Thomas Rhett has won Male Artist of the Year at the 2019 ACM Awards! The trophy was presented on Sunday night (April 7), near the end of the star-studded awards ceremony, held in Las Vegas, Nev. at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Hunter Hayes and actress Beth Behrs presented the award to Rhett, who ran up to the stage excitedly to accept. "I love country music so much," he said, before thanking his wife Lauren Akins. "My heart is beating is so fast. Thank you. I love you." This was his first ACM Award win.

Rhett's newest album, Life Changes, highlighted the passage of time in this busy artist's life, the growth of his family and the success of his career thus far. In May, Rhett will release a new album, Center Point Road, and he'll spend the summer on the road for his Very Hot Summer Tour.

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