April 6, 2014 – 49th ACM Awards 2014 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas — The night was filled with excitement for country music’s brightest stars, which included performances from many of today’s hottest performers – including Jason Aldean, George Strait, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, and even Stevie Nicks with Lady Antebellum. From gorgeous country girls Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood to power couple Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, there were plenty of stunning appearances to catch the eye.
First and foremost, congratulations to George Strait on his second Entertainer of the Year honor – his first was received 25 years ago. Beating out Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, and Blake Shelton, Strait – 61 – rested his case with the thanks to his fans voting for this accomplishment.
George Strait – Entertainer of the Year
Jason Aldean – Male Vocalist of the Year
Miranda Lambert – Female Vocalist of the Year
Florida Georgia Line – Vocal Duo of the Year
Justin Moore – New Artist of the Year
The Band Perry – Vocal Group of the Year
Kacey Musgraves, Same Trailer Different Park – Album of the Year
Miranda Lambert, Mama’s Broken Heart – Single Record of the Year
Lee Brice, I Drive Your Truck – Song of the Year
Tim McGraw Ft. Taylor Swift & Keith Urban – Video of the Year
Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert – Vocal Event of the Year
According to a few bloggers out there, Taylor Swift made jaws drop – being dubbed the best dressed of the evening. She definitely brought class with the right amount of reveal. Another notable mention is Kacey Musgraves – her look was simple, but elegant.
The most interesting formal wear – Guy Fieri and Frankie Ballard. Guy Fieri was sporting camouflage and Frankie – well go look for yourself – Native American-themed and loud. Regardless, any press is good press – right? The men definitely took home most notable looks and eye-catching styles.
Preparing for 2015
Confirmed – AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX is set to host the Academy of Country Music Awards’ biggest night in country music history – the 50th anniversary celebration. On April 19, 2015, CBS will broadcast from Dallas Cowboys’ 80,000-seat home to anxious country music fans across the globe.
Set to return as co-hosts, Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan are sure to dazzle the world so get your tickets starting April 15, 2014 via Ticketmaster.
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