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Carrie! Keith! Luke! And Luke! CMA Fest Roars Back from Cancellations with Star-Packed Stadium Concerts
Highlights from the four nights of Nissan Stadium shows will be aired on ABC on Aug. 3
Carrie! Jason! Miranda! The Judds! Go Inside PEOPLE and EW's CMT Awards 2022 Photo Booth
The CMT Awards aired live from Nashville on CBS and Paramount+ on Monday night
Jason Aldean Says He's 'Definitely In' for Another Carrie Underwood Collab If the 'Song's Right'
The duo collaborated for the first time on "If I Didn't Love You," which earned an ACM award in March, as well as a Grammy nomination
Jennifer Lopez, LL Cool J, Megan Thee Stallion, Jason Aldean to Perform at 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards
John Legend, Charlie Puth and Måneskin will also take the stage at the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards on March 22
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
Carrie Underwood and Jason Aldean Win Single of the Year at the 2022 ACM Awards: 'Thank You Fans'
"Thanks to Carrie for agreeing to do this song," Aldean said as Underwood replied, "Thank you Jason so much for asking me to be on this song"
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PEOPLE's 2022 ACM Awards Photo Booth: See Country Music's Biggest Stars Cut Loose
Celebrities hit up the PEOPLE photo booth at the ACM Awards to strike a pose and get their glam on during the star-studded Las Vegas awards show
Celebrity Couples on the Red Carpet of the 2022 ACM Awards
Date night goes country for these duos, who don their sparkliest dresses and biggest hats for the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas
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.