Stapleton's Sunday: 40th b'day, birth of twins and ACM win
Sunday is a day Chris Stapleton will always remember: His wife gave birth to twin boys, he celebrated his 40th birthday and he won the album of the Year in the Academy of Country Music Awards.
Stapleton did not attend the show in Las Vegas, but host Reba McEntire announced the birth of the boys when his album, “From a Room: Volume 1,” was named album of the year.
Stapleton, who released two top-selling albums last year, is the top nominee with eight This year marks his first nomination for entertainer of the year, where he will fight, Garth Brooks, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean, who has won the honor of the last two years.
Lambert also made history Sunday: Her win for “The Thank you, guys, so much for sharing my broken heart with me,” Lambert said onstage, standing with “Tin Man” co. -writers Jack Ingram and Jon Randall.
Lambert is the current record holder for most consecutive wins for female vocalist of the year; This year his competition in the category include Carrie Underwood, McEntire, Maren Morris and Kelsea Ballerini.
Lambert helped the country music community, returning to Vegas, a massive shooting in the city after six months, remember the victims not in the song, but with words to open the ACM Awards.
Lambert said the world can be “united through the healing power of music,” while Brian said “music helps us remember what really matters in life.” At the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Morris said music “makes us strong” and Thomas Rhett said music gives us “a chance to rejoice.”
Aldean closed the emotional moment, saying victims and music fans, “We Celebrate the music tonight. America, this is your ACM Awards. “
The 2018 awards show, airing on CBS, comes in the deadliest mass shooting in Sin City, a lone gunman killed 58 people in a country music festival. modern US history The ACMs, however, is generally known as the genre's biggest party of the year.
Aldean, who onstage when the shooting started at the Route 91 Harvest Festival last October, will perform Sunday. McEntire will also perform and is hosting the show, a year after Bryan and Dierks Bentley hosted.
“It takes one woman to do the job of two men,” she said, earning a rousing applause.
Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard wore an all-red ensemble and Brian Kelly was in all-white when he hit the stage with pop singer Bebe Rexha to perform the massive hit “Meant to Be,” chart It ties Leroy van Dyke's “Walk On By” as the third longest-running song of all-time on the chart.
Other pop stars will be attacked on country awards show, including Kelly Clarkson and Julia Michaels.
Other performers including Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Toby Keith, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Blake Shelton, Urban, Little Big Town and Rhett.
Underwood, who will perform her new song “Cry Pretty,” will give her first television appearance after
Rhett earned six nominations, Urban and songwriter-producer Shane McAnally are up for five awards, and Lambert and Morris will each compete for four honors.
Little Big Town, Midland and Sam Hunt, whose “Body Like A Back Road” is the longest-running number. 1 song of all-time on Billboard's Hot Country songs chart, all have three nominations each “Body Like a Back Road” is nominated for the year and single record of the year.
Other performers include Bentley, Ballerini, Lauren Alaina, Kane Brown, Dan Shay, Chris Janson, Midland, Jon Pardi, Darius Rucker , Brett Young and Chris Young Ashton Kutcher, Cam, Drew Brees and Eve will present awards.
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