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


For her performance on the 2009 show, Carrie Underwood donned a lava-like dress (designed by Rafael Cennamo). "It basically stood up by itself," she says of her gown. "Someone had to crawl under it and put my shoes on!"