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

ON THE ROAD TO 'I DO'

Blake Shelton congratulated then bride-to-be Miranda Lambert on her female vocalist win at the 2011 ACM awards with a tender backstage kiss. The pair tied the knot in Texas six weeks later.