The night truly belonged to Rhett as he cemented his headliner status to a heavy industry crowd who were on their feet singing along to his set.
The country singer dedicates himself to the skies during his free time as a amateur pilot, which gained great recognition from Nashville Mayor Megan Barry.
“Not one second when I do that, she hops on my back and I’m like, that not what I meant, I meant like stay away,” he said with a laugh.
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Making things really interesting, Pearce got a few of her fellow country friends to participate in a game of ‘Who Is Most Likely: Dierks or Luke.’
Bentley was donning his very own Swindell hat showing support for his longtime friend.
“Man, one of the eagles just gave me an award, that’s probably the coolest thing that’s ever happened to me, ever,” Aldean expressed as he accepted the honor.
“I’m just glad to see females kicking ass these days. I’m so proud to be part of that,” Lambert said during her speech.
“Thank you to the Lord for putting me in this situation to be up here tonight, this is a very humbling experience,” Rhett said from the stage.
“I have no idea why they asked me to say something on behalf of these incredible artists but as a member of the CMA board we’re so happy to celebrate country music,” Karen Fairchild said on behalf of the group.
“I just want to say thank you for letting me use my heartbreak and sharing it with me,” an emotional Lambert said from the stage.
“We love you ACMs and country fans, you give us life, we love you,” Karen Fairchild said from the stage.
“Oh my God, what the hell,” TJ Osborne exclaimed with brother John chiming in on the same excitement.
“Thank you to my beautiful wife, my beautiful pregnant wife Lauren over there, this song’s inspiration was because of you,” Rhett said from the stage.
Our cameras were rolling as Cole Swindell, Brett Eldredge, Rascal Flatts, and Brothers Osborne rehearsed for their ACM Awards performances!
“We started singling some out, but then it becomes the game of who can handle it,” Bryan explains.
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