“There’s $20 million in hairdos down here that all has confetti in it,” awards show co-host Luke Bryan noted immediately following the production. “This is not a Head and Shoulders commercial.”
The awards show is taking place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena with additional performances underway at the ACM Fan Jam at the nearby Mandalay Bay Events Center. Co-host Blake Shelton pointed out Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones in the audience, and Bryan made a major announcement.
“Hey, be careful because next year the ACMs will be celebrating their 50th anniversary at his stadium in Dallas,” Bryan said.
“You never see an awards show at Cowboys stadium,” Shelton noted.
“You never see a playoff game there, either,” Bryan quipped.
Prior to the CBS telecast, two awards were presented on the red carpet.