2013 ACM Awards Live Blog: Because Mad Men Isn’t On Until 9

Juli Thanki | April 7th, 2013

If you need to refresh your memory, this year’s list of nominees can be found here. We’ll see you at 8 p.m. Eastern.

11:05 - Juli: Please spend the rest of your evening imagining the alternate universe where Trisha and Reba got to sing tonight instead of just presenting awards.

11:03 - Juli: Well, that about does it for me. Thanks for hanging out at E145 on a Sunday night, folks, and for making these three hours a whole lot more entertaining with your comments.

11:02 - Juli: Or, I loved it until Blake and Luke started singing.

10:58 - Juli: And Stevie Wonder's gonna sing us out with "Signed, Sealed, Delivered." Not gonna lie: I love this song.

10:57 - Juli: Hoo boy, look at Taylor Swift's face. She is not a happy camper. Watch your back, Luke.

10:55 - Juli: Here comes Shania Twain to announce Entertainer of the Year. It goes to Luke Bryan. Huh.

10:51 - Juli: Is there any way Blake Shelton doesn't take home EOTY tonight?

10:48 - Juli: I'm not exactly sure why Stevie Wonder is at the ACM Awards, but I won't complain because a). he rules and b). if he weren't here, we'd probably have to listen to Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan make "funny" "jokes" for the rest of the night.

10:47 - Juli: His music isn't really my bag, but Hunter Hayes is one talented young man.

10:45 - Juli: Here's Hunter Hayes singing "I Want Crazy" with Stevie Wonder. I hope Lori McKenna makes serious bank off this song.

10:42 - Juli: Keith Urban's presenting his waxed chest. And also the Female Vocalist of the Year Award, which goes to, of course, Miranda Lambert. 

10:35 - Juli: And he's joined by Strait for "The Cowboy Rides Away." Good stuff. Shame we had to sit through two and a half subpar hours to get to it.

10:33 - Juli: Here's Garth kicking things off with "The Dance" while footage of Clark plays in the background. Lovely.

10:32 - Juli: Reba's introducing the Dick Clark tribute with a sweet speech, which means it's almost time for George and Garth.

10:30 - Juli: Male Vocalist of the Year goes to Jason Aldean. Meh.

10:29 - Juli: Who is this hobo rocking his blazer Miami Vice style?

10:26 - Juli: Jewel's onstage now, singing a mash-up of her song "Hands" anzzzzzzzzz... sorry guys, I nodded off for a minute there.

10:23 - Juli: A strong performance from Kelly.

10:19 - Juli: Hey, it's Trisha Yearwood! Oh, she's just announcing Kelly Clarkson. Why do you tease me, ACM Awards?

10:08 - Juli: Luke Bryan takes the stage to sing his next single. I hope there are fewer pelvic thrusts than his last awards show performance.

10:06 - Juli: The sound is so sucky I had to turn on the closed-captioning to figure out what Brad's singing.

10:03 - Juli: Brad Paisley's sharing a stage with John Mayer. Hope you took your Valtrex, Brad.

10:02 - Juli: LL Cool J, bless his heart, is lying through his teeth as he praises the Tim and Taylor performance.

10:01 - Juli: More guitar solos, less singing, please.

Here's Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban singing "Highway Don't Care."  Tim's vocals sound a little shaky tonight, as do Taylor's. Cue surprised face.

9:57 - Juli: Luke Bryan has the worst comic timing. Totally dropped the ball on the Faith Hill joke/intro.

9:55 - Juli: It's a shame that The Walking Dead ended last week, because I could really go for a crossover right about now.

9:52 - Juli: A classy acceptance speech from Miranda.

9:50 - Juli: Single Record of the Year goes to "Over You."

9:48 - Juli: Interpretive dancers suspended from the ceiling in front of a giant bed. Country music, you guys.

9:46 - Juli: Little Big Town sing "On Your Side of the Bed" in front of a giant bed suspended from the ceiling. Is this necessary? Are viewers unable to visualize the lyrics without a hyper-literal set?

