Country's Sin City Takeover
IN THE JEANS
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.
Eli Young Band took center stage at Party for a Cause, an outdoor festival benefiting Outnumber Hunger.
JUST FOR KICKS
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.