The 54th ACM Awards, broadcast on CBS Sunday night time from the Grand Back garden Arena at the MGM Grand Lodge & On line casino in Las Vegas, held a few surprises and available a surfeit of terrific performances from artists both of those vintage and new.
See the complete listing of winners right here.
Vocal duo Dan + Shay ended up the night’s major victors, taking a few awards such as Song and One of the 12 months for their hit “Tequila” and Duo of the Year. Kacey Musgraves, just above a person 12 months due to the fact the launch of her superlative album Golden Hour, scored two trophies for Feminine Artist of the 12 months and Album of the Year, a prize she also took at this year’s Grammys and the 2018 CMA Awards. For the first time, Keith City nabbed the night’s top rated award, Entertainer of the Calendar year, an award he also claimed at the 2018 CMAs.
In addition to solo performances from several artists — such as Artist of the 10 years winner Jason Aldean, City, Carrie Underwood, and Luke Bryan — the ACMs also hosted a sequence of duets. Some collaborated throughout genre — including Kane Brown and R&B star Khalid — some others throughout generations — Miranda Lambert teamed with George Strait for a gorgeous just take on his “Run,” and Best New Male Artist winner Luke Combs joined Brooks & Dunn for a celebratory rendition of the duo’s “Brand New Man.” Other people just teamed up for a very good time, like Dierks Bentley and Brandi Carlile zipping via his joyful “Travelin’ Light” and Maren Morris and Brothers Osborne bringing the party (and shouting out Nashville dive bar Santa’s Pub in their established style) for a rip-roaring just take on their duet “All My Favourite People” from her new album Lady.
Bentley and Brothers Osborne alongside one another won the prize for Musical Function of the Yr for “Burning Man” from Bentley’s album The Mountain.
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Reba McEntire returned to host for the sixteenth time, as perfectly as to carry out “Freedom” from her terrific new album Stronger Than the Reality. She also received off the night’s most effective zinger in the course of her monologue. Noting that it had not too long ago snowed in Las Vegas she quipped, “It was so cold it froze us girls out of Entertainer of the Year.” (A new analyze by USC’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative laid bare a little something many observers of the style have been declaring for many years about the absence of woman representation in the structure.) She also joked that she would be teaming up with Cardi B for a functionality and then explained she did have a little something they could do collectively referencing one of her new tracks: “There’s no ‘u’ in Oklahoma and that’s okurrr with me!”
Below are a number of of our most loved times from the clearly show.
Miranda Lambert slays a medley of some of her greatest hits
The Texas firebrand is the most awarded artist in ACM heritage — 32 whole — and she proceeded to showcase why with a medley of some of her fiercest figures together with “Gunpowder & Guide,” “Mama’s Damaged Heart,” “White Liar” and the swaggering “Little Red Wagon.” The seem of giddy gratitude on her confront later on in the night when she got to sing with King George created her just one of the most endearing performers of the night time.
Final yr, the critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter was hectic with the beginning of his twins so it was great to have his commanding rasp back on the phase and to have his wife Morgane back by his aspect incorporating pristine harmonies to the hushed gem “A Uncomplicated Tune.”
Ashley McBryde comes
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In her tune “Girl Goin’ Nowhere,” the Arkansas indigenous recounts the words of the a lot of naysayers who experimented with to quash her goals, singing “Don’t squander your lifestyle guiding that guitar/You may possibly get long gone, but you will not get far.” She has proved them all incorrect around the final year considering the fact that the launch of her album of the exact identify, which helped carry her the prize for New Woman Artist of the 12 months and a general performance slot that attained her a standing ovation from the crowd in the arena. She later returned to the phase with to assistance Eric Church execute his evocative tune “The Snake.”
This is Us star Chrissy Metz can make her dwell tv singing debut
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Singing the emotional anthem “I’m Standing With You” from her new movie Breakthrough, the erstwhile Kate Pearson was joined by Underwood, Lauren Alaina, Mickey Guyton, and Maddie & Tae.
Small Major City demonstrates adore for “The Daughters”
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In one more of the night’s psychological higher points, the vocal quartet created the are living debut of their new song — a paean to the frustrating expectations often confronted by girls — with the support of two dozen youthful feminine dancers who gracefully moved all over the stage as Karen Fairchild turned choked up singing “I’ve heard of God the Son and God the Father/And damn I appreciate my son, I really like my father/I’m just hunting for a God for the daughters.”
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