9:37 - Juli: Kacey Musgraves and Sheryl Crow are announcing Song of the Year. Award goes to "Over You."

9:34 - Juli: Miranda Lambert, kicking ass and serving sass on "Mama's Broken Heart."

9:31 - Juli: I worry that we have all fallen into some sort of time vortex, because it appears to be only 9:30, and yet the past 90 minutes have felt like an eternity.

9:27 - Juli: Vocal Group of the Year goes to Little Big Town. A well-deserved win for these guys, though you could easily make a case for ZBB.

9:26 - Juli: Jake Owen is dressed like the lost member of Mumford and Sons.

9:22 - Juli: Jason Aldean's up to sing "1994" while a trio of dancing skanks and a giant, bemulleted Joe Diffie head hover in the background.

9:21 - Juli: Florida Georgia Line celebrates their New Artist win with bro-hugs and a semi-coherent speech. Jana Kramer was robbed.

9:20 - Juli: Scotty McCreery, one of the only men to not show acres of waxed chest tonight--he's even wearing a tie!--is presenting the New Artist of the Year Award to, ugh, Florida Georgia Line.

9:13 - Juli: Jana Kramer's backing singers are louder than she is. That's not a bad thing tonight.

9:11 - Juli: TBP took this performance straight out of the hair metal era. But damn if I'm not entertained, even if the song isn't their best.

9:09 - Juli: Okay, so I interviewed Reid Perry last week and he was so well-spoken and thoughtful in his answers that I promised myself I wouldn't make fun of the Perry Brothers' hair.

9:07 - Juli: This would be better if there was less Blake Shelton, more Fingersnapping Backing Vocalist and Guitar Girl (Jenee Fleenor?)

9:05 - Juli: Blake Shelton's singing "Sure Be Cool If You Did." It's not a bad performance, but my word, are these lyrics god-awful.

9:02 - Juli: Here's Miranda Lambert, all gussied up, and John Fogerty getting ready to announce Album of the Year. Award goes to Eric Church's Chief.

8:58 - Juli: Ooh, a spooky set for "Two Black Cadillacs." (Someone better hold Hunter Hayes' hand so he doesn't get scared.)  Carrie looks very pretty, and is sounding good too.

8:53 - Juli: My dog won't stop barking. Imagine how much watching this show would suck if you had canine super-hearing.

8:48 - Juli: Vocal Duo of the Year goes to Thompson Square. I can dig it.

8:46 - Juli: Hey, we're finally getting to see an award! Only 45 minutes into the broadcast. Oh, they're going to explain Twitter hashtags to us first.

8:45 - Juli: I would like this song more if it were called "Downton" and featured the Dowager Countess.

8:42 - Juli: Here's Lady Antebellum performing "Downtown." Charles is the most half-assed tambourine player ever. If you're going to be stuck with the tambourine, make some effort. At least the sound is better for this performance. 

8:37 - Juli: Florida Georgia Line is singing "Cruise." I take back all the things I said about the crummy sound. Here, it is appropriate and appreciated.

8:34 - Juli: You can tell it's a Serious Performance from Church because he isn't wearing sunglasses and is singing into a "vintage" microphone. Plus, it's black and white, which is shorthand for "artsy."

8:33 - Juli: You get Gary Allan on your show only to have him introduce Eric Church singing "Like Jesus Does"?

8:32 - Juli: Christy G. is killing it in the comments: As bad as Chesney's last few songs have been, he can't afford sleeves.

8:30 - Juli: During the commercials, I've been flipping over to Law & Order: SVU reruns. Stabler is taking this case way too personally, you guys. I'm a little worried.

8:27 - Juli: The crowd gives King George a standing ovation, one that's well deserved since his vocals were recorded on the bottom of the ocean, apparently. 

8:25 - Juli: The sound tonight is awful. But: yay, George Strait. (On the other hand, what will we have to look forward to the rest of the broadcast?)

8:22 - Juli: Eli Young Band keeps it short to introduce George Strait.

