Old Dominion were named Group of the Year at the 2022 ACM Awards. The country band took home one of the night's most prestigious awards during the live ceremony on Monday night (March 7).

"I'm so thankful," Old Dominion's lead singer Matthew Ramsey began before going on to thank their families and fans. But from there, things turned serious as Ramsey noted the current crisis in Ukraine and that he had felt "strange" celebrating at such a sad time. "There are people fighting for their lives."

Another strange piece of their acceptance speech? Where was Old Dominion's Whit Sellers? That question might be for another day.

The country group squared off against Lady A, Little Big Town, Midland and the Cadillac Three for the award, which was presented during the live show at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. For the first time in the show's history, the ACM Awards streamed live via Amazon Prime instead of airing on network television.

Chris Young led the ACM Awards nominations with seven, including Album of the Year and Single of the Year. Miranda Lambert tied a record set by Reba McEntire with her 16th Female Artist of the Year nomination, and she also earned four other nominations, while first-time nominee Walker Hayes received five nominations.

2022 ACM Red Carpet Pictures

Country stars brought glitz, glamor and drama to the red carpet ahead of the 2022 ACM Awards

2022 ACM Awards Nominations: Snubs and Surprises

This is not the same 'ol list of ACM Awards nominees. One of the biggest categories seems to have completely turned over, while a major winner from 2021 was snubbed in a major way.

Chris Young leads all nominees — who saw that coming? — and Morgan Wallen is back. What some would say is the best album of 2021 was forgotten, and an artist everyone thought could represent the next generation of female stars was shut out.

Needless to say, the 2022 version of the ACM Awards Nominations: Snubs and Surprises list is very, very interesting.

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