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Who Will Win Entertainer of the Year at the ACM Awards? | Blake Shelton, George Strait, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift

Who Will Win the ACM Entertainer of the Year Award?

Originally posted 04/06/2014 08:25PM

There's no question George Strait is the sure bet in the entertainer of the year category at the Academy of Country Music Awards, right?

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Prince George's 3-Week Adventure Begins, Selena Parties with the Jenners & More Weekend News

What You Missed Over The Weekend

Prince George's 3-Week Adventure Begins, Selena Gomez Parties with the Jenners & More Weekend News

Originally posted 04/06/2014 08:00PM

The accessory of the weekend: a cowboy hat.

But an adorable dog comes in at a close second. As Las Vegas goes country for the ACM Awards, here's what you missed:

5. Miley Cyrus Welcomes a New Furry Fan

As Cyrus grieves over the loss of her dog Floyd, she's found herself a cutie who's happy to lend a paw. The singer took to Twitter to introduce fans to Moonie, her new dog from her mother, Tish. Meet Moonie!

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Jamie Lynn Spears Takes Big Sister Britney's Advice for Her New Country Career | Britney Spears, Jamie Lynn Spears

Jamie Lynn Spears Looks Up to Big Sister Britney for Music Advice

Originally posted 04/06/2014 07:35PM

Britney Spears rules Vegas with her star-studded show, but little sister Jamie Lynn Spears isn't far behind.

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Luke Bryan Loses to Justin Moore in Desert Archery Showdown | Luke Bryan

Luke Bryan Loses to Justin Moore in Desert Archery Showdown

Originally posted 04/06/2014 04:55PM

Luke Bryan is the leading man of this year's Academy of Country Music Awards – nominated for entertainer of the year, male vocalist of the year, album of the year and he's also co-hosting the show – but thanks to Justin Moore and his teammates, Bryan can't add bow and arrow champion to his list of credits this time around.

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Go Behind the Scenes at the ACM Awards with PEOPLE | Miranda Lambert

PEOPLE Takes You Behind the Scenes at the ACM Awards

Originally posted 04/06/2014 02:55PM

It's a good thing that what happens in Vegas doesn't stay in Vegas when Nashville's finest hit Sin City for the weekend.

PEOPLE headed to Las Vegas for the Academy of Country Music Awards, which take over the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday.

Not to brag, but we hung out with Keith Urban (swoon!), Miranda Lambert (hey, girl!) and more of your favorite country stars. From rehearsals to the ACM Party for a Cause Festival to the best cowboy hats in the business, here's your all-access pass to all of the down-home, downright awesome fun.

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Why Is Dierks Bentley Afraid of Long Speeches at the ACMs

Dierks Bentley Is Afraid of Long Speeches at the ACMs – Here's Why

Originally posted 04/06/2014 02:10PM

Forgive Dierks Bentley if he's looks relieved when winner's keep their speeches short at Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards.

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Lee Brice: Vegas's BiggestParty Boy?

Lee Brice: Becoming the New Go-To Party Boy in Vegas?

Originally posted 04/06/2014 11:30AM

With all of Nashville seemingly descending on Las Vegas for Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards, a new phrase is making its way down the Strip: "Getting Leemann'd."

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Hey, Blake! Miranda's Says She's Leaving All the Hosting Duties to You | Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert Happy to Leave Awards Show Hosting to Husband Blake Shelton

Originally posted 04/06/2014 10:30AM

Blake Shelton has a gift that, by her own admission, his wife, Miranda Lambert, just doesn't have.

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Just How Is Country Star Lee Brice Romantic 'Every Single Night'?

Lee Brice Is Romantic 'Every Single Night'

Originally posted 04/05/2014 05:45PM

Lee Brice is not only a crooner as a single, he's quite a gentleman in the bedroom. No, it's not what you think.

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Dan + Shay: 5 Things to Know About Country's Hot New Duo

UpdatePosted 04/04/2014 04:45PM

Dan + Shay: 5 Things to Know About Country's Hot New Duo

Originally posted 04/03/2014 05:10PM

Dan + Shay are on a roll, to say the least.

The newest faces on the country scene – the super-talented (and really easy on the eyes) Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney – met and started writing songs together just 16 months ago. You wouldn't know it from their already impressive catalog, though: the prolific pair has written more than 90 songs, and one, "19 You + Me," is already a bonafide hit single. Meanwhile, Dan + Shay's debut album, Where It All Began, hit stores this week, and the pair might just take home the ACM award for vocal duo of the year this Sunday. Whew!

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