Las Vegas News Bureau
LAS VEGAS -- The Academy of Country Music (ACM) spent the weekend in Las Vegas honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry for the 51st ACM Awards. The celebration began Friday, April 1 with the ACM Party for a Cause Festival on the Las Vegas Strip, with three days of performances from artists including Martina McBride, Carrie Underwood, Sam Hunt, Kenny Chesney and Brett Eldredge and many more. A red carpet preceded Sunday's ACM Awards ceremony, hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, which was broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Lauren Alaina on the red carpet for the 51th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand on the Las Vegas Strip. Sunday, April 3, 2016. CREDIT: Glenn Pinkerton/Las Vegas News Bureau
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