Vegas was quite a whirlwind for me, a short 48 hour trip that was jam packed with events and live shows, and I could not have had a better time. The ACM Experience and everything that surrounds the ACM Awards are the epitome of what country music is all about. The fans.
We kicked our Saturday off with the ACM & Cabela’s Great Outdoor Archery Event hosted by Luke Bryan. The event was filled with country music stars like Jason Aldean, Kix Brooks, Danielle Peck, Eastin Corbin, Thomas Rhett and up-and-comers Dustin Lynch and Chris Janson. They were joined by cast members of A&E’s breakout show Duck Dynasty, Willie and Jep Robertson. They tested their skills with bows and targets supplied by Cabela’s, even using co-host Blake Shelton’s face as a target for practice.
It was fun to see the dynamics between all of country’s biggest stars, out there to see their fans and have a good time during this big weekend. Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean stayed after to sign autograph after autograph for the fans that were lined up around the perimeter, taking pictures and chatting with the people that are obviously very important to them. There’s no doubt that country music is for the fans, but this event just proved how important it is to these artists to give back, taking time out of their very busy schedules to make sure every person in the crowd got a hello.
This was definitely one of the more exciting events of the ACM Experience and I’m so glad I got a chance to attend and watch the festivities. Check out the pictures below!