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ACM Awards Delivered Diverse Flavors of Country Music

The 33-year-old country star and 28-year-old singer were among the stars to attend the 2017 Academy of Country Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. "The Weight of These Wings" by Miranda Lambert received the award for the best Album of the Year. Hitting the stage with only her guitar, Lambert brought the house down when she sang her breakup ballad, "Tin Man".

- "Die a Happy Man" won song of the year. Song Of The Year, the first award of the evening, was announced to have gone to La La Land star Emma Stone before the presenter, magician David Copperfield, set the envelope ablaze to reveal the real victor.

Little Big Town sang "Happy People" from an appropriately brightly colored set, covered in a blossoming floral print.

The Academy of Country Music Awards averaged 10.9 million viewers, according to Nielsen ratings released Monday morning. We now know this after Hunt's performance which featured him hopping off the stage and singing to a woman in the crowd.

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- Vocal group of the year: Little Big Town.

Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire and Kellie Pickler. The Backstreet Boys make their debut at the country music awards, collaborating with Florida Georgia Line for God, Your Mama and Me.

Bryan and Bentley co-hosted the show for a second year. "This is the most fantastic award that I've ever received in my whole existence", said a stunned Rhett.

Producers Frank Liddell, Eric Masse and Glenn Worf joined Lambert onstage and praised the singer for letting her soul shine through her music.

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They also won new vocal duo or group of the year. She had become the first ever performer to take home the female vocalist of the year award eight consecutive times.

Jason Aldean made it two in a row at the 52nd ACM Awards, held Sunday night in Las Vegas. "I'm just glad to see females kicking ass these days, I'm so proud to be part of that". However, ACM's new female vocalist of the year victor, Maren Morris, may pull off her first album of the year win with "Hero", which was nominated for best country album at this year's Grammys. We've watched country stars like Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert grow and evolve into the super successful artists they are today.

"I just wanna be in Lady Antebellum's band", Kimberly Schlapman yelled. The show is expected to feature a number of other A-list performances during the three-hour show, including the Backstreet Boys with Florida Georgia Line, Chris Stapleton, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw.

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