Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Life&Culture | By Peggy Hughes

Country acts honor victims of Las Vegas shooting at ACMs

Country acts honor victims of Las Vegas shooting at ACMs

"That'll be the first time that some of those artists are back in Vegas just right down the street from where the shooting happened, so it's going to be pretty emotional for some of those people like Jason Aldean", she said.

Lambert is now connected with Brooks and Dunn with 2-9 wins each and every as musicians having the most awards in ACM background.

The 53rd ACM Awards will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 15 at 8PM ET on CBS. Miranda Lambert is set to perform, and host Reba McEntire revealed that the ACM Awards will pay tribute to the victims of the Las Vegas shooting a year ago. "First off, physically, I'm doing pretty darn good these days!" she wrote. He also shared that yes, he was rocking out on the way with a rock playlist he listens to before shows.

Jason Aldean, who was playing on stage when the gunman opened fire, is up for Entertainer and Male Vocalist of the Year. The show will reportedly kick off with a tribute to the Route 91 Harvest Festival.

Expect to see a number of familiar faces presenting like "The Ranch" stars Sam Elliott and Ashton Kutcher, Kiefer Sutherland, "The Talk" host Eve, Olympic Alpine Skier Lindsey Vonn, actress Rebecca Romijn, and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees.

She also riffed on all of the new country babies that have been born this year, ending by mentioning Chris Stapleton's new addition. McEntire is a 16-time ACM award victor, and she's among the singers competing for Female Vocalist of the Year. The ACMs, however, is typically known as the genre's biggest party of the year. And, the songs nominated for Video of the Year are for "Black" by Dierks Bentley, "It Ain't My Fault" by Brothers Osborne, "Legends" by Kelsea Ballerini, "Marry Me" by Thomas Rhett, and "We Should Be Friends" by Miranda Lambert.

Lambert won the first award of the night, taking home the song of the year trophy for her son "Tin Man".

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