8:21 - Juli: That Hunter Hayes can play a mean guitar, even though it's past his bedtime. Way to go, fella!

8:20 - Juli: Is it just my ancient TV, or do the vocals sound muffled to anyone else?

8:18 - Juli: Up now: Brad Paisley trading guitar licks with Hunter Hayes.

8:16 - Juli: Oh, lordy. It's only 8:15? Who's playing on Sunday Night Baseball?

8:12 - Juli: I would forgive Kenny Chesney this half-hearted performance if his "Pirate Flag" lyrics contained just one reference to scurvy.

8:10 - Juli: Kenny Chesney is singing his new song "Beachy Beach Island Beer Beach." Or something.

8:07 - Juli: Blake and Luke make Brad and Carrie look like Amy and Tina. This is an awful opening monologue.

8:06 - Juli: Does Luke Bryan know how to read? He seems to be having some difficulty with the teleprompter. 

8:05 - Juli: We're five minutes, one crappy performance, and two testicle jokes in. (That's what she said.)

8:02 - Juli: Blake and Luke are joined by Sheryl Crow. Save us, Pistol Annies.

8:01 - Juli: And we start the Academy of Country Music Awards with...rap.

7:37 - Juli: Based on the red carpet looks of country's men, I'm guessing some Vegas chest-waxer is rolling in the dough this weekend.

7:27 - Juli: I am a little worried about the fine motor skills of the gentlemen on the red carpet. Not a single one seems able to button his shirt above the sternum.

7:23 - Juli: Vocal Event of the Year goes to Jason Aldean with Luke Bryan and Eric Church, "The Only Way I Know."

7:14 - Juli: Looks like Little Big Town won Video of the Year for "Tornado." 

6:52 - Juli: Testing...

