Monday, April 7, 2014

ACM Awards recap

The ACM Awards were last night and Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan were back as hosts!

They had their own Ellen-style selfie moment
revealed who's behind Daft Punk helments...or in this case Daft Bluke
and took a swipe at Britney Spears

 Not all the music was live though

If you noticed Rascal Flatts lip syncing you weren't alone.  They said after the show “After having performed several shows earlier in the week, Gary lost his voice. So, instead of canceling our commitment to do the show, we made a last minute decision to lip-sync. We’ve never done it before, and we’re obviously not very good at it. We look 
forward to singing live again in the very near future!”
There were a ton of cool (and yes live) performances- Faith came out to sing with Tim.  

Lady Antebellum and Stevie Nicks teamed up.  Dierks Bentley and Sheryl Crow sang together. Then Shakira went country on a duet with Blake Shelton!

But my favorite moment of the night had to be the George Strait and Miranda Lambert tribute to Merle Haggard!

The big winner of the night was George Strait.
In his acceptance speech he said, "I've always said I have the best fans in the world. I heard this was a fan-voted thing, so I rest my case."

He may have missed seeing Miranda give him a high-five though while walking to the stage.  Hey if you're going to be left hanging by someone, George Strait is King.  

George wasn't the only one who left someone hanging...Twitter blew up with tweets about Miranda leaving Taylor Swift out of her acceptance speech.  Miranda mentioned the oversight backstage saying, “I forgot to say something about Taylor tonight. We all work our asses off, especially Taylor. She’s kind of like her own animal. She’s ridiculous. I was thinking about my friends at home [who] lost a baby, [but] I talked to Taylor and she’s cool"

All forgiven

Justin Moore won New Artist of the Year and on stage got a little choked up

But afterwards he opened up a little bit more with some things he couldn't say on TV...warning some NSFW language ahead!!

I saw a lot of people on facebook saying "but Justin Moore's been around for years. How can he get NEW artist?"  Well he talked about that backstage too saying, 
“I would have taken Female Vocalist had they given it to me. At this point, I really didn’t care what they called it. The trophies are all the same."

The other buzz of the gorgeous Miranda Lambert looked!! And she walked away with 2 awards: Single of the Year and Female Vocalist 
She glammed up and then rocked a simple tshirt and jeans

Plus, how cute are these two together?
She teamed up with another hot country singer, Keith Urban on "We Were Us" this year and they won Vocal Event of the Year and shared this photo of their tattoos! 
Ok let's talk fashion.  Miranda wasn't the only woman who looked amazing last night

No offense to the guys in the Band Perry but all eyes were on Kimberly when they performed.
Cassadeee Pope, Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler and Taylor Swift wowed on the red carpet
and Kacey Musgraves- hair, makeup and that color...perfect!
Not a bad night for either...she took home the ACM for Album of the Year.

all in all it was a great show! 

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