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Academy of Country Music Awards Winners Speak Out in PEOPLE's Photo Studio

Originally posted 04/07/2014 01:35PM

[BRIGHTCOVE "3441573352001"] Winners at the Academy of Country Music Awards showed off their trophies in the PEOPLE photo studio, and they all agree – winning an award feels good.

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Watch the Best Moments from the ACM Awards in 2 Minutes!

VIDEO: The ACM Awards' Best Moments in 2 Minutes

Originally posted 04/07/2014 10:15AM

No surprise here: There were plenty of cowboy hats and big hairdos at Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards.

But what else did you miss? (We understand if you were busy watching the fourth season premiere of Game of Thrones.)

From The Band Perry's confetti-filled opener to hosts Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan's antics to George Strait's big win for entertainer of the year, here's all of the down-home, downright awesome action summed up in two minutes. (Watch above.)

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Garth Brooks Sings 'Happy Birthday' to Merle Haggard

Garth Brooks Sings 'Happy Birthday' to Merle Haggard

Originally posted 04/06/2014 11:55PM

Garth Brooks presented Merle Haggard with the ACM Awards Crystal Milestone Award Sunday, honoring the 77-year-old's contributions to country music on a very appropriate occasion: Haggard's birthday.

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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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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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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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Miranda Lambert: 'Blake Loves Me Whatever Shape I Am'

Miranda Lambert: 'Blake Loves Me Whatever Shape I Am'

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

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Meet Country Music's New Guard of Entertainers | Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan

Is Luke Bryan the Next Garth Brooks?: Meet Country Music's New Guard of Entertainers

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.

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Miranda Lambert Opens Up About Turning 30 and Life in the Spotlight

Miranda Lambert Opens Up About Turning 30 and Life in the Spotlight

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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