Ain’t no party like an ACM party ‘cause the ACM party don’t stop…well, as long as Carly Pearce is hosting the red carpet pre-game!
The 52nd Annual ACM Awards brought out some of the biggest country stars to Las Vegas to press their luck on the big prizes for the night and use their luck to score a perfect performance or two. Before heading into the show, many of the artists graced the gray and pink carpet dressed their best to get the shindig started right.
Pearce, who was Sounds Like Nashville’s ACM red carpet correspondent for the night, asked everyone who they anxiously awaited to see perform live on the T-Mobile Arena stage with plenty of powerful performances to choose from. While Big & Rich opted for a duet from Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Chris Lane couldn’t keep his Backstreet Boys love to himself as he predicted their collaboration with Florida Georgia Line to be “one of the coolest of the night.”
Making things really interesting, Pearce then got a few of her fellow country friends to participate in a game of ‘Who Is Most Likely: Dierks or Luke.’ Giving the artists paddles with the faces of Dierks Bentley or Luke Bryan on the front and back respectively, each made their final decisions about some of the crazy antics the ACM hosts would get up to during their time in the nocturnal city. Pearce asked a few about who would break their ACM trophy in a drunken state and according to Frankie Ballard, Bentley takes the cake thanks to his partying ways.
“I’ve partied a couple times with Dierks and I’m not saying he would break it. I’m just saying, he throws a good party,” admitted Ballard to SLN.
Even Big & Rich joked about who would be the one to skinny dip in the middle of the hotel pool by claiming Bryan would be the victim as long as he moved his hips while he waded around.
“Yeah, shake it for me, Luke, while I’m naked skinny-dipping in a hotel pool. Shake it for me,” Big Kenny sang with John Rich harmonizing along.
Check out what other zany answers some of your favorite stars gave before the ACM Awards in the video above.