Luke Bryan on Partying With Blake Shelton

CMT Hot 20 Countdown Catches Up with Miranda Lambert and Others at ACM Awards

This weekend on an all-new CMT Hot 20 Countdown, we’re all over the Academy of Country Music Awards in Texas! From the glamorous red carpet to the excitement backstage and everywhere in between, we’ve got the exclusive interviews and hilarious moments you didn’t see on the live broadcast.

Miranda Lambert explains why her “chest was swelled up,” Cole Swindell flirts with CMT’s Katie Cook, and Dwight Yoakam gives a humorous account of Justin Moore’s wardrobe malfunction.

A teary-eyed Jason Aldean reflects on what the larger-than-life night in the Texas stadium means to him, Reba dishes on her daughter-in-law Kelly Clarkson, and Lee Brice reveals why he owes his shiny new trophies all to his wife (and what it’s like to get a kiss from Garth Brooks).

We catch up with Lady Antebellum on the red carpet to see how Hillary Scott is holding up after her frightening bus fire incident on April 16. She tells us which country superstars came to the rescue on their way to the ACM’s.

It wouldn’t be Hot 20 at the ACM Awards if entertainer of the year Luke Bryan didn’t stop by to hang out. The elated winner and ACM co-host gushed over his counterpart for the evening, Blake Shelton. And, according to Luke, “You’re not a dude” unless … what? See him explain below.


Jana Kramer’s latest single is getting lots of attention. We debut the brand new video, as well as count down the 20 hottest videos in the country.

Tune in to an all-new CMT Hot 20 Countdown this Saturday and Sunday (April 25-26) at 9 a.m. ET/PT.