Fans React To Carrie Underwood's Comeback At ACM Awards

Lula Sharp
April 20, 2018

Several artists joined Jason Aldean, who was performing when the shooting started, to open the ACM Awards with a tribute to the victims. Check out the highlights from Las Vegas here!

Carrie got love from her fellow females after an emotional ACM Awards performance.

"For those of us that have experienced tragedy and unexpected loss, music helps us remember what really matters in life", said Bryan.

At the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, Maren Morris said music "makes us stronger" and Thomas Rhett said music gives us "a chance to rejoice". ACM CEO Pete Fisher surprised the duo with these awards, presenting them during CMT's Facebook Live coverage of the ACM Awards red carpet.

Underwood received up to 50 stitches on her face following a horrific accident at home back in November and not only did the popular recording artist not look any worse for the wear after such a "gruesome" incident, she looked fabulous as she performed her new single "Cry Pretty" at the awards show in Las Vegas. Silver tears painted beneath her eyes, Underwood gave "Cry Pretty" its first prime time performance with her versatile voice in peak form.

Following the performance, she immediately won vocal event of the year for the dance-infused country song, "The Fighter", with Keith Urban. All these things happen to them because you're just not focusing on what makes you happy - that's what I wanted to focus on.

Miranda Lambert won ACM Female Vocalist of the Year for the ninth consecutive year and is the current record holder for most consecutive wins in this category.

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In a blog post to fans on New Year's Day, the country singer said she's "not quite looking the same". Thank you all so much for your love and support this year and always. "It's my entire life", Lambert said onstage. "I will never ever take it for granted". Another Florida Georgia Line song, 2012's "Cruise", is the second-longest-running No. 1 on the chart.

McEntire's opening monologue largely poked fun at herself, with jokes such as, "I first hosted this show in 1986". Hunt didn't attend the show.

Aldean recently released his new album, Rearview Town.

Kane Brown and Lauren Alaina perform at the 53rd ACM awards show.

The top-selling male artists in Nashville - Shelton, Aldean, Bryan, Rhett - now all have slowed down singles that go deeper than typical party songs.

Sunday's ACMs was the 15th time McEntire hosted the award show. We're so lucky. Look at us. We're friends. And we're having a ball. "U look attractive as always", "You are fine, don't make it look like your deformed, you're not" and "You look handsome as usual".

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