Thomas Rhett becomes star of the show at ACM Awards


Florida Georgia Line performs with the Backstreet Boys at the ACM’s.

Gracie Thies, News Editor

     The American Country Music Awards were in Sunday night and featured some of the most influential and talented country artists in the world. With awards such as male and female vocalist of the year, entertainer of the year, and album of the year.

     The show started off with some sub par comedy by co-hosts Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley. It was their first time hosting an awards show together and they did a pretty good job of keeping the audience engaged in a night for country fans and artists all around to remember.

     Thomas Rhett stole the night with his duet performance with Maren Morris and winning Male Vocalist of the year and song of the year. Rhett was very surprised while receiving song of the year for Die a Happy Man, which was written about his now pregnant wife, Lauren.

     A few of the best performances of the night include Sam Hunt’s Body Like a Backroad, which he obviously dedicated to his fiancee Hannah Lee Fowler when he sang to her in their seats in the audience. There were also showstopping performances by Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum and Brett Eldredge.

     Faith Hill and Tim McGraw did an amazing job while performing Speak to a Girl, and looked like the same ole couple that everyone loves. The duet was much similar to the one they performed years ago called It’s Your Love.

     Florida Georgia Line put on the best performance of the night. They ended the show with a duet with the Backstreet Boys while singing God, Your Momma, and Me and Everybody. The crowd was on their feet and enjoying every lasting moment of the night.

     Video of the year went to Forever Country. Florida Georgia Line’s H.O.L.Y. received single record of the year. Album of the year went to Miranda Lambert and the biggest award of the night, entertainer of the year, went to Jason Aldean.

     It was a night to remember for all of country music and the artists that have been the most successful this year were recognized for their amazing talent.