Dolly Parton and Katy Perry
Tex Ritter Award winner Dolly Parton performs alongside Katy Perry at the ACM AwardsEthan Miller/Getty Images

The 51st Academy of Country Music Awards saw a celebration of the biggest and brightest names in country music. The ceremony, which took place on 3 April at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena, got off to a great start with a performance by co-host Luke Bryan, who sang his hit Huntin', Fishin' and Lovin' Every Day.

Before co-host Dierks Bentley could make a proper entrance, he was upstaged by Blake Shelton who stole the spotlight to perform Came Here To Forget.

Keith Urban
Keith Urban performs Wasted Time at the ACM AwardsEthan Miller/Getty Images

Chris Stapleton turned out to be the man of the evening at the ACM awards. Not only was he at the centre of many of the hosts' jokes, but he also managed to win big in his first year of being nominated. The Whiskey And You singer took home four awards, for best male vocalist, new male vocalist, best album and song of the year.

Chris Stapleton
Singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton poses with his four awards for male vocalist of the year, new male vocalist of the year, album of the year and song of the year awards during the 51st Academy of Country Music AwardsDavid Becker/Getty Images

Here's a list of all the night's winners:

Entertainer of the Year
Jason Aldean

Male Vocalist of the Year
Chris Stapleton

Female Vocalist of the Year
Miranda Lambert

Vocal Duo of the Year
Florida Georgia Line

Vocal Group of the Year
Little Big Town

New Male Vocalist of the Year
Chris Stapleton

New Female Vocalist of the Year
Kelsea Ballerini

New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year
Old Dominion

Album of the Year
Traveller– Chris Stapleton

Song of the Year
Nobody To Blame – Chris Stapleton

Single Record of the Year
Die A Happy Man – Thomas Rhett

Video of the Year
Mr. Misunderstood – Eric Church

Vocal Event of the Year
Smokin' And Drinkin' – Miranda Lambert featuring Little Big Town

Tex Ritter Award
Dolly Parton