How well do you know your awards show alphabet? There's the ACMs and CMAs. We used to celebrate the ACAs, but now we embrace the ACCAs instead. The VMAs, BMAs, PCAs, CMTs, STDs … Okay, we made that last one up, but come 2016, who knows?
It's a mistake to compare the American Country Awards to the CMA Awards, or even the ACM Awards, country music's other Las Vegas-based awards show. The CMT Awards or CMA Country Christmas specials are more fair comparisons. Expectations for Fox's awards show have been too high since the beginning -- it airs in December, after television's sweeps month, against network reruns and Christmas movies. No one is breaking the bank, or even hoping to top 'The Voice.'
For a second straight week, Twitter proved to be as entertaining as a major television event starring major country music stars. That's not a knock on Tuesday night's (Dec. 10) 2013 ACAs, there were just some really funny things being said by fans and people who were somewhat less than thrilled. We took out the vitriol and set up a list of all the best -- but mostly harmless -- tweets sent during the Fox broadcast.
The artists who make up this gallery of Worst Dressed at the 2013 American Country Awards either took too big of a risk, or didn't try at all. Actually, one even falls blandly in the middle. For the most part, the men and women of country music looked stylish in classic high-roller outfits, but these three stood out for all the wrong reasons.
Remember, it was Las Vegas, so the best dressed artists at the 2013 American Country Awards took a few gambles. For the ladies, that meant chopping an inch or two off the hem of their dresses. For the men, it meant adding some rock flavor to their country duds.
Trace Adkins brought a little holiday spirit to the 2013 ACAs with the holiday classic 'The Little Drummer Boy,' closing out the show on Dec. 10. The singer was joined on stage by drummer Kenny Arnoff and a high school band for the performance.
Luke Bryan had to try to calm down his cheering fans long enough to allow him to introduce the talented LeAnn Rimes for a Patsy Cline tribute -- one that ended with a standing ovation from both fans and artists.
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