148 Comments

  1. Rick
    April 8, 2013 at 7:42 pm
    That was a fun read Juli. I can proudly proclaim I did not see even a single second of that broadcast. It gave me a chance to catch up on some of the shows I have archived in the DVR. Thanks CBS!
  2. Leeann Ward
    April 8, 2013 at 4:11 pm
    Sure he did...:)
  3. Juli Thanki
    April 8, 2013 at 8:38 am
    Thanks, Leeann. Blake was going to join me, but he had a power outage, the lucky sonofagun.
  4. Leeann Ward
    April 8, 2013 at 8:22 am
    Very entertaining, Juli! I commend you for having the fortitude to do this by yourself.
  5. Paul W Dennis
    April 8, 2013 at 12:03 am
    This is the first time in many years that I've actually watched one of these award shows straight throught Some thoughts I haven’t seen Luke Bryan perform live so I can’t comment on how deserving he was of the award. I know that simply having a big year on the record charts does not make you a great entertainer, nor does being a headliner. I suspect that Merle Haggard, who turned 76 on April 6, probably still puts on a better show than anyone nominated for the award this year and I could say the same for Asleep At The Wheel and Gene Watson, Rhonda Vincent and AKUS The opening number was horrible but them remaining numbers were at least okay. The sound wasn't great but it has been worse It was nice to see Stevland Judkins perform tonight. He sounded good, even if he was paired with an artist born long after his pop chart dominance ended. On the other hand, it seems as if George Strait is losing his chops (perhaps he has a cold or something else that could account for his poor vocals). I'm not sure that the Academy has its head on straight, honoring Dick CLark, when they failed to honor decedents of much greater importance to the genre than Dick Clark ever was. I've never been much impressed with Kelly Clarkson, but she gave an accomplished performance The Duo category should be merged into the group category. None of the nominees were especially impressive I wonder what Joe Diffie thinks abut "1994". He's not in the video and I didn't seem him in the ACM audience and I assume if he was there they would have panned to him. I saw Joe two years ago - he is still a better vocalist than any of the male nominees this year
  6. BRUCE
    April 7, 2013 at 11:08 pm
    This is the only way Bryan will be remembered many years down the road, and that is if someone is reading a list of past winners. His music is utterly forgettable. The only caveat is at least it's not Taylor.
  7. Sam G.
    April 7, 2013 at 11:05 pm
    There weren't any, you know, country singers who could close out the show? No offense to Stevie or anything, but you had Shania right there, not to mention Garth Brooks or a George Jones tribute or any number of other options.
  8. Jon
    April 7, 2013 at 11:02 pm
    Closing the ACM awards with Stevie Wonder doing a song older than most of the nominees?
  9. Jon
    April 7, 2013 at 10:58 pm
    Really? He sure wasn't entertaining as a co-host. I'll bet that was a close vote.
  10. Sam G.
    April 7, 2013 at 10:57 pm
    Well, there you go. Pelvic thrusts will get you far in Nashville.
  11. Jeff Miller
    April 7, 2013 at 10:53 pm
    Sir Duke: a song about jazz with a soul legend and a young pop star on the 'Country' music show.... Oh well, Stevie still rocks even in a 'milk bucket under a bull' situation
  12. BRUCE
    April 7, 2013 at 10:48 pm
    Miranda - now who didn't know that was coming. At lease it beats Swift. But these "stuck-in-same-gear" winners are getting old. Watch the CMA's for a rerun of this show.
  13. Jon
    April 7, 2013 at 10:48 pm
    Balls.
  14. Jeff Miller
    April 7, 2013 at 10:45 pm
    and now, Bubba Bieber...
  15. Jon
    April 7, 2013 at 10:36 pm
    Shelton, no question. In the meantime, creditable tenor singing from Brooks - nice!
  16. Jeff Miller
    April 7, 2013 at 10:36 pm
    ok, this is good. Sound is balanced. The Dance is tough to walk out and offer off the cuff. Thank you, thank you.
