Country’s Sin City Takeover
See how Dustin Lynch, Carrie Underwood and more rocked Vegas while in town for the ACM Awards
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Thanks to the MGM Grand’s special room keys, it was possible to (sort of) go home with Carrie Underwood or Luke Bryan or all three of the Pistol Annies during ACM weekend!
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You know Nashville’s taken over Vegas when you see a cowboy in a casino – before 10 a.m.
During ACM rehearsals, the stars got a sneak peek at who they’d be rubbing rhinestone-covered elbows with, thanks to the larger-than-life seating charts.
Luke Bryan found some familiar faces during ACM rehearsals, goofing off with cardboard cutouts of himself and cohost .
Eli Young Band took center stage at Party for a Cause, an outdoor festival benefiting Outnumber Hunger.
A mischievous Lee Brice kept one hand on his red Solo cup – and the other on Dierks Bentley’s guitars – as he pretended to steal one backstage at Party for a Cause.
Yee-haw! Dustin Lynch kicked up his boots – literally! – after taking the stage at Party for a Cause.
Jason Aldean took a break from ACM rehearsals to chat up reporters on-hand to cover the day.
Now here are the real hardest workin’ performers in country – the guitars! The instruments lined up backstage in advance of the big show.
Keeping his country roots in a plaid tuxedo, Jake Owen stopped for a chat with PEOPLE TV as he and wife Lacey Buchanan made their way into the ACM Awards.
Jason Aldean showed off his two ACM Awards – and a winning smile – backstage at PEOPLE’s photo booth.
See Miranda Lambert, Jake Owen and more stars show off their best poses backstage with PEOPLE.
Ending the night with a bang, and rook the stage at the ACM Fan Jam, the after-party for fans that was held at the Orleans Arena following the big show.