Country stars shine in Vegas at Academy of Country Music awards

Posted April 08, 2019

The singer/sitcom star talked about the fact it recently snowed in Las Vegas.

The singer-songwriter also told King that, when she was promoting her first major studio release, Same Trailer, Different Park, some folks in the industry tried to discourage her from choosing the honest, bleak "Merry Go Round" as her first single.

On Sunday night, she altered the lyrics and belted out the updated line, "I got the hell out of Oklahoma".

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Noting recent snow in Las Vegas, where the awards were held in a live, performance-heavy broadcast, McEntire quipped "it was so cold it froze us women out of entertainer of the year".

Aldean, who was performing when shooting broke out, received the ACM artist of the decade award. Showing support and unity for each other celebrities such as Lauren Alaina and Mickey Guyton as well as Madison Marlow and Taylor Dye of Maddie & Tae donned royal-blue ensembles.

Other A-list country stars performing included Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, Urban, Brooks & Dunn, Miranda Lambert, McEntire and George Strait. Will they also be collaborating?

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Grammy award album of the year victor Kacey Musgraves was glaringly absent from the all-male nominees top category.

Bebe Rexha is the only woman competing for song of the year thanks to the record-setting hit "Meant to Be", featuring Florida Georgia Line, while Maddie & Tae is the sole female act up for duo of the year. Taylor Swift "Burn Out", Midland "Burning Man", Dierks Bentley feat.

Even Thomas Rhett jokingly dedicated his male artist of the year trophy to Dan + Shay. Brothers Osborne *WINNER "Drowns the Whiskey", Jason Aldean feat.

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