  17. BRUCE
    April 7, 2013 at 10:35 pm
    At least it isn't Shelton, again.
  18. Christy G.
    April 7, 2013 at 10:34 pm
    What a perfect song to pay tribute to Mr. Clark...
  19. Juli Thanki
    April 7, 2013 at 10:33 pm
    Jeff, I say Church had a better year than the other nominees.
  20. Jeff Miller
    April 7, 2013 at 10:31 pm
    Juli: who is the best Male Vocalist of those five in your opinion??? It's a draw for me.
  21. Christy G.
    April 7, 2013 at 10:31 pm
    Oh barf....lets go back to 1994, when country music made sense....
  22. Jon
    April 7, 2013 at 10:31 pm
    Yeah, Clarkson was impressive.
  23. Christy G.
    April 7, 2013 at 10:29 pm
    Juli: this awards show is better than Nyquil for putting one to sleep!
  24. Jeff Miller
    April 7, 2013 at 10:27 pm
    still trying to make Jewel be June Carter....Guess I'll have to tune in in a couple of months for that.
  25. Jeff Miller
    April 7, 2013 at 10:24 pm
    CG: Yep, and yet, it was one of the better performances, for what it was...
  26. Christy G.
    April 7, 2013 at 10:22 pm
    I thought this was the ACM Awards, not Soul Train.
  27. Sam G.
    April 7, 2013 at 10:21 pm
    Fun Fact about the host of Trisha's Kitchen: she's got some pretty decent singing chops too.
  28. Jon
    April 7, 2013 at 10:21 pm
    Not gonna argue, but as far as I'm concerned, if you let that Miranda Lambert song pass un-"that ain't country"'d, you've pretty much lost any standing to invoke it anywhere else - at least so far.
  29. Jeff Miller
    April 7, 2013 at 10:16 pm
    Paul Harvey- God made a Farmer... best thing on the ACMs this year.
  30. Sam G.
    April 7, 2013 at 10:13 pm
    The best thing I can say about this new song from Luke Bryan is that it doesn't include the phrase "boom boom."
  31. Jeff Miller
    April 7, 2013 at 10:12 pm
    bring on Del McCoury, Sam Bush & Tony Rice... Please!
  32. Christy G.
    April 7, 2013 at 10:11 pm
    Amen Bruce. The only good country music I get is the stuff Juli sends Sam..
  33. BRUCE
    April 7, 2013 at 10:11 pm
    Christy, You didn't expect to hear country singers singing tonight did you? In the future, if we are lucky, they may allow country singers as guests singing with this crappy pop junk we put up with.
  34. Christy G.
    April 7, 2013 at 10:09 pm
    As a nurse, I'm offended that Blake would refer to Luke as "dr". I'd agree he has a BS in BS.
  35. Sam G.
    April 7, 2013 at 10:07 pm
    Notice they put Taylor Swift and John Mayer in two separate venues.
  36. Christy G.
    April 7, 2013 at 10:04 pm
    John Mayer is country how? And they've muted Brad's mike...
  37. Jon
    April 7, 2013 at 10:01 pm
    I hate that they hid the band on this one.
  38. Christy G.
    April 7, 2013 at 10:01 pm
    Keith Urban is a much better guitarist than singer. Or songwriter.
  39. Sam G.
    April 7, 2013 at 10:00 pm
    Keith Urban is used to being completely superfluous from his experience as a judge on American Idol.
  40. Jeff Miller
    April 7, 2013 at 9:59 pm
    If I cared about hearing this McGraw Swift thing, I'd be really bummed about the sound.
  41. BRUCE
    April 7, 2013 at 9:56 pm
    Kind getting tired of Miranda being christened the automatic winner in many categories. Springsteen hands down and Over You a close second. Now she will get female artist of the year.
  42. Jon
    April 7, 2013 at 9:55 pm
    Lori McKenna song, Juli, or so I hear.
  43. Sam G.
    April 7, 2013 at 9:54 pm
    I guess we just have to accept the fact that Blake and Miranda will win every award they are nominated for until the end of time.
  44. Christy G.
    April 7, 2013 at 9:52 pm
    She's so classy....She IS an amazing songwriter!
  45. Christy G.
    April 7, 2013 at 9:51 pm
    Gee, big surprise there...
  46. Jeff Miller
    April 7, 2013 at 9:50 pm
    Juli: today's culture abhors subtlety and understatement and seems to demand the hyper literal, explicit over the top experience... at least that's what's being sold.
  47. Jon
