Academy of Country Music Awards Hold Steady for CBS

However, ACM's new female vocalist of the year victor, Maren Morris, may pull off her first album of the year win with "Hero", which was nominated for best country album at this year's Grammys.

Look for performances at Sunday's show by Bryan and Bentley and numerous others, including Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum.

Singer Carrie Underwood arrives for the 52nd Academy of Country Music in Las Vegas April 3, 2017. Thankfully, Copperfield was able to correct the winner's card with his magic, lighting it on fire to reveal that the true victor was Thomas Rhett for "Die a Happy Man". Later, after Lambert landed her eighth (!) trophy in a row for female vocalist, she gave Underwood a hug and then turned the spotlight on her fellow singers.

Lambert jokingly said this when accepting her award, "Carrie can sing me under the table".

"This really means the world to me". Florida Georgia Line invited boyband The Backstreet Boys to the stage to perform their classic hit, Everybody (Backstreet's Back).

While the show was packed with standout performances, the one performance that truly rocked the house was the final one: Florida Georgia Line and their new best friends the Backstreet Boys teamed up to sing "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)", complete with the number's iconic choreography. "There is a very strong base of country fans, I think, that are just very dedicated to country music", he says.

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Lambert, 33, was married to Shelton for four years after years of dating.

In the latter category, he's up against Aldean, Bentley, Chris Stapleton and Thomas Rhett.

"Well Vegas, thank you for giving me one of the best nights of my life that I barely remember", Bryan quipped. That was reference of the dearth of female artists only a few short years ago. A good number of the performers sang a couple of times during the show on CBS, including Bryan, Underwood, Keith Urban, Bentley, Maren Morris and Aldean, who won entertainer of the year for a second straight year.

- New vocal duo or group of the year: Brothers Osborne. Among those taking home their first awards: male vocalist Thomas Rhett, new female vocalist Maren Morris and vocal duo Brothers Osborne. "I'm still processing that", he said, specifically about the male vocalist win.

Recording artist Jake Owen and radio personality Rob Stone presented vocal group of the year, which went to Little Big Town.

Lori McKenna, who wrote "Humble and Kind", received the Songwriter of the Year honor.

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