In 1971, the Academy of Country Music Awards honored Merle Haggard with the first-ever Entertainer of the Year award. Since then, the coveted trophy has been bestowed on some of country music's best and brightest.
As interesting as who received nominations for the 2017 ACM Awards is who didn't. While a few stars woke up with a pleasant surprise, there are a few who have a right to be confused or straight-up angry.
Soon after the 2017 ACM Awards nominations were announced on Thursday morning (Feb. 16), some of the biggest stars in country music turned to social media to share their reactions to their own nominations.
Carrie Underwood described red carpets perfectly when she talked about the mayhem that happens before, and while, those glamorous-looking photos are taken. Country singers have their secrets, and we weren't afraid to ask.
The big winner at the 2016 ACM Awards was Chris Stapleton, but none of his big wins make our Top 5 from the April 3 ceremony. The show was performance-heavy, and there are some spectacular performances to talk about today and all week.
For the ACM Awards party in Las Vegas, country artists came out in their best threads. Sleek suits, pops of yellow and classy gowns were front and center on the red carpet. We picked the best dressed artists at the 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards' (and it was not an easy task).
The 2016 ACM Awards winners list was starting to look like the 2016 CMA Awards, until the very end. Chris Stapleton and Little Big Town led the way in total wins, but the big award went to an Entertainer of the Year first-timer.
The biggest names in country music spent a weekend in Sin City to ring in the 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards, airing live Sunday night (April 3) on CBS. This year, the party was hosted by returning host Luke Bryan and newcomer co-host Dierks Bentley.
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