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2014 ACM Awards Live Updates of the 2014 ACMs

Posted on Apr 4, 2014 09:55am

Now that country music's biggest night is complete, start reliving the festivities including the red carpet fashion, in-show photo highlights and list of the winners.

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11:00pm EST: That's all folks! Blake and Luke close the curtains on one of the greatest nights in country music history! The 49th Annual ACM Awards are in the books! See you in Texas next year!

10:57pm EST: And the Entertainer of the Year is..... George Strait! You, the fans, voted for his victory! Check out the Entertainer of the Year page here
 
10:53pm EST: Dierks Bentley and Sheryl Crow bring down the house with their collaboration "I Hold On."

10:50pm EST: Rascal Flatts take things back to the beginning with their hit "Rewind" at the Mandalay Bay.

10:47pm EST: Sheryl Crow waves from backstage!

10:41pm EST: If you're a fan of Merle Haggard, you must be swooning over this tribute, as George Strait plays "I'm a Lonesome Fugitive," Miranda Lambert sings "Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down," and Garth Brooks presents Merle Haggard with the Crystal Milestone Award on his 77th Birthday. A touching moment as the whole crowd sings the legend happy birthday!

10:40pm EST: The guys of Lady Antebellum having a little fun backstage!
 
10:38pm EST: Kacey Musgraves wins Album of the Year for "Same Trailer Different Park." She is proud to be a woman representing country music!

10:34pm EST: Darius Rucker wows the crowd with his Song of the Year-nominated hit "Wagon Wheel." The entire audience joins in for the final chorus!

10:33pm EST: The ACM Female Vocalist of the Year is... Miranda Lambert! She wins the award for a second consecutive year.

10:21pm EST: Dedicated to fighting child hunger, this powerful Hunter Hayes performance of "Invisible" is accompanied by a full string orchestra. Check out Hunter's exclusive ACM Sessions interview and performances available here. 
 
10:18pm EST: And the Vocal Group of the Year is.... The Band Perry! The band thanks their label, their team, and the fans for taking them from the bottom to the top of the mountain!
 
10:16pm EST: Jerry Jones and George Strait give the big announcement -- the 50th annual ACM awards will be at AT&T stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys! 

10:08pm EST: Justin Moore is stoked on his New Artist of the Year victory backstage. 

10:07pm EST: Toby Keith breaks out the horns and fireworks for his performance of "Shut Up and Hold on."

10:06pm EST: Jason Aldean wins Male Vocalist of the Year! A modest winner, Jason says he was shocked to win last year, and more shocked to win it again. 

10:01pm EST: How did Blake get to the Mandalay Bay? Wait, Luke is there too! The magic doesn't stop as Luke Bryan teams up with Florida Georgia Line for the collaboration "This Is How We Roll."

9:56pm EST: Tim McGraw is back in a big way. He takes the stage at the ACMs to perform "Meanwhile Back at Mama's."

9:51pm EST: "I Drive Your Truck" is Song of The Year! Lee Brice accepts the award and Connie Harrington gives an emotional thanks to all the fans.

9:45pm EST: Social media reporter Steve Burton is digging the ACMs so far!
 
9:44pm EST: Fresh off winning her award for Single Record of the Year, 2013 ACM Female Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert gives a live performance of her hit "Automatic."

9:41pm EST: Rascal Flatts kickin' it backstage. 

9:37pm EST: Single Record of the Year goes to Miranda Lambert for "Mama's Broken Heart"!  Blake must be proud!

9:35pm EST: Daft Punk sighting!!! Oh wait, that's just Blake and Luke! Now where is Pharrell and his hat?


9:32pm EST: Cowboy-hat-wearing legend and 2013 Male Vocalist of the Year winner Jason Aldean performs "When She Says Baby."

9:27pm EST: Fans, your voice has been heard! You voted Justin Moore as New Artist of the Year! Check out the New Artist of the Year page now! 

9:20pm EST: Host Luke Bryan is back on the stage, but this time he's singing into the microphone and performing his instatiable song "Play it Again." So good, he SHOULD play it again!

9:18pm EST: Jewel looking young as ever backstage!

