OFFSTAGE: The Seven Best Quotes From the ACMs

(CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.)

“Nice scarf. I see what you’re doing. That’s good.” That’s what Taylor Swift had to say to a journalist trying to honor Lionel Richie by wearing his own scarf to the ACM Awards show. How sweet of her to not make the interview just about her, right? Then Blake Shelton boldly admitted, sarcastically, “We’re out. Adam and I are out now,” about his alleged bromance with Adam Levine, his co-star from The Voice. And Paul Stanley of Kiss said what gets him up every day is wondering, “How to be a better Kiss than we’ve ever been.” This compilation of quotes that Las Vegas Weekly put together from the red carpet and backstage area really highlights how much personality country stars have. Larry Gatlin, who walked the red carpet early, joked, “I usually don’t get this pretty at 3 o’clock.”

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.