ACM Awards 2011

Melissa DeCicco
4794 days ago.

Carrie and Steven I’ve not been a faithful country music fan for quite a while – but, I decided to watch the Academy of Country Music Awards last night anyway…

Given that I didn’t know any of the songs (and only a few of the artists) nominated, I was looking forward to the performances.  They really had a great line-up…

Carrie looked HOT and Steven Tyler seemed…umm…confused (or on something)?  Either way it was still good – loved the pink in Carrie’s hair!

So, this was the one I thought would be THE performance of the night…wrong (see below).  Rihanna seemed like she didn’t want to be there and only half-performed the song in my opinion.  She has an amazing voice and she really underwhelmed.  However, Jennifer Nettles sang it beautifully and really saved the performance (maybe she should record it too)!

This performance surprised me.  I really liked it and I might be a new fan of the Zac Brown Band…except for the winter hat the lead singer was wearing – you are in Las Vegas not North Dakota…I’m just saying!  Oh, I found out they also sing ‘Chicken Fried’ which I am not a fan of, but they have redeemed themselves.  Very cool duet and I really enjoyed the song!

I was a little disappointed in how many times Miranda Lambert won…made it not so much fun for other performers and fans (also hated her dress – beside the point).  I am also not impressed with any of the new artists/groups nominee – except maybe Eric ChurchThe Band Perry has some serious hair issues on multiple levels and people – it was distracting, don’t even remember the music. 

I did enjoy Reba as usual – Blake was ok!

I wouldn’t say I will be back on Country music full-time, but it certainly kept me entertained and sparked my interest.

Winners of the evening:
Entertainer of the Year: Taylor Swift (fan voted)
Top Male Vocalist of the Year: Brad Paisley
Top Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert
Top Vocal Duo of the Year: Sugarland
Top Vocal Group of the Year: Lady Antebellum
Top New Solo Vocalist of the Year: Eric Church
Top New vocal Duo or Group of the Year: The Band Perry
Top New Artist: The Band Perry
Album of the Year: Need You Now, Lady Antebellum
Single Record of the Year: “The House That Built Me,” Miranda Lambert
Song of the Year: “The House That Built Me,” Miranda Lambert
Video of the Year: “The House That Built Me,” Miranda Lambert
Photo Courtesy of OK! Magazine
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Melissa DeCicco

Melissa is a wiz at crazy facial expressions, golfs at every chance possible, and loves super uncomfortable shoes. A dedicated Dolly Parton fan, she purchased Dollywood season passes several years in a row (it’s 500 miles away) and finally met her in 2004 – she ROCKS!

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