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Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood accept the award for Vocal Event of the Year for ‘The Fighter’ t the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada April 16, 2018. — Reuters picKeith Urban and Carrie Underwood accept the award for Vocal Event of the Year for ‘The Fighter’ t the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada April 16, 2018. — Reuters picLAS VEGAS, April 16 — Singer Carrie Underwood returned to the stage today after a serious face injury as country stars went back to Las Vegas for the first time since a mass shooting there last October.

Opening the three-hour Academy of Country Music (ACM) awards show at a hotel less than a mile from the scene of the October 1 shooting that killed 58 people and wounded more than 850, singer Jason Aldean paid tribute to the victims and invoked the healing power of music.

“We wanted to open the show with something that sums up what it’s like for our country music family to be back in Las Vegas for the first time since October 1,” said Aldean, who was performing on stage when a gunman opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest country festival from the window of a hotel on the Vegas strip.

“We thought about starting with a song, but it’s a lot bigger than a single song. It’s everything you’ll hear tonight,” said the You Make It Easy singer, who was later named entertainer of the year.


  • Miranda Lambert arrives at the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada April 16, 2018. — Reuters pic

  • Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban arrive at the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada April 16, 2018. — Reuters pic

  • Little Big Town arrive at the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada April 16, 2018. — Reuters pic

  • Lindsay Vonn arrives at the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada April 16, 2018. — Reuters pic

  • Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O’Connell arriv at the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada April 16, 2018. — Reuters pic

  • Lady Antebellum perform ‘Heart Break’ at the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada April 16, 2018. — Reuters pic

  • Host Reba McEntire gestures during the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada April 16, 2018. — Reuters pic

  • Keith Urban performs ‘Coming Home’ at the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada April 16, 2018. — Reuters pic

  • Kelsea Ballerini performs ‘I Hate Love Songs’ at the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada April 16, 2018. — Reuters pic

  • Jason Aldean performs ‘You Make It Easy’ at the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada April 16, 2018. — Reuters pic

  • Miranda Lambert performs ‘Keeper Of The Flame’ at the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada April 16, 2018. — Reuters pic

  • Brett Young poses with his award for New Male Vocalist of the Year at the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada April 16, 2018. — Reuters pic

  • Little Big Town perform ‘Rocket Man’ at the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada April 16, 2018. — Reuters pic

  • Blake Shelton introduces fellow singer Toby Keith at the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada April 16, 2018. — Reuters pic

  • Midland performs ‘Drinkin’ Problem’ at the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada April 16, 2018. — Reuters pic

In the most anticipated performance of the night, Underwood emerged from five months of isolation following a fall at her home that required 40-50 stitches to her face.

Performing her new single Cry Pretty, her face seemed well recovered and Underwood was welcomed back with a long standing ovation that left the former American Idol winner overcome with emotion.

“I’m still kinda shaky right now,” Underwood said afterward, fighting back tears.

Miranda Lambert was named female vocalist of the year for the 9th time in a row, and she also won best song for her heartbreaking single Tin Man, thought to be inspired by her 2015 divorce from country star Blake Shelton.

“Thanks for sharing my broken heart with me,” said Lambert, accepting her award in front of an audience that included Shelton and his new girlfriend, pop singer Gwen Stefani.

Lambert also made ACM history by taking her all-time wins to 32, surpassing the record held by veteran duo Brooks & Dunn.

Other winners today included Chris Stapleton for both male vocalist and album of the year for From a Room: Vol. 1; Old Dominion for vocal group of the year, and Brothers Osborne for vocal duo of the year.

Stapleton was not present because his wife was expecting twins. Show host Reba McEntire, accepting the award on his behalf, broke the news of their arrival.

“We just found out that those little rascals came a little bit early. Hot off the press, twin boys,” said McEntire. — Reuters



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