American Country Music Awards Recap
There was a Guinness Book of World Record crowd for any award show at the 50th ACM's Sunday, April 20, at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas. Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton were co-hosts. It was like a big concert, like most country award shows. Music and more music and it was all good. The audience, including other artists, sang along with each song.
Troy Aikman paid tribute to the victims of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing of the Murray Building and introduced Alan Jackson, who sang "Where were You When the World Stopped Turning."
The artists sang their current hits but also threw in a few earlier hits. Jason Aldean sang "Hicktown" and "She's Country." Reba sang "The Night The Lights Went out in Georgia," "Fancy" and "She Ain't Going Out like That." The show started with Eric Church and Keith Urban. What a great way to start the show.
It was a milestone night for some artists. "King of Country" George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Taylor Swift, Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney and Brooks & Dunn were all winners of the Milestone Award. Swift did not perform, but her mom gave an outstanding, beautiful speech before giving the Milestone Award to her.
Florida Georgia Line won both Vocal Duo of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year with Luke Bryan.
Miranda Lambert won Song of the Year for "Automatic," Album of the Year with "Platinum," and Female Vocalist of the Year. She performed "Ain't Mamas Broken Heart" and "Little Red Wagon." One of my favorites.
Alabama presented the Vocal Group of the Year Award to Little Big Town.
New Artist of the Year went to Cole Swindell.
Lee Brice's "I Don't Dance" won the Single of the Year. He was nervous and proud and thanked "everybody that I won't remember right now."
Last but not least, Entertainer of the Year went to Luke Bryan.
What a great show and to end it, Brad Paisley and Darius Rucker sang "Let the Good Times Roll."
Have a great day.