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The Stars! The Strip! The Stadium! What You Didn't See on TV at the 2022 ACM Awards
How did the Academy of Country Music fill a football stadium? With not one, not two, but three different stages
See All of Country Music's Biggest Stars on the Red Carpet for the 2022 ACM Awards
Carrie Underwood, Maren Morris, Jimmie Allen and more arrive for the 2022 Academy of Country Music Awards which are streaming on Prime Video, Monday, March 7 at 8 p.m. ET
Behind-the-Scenes Photos from the 2022 ACM Awards Rehearsals
Before the big show airs live from Las Vegas, go behind the scenes at rehearsals inside Allegiant Stadium
Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Brittney Spencer and Jason Aldean Join ACMs 2022 Performers
This year's ACM Awards will stream live from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas exclusively on Prime Video starting at 8 p.m. EST
Chris Young, Miranda Lambert and More Lead the Pack for 2022 ACM Awards Nominations
The ACM Awards will stream live from Las Vegas on Prime Video March 7
Go Inside the CMA Awards 2021 Portrait Studio — and Get the Story Behind the Strings
Country music is a community. Behind the headliners of every album and tour are the bands, the guitar techs, the session players, the repair shops, and other vital talents whose work you hear but don't necessarily see — until you take a closer look.  For this year's CMA Awards, I wanted to spotlight the inner workings of the Country Music industry and also celebrate a return to touring. This year's portrait studio is designed entirely out of upcycled guitar strings — more than 3,000 sets — that have been plucked and strummed by the industry's finest musicians. Over the past six months, I've collected approximately 16,500 individual strings from the bands of Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Ashley McBryde, Darius Rucker, Kane Brown, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Old Dominion, Brothers Osborne, Jimmie Allen, Dan + Shay, Little Big Town, Luke Combs, Zac Brown Band and Carly Pearce, as well as Grand Ole Opry players. Local guitar shops in Nashville like Gruhn Guitars, Carter Vintage Guitars, Corner Music and Artisan Guitars also graciously contributed used strings. These individual strings were soldered into 10-foot-long strands and arranged into a visually compelling backdrop for artists and other CMA attendees on the red carpet. The resulting portraits echo the experience of listening to your favorite country songs: You'll notice the star right away — but take a closer look and you'll find their hardworking community shining brightly right behind them.

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CMA Awards Adds Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, Kane Brown and More to Performance Line-Up
The CMA Awards, hosted by Luke Bryan, will air live from Nashville on ABC on Nov. 10
Chris Young and Mitchell Tenpenny Go Behind-the-Scenes of Their Video Shoot for 'At the End of a Bar'
"I remember Chris and I turned and looked at each other after that last lyric and we just smiled. We were like, 'What is going on? What the hell is going on? This is crazy!" Tenpenny recalls
CMT Awards 2021: See the Winners Pose with Their Prizes!

The CMT Awards took place Wednesday night at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville