Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Peep for Mon. 180416

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Peep for Mon. 180416

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Country stars go back to Vegas

Country music returned to Las Vegas with the 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards, six months after a gunman killed 58 people at a country music festival in Sin City.

Jason Aldean, who was onstage when the shooting started at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in October, opened the show. He was joined onstage by Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett.

Lambert won song of the year for "Tin Man."

Other performers included Kenny Chesney, Florida Georgia Line, Toby Keith, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Rhett, Morris, Carrie Underwood and host Reba McEntire.

Pop stars Kelly Clarkson, Julia Michaels and Bebe Rexha also hit the stage.

Chris Stapleton, whose wife gave birth to twin boys on Sunday, his 40th birthday, won album of the year. …

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