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

SINGING IN THE RAIN

Taylor Swift brought her own thunderstorm to her performance on the 2009 show.

All photos reprinted from This Is Country: A Backstage Pass to the Academy of Country Music Awards by Lisa Lee, published by Insight Editions and available here. © 2014 The Academy of Country Music