Country mega-star Jason Aldean took home the award for Male Vocalist of the Year at the 2015 Academy of Country Music Awards Sunday night. The 38-year-old beat out Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brad Paisley and Blake Shelton for the top honor – and celebrated with a steamy kiss from his new wife, Brittany Kerr.

“I love you, baby,” he said to his wife after accepting the award.

 Aldean and Kerr wed on March 21 in Mexico. The couple made their relationship official in 2014, however their romance actually goes back to 2012. The pair were involved in a cheating scandal when Aldean, who was married at the time, was caught locking lips with the “American Idol” alum. Although Aldean said the kiss stemmed from too much drinking, he and wife Jessica Ussery ended their 12-year marriage in April 2013.