Country music threw its biggest party on Sunday night (April 2), when the 2017 ACM Awards took over Las Vegas, Nev., and the stars were in full display. Among them were a host of country power couples, who weren’t afraid to heat up the red carpet and show their love on stage.
Frankie Ballard and Christina Murphy had an appearance as newly weds, and Clay Walker and his wife Jessica made a debut of their own, proudly announcing that they are expecting their fourth child this year. Oh, and speaking of new babies, who didn’t love all those shots of Thomas Rhett doting on his wife Lauren as she rocked her own 22-week baby bump in a plunging gold gown?
Luke Bryan took a few moments away from his ACM hosting duties to pose with his wife Caroline on the red carpet, and Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman looked as beautiful and in love as ever. Maren Morris showed off her new edgy haircut next to boyfriend (and current opener for Rhett) Ryan Hurd, while Miranda Lambert stuck close to Anderson East.
Of course, no country awards show would be complete without Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, who not only slayed the red carpet but practically burned down T-Mobile Arena with the first live performance of their newest duet, “Speak to a Girl.” By the end of the song, Hill could barely contain her joy, jumping up and down and throwing herself into her husband’s arms.