ACM Awards kick off with energy and Chuck Berry tribute

The Academy of Country Music Awards will unite the democrats and republicans, accordi.

"For the man that influenced every form of music, including country", said Bryan of Berry, who died last month.

Luke Bryan performed his song "Fast" at the 2017 ACM Awards on Sunday night (April 2) in Las Vegas, Nev.

David Copperfield and Entertainment Tonight host Nancy O'Dell presented the first award for song of the year, but not before claiming the award went to Emma Stone for "La La Land".

Miranda Lambert is known for being quite the firecracker in the country world. The show is expected to feature a number of other A-list performances during the three-hour show, including the Backstreet Boys with Florida Georgia Line, Chris Stapleton, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw.

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Album of the year: "The Weight of These Wings" - Miranda Lambert, RCA Nashville, Vanner Records.

"I got divorced a year ago, so I started drinking a little extra", she told the crowd. A good number of the performers sang a couple of times during the show on CBS, including Bryan, Underwood, Keith Urban, Bentley, Maren Morris and Aldean, who won entertainer of the year for a second straight year.

Single record of the year: "H.O.L.Y".

Brothers Osborn was a surprise victor of the Best Duo Award, taking it from Florida Georgia Line, among others.

- New female vocalist of the year: Maren Morris.

"I just wanna be in Lady Antebellum's band", Kimberly Schlapman yelled. The 27-year-old star attended the ceremony with his pregnant wife, Lauren Gregory Akins, and also took home Song of the Year for "Die a Happy Man".

"Me too", screamed Karen Fairchild.

Vocal event of the year: May We All, Florida Georgia Line and Tim McGraw.

- New male vocalist of the year: Jon Pardi.

Brothers Osborne show off their new vocal duo or group award.

- Songwriter of the year: Lori McKenna.

  • Salvatore Jensen