From PDA to Partying: The Best Candid Moments at the 2019 ACM Awards

The annual award show continued to be one of the biggest celebrations in country music.

By Samantha Schnurr Apr 08, 2019 1:27 PMTags
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The stars were aligned at the 2019 ACM Awards

For the 54th time, the biggest stars in country music gathered together Sunday night, this time inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, to do what they do best: celebrate music. 

With 17-time winner Reba McEntire once again at the helm as host, the show was certainly a special one as "Tequila" stars Dan + Shay won their first three awards and led the pack of winners this year, among them Keith UrbanThomas Rhett and Kacey Musgraves

Of course, the show wasn't solely about the statues. The stars dazzled on the red carpet, dressed to impress in their designer duds. Carrie Underwood walked her first red carpet since welcoming her son Jacob Bryan Fisher in January. Newlywed Miranda Lambert was also a welcome sight, returning to the carpet less than three months after quietly marrying Brendan McLoughlinBrendan McLoughlin.  

During the show, the star-studded audience didn't hesitate to mingle with their fellow celebs and get up from their seats to dance during the musical performances. 

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ACM Awards 2019 Red Carpet Fashion

Once the big show wrapped, some stars headed out to celebrate at Big Machine Label Group's after-party at the Ling Ling Lounge & Club inside Hakkasan nightclub, where familiar faces like Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren Akins could be seen taking group pictures with fellow attendees. Bachelor star Colton Underwood and his leading lady Cassie Randolph were also there mingling with guests and were spotted holding hands. 

Fortunately for fans, the cameras captured all of their favorite stars throughout the night. Check out E!'s gallery below for all of the cute candid moments!

Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban

The longtime couple was a vision of love at the awards. 

Dan Smyers & Kelly Clarkson

The stars joyfully shared the stage. 

Luke Bryan & Shay Mooney

It looks like the Dan + Shay star found a comfortable seat. 

Gwen Stefani

The songstress was all smiles as she supported her famous man, Blake Shelton, at the event. 

Khalid & Kane Brown

The star performers held up peace signs for the cameras. 

Michael Ray, Carly Pearce, Cassie Randolph & Colton Underwood

The Bachelor couple stepped out to celebrate the night at Big Machine Label Group's after-party. 

Brendan McLoughlin & Miranda Lambert

The newlyweds looked picture perfect together at the event. 

Jake Owen & Lauren Alaina

The country stars shared a laugh at the show. 

Chrissy Metz & Kacey Musgraves

The famous ladies posed arm in arm at the annual award show. 

Jessie James Decker & Lindsay Ell

The two singers posed in their stylish looks. 

Abby Law, Dan Smyers, Shay Mooney & Hannah Billingsley

The men of Dan + Shay got a smooch backstage. 

Brian Kelley, Brittney Kelley, Hayley Hubbard & Tyler Hubbard

The Florida Georgia Line men and their wives smiled for the camera at their seats.