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ACM Awards: Backstage Finishing Touches
Apr 05, 2016
There never seems to be enough time to say what you want to say during an acceptance speech. Fortunately, at Sunday’s (April 3) Academy of Country Music Awards, the winners were able to complete their thoughts when they came backstage to pick up their trophies. And here are some of the highlights: Thomas Rhett on... Read more
Dolly Parton Reflects on Being Revered
Apr 04, 2016
LAS VEGAS — On Sunday’s (April 3) Academy of Country Music Awards, Dolly Parton was presented the Tex Ritter Award and performed with pop star Katy Perry. But when the show was over and she came to talk to reporters and share her thoughts on those two big moments on the ACM stage, Parton reflected... Read more
Kenny Chesney Wraps Up ACM Party for a Cause in Las Vegas
Apr 04, 2016
Kenny Chesney was working overtime Sunday (April 3) in Las Vegas by following his performance on the Academy of Country Music Awards with a headlining appearance at the fourth annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival. Ticket proceeds from the ACM Party for a Cause benefits ACM Lifting Lives, the Academy’s charitable division which support... Read more
Chris Stapleton on the "You're Welcome, Chris" Joke
Apr 04, 2016
Chris Stapleton’s historical success in the past year — and the artists claiming to take credit for helping him get to this point in his career — made for the best bit of the night at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday (April 3). And when Stapleton came backstage at the end of... Read more
Jason Aldean: "I Got a Big Torch to Carry"
Apr 04, 2016
LAS VEGAS — Now Jason Aldean is happy. After claiming the top prize Sunday night (April 3) at the Academy of Country Music Awards, he came backstage to talk with reporters about how this win was all he’s ever wanted. “I always said I just want it once. If I get it once, I’m happy.... Read more
It's Chris Stapleton's Night at the ACM Awards
Apr 04, 2016
In a comedy bit scripted for the beginning of Sunday night’s (April 3) Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, everyone from Dierks Bentley to Thomas Rhett to Carrie Underwood and beyond took credit for the fact that, as Luke Bryan put it, Chris Stapleton’s career “is blowing up.” But, of course, the one... Read more

About the Show

  • The 51st annual Academy of Country Music Awards aired live on CBS April 3, 2016, from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley served as co-hosts for the evening.