Ready or Not, Here Come the Stars

Right this second, some country stars are deep into their glam sessions, some are still in rehearsals, some might be doing a little pre-gaming, and some might even be stuck in Las Vegas traffic jams on their way to tonight’s (April 7) #ACMawards. But whatever the country artists are up to before they step foot on the red carpet, we are bringing them to you in real time.

Carrie Underwood in Her Not-Quite-Full Show Wardrobe:
This is how you rehearse: in faded, distressed jeans, a GNR t-shirt, and the sky high heels you’ll actually be wearing during the big show. That’s how Underwood did it, and it’s pretty genius. What a pro.

Keith Urban Explaining Himself in Rehearsals:
Urban is in last-minute rehearsals working on a song (not a new single, just a song that really spoke to him) with a cool little band he put together for the show.

Miranda Lambert and the Best of Her Glam Jams
In honor of the #ACMawards, Lambert put together a video medley of her very best singalongs featuring her and her glam team. And in some cases, Little Big Town, Maren Morris and Lambert’s all-girl trio Pistol Annies.

Dierks Bentley Only Has Eyes for Brandi Carlile:
In every picture in the entire photo gallery Bentley — already an ACM Award winner — posted from his rehearsals, he looks like he cannot take his eyes off of Carlile. That can only mean good things for their collab later tonight.

Reba McEntire Is Not Having These Glam Suggestions:
When the artist’s artist Brett Freedman gave McEntire his vision for her eye make-up at the #ACMawards tonight, the show’s host was not all about it. At all.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She’s based in Chicago, but she’s always leaving her heart in Nashville.