12 Top Moments from the ACMs [PHOTOS]

Oh, What a Night

The Academy of Country Music Awards rocked Vegas in so many ways. Let’s run down a few of the top moments that had everyone talking, starting with the queen of country.

  1. Dolly Parton and Katy Perry‘s insane collab.

    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
  2. Blake Shelton crashing the co-hosts, Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan.

    LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 03:  (L-R) Co-host Luke Bryan, recording artist Blake Shelton, and co-host Dierks Bentley speak onstage during the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Ethan Miller/Getty Images
  3. Carrie Underwood showing off her be-dazzled, circa 1978, Chris Stapleton shirt.

    attends the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Christopher Polk/Getty Images
  4. Thomas Rhett‘s lipstick swap, and performance of “Die a Happy Man.”

  5. Sam Hunt‘s one-man band performance.

    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
  6. Carrie Underwood’s back-up drummers.

    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
  7. Chris Stapleton winning everything.

    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
  8. And of course, the amazing performances like Luke Bryan…

    LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 03:  Recording artist 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.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/ACM2016/Getty Images for dcp) Kevin Winter/Getty Images
  9. LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 03:  (L-R) Musicians Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert 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.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/ACM2016/Getty Images for dcp) Christopher Polk/Getty Images
  10. And, Carrie Underwood…

    LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 03:  Recording artist Carrie Underwood performs onstage during the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/ACM2016/Getty Images for dcp) Kevin Winter/Getty Images
  11. 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
  12. And, Chris Stapleton and his wife Morgane Stapleton, to name a few.

    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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