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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
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
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.
In New Album, Old Dominion Rediscovers Their Joy by Going 'Garage Band': 'Yeah, This Is What We Do!'
Chasing away their quarantine blues, the award-winning quintet turns to the power of togetherness in a writing and recording marathon that unexpectedly produces their fourth LP — featuring a surprise guest appearance by soul legend Gladys Knight
Watch Voice Winner Chevel Shepherd's 'Good Boy' Music Video — 'I Want My Music to Make an Impact'
"There's no better time for music than right now," she tells PEOPLE after the Friday release of her debut EP. "Everybody's separated, but music connects everybody, especially now"
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