Picher-bred guitarist Joe Don Rooney and singer Gary LeVox of Rascal Flatts perform during Monday’s American Country Awards in Las Vegas (AP photos)
The third annual American Country Awards were handed out Monday night in Las Vegas.
Co-hosted by Tony and Emmy winner Kristin Chenoweth, who hails from Broken Arrow, and multiplatinum country star Trace Adkins, the fan-voted ACAs were broadcast live on Fox from the Mandalay Bay Events Center. To see some of the co-hosts’ memorable moments from the show, click here.
With nine awards, including Artist of the Year, Luke Bryan received the most awards, followed by Lambert, who received three awards. Following her two wins this year, Underwood has earned a total of 11 ACA awards, the most ACA honors of any artist, according to a news release. To read more about the winners, click here.
The two-hour show included performances by Chenoweth, Bryan, Lady A, Rascal Flatts (which includes Picher-bred guitarist Joe Don Rooney), Jake Owen, Kip Moore, Rascal Flatts, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, Keith Urban with youths from the Grammy Band Camp program and a surprise performance by Lynyrd Skynyrd with Adkins.
Check out these Associated Press photos of the ACA Awards performers and presenters:
Oklahoma comedian Rodney Carrington and World Series-winning baseball players Brandon Belt and Barry Zito present a prize at the American Country Awards. (AP photos)
Co-host Kristin Chenoweth, who hails from Broken Arrow, performs her song “What Would Dolly Do.”
Lynyrd Skynyrd and Trace Adkins perform together.
Luke Bryan, the night’s big winner, performs.
Keith Urban and youths from the Grammy Band Camp program steal the show performing Cream’s “Crossroads.”
Jake Owen performs.
Dustin Lynch and Carmen Electra appear onstage.
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Lindsey Buckingham appears onstage during the show.
Dierks Bentley performs.
Little Big Town performs “Tornado.”
Penn and Teller present an award with a magic trick, while Lauren Alaina and Trace Adkins watch.
LeAnn Rimes and Chris Young present an award.
Jason Aldean performs.
Comedian Ron White and his mother, Barbara Oliver, present an award.
Oklahoma native and ACAs co-host Kristin Chenoweth, right, joins Lady Antebellum onstage during the trio’s closing performance.
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