In 1971, the Academy of Country Music Awards honored Merle Haggard with the first-ever Entertainer of the Year award. Since then, the coveted trophy has been bestowed on some of country music's best and brightest.
Carrie Underwood described red carpets perfectly when she talked about the mayhem that happens before, and while, those glamorous-looking photos are taken. Country singers have their secrets, and we weren't afraid to ask.
Chris Stapleton swept the 2016 ACM Awards on Sunday (April 3) when he went home with six trophies. Before he walked away the most awarded artist of the night, though, he was the most-fought-over artist when featured in Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan's monologue.
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