Throwback Pics: Behind the Scenes at the Academy of Country Music Awards

A new book, This Is Country, offers an exclusive peek at 50 years of the show's most memorable moments

BRAD TAKES THE PLUNGE

Brad Paisley capped a performance of his hit single "Water" with a dive into an on-stage pool at the 2010 awards. The singer toweled off in time to pick up the top male vocalist award later in the show.