[Updated 4/20] ACM Photos: Backstage, After-Parties

Jimi Westbrook & Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town, Jennette McCurdy, Emily West, Walker Hayes, Capitol Nashville President & CEO Mike Dungan, Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban & Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman & Phillip Sweet. Photo: Rick Diamond

BEFORE: Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum and Luke Bryan decide it’s time for Capitol Nashville President & CEO Mike Dungan to take a dip in the pool. Photo: Rick Diamond

AFTER! Photo: Rick Diamond

Jason Aldean in Las Vegas for the ACM Awards. Pictured (L-R) – Carson James, Dawn Ferris, Jason, WCOL’s John Crenshaw, and Lee Adams

Backstage at the ACM Awards show are (l-r): John Esposito, President & CEO, Warner Music Nashville; Diarmuid Quinn, COO & Pres. Reprise; WMN artist Blake Shelton; SDU artist Trace Adkins; Lyor Cohen, Vice Chairman of Warner Music Group, Chairman & CEO of Recorded Music-Americas & UK; Narvel Blackstock, Starstruck Management Group, Brandon Blackstock, Starstruck Management Group

SESAC hosted an intimate gathering of songwriters and publishers plus various music industry friends at a post-ACM Awards party at MGM Grand’s Rouge nightclub. It was a celebratory evening as SESAC affiliate Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum was one of the night's big winners. Pictured (l-r): SESAC’s John Mullins & Pat Collins; Cary Barlowe, co-writer of Lady A's No. 1 “American Honey;" and SESAC’s Shannan Tipton-Neese. Photo: Randi Radcliff

Sony Music Nashville artists and executives in Las Vegas celebrated wins by Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, and Montgomery Gentry at a post-awards gathering. Pictured (back row, l-r): Sr VP Sales & Operations Paul Barnabee; Chris Young; Marketing VP Tom Baldrica; and Jerrod Niemann. (center row, l-r): Jake Owen; Exec VP A&R Renee Bell; Jordyn Shellhart; Danny Gokey; VP Promotion Skip Bishop; and Troy Gentry. (front row, l-r): Eddie Montgomery; Kenny Chesney; Miranda Lambert; Carrie Underwood; Chairman Joe Galante; Brad Paisley; and recently retired Exec VP Butch Waugh. Photo credit: Christie’s Photographic Studios

Pictured at last night’s Warner Music Nashville ACM Awards post-reception. (l-r): Lyor Cohen, Vice Chairman of Warner Music Group, Chairman & CEO of Recorded Music-Americas & UK; Randy Travis; John Esposito, President & CEO, Warner Music Nashville

Country music fans jammed into Toby Keith's I Love this Bar & Grill at Harrah's over the weekend as Randy Houser & Friends hosted the "I Love This 'Open' Bar Blowout," a special night of music that streamed live on CMT.com. Toby Keith, Trace Adkins, Joe Nichols, and Trailer Choir were among the country stars in attendance. (l-r): Joe Nichols, Randy Houser, and Trace Adkins. Photo: Tom Donoghue


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