ACM Awards 2021: Maren Morris Takes Home Song of the Year for ‘The Bones’

by Jacklyn Krol

The ACM Awards 2021 announced the Song of the Year, with Maren Morris gaining a trophy for “The Bones,” her hit track.

It comes after the song has been nominated for countless other “country song of the year” or “song of the year” awards at other shows. For example, she was nominated in 2020 by the American Music Awards, as well as the Billboard Music Awards.

But after winning “Song of the Year” at the Country Music Awards, she adds another accolade for her win. She was emotional during the speech, primarily because Jimmy Robbins and Laura Veltz, the song’s other songwriters, were unable to attend.

Other Nominees Along with Maren Morris

Miranda Lambert‘s “Bluebird” was nominated. She is also recognized in the Single of the Year, Video of the Year category for the song. Lambert recieved her fifteenth Female Artist of the Year nomination. She has won the award nine times and is the most nominated woman in that category and of all time. Lambert kicked off this year’s ACMs with Elle King and their collaboration “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home).” Additionally, she performed “In His Arms” with Jon Randall and Jack Ingram.

“One Night Standards” by Ashley McBryde is nominated in the category. McBryde was also up for Female Artist of the Year and Album of the Year for Never Will. McBryde performed “X.”

Old Dominion is also nominated for “Some People Do” and is up for Group of the Year. The group won Group of the Year and Song of the Year for “One Man Band” at the 2020 ACMs.

Chris Stapleton had a total of six nominations in four categories for his work as an artist, producer, and songwriter. He led this year’s nominations alongside Maren Morris. He is nominated for the coveted Entertainer of the Year award. Along with that, he was up for Song of the Year for “Starting Over,” and Album of the Year for Starting Over (album).  Stapleton took the stage to perform”Maggie’s Song” during the telecast.

‘The Bones” by Maren Morris ended up taking home the prize. Morris also won Female Artist of the Year and Group of the Year for her part in The Highwomen. Additionally, “Better Than We Found It” was up for Video of the Year but lost to Kane Brown’s “Worldwide Beautiful”. Ryan Hurd and Morris gave their debut performance of their duet, “Chasing After You” during the telecast.