Chris Stapleton added to his awards mantle tonight (April 15) when he took home the album of the year and male vocalist trophies at the 53rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. It turned out to be an extra-special night for the country star, as he and wife Morgane also became parents to twins.

And it was a night to remember for Miranda Lambert, who snagged a pair of trophies, including a ninth consecutive victory for top female vocalist. Also notable was a huge win for Jason Aldean as the night’s biggest winner with his third straight win for entertainer of the year. Visibly emotional during his remarks he said: “It’s been a rough year. I just want to say thanks to everybody that reached out to us, and showed us support over the last six months. It meant the world to us. To my Route 91 people, you guys are in our hearts. We love you guys, and we love Las Vegas — Vegas Strong,” in reference to the tragic shootings during the Route 91 Harvest Festival.

Source : Billboard