    April 7, 2013 at 9:48 pm
    Please let it stop.
  48. Jeff Miller
    April 7, 2013 at 9:47 pm
    wonder if that's a sleep number?
  49. Jon
    April 7, 2013 at 9:46 pm
    Geez. Who thought that that set was a good idea?
  50. Juli Thanki
    April 7, 2013 at 9:42 pm
    We might have to get Sean an E145 onesie. The boy's one of us.
  51. Christy G.
    April 7, 2013 at 9:40 pm
    Sean's put in his vote for Entertainer of the Year...Miranda Lambert gets a "yes".
  52. Christy G.
    April 7, 2013 at 9:39 pm
    What a pompous jerk! Let the girl talk...lord knows she's got a better vocabulary.
  53. Christy G.
    April 7, 2013 at 9:38 pm
    Please put Hunter Hayes in the Junior division...
  54. Juli Thanki
    April 7, 2013 at 9:38 pm
    Because Sheryl Crow ruins everything.
  55. Christy G.
    April 7, 2013 at 9:37 pm
    Now why couldn't these two sing too??
  56. Christy G.
    April 7, 2013 at 9:37 pm
    Love the set for this song..
  57. bll
    April 7, 2013 at 9:36 pm
    I love this song, and the fact the singer is a 'real live woman'.
  58. Christy G.
    April 7, 2013 at 9:36 pm
    I think her Mama's heart broke when she married Blake...she's so much more talented than he is...maybe it'll rub off on him.
  59. Christy G.
    April 7, 2013 at 9:35 pm
    Totally loving the blinged out microphone...it so suits her.
  60. Christy G.
    April 7, 2013 at 9:29 pm
    Yay. Finally someone I can appreciate....Miranda Lambert.
  61. Jeff Miller
    April 7, 2013 at 9:29 pm
    CG: you are so right. I was hoping Zac.
  62. Christy G.
    April 7, 2013 at 9:28 pm
    Are you effing kidding me???? Zac Brown is SO much better than them...and consistently so.
  63. Christy G.
    April 7, 2013 at 9:27 pm
    Oh please oh please Zac Brown....
  64. Juli Thanki
    April 7, 2013 at 9:27 pm
    Thanks, Christy! I suppose I should get new glasses.
  65. Christy G.
    April 7, 2013 at 9:26 pm
    Sam says: he made a suit out of my grandma's old tablecloth!
  66. Jon
    April 7, 2013 at 9:26 pm
    I hear a banjo, but I'm not seeing one. I guess that means it's a setting on someone's guitar.
  67. Christy G.
    April 7, 2013 at 9:25 pm
    Hey Juli: check out the other side of the stage; there's another trio of skanks. I guess that's Jason's idea of a six pack.
  68. Christy G.
    April 7, 2013 at 9:24 pm
    Sam says that if this was Wrestlemania, Joe Diffie would smash Jason Alden over the head with a folding chair.
  69. Jon
    April 7, 2013 at 9:21 pm
    Oh, geez, really? Kramer's head and shoulders above these guys in every respect.
  70. Jeff Miller
    April 7, 2013 at 9:13 pm
    Are they doing Stairway to Heaven next? Oh wait, that wasn't Robert Plant... the hair threw me.
  71. Christy G.
    April 7, 2013 at 9:12 pm
    Yes, we want you to be done too.
  72. Christy G.
    April 7, 2013 at 9:10 pm
    Any more high kicks and Miss Thing will be showing her drawers...
  73. Christy G.
    April 7, 2013 at 9:09 pm
    Oh my, I think the best part of the show was those pyrotechnics.
  74. Christy G.
    April 7, 2013 at 9:08 pm
    I guess I'd need a lemonade shooter (or two) before I'd like this song.
  75. Christy G.
    April 7, 2013 at 9:07 pm
    What the heck does a lemonade shooter have to do with anything?
  76. bll
    April 7, 2013 at 9:07 pm
    I do wish Blake would stop pandering and go back to singing decent lyrics.
  77. Christy G.
    April 7, 2013 at 9:06 pm
    At least give the girl snapping her fingers some egg shakers or something...
  78. Jon
    April 7, 2013 at 9:06 pm
    That's my pal Jenee! Major face time!
  79. Christy G.
    April 7, 2013 at 9:05 pm
    Short and sweet acceptance speech. He needs to teach the Oscar winners a thing or two.
  80. bll
    April 7, 2013 at 9:04 pm
    Juli- K 95 in C-bus is just fine- loads of Haggard, Jones, Nelson, Strait and Garth!
  81. Christy G.
    April 7, 2013 at 9:04 pm
    He must be high...the sunglasses are back!
  82. Christy G.
    April 7, 2013 at 9:03 pm
