While Justin Timberlake had a show-stopping impulse alongside Chris Stapleton during a 2015 Country Music Association Awards, it was a Backstreet Boys who shined brightly during a 2017 Academy of Country Music Awards.
The child rope had a night’s liveliest impulse Sunday in Las Vegas: a fivesome brought a celebration vibe to life while singing their classical “Everybody (Backstreet Back)” along with twin Florida Georgia Line.
Carrie Underwood and Nicole Kidman were only a few of a assembly members during a T-Mobile Arena who felt a nostalgia, sang along and danced excitedly.
The opening strike a new tallness when Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard of FGL assimilated a Backstreet Boys during their noted dance routine, earning louder cheers from a crowd.
Before that moment, FGL sang their duet with a child band, “God, Your Mama and Me.” It was a duo’s third opening during three-hour show, that aired live on CBS.
Though they won dual awards, FGL mislaid a tip esteem — hostess of a year — to Jason Aldean, who also won a respect final year.
“Man, one of a Eagles only gave me an award,” he said, looking to Joe Walsh. “I am so thankful. You guys don’t know how many we adore removing adult and doing what we do each day.”
FGL, Aldean and Walsh were partial of a 6 apart performances that kicked off a high-energy ACM Awards.
Walsh and co-hosts Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley achieved “Johnny B. Goode” in reverence to Chuck Berry, who died final month.
“For a masculine that shabby each form of music, including country,” Bryan said.
Keith Urban, who had success with his genre-bending, Grammy-nominated manuscript “Ripcord,” was a tip hopeful with seven, yet he walked divided empty-handed.
But he shined onstage when he sang a soulful “Blue Ain’t Your Color” with a throwback, black-and-white vibe, while a behind of a theatre was hazed and splendid blue. As he switched to a upbeat, disco-flavored “The Fighter” — where he was assimilated by Underwood — a camera focused on his actress-wife, who sang and danced along.
Miranda Lambert also had a top-notch performance: She warranted a station acclaim after she sang a slow, acoustic-sounding “Tin Man” as a throng watched along severely while she strike all a right records and strummed her guitar.
She won manuscript of a year for her double disc, “The Weight of These Wings,” and womanlike vocalist of a year, besting Reba McEntire’s record for many wins in a category.
“I am unequivocally so anxious that we can still lead a assign for women in this business, on any turn of this business, singer-songwriters, anybody behind-the-scenes, managers, whatever it is,” Lambert pronounced backstage, winning her eighth uninterrupted womanlike vocalist trophy. “I am only so anxious that we can keep pulling brazen and creation approach for other women to do a same thing.”
Thomas Rhett was a mixed leader too. Before he took home strain of a year for “Die a Happy Man,” a presenters warranted laughs from a assembly for derisive a barbarous fumble during a new Academy Awards.
“This is odd. David?” asked “Entertainment Tonight” horde Nancy O’Dell, who had a winner’s label in her hand.
“Emma Stone, ‘La La Land,'” wizard David Copperfield announced.
Rhett also won masculine vocalist of a year, violence out Urban, Aldean, Bentley and Chris Stapleton. In his seat, he shook his conduct after his name was announced.
“I don’t have a whole lot of difference solely for: Everyone in this difficulty are my idols,” pronounced Rhett, who was teary-eyed and paused via his speech. “This is a many extraordinary endowment that I’ve ever perceived in my whole existence.”
Rhett also sang his new partnership with Maren Morris, who won new womanlike vocalist of a year.
Sam Hunt achieved his No. 1 hit, “Body Like a Back Road,” and he went into a assembly to lay subsequent to his fiancé to sing a song. Other performers enclosed Rascal Flatts, Little Big Town, Kelsea Ballerini as good as Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, who sang a new duet.
The strain video for “Forever Country,” a miscellany celebrating a Country Music Association Awards’ 50th anniversary featuring Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton and others, won video of a year. Brothers Osborne were double winners, while Jon Pardi and songwriter Lori McKenna also picked adult trophies.
Little Big Town won outspoken organisation of a year, violence out Lady Antebellum.
“I only wanna be in Lady Antebellum’s band,” Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman yelled.
“Me too,” screamed associate member Karen Fairchild.
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