Check Out These 2016 ACM Honors Red Carpet Pictures
The 2016 ACM Honors were held in Nashville, Tenn. on Aug. 30, and the evening included several superstar collaborations and many moving tributes to those being recognized at the 10th annual ceremony.
Before the show began, artists like Lady Antebellum, Luke Bryan, Keith Urban and Jason Aldean, among others, walked the red carpet, and Taste of Country has the photos of the star-studded affair in the gallery above.
Lady Antebellum played hosts for the evening at Nashville's famed Ryman Auditorium, where Aldean performed and was recognized with the Triple Crown Award, which commemorates his New Male Vocalist of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year wins.
Additional highlights included Cam and Alicia Keys' powerful performance of Little Big Town's "Girl Crush." The two vocalists honored the quartet, who were being recognized with the Crystal Milestone Award.
Performers also included Kelsea Ballerini, Bryan, Cole Swindell, Maren Morris, Miranda Lambert, Chris Young, Dan + Shay, the Band Perry, Dierks Bentley, Toby Keith, Blake Shelton and Urban, all who sang another artist's hit in honor of the award they were receiving that night. While Lambert provided a beautiful tribute to Merle Haggard, Bentley dedicated his performance of “Freedom” to Songwriter of the Year and frequent co-writer Ross Copperman. Meanwhile, Chris Young joined Dan + Shay for “Flowers on the Wall” to honor the Statler Brothers who were being recognized for the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award.
The 2016 ACM Honors television special will be broadcast Friday (Sept. 9) at 9PM ET on CBS.