01:15 PM EDT 04/24/2014
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?
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.
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.
Originally posted 04/04/2014 10:45AM
See a photo of the star's new rockabilly-inspired do
Originally posted 04/02/2014 08:05AM
She might be from another galaxy, but Team Blake's Sisaundra Lewis proved she's got the "sick, sick, sick" talent to earn her an extended stay.
The Voice's second round of battles continued Tuesday with a masterful performance by Lewis, a former vocal director for Céline Dion (yes, really), and Biff Gore, a father of six coach Blake Shelton stole from Team Usher.
The duo's showstopping rendition of James Brown's "It's a Man's, Man's, Man's World" brought all four coaches to their feet – and they became effusive with their praise.
Originally posted 04/01/2014 06:55AM
Monday's episode of The Voice was filled with smooth, soulful, rocking and soaring duets that made it harder than ever for the coaches to narrow down their teams.
Three-time winner and committed cocktail fan Blake Shelton said of the tightening competition: "My liver's not going to make it."
But each coach got a little help for this second battle round from a charming and buff Chris Martin of Coldplay, who stood in as thoughtful and Brit-tastic lone mentor for all four teams.
Originally posted 03/31/2014 11:00AM
In our PEOPLE Country cover story, Miranda opens up about finding love, turning 30 and battling tabloid rumors
Originally posted 03/26/2014 03:00PM
The Academy of Country Music awards are just a banjo solo away, broadcasting on Sunday, April 6th on CBS.
Originally posted 03/26/2014 08:30AM
It was the steal that stole the show.
Usher was the only coach to have an unused steal heading into the final night of the round 1 battles on The Voice Tuesday, and he used it to maximum dramatic effect in the final moments of the show.
The Grammy-winning singer pressed his button at the last possible moment to save Alaskan powerhouse Cierra Mickens, who began to walk off the stage in defeat after losing to Idaho session singer Emily B.
Originally posted 03/25/2014 03:30PM
It's a sub-freezing February afternoon in Nashville and Miranda Lambert has just slipped into a $9,000 strapless silk chiffon gown. In a minute, she'll brave the cold to step outside in front of a waiting camera, but at the moment, she's poking fun at the decadence of couture: "This is what famous people do – lounge around in gowns all day!" she jokes.
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