The country stars were out tonight! Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley were just a few of the huge names that were part of the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards on April 3, and that made for some pretty memorable moments. Click through the gallery to see the best ones!
Las Vegas turned country for a night, and it was certainly a night to remember! The 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards took place at Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, with Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley leading the night as emcees. But even their hilarious antics weren’t the best part of the show — from Blake Shelton crashing the hosts’ jobs to Nick Jonas‘ smokin’ hot appearance, there were so many awesome moments!
If you missed the show or were glued to your TV the whole time, here’s a roundup of our favorite moments from this year’s ACMs:
1. When Blake crashed Luke and Dierks’ hosting gig.
OMG, it’s like the ultimate country triple bromance! Before Dierks and Luke could even get the night started, Blake totally interrupted them for taking his former gig (Blake hosted the ACMs with Luke last year)…but boy did it make for one hot moment!
Even though this technically happened before the show, we couldn’t get over how adorable Miranda looked with her new beau on the red carpet. Blake might not have been so excited about this moment, but we were totally dying!
3. When everyone tried to take credit for Chris Stapleton‘s career.
After Luke mentioned the incredible success Chris has had in the last year, he joked that he was the one to help boost Chris to stardom. But then the likes of Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett, Charles Kelley, and even Carrie Underwood made some pretty funny claims as to why they deserve credit for Chris’ success. Eventually the entire audience was trying to take credit!
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4. When Thomas Rhett thanking God in his acceptance speech went awkwardly (but hilariously) wrong.
Thomas was so cute and flustered while accepting his first-ever ACM for Single Record of the Year that he tripped up during his speech. “Holy crap, God,” he paused, realizing what he said and added, “That’s a bad sentence.” Oh, Thomas!
Let’s be honest, we’re all aware of how well-endowed both Dolly and Katy are — but Dierks just decided to state it loud and clear! When he mentioned their amazing duet that would be happening later in the show, he referred to them as a “great pair”…which has quite the funny double meaning!
6. When Nick joined Kelsea Ballerini for her song “Peter Pan.”
Umm, how HOT is Mr. Jonas though?! First he shredded on an electric guitar (while wearing a leather jacket, of course), then he joined Kelsea in singing her song and sounded even more amazing than he looked!
7. When the whole arena paid tribute to Joey Feek.
Before Martina McBride and Darius Rucker announced the winner for the Vocal Group of the Year award, they made sure to honor the late Joey, who passed away from cervical cancer on March 4. Between a photo montage of Joey, the presenters tearing up, and the standing ovation from the audience, it was definitely the most touching moment of the night!
8. When Dierks and Luke walked off arm-in-arm.
Luke and Dierks must have known that they killed it as this year’s hosts, because they bid adieu to viewers and then headed off stage with their arms around each other. Talk about an adorable way to finish off a fantastic show!
HollywoodLifers, what ACM moments did you think were the best? Which performance was your favorite? Tell us below!