of the country’s most respected and beloved musicians. This past fall, he was named CMA Male Vocalist of the Year for the sixth time—setting the record for most wins ever in the category. Additionally, his most recent album, Starting Over, won Best Country Album at the 67th Annual GRAMMYs as well as earning Album of the Year honors at both the 54th Annual CMA Awards and 56th ACM Awards. The record follows Stapleton’s pair of Platinum-certified releases from 2017, From A Room: Volume 1 and From A Room: Volume 2, as well as his x5 Platinum breakthrough solo debut album, Traveller.

In addition to his work as a musician, Stapleton and his wife, Morgane, are founders of the Outlaw State of Kind charitable fund, which supports a variety of causes that are close to their heart. Most recently, their “Kentucky Rising” concert last fall raised over $2.8 million to support flood relief in Eastern Kentucky.

May 27—Columbus, OH—Buckeye Country Superfest†
June 1—Moline, IL—Vibrant Arena at The MARK‡
June 2—Grand Rapids, MI—Van Andel Arena‡
June 3—Milwaukee, WI—American Family Field†
June 8—Syracuse, NY—St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview+
June 9—Mansfield, MA—Xfinity Center+
June 15—Spokane, WA—Spokane Arena§
June 16—Bend, OR—Hayden Homes Amphitheater§
June 17—Seattle, WA—Lumen Field†
June 22—Des Moines, IA—Wells Fargo Arena§
June 23—Wichita, KS—INTRUST Bank Arena§
June 24—Denver, CO—Empower Field at Mile High†
July 6—Bangor, ME—Maine Savings Amphitheater§
July 7—Bangor, ME—Maine Savings Amphitheater§
July 8—Cavendish, PEI—Cavendish Beach Music Festival
July 13—Charleston, SC—Credit One Stadium#
July 14—Virginia Beach, VA—Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater#
July 15—Baltimore, MD—CFG Bank Arena#
July 19—Omaha, NE—CHI Health Center**
July 20—St. Louis, MO—Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre**
July 22—Cullman, AL—Rock the South
July 28—Nashville, TN—Nissan Stadium†
July 29—Nashville, TN—Nissan Stadium†
August 5—Tampa, FL—Raymond James Stadium†
August 10—Gilford, NH—Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion**
August 11—Gilford, NH—Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion**
August 12—Gilford, NH—Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion**
August 17—Toronto, ON—Budweiser Stage‡
August 18—Toronto, ON—Budweiser Stage‡
August 19—Montreal, QC—Lasso Festival at Parc Jean-Drapeau
August 24—Memphis, TN—FedEx Forum††
August 25—Alpharetta, GA—Ameris Bank Amphitheatre††
August 26—Alpharetta, GA—Ameris Bank Amphitheatre††
October 5—Charlottesville, VA—John Paul Jones Arena^
October 6—State College, PA—Bryce Jordan Center^
October 7—Long Island, NY—UBS Arena^
October 12—Corpus Christi, TX—American Bank Center Arena*
October 13—Houston, TX—Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion*
October 19—San Antonio, TX—AT&T Center*
October 20—Austin, TX—Moody Center*
October 21—Austin, TX—Moody Center*
October 26—Tulsa, OK—BOK Center*
October 27—Dallas, TX—Dos Equis Pavilion*
October 28—Dallas, TX—Dos Equis Pavilion*
†with George Strait and special guests Little Big Town
‡with special guests Marcus King and The War and Treaty
+with special guests Charley Crockett and The War and Treaty
§with special guests Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives and Allen Stone
#with special guests Margo Price and Allen Stone
**with special guests Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives and The War and Treaty
††with special guests Marcus King and Allen Stone
*with special guests Charley Crockett and Nikki Lane
^with special guests Margo Price and Nikki Lane