Powerful Performances From the ACM Awards

Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Little Big Town and More Bring Down the House

The best of the best in country music performed during the 51st annual ACM Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday (April 3). Take a look at photos of the performances.

  1. Luke Bryan performs “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day”

    LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 03: Singer/co-host Luke Bryan performs onstage during the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Christopher Polk/Getty Images

  2. LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 03: Recording artist Blake Shelton performs onstage during the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kevin Winter/Getty Images

  3. LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 03: Recording artists Chris Young (L) and Cassadee Pope perform onstage during the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images

  4. Kenny Chesney performs “Noise”

    LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 03: Recording artist Kenny Chesney performs onstage during the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images

  5. Eric Church performs “Record Year”

    LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 03: Recording artist Eric Church performs onstage during the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images

  6. LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 03: Singer Cam performs onstage during the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Christopher Polk/Getty Images

  7. LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 03: Recording artist Brett Eldredge performs onstage during the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kevin Winter/Getty Images

  8. Jason Aldean performs “Lights Come On”

    LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 03: Recording artist Jason Aldean performs onstage during the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images

  9. LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 03: Recording artist Cole Swindell performs onstage during the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kevin Winter/Getty Images

  10. Keith Urban performs “Wasted Time”

    LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 03: Singer Keith Urban (C) performs onstage during the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Christopher Polk/Getty Images

  11. LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 03: Co-host Dierks Bentley (C) performs during the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images

  12. Little Big Town perform “Stay All Night”

    LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 03: (L-R) Jimi Westbrook, Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman and Philip Sweet of Little Big Town perform onstage during the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kevin Winter/Getty Images

  13. LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 03: Recording artists Nick Jonas (L) and Kelsea Ballerini perform onstage during the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images

  14. LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 03: Recording artist Tim McGraw performs onstage during the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kevin Winter/Getty Images

  15. Charles Kelley performs “Lonely Girl”

    LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 03: Recording artist Charles Kelley performs onstage during the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kevin Winter/Getty Images

  16. LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 03: Recording artist Sam Hunt performs onstage during the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kevin Winter/Getty Images

  17. Carrie Underwood performs “Church Bells”

    onstage during the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kevin Winter/Getty Images

  18. LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 03: Recording artist Thomas Rhett performs onstage during the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images

  19. Miranda Lambert performs “Tush” with ZZ Top‘s Billy Gibbons

    LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 03: Recording artists Miranda Lambert (L) and Billy Gibbons perform onstage during the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images

  20. Dolly Parton performs “Coat of Many Colors” and “Jolene” with Katy Perry

    LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 03: Honoree Dolly Parton (L) and recording artist Katy Perry perform onstage during the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images

  21. LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 03: Recording artists Brian Kelley (L) and Tyler Hubbard of music group Florida Georgia Line perform onstage during the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images

  22. LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 03: Recording artists Chris Stapleton (L) and Morgane Stapleton perform onstage during the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images

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