So yeah, it was Dierks Bentley and a U2 song, but still, it was great to hear bluegrass sound during a mainstream country event. The mandolin was absolutely fantastic and man, oh man, do War and Treaty have angelic voices. While I wish it was just about anything other than a U2 song, the performance was stellar.
Carrie. Freaking. Underwood.
Do I even need to say anything else? Carrie’s indescribable talent was on full display during her medley of Gospel songs sang with Cece Winans. Starting a capella and ending with possibly the greatest high note of all-time, this was a performance for the history books.
Carrie Underwood. That's it. That's the tweet.#ACMawards
Who saw that coming? Clay Walker took just about everyone by surprise when he announced the Album of the Year award. Seeing him was great, but man, wish we could have added to the classic songs with a “She Won’t Be Lonely Long” performance.
CLAY WALKER's there? Fuck, let him sing. #ACMAwards
One of the few winners I completely agree with. Ashley McBryde’s Never Will and Brothers Osborne’s Skeletons were fantastic, but Chris yet again stood out from the rest and delivered a stellar record. Well deserved.
Thomas Rhett’s Acoustic Performance of “Country Again”
Credit where credit is due, Thomas Rhett did a great job. It’s by far the most country we’ve seen him be in years and that makes me happy. I have high hopes for his upcoming album and this performance gave me a little more confidence he’s turned the corner for good.