04:54 PM EDT 12/05/2013
Originally posted 04/07/2013 10:15PM
You might say Blake Shelton had plenty to sing about when he found himself in the presense of four naked ladies: Sheryl Crow, the Pistol Annies's Ashley Monroe, Angaleena Presley and, of course, wife Miranda Lambert.
In Sin City for Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards, the show's co-host had quite the opportunity to indulge his, um, sinful side.
"The first night we got to Vegas, me and Sheryl Crow and Miranda and Angeleena went to Miranda and Blake's room and had a spray-tan party, so all of us were naked," Monroe, 26, told PEOPLE on the pre-ceremony red carpet. "We made Blake go upstairs and close his eyes."
Originally posted 04/07/2013 09:15PM
Some people kick up their heels. But when in Las Vegas for the Academy of Country Music Awards, it's far more appropriate to, well, kick up your boots.
As the cowboy hat-happiest of the music industry flocked west, singer Dustin Lynch was one of many showing off his shoe-of-choice at the weekend's Party for a Cause Festival, where he (along with country artists such as Florida Georgia Line, The Band Perry and Greg Bates) took the stage to raise awareness for a line-up of charities.
Prior to making his way to Sunday's ceremony (and striking a Nashville-worthy pose in PEOPLE's photo booth), the "She Cranks My Tractor" singer, 27, Tweeted, "Wow what a day at @ACMawards."
Originally posted 11/01/2013 06:00AM
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Originally posted 04/07/2013 10:00AM
None of country music's biggest stars doubt that Luke Bryan will do well as co-host, with Blake Shelton of this Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards, but that doesn't mean they aren't concerned about him.
"I think Luke is nervous, and he should be," Miranda Lambert told PEOPLE Friday. "Not because he won't do great. It's because my husband [Blake] is a loose cannon and he never goes by prompter and I never know what he's going to say or do."
For Shelton, hosting country music's annual showcase is old hat, having done it twice before. But Bryan is a rookie.
Originally posted 04/07/2013 06:30AM
Vegas is going country.
The ACM Awards have arrived – and Nashville's biggest stars are kicking up their cowboy boots in Sin City for Sunday night's big show.
Helming the event are hosts Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, but country vets like Garth Brooks and George Strait (taking the stage together for the first time) will rub elbows with newer stars, like The Band Perry and Florida Georgia Line.
Whether you're going to be hitting the strip in Vegas or watching from the comfort of your couch (starting at 8 p.m. ET on CBS), here are the essential songs to make sure you're in the loop.
Originally posted 04/06/2013 03:20PM
The Academy of Country Music Awards are going to be one heck of a show.
With Jana Kramer and her fiancé Brantley Gilbert both nominated for best new artist and Garth Brooks and George Strait performing together for the first time, country music fans are in for a treat.
But if you're not in Las Vegas, it doesn't mean you have to miss out on all the fun of ACM weekend. Before the show airs live Sunday from the MGM Grand (CBS, 8 p.m.) keep up with the country stars on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook! Here are a few of our favorite socially minded singers:
Originally posted 03/12/2013 03:00PM
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Originally posted 04/05/2013 11:45AM
John Mayer has found a new partner – on stage, that is.
The musician, who split from Katy Perry last month, will perform with Brad Paisley at the Academy of Country Music Awards this Sunday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, PEOPLE learns exclusively.
Fellow performers for country's big night include Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson, Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Hunter Hayes, Jewel, George Strait, Stevie Wonder, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Pistol Annies and The Band Perry.
Originally posted 04/03/2013 06:30PM
Country star Jana Kramer may be engaged to Brantley Gilbert but don't expect her to go easy on her fiancé this weekend in Las Vegas.
The future husband and wife are competing Sunday for the same best new artist trophy at the Academy of Country Music Awards (along with duo Florida Georgia Line).
"We're up against each other and we've got our gloves on!" Kramer, 29, tells PEOPLE, jokingly.
Originally posted 03/20/2013 01:45PM
Here's some news that's sure to be music to country fans' ears – and black hat lovers everywhere!
Garth Brooks, 51, and George Strait, 60, are set to perform together for the very first time. Their collaboration will take place at the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, which airs live on CBS, April 7 in Las Vegas – and will honor Dick Clark, who began producing the program in 1979 until his death a week after last year's show.
The talented musical pair are the two most recent winners of the show's artist of the decade honor, with Strait being acknowledged for his work in the '00s and Brooks in the '90s.
Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will be hosting this year's program. Tune in for the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, April 7 at 8 p.m. on CBS.
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