    If Eric Church wins, my daughter will have a Southern fried hissy fit! She loves Creepin'.
  83. bll
    April 7, 2013 at 9:02 pm
    Hubby just said 'Wow Miranda has the girls out'!
  84. Christy G.
    April 7, 2013 at 9:02 pm
    Sam says; why are they presenting and not singing...
  85. Juli Thanki
    April 7, 2013 at 9:02 pm
    BLL, get yourself the WAMU Bluegrass Country phone app. It makes for mighty fine car listening.
  86. bll
    April 7, 2013 at 9:00 pm
    I don't watch realty crap television, so I wasn't aware of Carrie until she started showing up on my local radio stations. Thank goodness one of the stations is now 'classic'country and I don't have to hear her or Flatt Rascals if I don't have my phone plugged in to the truck.
  87. Christy G.
    April 7, 2013 at 9:00 pm
    Juli: And take away the mirror Hunter's trying to use to look up her skirt....
  88. Christy G.
    April 7, 2013 at 8:59 pm
    Um, duh, Nashville is in Tennessee dude.
  89. Sam G.
    April 7, 2013 at 8:59 pm
    If they ever reboot the Andy Griffith show, Luke Bryan is a shoe-in to be the next Gomer Pyle.
  90. Jeff Miller
    April 7, 2013 at 8:58 pm
    Christy G: Roger Sterling has better writers & MUCH better delivery....
  91. bll
    April 7, 2013 at 8:58 pm
    Me too, Ben!
  92. Jeff Miller
    April 7, 2013 at 8:57 pm
    ok, made coffee during lady A. Still need to fix the sound at FanJam. Mohawk Drummer... interesting. I'm thinking Hank Williams Sr. would have hired him...but the hat would have been tough to find....
  93. Ben Foster
    April 7, 2013 at 8:57 pm
    I just laughed out loud at Juli's "canine super hearing" comment.
  94. Christy G.
    April 7, 2013 at 8:54 pm
    Ah, six minutes to Mad Men...my evening has not been totally ruined.
  95. Christy G.
    April 7, 2013 at 8:53 pm
    Okay, it's sad when the music for the Kohl's ad is better than the performers.
  96. Juli Thanki
    April 7, 2013 at 8:52 pm
    ...and we'd all need a dose of antivirals, Sam.
  97. Christy G.
    April 7, 2013 at 8:52 pm
    Okay, that was a PSA warning you NOT to listen to him.
  98. Sam G.
    April 7, 2013 at 8:51 pm
    If this show had Smellovision, living rooms across America would smell like Axe body spray and GEDs right now.
  99. bll
    April 7, 2013 at 8:50 pm
    This guy has Massingill all over him; just sayin'.
  100. Christy G.
    April 7, 2013 at 8:49 pm
    Okay, what's up with all the man cleavage tonight? Really?
  101. Jon
    April 7, 2013 at 8:48 pm
    Whoa, really lame social media misstep. "Get ready to tweet now." Yeesh.
  102. Christy G.
    April 7, 2013 at 8:46 pm
    I don't think Sean likes this song either; he just got off the couch and left the room.
  103. Jon
    April 7, 2013 at 8:46 pm
    Nice face time for the guitar man.
  104. Christy G.
    April 7, 2013 at 8:45 pm
    Spandex: just because you can, doesn't mean you should.
  105. bll
    April 7, 2013 at 8:44 pm
    I loathe this song....
  106. Christy G.
    April 7, 2013 at 8:43 pm
    Like, oh my God; could you PLEASE go back to the valley? And stay there?
  107. Ben Foster
    April 7, 2013 at 8:42 pm
    Checking in with my Engine 145 pals. Y'all are on a roll tonight.
  108. Christy G.
    April 7, 2013 at 8:38 pm
    Either that or join Luke Bryan so they can cruise in his truck with the windows down and making the truck go boom.
  109. bll
    April 7, 2013 at 8:37 pm
    This song makes me turn off the radio every time, ugh.
  110. Christy G.
    April 7, 2013 at 8:37 pm
    Oh my....they need to cruise back to the line and start over.
  111. Jeff Miller
    April 7, 2013 at 8:36 pm
    Does Eric have a Charlie Sheen thing going on here?
  112. Jon
    April 7, 2013 at 8:36 pm
    This is a somewhat better song than I thought it would be. Although the performance is unimpressive.
  113. bll
    April 7, 2013 at 8:36 pm
    I love how 'intense' this guy's performing..(insert sarcasm emoticom here)
  114. Sam G.
    April 7, 2013 at 8:34 pm
    Eric Church will go back to color after he opens the door into the land of Oz.
