ACM Awards 2009: Matthew McConaughey Recalls Telling Women He Made George Strait’s Custom Boots – “We Got Lucky That Night, Thank You, George”

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With the 59th Annual ACM Awards getting underway in just a next week, we’ve been looking back at some of the most memorable moments from years past.

We recently took a look back at Miranda Lambert’s 2019 Oklahoma shade towards Blake Shelton during a performance of “Little Red Wagon,” Alan Jackson’s legendary drumstick protest, Rascal Flatts lip synching and many, many more.

And now, we’re taking it back to 2009.

If you remember that ol’ Kenny Chesney song “Out Last Night,” there’s a line in there that goes a little something like this:

“I was a doctor, a lawyer, a senator’s son, Brad Pitt’s brother, and a man on the run, anything I thought would get the job done.”

The truth is, we’ve probably have all been guilty of stretching the truth a time or two… hundred.

I mean, saying “I’m an associate at a real estate firm” or “I sell insurance” isn’t exactly going to have the ladies lining up outside your bedroom door.

Sometimes you want to impress them, and sometimes… you’re just bored. Guys do it, girls do it, we’ve all done it… even the great Matthew McConaughey did it way back in 1987.

At the 2009 ACM Awards, McConaughey told the story about how he and his brother met a couple ladies at a Dwight Yoakam concert in 1987. And when they asked the McConaughey brothers what they do for a living, they said without hesitation:

“We have an exclusive contract with George Strait, we custom make his boots.

As a matter of fact, out in the parking lot in the trunk of our white Corvette, we have next year’s new edition, white Ostrich quill, George Strait signed series that he’s gonna wear on tour.”

Naturally, the ladies wanted to see those boots, and needless to say… they, as McConaughey put it, obliged. 

“We got lucky that night, thank you George.”

Even Carrie Underwood, who took home the ACM Entertainer of the Year award that night, wanted to see those boots…

“I don’t know what to say… I wanna see those boots Matthew.”

And even though Carrie said she was kidding… the crowd ROARED.

McConaughey also starred in Trisha Yearwood’s “Walkaway Joe” music video back in the early ’90s.

As well as Jamey Johnson’s “Playing The Part” video in 2010:

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2024 ACM Awards Nominees

And the nominees are…

Luke Combs has the most nominations coming in at eight in total, with Megan Moroney and Morgan Wallen coming in right behind him at six, respectively. Cody Johnson, Chris Stapleton, and Lainey Wilson follow them with five each.

The ACM Awards will stream exclusively on Prime Video on Thursday, May 16th at 8 p.m. EST from Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas.

And with all that being said, here are the nominees:

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Jelly Roll
Cody Johnson
Chris Stapleton
Morgan Wallen
Lainey Wilson

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Kelsea Ballerini
Ashley McBryde
Megan Moroney
Kacey Musgraves
Lainey Wilson

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Luke Combs
Jelly Roll
Cody Johnson
Chris Stapleton
Morgan Wallen

DUO OF THE YEAR

Brooks & Dunn
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Maddie & Tae
The War And Treaty

GROUP OF THE YEAR

Flatland Cavalry
Lady A
Little Big Town
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band

NEW FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Kassi Ashton
Ashley Cooke
Hannah Ellis
Kylie Morgan
Megan Moroney

NEW MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

ERNEST
Kameron Marlowe
Dylan Scott
Conner Smith
Nate Smith

NEW DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

Neon Union
Restless Road
Tigirlily Gold

ALBUM OF THE YEAR 

Gettin’ Old – Luke Combs (Producer: Chip Matthews, Jonathan Singleton, Luke Combs)
Higher – Chris Stapleton (Producer: Chris Stapleton, Dave Cobb, Morgane Stapleton)
Leather – Cody Johnson (Producers: Trent Willmon)
One Thing At A Time – Morgan Wallen (Producers: Joey Moi, Cameron Montgomery, Charlie Handsome, Jacob Durrett)
Rolling Up the Welcome Mat (For Good) – Kelsea Ballerini (Producers: Kelsea Ballerini, Alysa Vanderheym)

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

Burn It Down – Parker McCollum (Producer: Jon Randall)
Fast Car – Luke Combs (Producers: Luke Combs, Chip Matthews, Jonathan Singleton)
Last Night – Morgan Wallen (Producer: Joey Moi, Charlie Handsome)
Need A Favor – Jelly Roll (Producer: Austin Nivarel)
Next Thing You Know – Jordan Davis (Producer: Paul DiGiovanni)

SONG OF THE YEAR 

Fast Car – Luke Combs, Songwriters: Tracy Chapman
Heart Like A Truck – Lainey Wilson, Songwriters: Dallas Wilson, Lainey Wilson, Trannie Anderson
Next Thing You Know – Jordan Davis, Songwriters: Chase McGill, Greylan James, Jordan Davis, Josh Osborne
The Painter – Cody Johnson, Songwriters: Benjy Davis, Kat Higgins, Ryan Larkins
Tennessee Orange – Megan Moroney, Songwriters: Ben Williams, David Fanning, Megan Moroney, Paul Jenkins

MUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR

Can’t Break Up Now – Old Dominion, Megan Moroney
Different ‘Round Here – Riley Green (Ft. Luke Combs)
I Remember Everything – Zach Bryan (feat. Kacey Musgraves)
Man Made A Bar – Morgan Wallen (feat. Eric Church)
Save Me – Jelly Roll (with Lainey Wilson)

VISUAL MEDIA OF THE YEAR

Burn It Down – Parker McCollum
Human – Cody Johnson
In Your Love – Tyler Childers
Next Thing You Know – Jordan Davis
Tennessee Orange – Megan Moroney

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

Jessie Jo Dillon
Ashley Gorley
Hillary Lindsey
Chase McGill
Josh Thompson

ARTIST-SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

Zach Bryan
ERNEST
HARDY
Chris Stapleton
Morgan Wallen

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