Meaningful Music, Short Speeches Highlights ACM Awards Show

Little Big Town Turns in Most Riveting Performance with “The Daughters”

With its Tinseltown roots, the Academy of Country Music could never be accused of visual restraint when it came to staging its award shows.

Often the lighting and special effects have resembled explosions in a fireworks factory. But on Sunday’s gala (April 7) from Las Vegas, the emphasis was clearly on the songs.

And there was a wealth of memorable tunes, some socially conscious, some intriguingly introspective.

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