ACM Awards: We're live-blogging 'em!


How many reaction shots will we get of presenter Robert Pattinson? What will cohost Blake Shelton do to warrant his preemptive apology? How many trophies will top nominee Miranda Lambert take home, and will they include one for Entertainer of the Year? Find out tonight when the ACM Awards air live on CBS at 8 p.m. ET. Below, join me — and my 63-year-old mother, Joyce, who belongs to Josh Turner’s fan club and once told him “I love your voice, and the rest of you isn’t bad either” — for the play-by-play. (I apologize in advance as well.)

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  • D2

    Rihannas performing tonight!

    • Sam Puckett

      Really? I would love to have Jennette McCurdy from iCarly perform, her song “Not That Far Away” is really good

  • flicketyflack

    The awards aspect is a farce and who “wins” is just about who the industry’s trying to help sell a few records.

    Hoping for some good performances though from Dierks Bentley, Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban, and Eric Church. Wish Little Big Town were performing too.

  • Julie

    I wish Josh Turner would be performing tonight but should pretty much be a great show. He could of taken some pop stars spot since he is country & this is the country awards

  • LOL

    Scraping bottom tonight, EW. No one cares about this show.

    • Thalia

      Be that as it may, live-blogs are always fun.

      • Posit

        Not so. The rest of the networks are running crap, so CMAs it is.

    • Shelly

      Actually some people does care about this show ! You really shouldn’t speak anyone but yourself!

      • Lee Harvey

        LOL owns you.

  • Amy

    I’m looking forward to seeing Pattinson/Witherspoon, don’t care if I never see Taylor Swift and her fake surprised face ever again on an awards show, and I hope Miranda Lambert wins big. She’s got an amazing voice and is a real entertainer.

    • Daisy

      Miranda should definately win! Taylor and her bad voice and fake personality should go home empty handed

  • rocknmovies

    Where is Lucinda Williams? Steve Earle? Drive By Truckers?

    • Loch Ness

      Playing real music somewhere. Not on this crap show.

  • d

    Miranda is overrated. smh

    • d

      Huh. So when actual country music insiders and people who know what’s quality in country music say that she’s in the making of a country music legend, they’re wrong? And you’re right? Wow. Good to know your opinion above everyone else’s.

      Country music won’t always be in the spotlight, so when people like Chase Crawford, Taylor Swift, and Rihanna stop showing up to country awards like the ACM’s (and you won’t pay attention to country music), guess who’ll still be there? Miranda’s here to stay, and is the best thing to happen to country music in a long, long time.

      • Posit

        Damn straight.

    • sara

      I agree. Her last album was a primer on over-production. Also, she’s not a good live act. Yes, she can sing, but she has no connection with the audience.

  • Brad

    Brokeback joke, NOT funny. Idiots

  • Summer Bay

    Chase Crawford? really? guess he’s there looking for some closeted good ol’ boy.

  • James

    WOW! That duet by Steven Tyler and Carrie Underwood was smokin hot! This just proves that Carrie Underwood is American Idol’s greatest champion and best vocalist ever. Take That Glambert Fans.

    • Posit

      Love Carrie, but to be fair she’s had four more years than Adam to get there.

    • sara

      Nice try, but Lambert fans aren’t going to be reading an ACM blog….

  • Lauren

    Award Suggestion- “Most shoe-horned product placement shot of truck”

  • Bryan

    Carrie Underwood and Steven Tyler were the highlight of the night, hands down. They rocked! Taylor Swift was tonedeaf and annoying as always. Loved the Carrie and Steve performance! It was HOT!

  • Michael D.

    Who’s the drag queen with the orange skin standing next to Naomi Judd?

    • Laurie

      Who was the lady performer with short red hair that just sang with Sugarland?

      • Laurie

        Was it Rhianna?

      • Michael D.

        R&B singer Rihanna. Been around since 2005. 15 million albums sold worldwide, 9 number one singles on Billboard, 4 Grammy awards.

      • RM

        The producers turned down Rihanna’s mic in the middle of the song. Maybe the ACMs don’t want to see Rihanna goin’ country.

      • fancypants

        Rihanna is not really R&B.

  • bruno

    wow, am i ever tired of taylor swift pretending to be surprised to win stuff.
    and her hair never moves. it’s weird.

  • yournightmare

    carrie was lousier than usual,taylos swift was better than usual. You annoying carrie hate army really need a reality check.

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