9:14pm EST: New Artist of the Year Nominee Kip Moore plays his chart-topping Billboard hit "Somethin' Bout A Truck" from the ACM Fan Jam. 

9:10pm EST: Keith Urban serenades the crowd with the rocking tune "Even the Stars Fall 4 U."

9:06pm EST: Lady Antebellum teams up with legendary Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter Stevie Nicks for a medley of "Golden" and "Rihannon" in the middle of the audience!

9:05pm EST: Blake and Luke riff on Ellen's Oscar selfie and take one of their own!
 
9:03pm EST: Florida Georgia Line wins the first award of the night, taking home Vocal Duo of the Year! Look at Taylor Swift's excitement as she presented the award.

8:55pm EST: Are your hips girating? Shakira takes the stage with Blake Shelton with a colloboration that's sure to cure you if you're feeling sick, "Medicine."

8:51pm EST: Look which CBS star is hanging out backstage! (HINT: it's LL Cool J)

8:50pm EST: From the Mandalay Bay Hotel, New Artist Nominee Justin Moore keeps the night's performances rolling with his hit "Lettin' The Night Roll."
 
8:45pm EST: North Carolina-born Eric Church's performance reveals the secrets  for his video of "Give Me Back My Home Town." Watch the exclusive CBS video of the San Destino Rising story here.

8:38pm EST: Lee Brice from out of nowhere! Embedded in the audience, he proves he's more of a truck fan with his performance of "I Drive Your Truck."

8:34pm EST: Martina McBride (check her out backstage below!)  introduces George Strait, the reigning Artist of the Decade, as he performs "I Got A Car." A standing ovation ensues after the performance! 

8:32pm EST: Blake and Luke prove once again that they are the best hosts the ACMs could've asked for! 

8:25pm EST: New Artist of the Year nominee Brett Eldredge rocks the ACM Fan Jam stage with his hit "Beat of the Music."

8:21pm EST: Host Blake Shelton brings down the house with his live performance of "My Eyes," featuring Gwen Sebastian. If he's your pick for Entertainer of the Year, make sure you VOTE NOW while you still can! 

8:14pm EST: Pool party! Country star Brad Paisley plays his hit "Riverbank" outside at the MGM pool.

8:11pm EST: Florida Georgia Line opens up the ACM Fan Jam at The Mandalay Bay Hotel with their hit song "Stay." The 4th Annual ACM Fan Jam gives country music fans the ultimate pass to be a part of the 49th Annual ACMs. Throughout the three-hour ACM Awards broadcast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena, there will be live ACM Fan Jam performances via remote by top-tier music acts. The ACM Fan Jam will continue after the awards broadcast ends with a full concert featuring Florida Georgia Line. 
  
8:05pm EST: The crowd goes wild for returning hosts Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, as the duo take the stage to introduce all we can expect from the evening! And a big announcement: next year's ACMs will be held in Dallas at the stadium of the Cowboys! Blake and Luke also take the opportunity to jab each other with jokes... "Entertainer of the Minute" got a good roar from the crowd!

8:00pm EST: The show is on! Sibling trio The Band Perry opens the show with a performance of their hit "Chainsaw."

7:55pm EST:  The Academy of Country Music Awards are about to begin! Follow along here as we bring you live updates throughout the show.   

7:05pm EST: Want to see what everyone is wearing? Check out stunning photos of your favorite stars walking the red carpet, including Hunter HayesKellie Pickler and more!

6:30pm EST: The ACMs are just 90 minutes away, and stars are beginning to walk down the red carpet! Social Media Reporters Joshua Morrow and Steve Burton tease the amazing show to come!

The 49th ACM Awards will kick off this Sunday, April 6th at 8/7c! Join us as we bring you live coverage of performances by ACM nominees Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, George Strait, Keith Urban, The Band Perry, Eric Church and Toby Keith. A special performance from Blake Shelton and Shakira, and Lady Antebellumwith legendary musician Stevie Nicks. 
 
It’s not too late to get your vote in for Entertainer of the Year and New Artist of the Year, go now! Check who your favorite CBS stars picked to win here.