Stapleton, Lambert, Underwood and Vegas win at ACM Awards
Twhich is spending its 19th week on top of Billboard’s Hot country songs chart. It ties Leroy Van Dyke’s “Walk On By” as the third longest-running song of alltime on the chart.
The longest-running No. 1 song of all-time on the country charts, Sam Hunt’s “Body Like a Back Road,” won single record of the year at the ACMs; Hunt didn’t attend the show.
Little Big Town sang Elton John’s “Rocket Man” in celebration of the icon’s new album, “Restoration,” which features country singers covering his songs. Kane Brown and Lauren Alaina were impressive when they sang their duet, “What Ifs.” Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Kelsea Ballerini, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum and Dierks Bentley also performed.
McEntire, who performed with Kelly Clarkson, hosted the threehour show a year after Bryan and Bentley did the job.
“It takes one woman to do the job of two men,” she said, earning a rousing applause.
Old Dominion won vocal group of the year, besting Little Big Town and Lady Antebellum.
“This is heavy in a lot of ways,” lead singer Matthew Ramsey said, holding the trophy in his hand.
“We’re so lucky. Look at us, look at us!” he said about his bandmates, all dressed in trendy suits. “We look good. We feel good. We’re friends. And we’re having a ball.
“Thank you for letting us make music.”
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he 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards marked a memorable night for the victims of the massive Las Vegas shooting, comeback queen Carrie Underwood and triple-winners Chris Stapleton and Miranda Lambert.