  115. Christy G.
    April 7, 2013 at 8:34 pm
    Amen, and hallelujah.
  116. Sam G.
    April 7, 2013 at 8:33 pm
    This must be a big night. Eric Church isn't dressed up like a wanted poster with his usual ball cap and dark shades.
  117. Jeff Miller
    April 7, 2013 at 8:32 pm
    Anybody understand the Roger Miller reference on the Paisley song?
  118. bll
    April 7, 2013 at 8:32 pm
    Wow, that was painful; who is doing the sound?
  119. Christy G.
    April 7, 2013 at 8:31 pm
    As bad as Chesney's last few songs have been, he can't afford sleeves.
  120. Jeff Miller
    April 7, 2013 at 8:31 pm
    Hope they get the sound situated. I'm tired of turning the sound up so I can understand music I mostly don't want to hear.
  121. bll
    April 7, 2013 at 8:31 pm
    Chesney needs to realize he's 45 and buy a shirt with sleeves.
  122. Jon
    April 7, 2013 at 8:28 pm
    Sound problems for sure.
  123. Christy G.
    April 7, 2013 at 8:27 pm
    Juli: there's always our favorite country star-Stevie Wonder
  124. Mary
    April 7, 2013 at 8:27 pm
    If I see one more shot of Taylor Swift swaying/dancing/jerking/having a seizure to the music I'm going to throw up.
  125. Christy G.
    April 7, 2013 at 8:26 pm
    If his backup singers would shut up, George would sound so much better.
  126. Jeff Miller
    April 7, 2013 at 8:24 pm
    I think the artists are having trouble hearing. George sounds pretty rough.
  127. Christy G.
    April 7, 2013 at 8:24 pm
    Oh my, I think my heart skipped a beat or two....sorry Sam....George is my one "freebie"!
  128. Sam G.
    April 7, 2013 at 8:24 pm
    Don't worry about getting the sound right, guys. It's not like this is one of the biggest nights for country music or anything.
  129. Jeff Miller
    April 7, 2013 at 8:23 pm
    let's see if King George can help this.
  130. Baron Lane
    April 7, 2013 at 8:22 pm
    Let me know if Musgraves walks on water, or whiskey...
  131. Jeff Miller
    April 7, 2013 at 8:20 pm
    Is the sound bad for everyone on Brad?
  132. Christy G.
    April 7, 2013 at 8:20 pm
    At least the sound guy knows what he's doing-he's turning up the instrumentation to drown out the lyrics.
  133. Juli Thanki
    April 7, 2013 at 8:20 pm
    I vote that your baby host the next ACMs, Christy.
  134. Christy G.
    April 7, 2013 at 8:19 pm
    The monologues are so bad, our 16 month old son is yelling at the screen....
  135. Juli Thanki
    April 7, 2013 at 8:18 pm
    Did you see the Korean-American rabbi commercial too? That ruled.
  136. Christy G.
    April 7, 2013 at 8:18 pm
    It's sad when the best part of the awards show is the commercial breaks...
  137. Sam G.
    April 7, 2013 at 8:17 pm
    "Pirate Flag" just makes me wonder what Jimmy Buffett could have done if he had written the song.
  138. Christy G.
    April 7, 2013 at 8:16 pm
    It's a sad day when the best part of the awards show is the commercial breaks.....
  139. Jeff Miller
    April 7, 2013 at 8:16 pm
    scurvy. Nice.
  140. Sam G.
    April 7, 2013 at 8:12 pm
    Luke Bryan is no Reba, but he can shimmy frighteningly well.
  141. bll
    April 7, 2013 at 8:10 pm
    Wow this is going to be a long night of faux country music just to see George and Garth together.
  142. Jeff Miller
    April 7, 2013 at 8:08 pm
    if this (the Luke/Blake banter) is where this show is going, I'm out. Not funny, just stupid.
  143. Jeff Miller
    April 7, 2013 at 8:03 pm
    country + rap= crap
  144. Jeff Miller
    April 7, 2013 at 8:02 pm
    animated tractors.... about right
  145. Juli Thanki
    April 7, 2013 at 8:00 pm
    No worries, friend.
  146. MIke M
    April 7, 2013 at 7:59 pm
    Sorry I misspelled your name Juli! My girlfriend is named Julie and it's just a habit.
  147. Juli Thanki
    April 7, 2013 at 7:58 pm
    I'm on board until Vikings at 10. Trading one pillaging for another, I guess. ;-)
  148. MIke M
    April 7, 2013 at 7:57 pm
    I laughed out loud at your title Julie. I'm with you 100%.