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

'80s LADIES

A sparkly lineup of some of the decade's biggest female stars – from left, Janie Fricke, Sylvia, Donna Fargo, Tammy Wynette, Reba McEntire and Debby Boone – lit up the stage in 1985.