Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride and more came out to celebrate songwriters at the 13th Annual ACM Honors Wednesday night (Aug. 21) at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.
The evening honored special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards. Special Awards recipients includded Brooks & Dunn and Martina McBride (ACM Cliffie Stone Icon Award), Gayle Holcomb (ACM Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award), Miranda Lambert (ACM Gene Weed Milestone Award), Kacey Musgraves (ACM Jim Reeves International Award), Rodney Crowell, Kye Fleming and Billy Joe Shaver (ACM Poet’s Award) and A Star is Born(Tex Ritter Film Award).
Caylee Hammack and Lauren Alaina performed a medley of “Broken Wing” and “Independence Day,” in tribute to Martina McBride who was presented with the ACM Cliffie Stone Icon Award. Midland performed “Burn Out” and “Make a Little” in tribute to ACM Songwriter of the Year, Shane McAnally. To end the night, Keith Urban, and Miranda Lambert shared the stage for a performance of “The House That Built Me.” Afterward, Miranda accepted the ACM Gene Weed Milestone Award.
But it was outside where the stars heated up the red…we mean, blue carpet. Keith, Miranda, Martina, Chris Young, Midland, Maddie & Tae and more showed off their fashions as they strolled the carpet.